"If All the Greedy People that Pollute can get Together & Show Strength in Unity – then Honest, Environmentalists Must Do the Same. You See – It’s as Simple As That.” George C. Keefe - ENCASEMENT Guy

Get Fired Up with the Fired Up Environmentalist Podcast! LISTEN NOW!

8 Ways Altering An Asbestos Horror in Elevator Control Rooms

Blogs Where Nature Meets Science png

Listen and Learn: Dive into the Audio Version of Our Blog

In this blog I look at the global challenges with deteriorating asbestos sprayed-on fireproofing, benefits desired and simple obtainable results.

This breakdown is a common problem in many asbestos containing buildings throughout the world and how simple green coatings encasement quickly solves them.

In the heart of Berkeley, CA, the Great Western Bank faced a critical challenge in its elevator control room – deteriorating asbestos sprayed-on fireproofing over structural steel.

The constant need for cleanup every three to four months was not only an environmental concern but also a substantial drain on maintenance resources.

Building engineers were on a quest seeking an innovative solution for an environmentally friendly and cost-effective result that would address this recurring maintenance nightmare.

The checklist for the ideal resolution included these 8 points.

1. Green and Super Compliant Zero VOC Coatings: Prioritizing environmental responsibility.

2. Tight Seal Over Asbestos Fireproofing: Ensuring a protective and secure enclosure.

3. Class A Fire Rating: Meeting the highest safety standards and not adversely effecting any building codes.

4. Durable, Long Lasting: Investing in a lasting solution for minimal future interventions.

5. Highly Impact and Abuse Resistant: Preparing for the unexpected with resilience.

6. Cost Effective: Balancing budgetary concerns with quality.

7. No Downtime: Ensuring continuous operations without disruptions.

8. No Odor: Prioritizing occupant comfort and safety.

The answer to this challenge came in the form of a groundbreaking Class A Fire Rated Green Coatings Encasement system from Global ENCASEMENT, Inc.

The simple installation included the use of award-winning PrepLESS Primer and AsbestoSafe TopCoat.

The results were nothing short of remarkable.

The elevator control room was quickly transformed into a safe haven – highly impact and seismic resistant, durable, and boasting a long-lasting system.

Abatement with encasement was executed seamlessly in just one weekend, and the building owners reported that the investment paid for itself in saved maintenance costs over the first twelve-month period.

This success story stands as a testament to the power of innovation and environmentally conscious solutions.

The Great Western Bank not only overcame a significant maintenance hurdle but also set a new standard for safety and sustainability in elevator control rooms and in-place management of asbestos with green coatings encasement

“The future of the safety movement is not so much dependent upon the invention of safety devices as on the improvement of methods of educating people to the ideal of caution and safety.” - Walter Dill Scott - American Psychologist & Academic Administrator

What are your questions?

We are always here to help and excited to answer them.

Contact us at +1 (800) 266-3982 , or send us an email at and leave a comment below.


See other posts like this one:

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

How Raging Winds Threaten Lives & the Defensive Action Needed

Monday, May 20, 2024

Tornado Terror & How to Brace for Nature's Unleashed Wrath

Friday, May 17, 2024

How To Take Easy, Defensive Action Against Devastating Winds

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Turning Black Gold to Green Treasure with Geothermal Energy

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Do You Know Why Planting Trees is Vital for Our Future?

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

You Won't Believe What Kenya is Doing to Fight Climate Change!

Monday, May 13, 2024

Did You Know Earth's Heat is the New Roughneck Career Path

Friday, May 10, 2024

Green for All & the Awful Reality Behind our Climate Crisis

Thursday, May 09, 2024

Do You Know The Breathtaking Power of a Single Tree Planted

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Survival Blueprint for the Human Race is Climate Restoration

Tuesday, May 07, 2024

Did You Know Regenerative Companies Are Changing the World?

Monday, May 06, 2024

Shocking Truths About Reversing Global Warming Today

Friday, May 03, 2024

Shockingly Easy Method of Breathing New Life Into Old Roofs

Thursday, May 02, 2024

Scary Truth & Our Shot for Survival is Climate Restoration

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

Do You Know How Regenerative Companies Transform the World?