Renovations to update the MacOrdrum Library will require the removal of asbestos containing materials (i.e.textured ceiling finish on the 3rd and 5th floors). Each floor will take approximately two weeks to complete. The asbestos removal work is expected to be finished by the end of April.

The asbestos remediation operations will be completed in accordance to Ontario Regulation 278/05: Asbestos on Construction Projects and in Building and Repair Operations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. Carleton’s Environmental Health and Safety Department will be reviewing and inspecting the operations performed by the asbestos abatement contractor, as well as collecting air samples, to ensure the safety of the occupants within the Library and to ensure that compliance with Ontario Regulation 278/05 is maintained at all times.


Facilities Management and Planning appreciates your co-operation.