The first priority for the consulting firm would be for an accredited Asbestos Building Inspector or Management Planner to review any previous building inspection reports to ensure that the inspecting procedures and sample analysis of suspect ACMs meets present day standards.

Additional samples of suspect materials may be required, or a completely new inspection of the building performed, if major discrepancies are found between the old inspection reports and the current state of the building. Blueprints, “as built” drawings, and old asbestos abatement records may also be researched at this time. A complete, thorough, and accurate inspection report is critical, since this document is relied upon not only to identify ACMs in a building, but is also utilized during the pricing, biding, and subsequent removal of the identified ACMs.