Demolition News

Worldwide Construction Robots Industry to 2026 – Demolition Type is Expected to Hold a Significant Share

Demolishing is an integral process in the construction industry as it is an essential process in the renovation activities and new commercial buildings. Demolishing is time-consuming, potentially hazardous work, regardless of job site conditions. Also, selectively demolishing concrete elements within an existing structure majorly for renovation purposes, while using heavy equipment is a challenging job […]

Sterling Bay Begins Demolition of Old Archer Daniels Midland Flour Mill And Silos In Fulton Market

FULTON MARKET — After more than a century, the former Archer Daniels Midland flour mill on Fulton Market’s western edge is being demolished. Sterling Bay began demolition on the 124-year-old structure at 1300 W. Carrol Ave. Thursday. The work will take up to three months to complete, said Julie Goudie, a spokeswoman for Sterling Bay. […]

Portion of Presque Isle Power Plant demolition paused. Baghouse work halted

MARQUETTE — The demolition of the Presque Isle Power Plant’s baghouse has been paused, according to officials. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy halted a portion of the demolition process due to concerns about dust coming from the demolition of a baghouse at the plant, EGLE officials said. A baghouse is defined by […]

Hard Rock demolition is 3 months behind schedule — but the end might be in sight

Kade Hebert wheeled his bike across North Rampart Street on a foggy Sunday morning, glancing quickly over his shoulder at the twisted steel and broken concrete rising just a few stories from the Hard Rock Hotel demolition site. It’s a reflexive gesture that has become a familiar part of his daily trek along Canal Street […]

Seven Detroit-based companies selected for demolition of 1,380 blighted city houses

Detroit — Companies headquartered in the city will take on the first wave of more than 1,300 residential demolitions under a bond plan approved by voters last fall, Mayor Mike Duggan said Friday. The city’s new Demolition Department will be seeking approval from the City Council to hire the seven companies — five of which […]

Hazmat & Government News

Madison County residents fear power plant demolition will spread dangerous dust

Demolition of the former Wood River Power Plant in East Alton has been progressing since this October 2020 photo was taken. Explosives will be used Monday February 1, 2021 to drop the three smoke stacks at the power station located on Illinois 143. Demolition of the former Wood River Power Plant in East Alton has […]

Boise weighs demolition ordinance to require material waste management

BOISE — The city of Boise is considering an updated demolition ordinance that would require contractors to account for recyclable materials. The proposed ordinance would repeal and replace existing city code related to demolitions. The goal of the new ordinance is to divert recyclable materials from the city’s landfill, a priority for the Boise City […]

Auction planned for seats to view demolition of Trump Plaza in Atlantic City

Bidders could soon compete for a front-row seat to watch the demolition of Trump Plaza, the vacant, derelict former Atlantic City casino that once featured the former president’s name in glowing red letters. An auction for the right to press the button to blow up the building, which has been vacant since 2014, fell through […]

Five buildings impacted by the Christmas Day bombing may need partial or total demolition, preliminary reports suggest.

The city enlisted Nashville-based Logan Patri Engineering to report early thoughts about 12 damaged structures from Church to Commerce streets — and more thorough, individual inspections are required for the near future. The firm’s 15-page report, which was sent to Metro officials on Jan. 5, indicates that the following buildings are likely to require some […]

OSHA – “Demolition: Construction in Reverse, with Additional Hazards”

OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers often face a somber task as they identify and document the violation of safety and health standards which lead up to the latest worker tragedy. Demolition worker impaled on rebar. Worker electrocuted during demolition work. Two demolition workers die of burns after flash fire at warehouse. Employee in aerial […]