Indoor air quality plan for new industrial units

New developments constructed in accordance with the Breeam scheme require a creation of a robust air quality plan referred to as IAQ plan. The purpose of the air quality plan is to limit the amounts of air contaminants on site during the construction phase and post construction or the benefits of the future occupants. Briefly [...]

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Breeam indoor air quaity testing in sports trainning facility

Indoor air quality is becoming more and more important for people. The construction industry is recognising the importance of the good air quality and has introduced many measures to improve the air inside newly constructed buildings. Because we spend more than 80 percent of our time indoors the exposure to various contaminants can have significant [...]

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Bacterial sampling on a production line

A cosmetic product manufacturer located in the north of the country was experiencing problems with bacterial contamination in the one of his product lines. The technical team has suspected that one of the product filling lines is not operating appropriately and may be the source of bacterial in the product. It has been decided that [...]

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Bacteria and mould contamination of working environment following a deep clean.

Following my previous assessment of bacteria and mould contamination in the workplace of this major manufacturer I have been asked to return to the factory and carry out a second evaluation following a major deep clean of the working areas. The employers has decided to clean the working areas despite the fact that the proviso [...]

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Possible contamination of an industrial environment by high levels of moulds and bacteria

A major manufacturer has been receiving complains from his employees about incidents of frequent, often respiratory, illnesses in the workplace. The employees were concerned that maybe a high level of pathogenic bacteria and moulds on the work surfaces may be responsible for their illnesses. I have been appointed to evaluate the atmospheric concentration of viable [...]

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Microscopic investigation of house dust

I have carried out investigation into dust pollution inside of an residential property. The property owner was suffering from frequent respiratory difficulties which were most likely associated with exposure to some irritating agent most likely dust particles. After the discussion with the client we have decided that the best course of action in our investigation [...]

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Property repeatedly flooded by sewage water causing odours and mould

I have visited a four storey terraced house in the inner London city area which has been subjected to several water leaks some of which were caused by black water. The family living in this house has moved in only couple of months ago and has already endured three significant leaks which have flooded parts [...]

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Property damage due to inadequate construction and leaking services

I have been called in to evaluate the extent of water damaged to the newly building designer property in the London area. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate the extent of the water damage to the property, identify whether the property is contaminated by black water (sewage water), evaluate the levels of mould [...]

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Dust contamination of printing machines from adjacent wood fabrication unit

One of mine client has been experiencing problem with his printing process and was suspected that fabrication involving some wood product in an adjacent unit high be affecting his prints. He has sent me some filters taken out of his printing machine for microscopic analysis. The purpose of the investigation was to investigate the nature [...]

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Mould growth on walls and bedding after radiator leak

This inner city London apartment has suffered from two unfortunate incidents of leaking radiator pipes. The apartment is relatively small and consists of one bedroom, a study room, a living room, a bathroom and a kitchen. The property was situated in a larger residential complex and is used only occasionally as a holiday home. I [...]

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