Project Overview

In 2020, AAH were engaged to assist in works, converting an office block, in a prominent Melbourne location, to apartment buildings. These works were completed across a 6 month project schedule with ongoing daily inspections and monitoring from independent hygienists.

Scope of Works

  • Encapsulate entire building internally and externally on rooftop
  • Remove approx. 9,000m2 of asbestos paint and render from all containing walls within building and stairwells
  • Remove all other asbestos containing materials from building

Critical Factors/Challenges

  • Client required a completely clean concrete substrate
  • As the concrete substrate was layered with asbestos paint and render traditional removal techniques were considered inefficient and a solution was required
  • The rubber type paint proved difficult to blast and required additional chemical application to be applied adding to time to each level of works
  • Project was scheduled to be completed within a tight, 6 month timeframe


  • AAH provided an innovative solution for the removal of the asbestos paint and render back to concrete substrate. This solution was conducted using a combination of environmentally friendly paint removal systems and specialised abrasive blasting techniques
  • Conducted multiple levels of stripping at once to increase efficiency
  • Engaged carpenters to complete timber works throughout removal process
  • Independent inspections were carried out daily throughout the project


AAH were commended for completing the unique and complex works under the projected initial program, including all additional scope items

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