State Contract UCI 1882
Products and Services
UCI Asbestos Abatement began operations in September of 1987. Four to ten member crews work year round from one end of the State to the other to make our public buildings and schools safer for our citizens. Inmates and staff who participate in this program receive intensive, certified asbestos removal training. Inmates who receive this certification and gain real work experience often obtain similar employment after their release from prison. Aside from the obvious health benefits, the Asbestos Abatement program provides substantial savings to the taxpayers. It is estimated that the State saves as much as 20% - 50% of normal direct cost by having UCI perform this service. Some of our major customers include the Division of Facilities and Construction Management (DFCM), who helped us set up this program in 1987, and the Salt Lake School District. The Asbestos Abatement program has an excellent track record and is considered by many to be the best asbestos contractor in the State.
The key to UCI's success is in providing productive teams of highly trained inmates who are very low security risks, combined with experienced and trained security personnel. UCI asbestos inmates and staff are given intensive certified asbestos removal training in order to provide this service.
The Division of Facilities and Construction Management (DFCM) turns to UCI whenever it needs asbestos removed from a government building. UCI has trained its inmate workers according to strict State and Federal certification processes, with both classroom instruction and hands-on practical training. With this training, workers can safely secure an area from airborne asbestos particles while they remove this hazard from the building.
Having been highly successful at asbestos abatement projects, UCI has also been called upon to perform many construction and remodeling tasks. As asbestos abatement projects usually require other work as well, such as re-insulating pipes and erecting walls and ceilings, reconstruction and remodeling are now a normal part of the crew's duties.
These inmate crewmembers learn all facets of construction and become certified in asbestos removal by the State of Utah. This certification is rare in the construction community and inmates have reported being able to secure above average paying jobs upon release due to their specialized training and certification. Studies have shown that UCI inmates have a lower recidivism rate than the general prison population. The Asbestos Abatement Operation has the lowest recidivism rate of all inmates participating in UCI programs. We conclude that the more skilled an inmate can become, the more likely the inmate will integrate successfully into society after release from prison.
We look at each job separately, including travel time, lodging for staff, jail costs for inmates, etc. in order to assess a value on our services. Contact us for asbestos abatement, demolition, construction and roofing quotes. Refer to State Contract UCI 1882.