Toronto Construction Dust Monitoring Network

Location: Toronto, Canada

Client: Confidential

Year: 2011 to present (on-going)

Monitoring Network Purpose: Toronto Construction Dust Monitoring Network set-up in response to a construction contract requirement; network of samplers for TSP, PM10 and PM2.5 based on nephelometric measurements at 6 locations. Integrative sampling is used for airborne crystalline silica determination.

Sampling protocols/siting criteria: based on contractual requirements and site-specific conditions related to specific construction activities for a major project in residential neighborhoods.

Data management/flow: Real-time samplers transmit data via cellular modem and internet. Downloaded and QAQCs on a regular basis. Spreadsheets with data provided on a regular basis along with monthly reports.All data is accessible via a FTP protocol on a web based database of our design.