We recognise that sole use of conventional vapour barriers, membranes and liners address only part of the problem. A more holistic integration of science, engineering, building construction, emerging Vapour Intrusion technologies and materials, Construction Quality Assurance (CQA), independent certification and ongoing monitoring is required to be able to deliver world’s best practise vapour mitigation solutions for both on-ground and basement inclusive buildings. Coover has completed projects ranging from a 400m2 residential apartment complex up to a 6,000m2 shopping centre complex.
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Innovative thinking, science/engineering expertise, high level construction techniques using a suite of vapour mitigation products and technologies sourced from around the world, enables Coover to deliver exceptional solutions and outcomes for our clients whilst delivering safe and enjoyable urban living spaces for the wider community.
Our unique ability to offer the full suite of vapour mitigation solution services enables Coover to control all aspects of the project so we can deliver reliable, verifiable, cost-effective, and timely solutions for our clients. We work closely with the project’s appointed architect, builder, civil contractors, assessor and EPA to ensure there is seamless integration of the VMS into the construction program and final building form and function.
During construction, our work is regularly checked and independently verified, and on completion of works we comprehensively test and commission the entire VMS. Our service delivery is of the highest standard and regularly endorsed by EPA Auditors.
In order to deliver the best solution for each unique vapour intrusion situation, Coover applies the following a 5-step process:
Coover’s Proven 5-Step Process
Assess and Define Risk Level
Vapour Intrusion Risk Assessment
Data gap review and follow up VI assessment where required
Source-Pathway-Receptor linkage review
Development of Site Conceptual Model (SCM)
Define vapour mitigation objectives and VMS detialed design requirements
Design and Doc
Detailed review building form/design including services and other penetrations into the building envelope
Review builder’s construction methodology and program
Preliminary VMS design analysis with key project stakeholders (EPA Auditor, architect, builder, civil contractors etc)
VMS detailed design and CAD documentation
VMS design and construction verification documentation / Construction Quality Assurance Plan (CQAP)
Independent VMS design and CQAP certification by EPA or independent third party
Pre-construction meeting with appointed builder and key subcontractors
Pre-assembly and construction of VMS components
Interim VMS testing and CQA compliance
Periodic inspections / testing / CQA certification during VMS construction
Independent VMS construction inspection and certification/verification during construction
Certification of fully constructed and operating VMS by EPA Auditor and/or independent certifier
VMS final adjustments and modifications as required
Provide Operational Maintenance and Monitoring Plan (OM&M)
Ongoing VMS compliance monitoring and support
Alarms and Remote Telemetry Monitoring
Scheduled VMS periodic maintenance and decommissioning
Globally Sourced Solutions
Our VMS solutions include one or more of the following elements depending on the level of VI risk, building form complexity and designed factors of safety;
- Active venting systems (AVS)
- Sub-slab depressurisation (SSD)
- Active Wall Panels (AWP)
- Passive venting systems (PVS)
- Hybrid active/passive/solar powered venting systems
- Vapour barrier membranes and liners
- Cut off walls and venting trenches
- Sewer and stormwater gas protection measures
- Enhanced basement ventilation
- Surface sealants and coatings
- Concrete additives and upgraded concrete slabs
- 24/7 continuous remote telemetry monitoring (fan operations, sensors etc.)
- Building alarms
- Constuction Quality Assurance Plans (CQAP)
- Operational Monitoring and Maintenance (OM&M) Plans
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