• A Guide to Environmentally Sound Demolition 19/01/2017

    Demolitions are a large component of refurbishment and redevelopment projects and can often bring up a whole host of environmental issues. In order to conduct an environmentally sound demolition, various measures need to be taken, including an extensive pre-demolition environmental audit, the salvaging and recycling of useful materials, and the proper disposal of waste. In …

  • Alpha Environmental’s Guide to Pesticides 13/01/2017

    Humans have been using pesticides for many thousands of years, with one of the first instances being around 1000 BC when the Chinese used sulfur to control bacteria and mould. Organic and inorganic compounds continued to be used as pesticides for many years, however synthetic chemistry saw rapid advancement in the 1930s, leading to the …

  • 7 Types of Hazardous Materials Commonly Encountered on Demolition Sites 10/01/2017

    Demolishing or refurbishing a building is fraught with potential hazards, not least of all those harmful materials used by builders in decades past. Many of the hazardous materials present in both commercial and residential buildings do not pose a risk to human health until they are damaged or exposed to air and light, so it’s …