Demolition News

2020 Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling: Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering –

  -(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling. Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineering” book from Elsevier Science and Technology has been added to’s offering. “Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling. Woodhead Publishing Series in Civil and Structural Engineeriing Advances in Construction and Demolition Waste Recycling: Management, Processing and […]

Judge orders father of supermodels Bella and Gigi Hadid to pull down $100 million Bel Air mega-mansion

  The property tycoon father of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid has been ordered by a judge to demolish his half-built $100 million Bel Air mega-mansion, which has been dubbed the “Starship Enterprise”. Mohamed Hadid has been involved in a long legal battle over the palatial 30,000 sq ft residence after neighbours complained about its size. A judge in Los […]

Developers Ramp-Up Demolition For New Times Square Hotel

The demolition includes a technique that requires hardening the existing 29-year-old building’s elevator shafts to create debris chutes to allow for easy removal of the stru NEW YORK CITY – L&L Holding Company, Maefield Development and Fortress Investment Group have begun the demolition of the former DoubleTree Hotel at the corner of 47th Street and […]

Demolition Gone Wrong? Wall Crashes Down Near Traffic, Workers at Former Vallco Mall in Cupertino

A chunk of wall from the former Vallco mall in Cupertino came crashing down on a busy street during demolition Thursday. Video of the incident shows construction crews soaking down a section of an upper-level exterior wall just before it separates from the structure and crashes down, coming very close to passing vehicles on Wolfe […]

Detroit demolition program mismanaged, riddled with problems, auditor says

  CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE The Chicago-based McDonagh Demolition was ordered to excavate a demolition site in the 13000 block of Maiden St. on Detroit’s east side on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. The order came after it was discovered the company filled several demolition holes across the city before fully removing all of the demolition debris, which is […]

Hazmat & Government News

Demolition Dust: Hazards and Control

In a recent survey of owners responsible for facility construction and maintenance, the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) outlined a set of seven challenges likely to cause construction markets to change direction in the near future. First on the list was the observation that “Aging infrastructure in nearly every market segment is at or […]


CHARACTERIZATION OF BUILDING-RELATED CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION DEBRIS Prepared for The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Municipal and Industrial Solid Waste Division Office of Solid Waste Executive Summary INTRODUCTION The purpose of this report is to characterize the quantity and composition of building- related construction and demolition (C&D) debris generated in the United States, and to summarize […]

HUD: Demolition not required of United Artists theater

Detroit — While a developer with plans to renovate the United Artists building has said that demolishing the theater is a condition of funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, that is not the case, according to the federal agency.  “HUD did not impose a condition requiring the demolition of the theater,” said Marta Juaniza, […]

OSHA Offers course for construction demolition safety and health

#3500 Demolition Description:This course is designed for enforcement personnel who have responsibility for construction demolition safety and health. Course highlights include scope and application of the OSHA standard, terminology, processes, and equipment. Special emphasis is placed on the most hazardous demolition activities. A tour of an active demolition site is arranged. Click for more Information […]

DOE to Begin Demolition of Remaining Buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Center at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Record of Decision (ROD) to enable the demolition of remaining structures at the Energy Technology Engineering Center (ETEC) site, located in Ventura County, CA. This action comes just weeks after Secretary Rick Perry was the first Secretary of Energy to visit the former […]