Environmental construction management

A typical home renovation involves some sort of demolition, alteration, or dust–generating activity. Most homes contain Designated Substances the government deems harmful once exposed. Lead, mold, mercury, asbestos, and silica are frequently aerosolized during renovations. Why take risks with family or subcontractors? Ensure health, safety and compliance with government regulations by having a pre-renovation consultation with our experienced CMHC recognized Healthy Home Builder and Healthy Home Renovator.

The homeowner or building manager is responsible for determining what hazardous substances are in their home or building prior to construction or renovation. The inspection is to determine risks of exposure to workers and family and to design mitigation strategies to reduce risks. This is important to not only protect your own health but to also safeguard yourself against any liability derived from working risk activity in your home. Start your renovation off on the right path to health and safety by having a renovation “risk assessment” and an air quality home inspection.

Get a 3rd party’s opinion and advice on your construction project from someone other than your subcontractor. As your trusted consultant, we can also independently manage your construction project. This would include:

  • Visit your site, obtain samples as required
  • Review your drawings
  • Make recommendations on building codes, low-VOC products, dust-free renovations, and installs of any home improvements and mechanical systems
  • Ensure your compliance with the Ministry of Health and Safety, Ministry of Labour and Ministry of the Environment.

This way you can be sure that any modifications to your home will only increase its value.

We specialize in managing construction projects with the following underlying issues:

  • Asbestos, lead, Designated Substances
  • Mold
  • Flooding and bacteria
  • Mechanical system upgrades

We specialize in working with the following building types:

  • Condos
  • Commercial Buildings
  • Embassies
  • Full Renovations
  • Century Homes

Our inspector is recognized by the CMHC as a Healthy Home Builder and Renovator. Contact us to discuss your construction project.

Homestars reviews

Would recommend. Easy to reach and communicated well. Prompt for our appointment. Really well informed and experienced staff. Our inspector was on time and honest with our options and possible solutions. Made us informed so we could move forward with putting into place a solution that worked for us.

Prompt, courteous and helpful. From the get-go, Shawn was interested in knowing the purpose of the visit in order to identify the root cause. He offered actionable tips to address air quality and moisture issues, and didn't recommend or upsell any additional services (e.g. in fact, clarified that there actually wasn't a need to get the asbestos and mould sampling I thought was required!). I would certainly turn to Indoor Air Quality Ottawa again if or when needed.

Dan in Gloucester
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Shawn is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I had contacted other companies in the past who were more focused on charging for unnecessary air samples and services. I highly recommend to contact IAQ if you have any concerns about your home air quality and want an honest expert opinion.

An Honest Professional
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We are very happy to now know what things are affecting our allergies and asthma in our home as well as knowing the ways we can reduce the issues. We were also shown how to better heat (and cool) our home more evenly and found out that our furnace was on its last legs.

POGrady in Kanata
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Shawn was extremely knowledgeable. Really really knows what he’s talking abt. Took lots of time with us to explain things. Took extra time to look at our air exchanger told us why it wasn’t working and made sure we understood how to work it. Had reliable contacts we could use to do repairs. I would very highly recommend this company.

Tish and Marc
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Shawn was very helpful and professional in dealing with humidity and mold in our home. He takes the time to see and address the entire home system, rather than just put a bandaid on a single problem. We are very pleased at this logical and big picture approach, his expertise, and the solutions that he has recommended. It is not worth it to live in a home with air quality problems, whether it be mold, Carbon Monoxide, asbestos, or VOCs, and Shawn is your man to help address these problems!

Private User
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It easy to see why so many people rate Indoor Air Quality Ottawa a 10/10.They are a well run and thoughtful business that provide excellent customer service. The booking process is easy and your appointment is confirmed by a follow up email as a reminder. Mr Shawn Rankin provided an Indoor Air quality inspection for my wife and I to alleviate our concerns that we might have some mold in the basement. My wife and I are grateful to Shawn and Indoor Air Quality Ottawa team for assisting us.

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