Home, Office and School Facilities

Indoor air quality and mold

Problems associated with indoor air quality problems, such as mold and Chinese wall board, are widely reported in the national media. As our construction practices have evolved to produce more energy efficient structures, the ability of building systems to maintain relative humidity and prevent moisture intrusion is increasingly challenged.

If you think you may have indoor quality problems like mold in your home, office, or school, give us a call. 

CONTACTS:

John Sikes, Assistant Director for Environmental Programs
(800)421-7141 or (205) 348-4666
jsikes@ccs.ua.edu


Asbestos and Lead-based Paint in Schools

Safe State is the primary source for assistance for schools in Alabama trying to comply with federal AHERA regulations or who need technical assistance regarding asbestos testing, abatement, or training.

CONTACTS:

Asbestos, asbestos in schools, and lead-based paint and indoor air quality:
John Sikes, Assistant Director for Environmental Programs
(800)421-7141 or (205) 348-4666
jsikes@ccs.ua.edu


Environmental field and laboratory services

Our environmental staff has over 20 years experience performing both large and small inspections of all types of buildings for the presence of lead-based paint.

UA SafeState Environmental Laboratory:

  • Accredited by the AIHA to perform analyses of lead in paint chips, soil samples, and dust samples
  • Performs Toxic Characteristic Leachate Procedure (TCLP) to determine hazardous waste classification related to toxic metals
  • Developed a low-cost method to identify Chinese wall board


CONTACTS:

John Sike, Assistant Director for Environmental Programs
(800)421-7141 or (205) 348-4666
jsikes@ccs.ua.edu

Mike Harris, Environmental Chemist
(800)421-7141 or (205) 348-0570
mharris@ccs.ua.edu