Demolition News

Demolition of WCU residence halls to begin Sept. 16

The exterior walls of Western Carolina University’s Scott and Walker residence halls — a pair of nine-story, no-frills, 1960s-era, dormitory-style student housing facilities — are scheduled to begin tumbling down Wednesday, Sept. 16, along with floors and ceilings. Workers from cellular telephone service providers are in the process of relocating antennas located atop Scott Hall […]

DC names partner company for RFK Stadium demolition project

The process of razing D.C.’s iconic RFK Stadium continues, and a local construction company was named Thursday to help move it forward. Events DC, the District’s convention and sports authority, said the Gilbane Building Company has been selected as a partner. “We’re excited to bring locally based construction management firm Gilbane on board as a […]

Dust From Miami House Demolition Violated Regulations and Irritated Neighbors

In late August, a contractor for the City of Miami tore down the house of 70-year-old Michael Hamilton in Liberty City. As the Miami Herald first reported, Hamilton was given notice that the house had been deemed unsafe and would be torn down on August 28, but the demolition crew came two days ahead of […]

Twin Cities businesses hit by riots face another shock: Costs of demolition, cleanup

The Sports Dome building in St. Paul was destroyed by fire. Private demolition companies quoted a price of as much as $285,000 to clear the site, though the city arranged cleanup for about half that. Months after riots and fires damaged buildings in Minneapolis and St. Paul, business and property owners are absorbing a new […]

Demolition of LACMA complex is well underway

“The Ahmanson Building is the last standing structure of four buildings being demolished at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Leo S. Bing Center is completely gone; construction workers are removing the foundations of the Hammer and Art of the Americas buildings. Demolition of the Ahmanson began this week, museum representative Jessica Youn […]

Hazmat & Government News

Civil rights coalition calls for ‘preservation … before demolition’ in response to plans to revitalize New Helvetia

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Critics are pushing back on plans to revitalize the New Helvetia Public Housing project of West Broadway. “It would be a big loss to the African American community,” said Clarence Caesar, a historian with the Nathaniel Colley Civil Rights Coalition. Last week, the Sacramento City Council approved the West Broadway Specific Plan, […]

Federal Agency Throws Curveball At Klamath Dams Demolition Plan

PORTLAND – Federal regulators have thrown a significant curveball at a coalition that has been planning for years to demolish four massive hydroelectric dams on a river along the Oregon-California border to save salmon populations that have dwindled to almost nothing. The deal, which would be the largest dam demolition project in U.S. history, relies […]

U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers and Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic. Reopening the American Economy: Presidential Visit to Arizona – Secretary Scalia joined President Trump for a trip to Honeywell in Phoenix, Arizona. Honeywell is producing millions of […]

WI – OSHA fines Fox Theater subcontractor for electrical hazards, lack of demolition plans

STEVENS POINT – Federal inspectors found multiple safety violations by a Kenosha-based subcontractor at the Fox Theater demolition site in February, according to citations issued to the company. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to Recyclean, a demolition company, in March totaling $5,205 after observing electrical hazards and a lack of proper […]

ICYMI: U.S. Department of Labor Acts to Help American Workers And Employers During the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC – Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor took a range of actions to aid American workers and employers as our nation combats the coronavirus pandemic. The department continued its efforts to keep America’s workers safe, support states and territories as they deliver unemployment benefits to eligible individuals, and ensure all workers have […]