Aaron Murphree

JOB TITLE General Superintendent
REGISTRATION & CERTIFICATIONS Asbestos Supervisor, Multiple States; Scaffolding Supervisor; American Red Cross First Aid and CPR; OSHA Lead in Construction; Confined Space Entry; Mold Remediation


Over 20 years of experience in asbestos abatement industry

Over 20 years of experience in asbestos abatement industry

Aaron has over twenty years of experience in the environmental remediation industry with particularly strong influence in industrial, utility and commercial abatement.  He has supervised very large commercial projects for Alabama Power, SONAT, Amoco Chemical Plant, AT&T, BellSouth, Department of Defense and Pentagon Renovation Office. Aaron is AHERA certified and holds asbestos supervisory certificates in over 12 different states. Aaron implements company safety policies in the field insuring OSHA compliance and a safe work place.

Mr. Murphree has been responsible for managing over 3,000 asbestos abatement projects ranging in size from hundreds of dollars to over fifteen million dollars.  His experience and expertise include abatement projects in medical centers requiring uninterrupted patient services in surgery suites, nursing units, clinical labs, pharmacy and ICU Units.  He has also supervised abatement projects in commercial office buildings where sensitive equipment such as computers, telephone switching equipment and electrical systems had to remain in operation twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Relevant Project Experience

BellSouth Headquarters Building Birmingham, AL.  This project consisted of asbestos removal, lead based paint removal and interior demolition project involving all 30 stories of the BellSouth City Center Building one of the most prominent buildings in the Birmingham, Alabama skyline. An operational facility which scope of work entailed interior demolition and the abatement of 700,000 square feet of spray-on fireproofing and an elaborate decontamination unit on each floor giving accessibility to all work areas. A portion of the abatement project was performed utilizing a series of complex tiered scaffolding and the “dance-floor” system which enabled the work to be performed above the operational floor. The complexity of the project required that the Headquarters Building remain operational and occupied while maintaining a low profile with minimal disruption to the buildings daily operations. The 30 story building was staged in multiple phases consisting of abating (3) floors per phase, with removal of 25,800 sq. ft of spray-on fireproofing per floor. The project demanded intricate coordination with the building owner and managers, and various trades involved.


Asbestos Containing Material Abatement at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station

Colorado Springs, CO This project consisted of the removal of approximately 30,000 square feet of sprayed on asbestos containing material (ACM). Friable ACM had delaminated from the tunnel walls/roof and particulate matter/dust had settled on ducting/piping/horizontal surfaces of the facility roof and floor. The project was completed in two phases. Phase I included spill response/cleanup of the facility roof, piping, ductwork, and all horizontal surfaces. Phase II included the complete abatement of three dust barriers. In order to expedite the fieldwork, the project schedule included site work conducted six days per week, 24 hours per day in 2 shifts. An additional ACM coating was encountered during the asbestos abatement. The project, completed at one of the nation’s highest security facilities, was completed to the satisfaction of our customers.

AmSouth Sonat Building Birmingham, AL.  This project involved a 30 story hi-rise in a progressive plan to abate floors as they became available. A crew of 50 asbestos workers were assembled and mobilized. The project involved the protection of surrounding floors above and below where abatement was taking place. Each floor was completed within a six week time-frame.  All abatement activities took place at night and on weekends and included the spray back of new fireproofing to specified thickness and densities on the steel structures.  The work was accomplished without the interruption of the 2000 bank employees.


 The Former Rust Building at Ridgepark

LEC managed an asbestos abatement and demolition project involving the core areas of a 5 story professional office building. The project involved performing asbestos removal and demolition at the Former Rust Building at Ridgepark in Birmingham, Alabama. Interior demolition and abatement of the 125,000 square foot facility was completed in the extremely tight schedule of 95 days. Being a fast-track project consisting of a 45 man crew which had to be completed within an eleven week time frame in order for Brasfield and Gorrie General Contractors, Inc. to complete the build-back portion prior to the re-opening for the American Red Cross new Birmingham Headquarters’.

The scope of work included initial removal and disposal of previously identified asbestos-containing material (ACM); demolition and disposal of all materials (asbestos and demolition debris). A pre-construction conference was held on-site prior to initiating abatement/demolition activities in order to acquaint key personnel with site-specific organizational and health and safety issues. A full-time quality control monitoring program was implemented and maintained by the Project Manager. Proper documentation of abatement and demolition activities was completed and reported on Daily Quality Control Reports (DQCRs) to ensure successful project completion in accordance with the project specifications.


Mold Remediation and General Renovations at HealthSouth Rehab, Montgomery, Ala. –

Mold remediation and general repairs and renovations including cleaning and re-insulating HVAC units and chill water piping, installation of electrical fixtures, removing and replacing flooring, exterior repair and replacement of gutters.  This project was conducted in an occupied hospital.  Work was carefully coordinated with the hospital administration to prevent cross contamination and patient exposure.  Following mold remediation, environmental sampling confirmed the project was a success.


Regions City Center, Birmingham, AL – Asbestos Removal and Cleaning of Return Air Plenums –

Removal of asbestos containing fireproofing and pipe fittings from the north upper shaft, north lower shaft, AHU, north tunnel and south tunnel at the project location.  The most complicated part of this project required the erection of scaffolding in the two 30 story return air shafts.  Asbestos fireproofing was safely abated without disruption of air flow or any activities of bank employees.


Siemens VDO Automotive, Inc. Huntsville, Ala. – Duct Cleaning –

Cleaning and modifying HVAC systems No. 40, 41, 42 and 43.  This automotive plant manufactures computer components for the automotive industry.  The circuit boards are produced and assembled in a sterile/static free environment.  The work was performed 20’ above numerous work stations.  The mold remediation was conducted successfully during off hours without any disruption to the sensitive production process.


Regions City Center, Birmingham, Ala. – North and South Sign Installation and Penthouse – Knee Wall Anchor Bolts

LEC provided labor, material and supervision necessary for the removal of asbestos containing water proofing mastic from the concrete beam located outside of the penthouse.  This building has a 30 story glass storefront exterior window wall.  The exterior window wall is secured to the building structure by bolts, washers and nuts.  During an asbestos abatement project of the knee wall HVAC system at the building perimeter it was discovered that numerous bolts and nuts were missing.  LEC personnel assisted a building envelope engineering firm in documenting the location of 1,621 missing or loose connection out of the 3,360 total connections.  Because these connections are located in an HVAC knee wall with asbestos fireproofing present, the replacement of the nuts and bolts and lock washers had to be conducted under asbestos negative pressure enclosure systems.  The work includes the protection of expensive wall and floor finishes, relocation and replacement of office furniture, cutting out sheetrock, replacing nuts, bolts and washers, installing new sheetrock, finishing the sheetrock and painting vinyl wall covering at each location.  Work was conducted after office hours with each location returning to its normal state for work the next morning.  This work was successfully completed over a 3 month period.


Pentagon Environmental Demolition – Navy Phase II Segment 2A1

An asbestos removal, lead based paint removal, PCB Remediation and demolition project involving the second phase of wedge two in the basement of the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia. Demolition and abatement of the 85,000 square foot segment of the Pentagon was completed in the extremely tight schedule of 90 days.

The scope of work included initial removal of asbestos and lead based paint and disposal of previously identified asbestos-containing materials (ACM); demolition and disposal of all materials (asbestos and demolition debris). A pre-construction conference was held on-site prior to initiating abatement/demolition activities in order to acquaint key personnel with site-specific organizational and health and safety issues. A full-time quality control monitoring program was implemented and maintained by LEC. Proper documentation of abatement and demolition activities was completed and reported on Daily Quality Control Reports (DQCRs) to ensure successful project completion in accordance with the project specifications.


Regions City Center, Birmingham, Al. – 12th and 14th Floors Water Damage –

Cleaning of files stored on the 12th floor as a result of water damage to the 14th floor.  LEC provided labor, materials and supervision necessary for repairs to the 14th floor due to water damage.  At 4:00 am on a Sunday morning a 2” domestic hot water pipe failed at a joint on the 14th floor.  Hot water flooded the floor until the steam finally set off the fire alarm system.  At which time building maintenance shut off the line.  Water, however had already migrated to the lower lobby 13 floors below.  LEC personnel immediately responded with water extraction equipment, dehumidifiers and fans to start the drying process and prevent mold amplification.  Work took place on all 13 floors with the majority occurring on the 14thfloor.  LEC replaced water damage building materials as necessary and conducted repairs on the 14th floor.  The bank later discovered some water damaged files which LEC removed off site for mold remediation using freeze drying techniques.


Birmingham Data Center, Birmingham, Ala. – Capacity Upgrade –

Removal of dust partition, core drilling and ceiling tile from the basement to the 5th floor.


Buford Dam Power House – Lake Lanier Georgia

The work consisted of the sandblasting of lead-based paint from a gantry crane.  As an environmentally sensitive waterway, LEC was required to build an elaborate scaffold systemseventy feet (70′) high in order to contain the lead-based paint contaminated sandblasting material.  This containment system included a dust collection system in order to prevent the migration of contaminated material into the river. Following the successful remediation of lead-based paint on the gantry crane, LEC was also responsible for the priming the re-painting of the crane.


Asbestos Containing Material Abatement, White Sands Military Range, New Mexico

This project began November 2, 2008 and was completed on December 20, 2008 which included eighteen buildings containing asbestos which were to be demolished. The eighteen buildings had various asbestos containing material including 41,575 s/f of floor tile, 15,502 s/f of roofing material and 22,464 s/f of cement asbestos board. Even with such large quantities of ACM the project was completed on time and under budget.


Asbestos Containing Material Abatement, Lake City Army Ammunition Plant, Missouri

This project was for the complete removal of asbestos containing material including roofing, transite debris, transite siding, roof sealant, light gaskets, roof flashing, floor tile, window caulking, and pipe insulation. The Lake City Plant consisted of over twenty-seven buildings with various quantities of materials in each building and over 18,000 s/f of asbestos containing roofing. This project was completed in 14 consecutive days.

Supervisor Asbestos Trained

State Accreditations and Certifications Certification Number Expires
Alabama Safe State Accreditation ASU0711203836 07/7/2012
Arkansas Accreditation 13892 07/31/2012
Illinois Accreditation 100-10894 05/15/2012
Kansas Class II Accreditation 2M173 07/25/2012
Kentucky Accreditation S11-17-1556 07/07/2012
Louisiana Accreditation 25115379 07/07/2012
Mississippi Accreditation ASB – 000001841 07/07/2012
Missouri Accreditation 7011070711MOSR12724 08/01/2012
North Carolina Accreditation 33215 07/31/2012
South Carolina Accreditation SA-01330 07/06/2012
Tennessee Accreditation AS-56605-12639 07/31/2012
Virginia Accreditation 3302007606 01/31/2012


Texas Mold MRW7019 11/17/2011
Respirator Qualitative Fit Test Record 07/06/2011
Scissor Lift Operator Training 11/23/2011
Standard First Aid and CPR 11/22/2011
Scaffolding 101 04/07/2012

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