CH#008 - Asbestos Fireproofing Over Structural Steel - Veteran's Administration Medical Center


Asbestos Fireproofing Over Structural Steel


Asbestos Fireproofing Over Structural Steel
Veteran’s Administration Medical Center
San Diego, California USA

(Seismic Retrofit)

The Challenge:

The building’s engineers were seeking a cost effective solution to containment of dangerous fiber release from sprayed-on Asbestos fireproofing over structural steel during State mandated seismic upgrades.


Benefits Desired:

  • Class A Fire Rating
  • 20 Year Warranty
  • Green and Super Compliant Zero VOC Coatings
  • Easy Application by Their Own Trained Maintenance Personnel
  • Highly Impact and Abuse Resistant
  • Ability to Install Retrofit Sprinklers After Encasement



A Class A Fire Rated AsbestoSafe® Encasement System was chosen. The System design included award winning PrepLESS Primer and AsbestoSafe® TopCoat. The materials were easy to apply and resulted in a safely encased, highly impact and seismic resistant, durable, long lasting system. Over 150,000 square feet of sprayed-on Asbestos fireproofing was encased saving the government 75% over the cost of removal, disposal and respray.