Smithsonian Institute National Air & Space Museum Solution

Museum Renovation

Potomac Abatement, Inc. performs asbestos removal and demolition throughout the galleries and presentation spaces inside one of our most treasured museums.

This project marks the museum's first major renovation since the museum opened in 1976.

About the Smithsonian Institute National Air & Space Museum

The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution is a museum in Washington, D.C. In 2019, Potomac Abatement, Inc. began asbestos removal and demolition throughout the galleries and presentation spaces inside this treasured museum. Alongside General Contractor, Clark/Smoot/Consigli, this is multi-stage work. The project marks the museum’s first major renovation since the museum opened in 1976. The renovation project includes the complete refacing of the exterior cladding, replacement of outdated mechanical systems, and other improvements.

To learn more about the ongoing renovation, visit the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space website here.

Case Details

Category

Asbestos Abatement

Selective Demolition

Lead Paint Removal

Location

Bethesda, MD

Year Remediated

January 2019 – Current

Services Used

Asbestos Abatement

The companies of EIS have safely completed more than 35,000 asbestos abatement solutions at schools, hospitals, government sites, commercial and industrial facilities, and railroad sites nationwide. We work on projects big and small, from $5,000 to over $20 million, and are consistently ranked among Engineering News Record’s list of Top Abatement Firms in the U.S. EIS companies are licensed for asbestos abatement and removal across the United States with offices located throughout the nation. 

Our extensive background and experience have allowed us to successfully conduct asbestos removal solutions for a diverse client base on all types of commercial infrastructure. EIS team members support good communications, prompt attention to paperwork and ensure that work plans are compliant with local, state, and federal regulations. EIS companies are experienced with complying with governmental agencies and regulatory bodies.

Learn More

Services Used

Selective Demolition

With a fleet of heavy equipment, EIS’ demolition division is able to self-perform all aspects of demolition. In addition, we can service facilities nationally, with licenses in most states. Our niche is to provide complete abatement, structural demolition and earthwork services. EIS companies have a class A demolition license and the track record to prepare us for most challenges. 

Our demolition teams are experts in the science of precise and safe removal of obsolete structures, their components, and architectural finishes. We employ innovative and successful techniques in the areas of historical preservation, interior renovation, selective dismantling or total demolition.

EIS companies provide the seamless addition of performing selective and interior demolition for non-hazardous building materials. Whether the work requires the complete demolition of non-structural interior walls, ceilings, finishes and even utilities, or the strategic and selective removal of an exterior component or the creation of building openings, special care is given to provide clients with the schedules and precise coordination that addresses more of the total project operational needs.

All projects are performed with the utmost concern for employee safety and the specific technical and control requirements of the work. Because of our expertise in environmental cleaning, interior demolition projects are equally performed with stringent debris controls and the concern for limiting vibration, noise and dust. Many of our employees that execute this work are also experienced environmental professionals and all employees on the work sites have the necessary training, PPE and applicable OSHA certifications. EIS companies perform this work in commercial buildings, retail spaces, hospitals, industrial sites, governmental structures, military facilities and bridges across the nation.

Learn More

Services Used

Lead Paint Removal

EIS companies have performed a wide variety of successful lead, lead dust and lead paint abatement projects for commercial and industrial facilities, including numerous projects for governmental and aerospace companies where security and safety is of utmost importance.

Our team members have extensive training certifications and safety training, and our companies are the largest lead abatement contractors in their regions. Our teams safely remove and dispose of lead based paints, coatings, contaminants, and components with minimal disruption to operations, using a variety of techniques.

Learn More