Hazardous Building Materials

Lawhon & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1985 to serve the emerging asbestos industry. Today, our hazardous building material practice has grown to encompass the management of all hazardous building materials, including lead, polychlorinated biphenyls and mercury, during each phase of a structure’s life cycle. We have 13 professionals on staff that are certified as Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialists (AHES), Asbestos Hazard Evaluation Specialists (AHAS), Asbestos Project Designers and/or Lead Risk Assessors. They have a wide range of experience providing assessment design and construction administration services on projects that range from a small bridge survey to preparing design documents for a multi-phased renovation project in an operational hospital.


  • Asbestos Surveys and Assessments
  • Lead-Based Paint Surveys and Assessments
  • Mercury Sampling
  • AHERA Compliance
  • Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Plans
  • Abatement Design/Specifications
  • Abatement Oversight
  • Clearance Testing