EMLab P&K Established for Asbestos Analysis in Chicago, IL through NVLAP Accreditation
EMLab P&K’s Chicago, Illinois laboratory earns NVLAP accreditation in asbestos to analyze asbestos in bulk insulation samples and bulk building materials.
South San Francisco, CA, June 25, 2018 –
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company and a leading commercial indoor air quality (IAQ) laboratory in North America, announces the accreditation for PLM bulk asbestos analysis by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) (NVLAP Lab Code 600194-0).
With many of Chicago’s historical buildings earmarked for renovations, developers and facility engineers have been working continually on the removal of asbestos laden materials from Chicago’s aging infrastructure. With these planned renovations, comes a fresh start for vacant buildings, with the health of those who will operate within this built environment kept in mind. Cook County Hospital, which has sat idle in Chicago’s Near West Side for close to 16 years, was purchased by the Hyatt House/Hyatt Place hotel chain, in partnership with other mixed-use developers. In cases such as these, and with a renovations price tag of $1 billion dollars for this project alone, the need for quality analysis of building materials has become apparent.
“We at EMLab P&K are happy to now be able to provide PLM asbestos analysis to our clients, area developers, local facility engineers, consultants and others, through our Chicago laboratory,” said Dave Gallup, EMLab P&K’s General Manager and Co-Founder. “Along with EMLab P&K’s quality analysis, clients will also benefit from our industry leading data management service, LabServe; our stand-alone mobile app; as well as the various reporting options made available to them. We continue to be committed to the highest of quality in our analyses and processes, while consistently meeting or exceeding the most stringent of guidelines.”
EMLab P&K’s clients can now send asbestos PLM samples to the Chicago lab for analysis. EMLab P&K’s Chicago lab is located at: 1815 West Diehl Road Suite 800, Naperville, IL 60563. For more information about the Chicago lab’s asbestos services, please contact Mike Deese, Regional Account Manager, at (317) 376-5572.
The Chicago asbestos laboratory’s NVLAP certificate of accreditation and scope of accreditation can be viewed on the EMLab P&K website at: https://www.emlab.com/about/accreditations/
NVLAP provides unbiased third-party recognition of quality performance by a laboratory through strict series of assessments. NVLAP accreditation represents a laboratory’s proven ability to meet or exceed technical requirements set by NVLAP management. Management and technical requirements published in the International Standard, ISO/IEC 17025:2005 are the foundation of the NVLAP accreditation program. Areas of assessment include: quality systems, personnel, equipment, measurement traceability, sampling, accommodation and environment, test and calibration methods, handling and reports.
About EMLab P&K
EMLab P&K, a TestAmerica company, is the leading commercial indoor air quality laboratory in North America with over 60 service and drop-off locations across the United States. EMLab P&K specializes in analyzing air and surface samples to identify mold, bacteria, asbestos and allergens. EMLab P&K also offers USP 797 testing, PCR testing, radon analysis, and materials testing. EMLab P&K has an extensive list of accreditations and certifications from leading organizations and government agencies including: AIHA-LAP, LLC, NVLAP, CA-ELAP, Texas DSHS and other state licensing and certification programs. For more information, visit the company website at https://www.emlab.com or call 866-888-6653.