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Asbestos Building Survey Information System

Welcome to Stanford's asbestos building survey information system. Information on asbestos-containing materials in Stanford buildings is summarized in a searchable database organized by building and presented in a tabular format for ease of printing. You can search the database using either a building's name or its assigned Quad-Building number. However, use the Quad-Building number when possible as some building names may change over time. Visit the Facilities Operations Maps & Records Web Site ( if you need more information on building names or Quad-Building numbers.

You must use a computer with a campus (IP) address to access the database. Survey data for all of Stanford's nearly 800 buildings may not be available and new survey or abatement information will be added as it is received.

The information contained in the database is intended to provide an overview of the types and locations of asbestos-containing materials in Stanford buildings. Use of this information does not replace, supercede or nullify the requirement for an additional site evaluation by EH&S prior to any renovation, demolition or maintenance activity that disturbs building materials.

The database table format consists of four columns that are labeled and defined as follows:

Building System & Material Type:

Identifies the type of suspect material and the building system with which it is associated, e.g., floors, walls, pipes, etc.


Identifies specific or general areas of the building where the material has been observed.


Provides additional pertinent information related to the material


Places the material into one of four categories based on occurrence and asbestos content. These categories are further defined as follows:

1. Yes = This type of material is present and known to contain asbestos through testing, product information or other means.

2. No = This type of material is either not present or, if present, is known to be asbestos-free through testing, building age or other means.

3. Presumed = This type of material is present but has not been tested and therefore is presumed to contain asbestos until testing proves otherwise.

4. Unknown = This type of material has not been observed but may be present in hidden locations and, if encountered, should be presumed to contain asbestos until testing by EH&S proves otherwise.

Asbestos Survey Database