CH#009 - Columbia University



Columbia University
New York City, NY





The Challenge:

The need for a safe, cost effective solutions to both Asbestos and Lead-Based Paint. Any solution must be environmentally sound and minimize hazardous waste generation.




Benefits Desired:

  • Class A Fire Rating
  • Green and Super Compliant Zero VOC Coatings
  • Long Term Solution
  • Minimum of Hazardous Waste Generation
  • Impact and Abuse Resistant
  • Cost Effective
  • Minimum to No Downtime





GLOBAL’s Class A Fire Rated, durable, highly impact and abuse resistant, Encasement Systems have been chosen to solve several issues. Facilities Management staff love that the primer can be used to reattach loose, flaking, cracking, peeling and alligatoring paint, minimizing surface preparation and hazardous waste generation.

LeadLock was used on the Pump House’s interior plaster surfaces which contained a combination of Lead-Based Paint and Asbestos. It was also used on an exterior cementitious ceiling. AsbestoSafe® was used to encase over 50,000 square feet of sprayed on fireproofing in the crawlspace above the gymnasium ceiling.