DST’s Building Environment team has extensive experience in assessing and providing solutions to environmental issues in buildings. Through our many years of consulting we have developed a sound understanding of the unique operations and requirements associated with providing environmental consulting services to a broad base of clients and organizations. DST’s wealth of experience places us in a position to ensure that all project objectives are met to the complete satisfaction of our client.
The management of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within facilities and workplaces is a regulatory compliance issue that can also impact health, safety, production, and the environment. The unexpected discovery of asbestos, either by accidental disturbance or during a renovation or demolition, can dramatically impact schedule, production, and ultimately the bottom line.
A broad range of substances and building materials can be hazardous to human health and/or the environment. Some of the more common hazardous materials encountered at facilities include asbestos, lead (painted surfaces, batteries, etc.), mercury (thermostats, fluorescent light tubes, etc.),
Mould growth occurs naturally in many environments, and, given the right conditions, can become a problem indoors. Mould is commonly recognized as a potential health hazard and because mould growth can occur quickly following wetting events (e.g. floods), prompt action is paramount.
No matter what the industry or occupation, protecting worker health and providing a safe work environment is not only good business practice – it is also the law. Good industrial/occupational hygiene practices at a workplace can also help to protect worker family members, the community, and the environment.
Canadians generally spend over 90% of their time indoors. Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can affect our health, reduce our productivity, and impact building reputation. In industrial, commercial and institutional settings, providing a safe and comfortable workplace with good air quality is an employer’s responsibility
DST is a leading engineering firm providing specialized expertise in demolition consulting. DST has extensive experience conducting facility decommissioning/demolition projects as the prime consultant, in cooperation with experienced sub-consultants, to the deep satisfaction of our clients.
DST has extensive experience in the identifications, management, and abatement of equipment and wastes containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). DST has also been working to educate our clients on the latest regulatory changes in Canada. Revised federal PCB Regulations came into force in September 2008,
DST personnel have been providing flood response consulting for decades. Appropriate identification of water impacted building materials and required remediation actions are essential to limit the risk of mould development. The source of the flood water as well as the composition of the flooded building materials
Halocarbons are chemical compounds that are used as refrigerants and are considered to be both ozone-depleting substances (ODS) and greenhouse gasses. Federal and provincial regulations govern use, management, storage and disposal of halocarbons.
Waste Audits are performed to track the types and quantities of wastes being generated at a facility by building occupants, or during construction, renovation or demolition projects. They can be detailed, with data on specific functional areas, or generalized for an entire building or group of buildings.
User friendly internet service that provides analysis of vibration and noise event information with near-real time transmission to subscribers. Specialized graphical map shows you location of sensors, compatible with a variety of devices.
We are pleased to share details of a recent publication by one of our current Environmental Scientists, Zubair Hossain. Zubair, who works as part of the DST Ottawa team, has…
Syed Ahmed, Engineer In Training (EIT) and Acting Lab Supervisor working with the DST Thunder Bay team, along with co-authors, Shumsun Nahar Siddique and Sumi Siddiqua, have had their paper…
It is our pleasure to announce that DST Project Manager Dr. Bani Hashemi has had his manuscript “General Fate Model for Microconstituents in an Activated Sludge System” selected for publication in…
We are proud to announce that DST Project Manager Micheline Gervais is the recipient of the 2017 Influential Women of Northern Ontario Award for Tradeswoman of the Year. This award…