Stanford University

Asbestos Building Survey Information System

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Last updated: September 26, 2017
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How to Use

Information on asbestos-containing materials in Stanford buildings is summarized in a searchable database, organized by building and presented in a tabular format for ease of printing. You can search the database using either a building’s name or its assigned Quad-Building number. Use the Quad-Building number when possible since building names may change over time. Visit the Facilities Operations Maps & Records website if you need more information on building names or Quad-Building numbers.

Survey data for all of Stanford’s nearly 800 buildings may not be available, and new survey or abatement information will be added as it is received.

The information contained in the database is intended to provide an overview of the types and locations of asbestos-containing materials in Stanford buildings. Use of this information does not replace, supercede, or nullify the requirement for an additional site evaluation by EH&S prior to any renovation, demolition, or maintenance activity that disturbs building materials.

The database table format consists of four columns that are labeled and defined as follows:

Building System & Material Type: Identifies the type of suspect material and the building system with which it is associated (e.g. floors, walls, pipes, etc.)

Location: Identifies specific or general areas of the building where the material has been observed

Comments: Provides additional pertinent information related to the material

Asbestos: Places the material into one of four categories based on occurrence and asbestos content. These categories are:

  1. Yes: This type of material is present and known to contain asbestos through testing, product information, or other means.
  2. No: This type of material is either not present or, if present, is known to be asbestos-free through testing, building age, or other means.
  3. Presumed: This type of material is present but has not been tested, and therefore is presumed to contain asbestos until testing proves otherwise.
  4. Unknown: This type of material has not been observed, but may be present in inaccessible concealed spaces and, if encountered, should be presumed to contain asbestos until testing proves otherwise.
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