Building Science

Make Your Buildings Last Longer with Building Science Services

Buildings don’t last forever, but with the right knowledge and skilled services, they can last a lot longer. After more than 20 years of experience in the field of risk assessment and design working with properly accredited and certified personnel, TÜV Rheinland provides top-quality building science services, offering microbial, asbestos, and lead-based paint inspections. And, with our controlled overhead, we can offer you our services in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Benefits at a Glance

With building services from TÜV Rheinland, you can be sure you:

  • Comply with established U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, including the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
  • Reduce risk of company liability with documented safety standards
  • Show how high your high-quality standards are
  • Take advantage of our exclusive, one-stop service

Our Building Science Services

Delivered by knowledgeable and skilled experts, our services comprise:

Microbial inspection, management, and design:

  • Inspection of buildings for suspected mold growth and collection and analysis of samples, when warranted
  • Remediation protocol design services, as required, based on conditions identified during the initial assessment
  • Microbial clearance inspections to ensure that remediation work has been completed as specified and that the building is safe for re-occupancy

Asbestos identification, management, and project design:

  • Observation of facilities for suspected asbestos traces containing building materials (ACBM), assessment of existing physical conditions, and collection and analysis of samples
  • Abatement design services, including practical options for abatement and/or management of ACBM based upon materials identified during the asbestos survey
  • Abatement monitoring services for compliance with abatement project requirements, to provide documentation of compliance with technical and contractual requirements

Lead-based paint inspection, risk assessment, and design:

  • Inspections using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) equipment and including identification of lead-based paint and classification of all surfaces and components
  • Assessments to determine the traces of lead hazards in dust and soil
  • Abatement project design and monitoring services, as required, based on conditions identified during the inspection and risk assessment
  • Lead-based paint clearance inspections to ensure that work has been completed as specified and that the project site is free of lead dust hazards following abatement activities

If you’re interested in TÜV Rheinland’s building science services, you may also be interested in these services:

  • Microbial inspection
  • Management and design
  • Asbestos identification
  • Management and project design
  • Lead-based paint inspection
  • Risk assessment and design

Products Covered

Our building science services cover:

  • Residential properties
  • Commercial facilities