Description of the job

Asbestos decontamination in the Africa Development Bank's Central Administrative Department was allocated to a group of companies TIA belongs to. These operations were carried out in the historical headquarters in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, which is now again operational as the main office of the African Bank. In September 2003, all of the bank’s activities were temporarily moved to Tunis.

ADB is a multinational development bank founded in 1964 to promote the economic and social development of Africa. It involves 53 African countries and is supported by 24 European, American and Asian countries.

This building was completely renovated, retaining its original structure of two, 18-storey towers, for a total surface of 50,000 m2.

Main operations carried out by TIA  

The main operations carried out by TIA are:

  • Cleaning and demolition works prior to decontamination
  • Flock asbestos removal
  • Asbestos removal from expansion joints
  • Flooring linoleum and glues removal
  • Pyrolion cables removal
  • Putty and gasket removal from internal and external windows

The resulting waste has been disposed of:

  • Waste shipping (Basel Agreements)
  • Vitrification treatment at INERTAM
  • Recovery treatment, recycling or landfilling, according to an initial sorting

Technical data

Approx. 60 people were involved in this operations:

  • 10 French workers
  • 10 Italian workers
  • 40 local workers, trained on the spot

Waste disposed of (approx.)

  • Cement base and tiles: 14,013 tons
  • Wood base: 237 tons
  • Metal base: 1,012 tons
  • PVC base: 35 tons
  • Mineral, plaster base: 510 tons
  • Aluminium base: 250 tons
  • Copper base: 70 tons


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Customer: Banque Africaine de Développement

Area: Abidjan - Costa d'Avorio

Construction site: General management

Year of completition: 2012



The TIA group was founded after the war and became the leading asbestos removal company in Italy in the 1990s.

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