Buildings and other structures are dependent on having lifelong security both above and below ground. Sweco's specialists know what is required in order to realise sustainable, functional building, industrial and construction projects. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach to each and every project and we ensure that economic considerations, the environment and people are taken into account in an integrated manner.
All measures relating to existing buildings basically require an environmental assessment to be carried out prior to start-up. If materials are to be removed from a building, the developer is responsible for ensuring that such are identified and handled correctly from a health and environmental point of view.
Typical materials in ordinary buildings that are harmful to health and the environment are asbestos, PCBs, heavy metals, phthalates, chloroparaffins and oil. Compulsory applications relating to measures of a certain size are subject to building technology regulations which call for a description of how waste will be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. The contents of such reports shall be specific. This specialist field is subject to responsibilities, and only qualified companies are permitted to carry out these assessments.
Sweco assesses buildings in all classes and categories, ranging from individual building projects to large buildings and industrial installations.