Demolition News

Excavator being used for Bemis demolition partially sinks into crawl space

  In the midst of the demolition of Bemis Lawrence Hall, Western Kentucky University the long arm excavator being used to tear down the structure partially sank into a crawl space at the foot of the building Tuesday. Brian Kuster, vice president for enrollment and student experience and executive director of the WKU Student Life […]

Detroit businessman convicted of rigging demolition bids sentenced to one yr in Federal Prison

Detroit — A Metro Detroit businessman who received more than $372,000 in bribes while rigging bids to demolish homes in the city as part of a scandal-plagued federal program was sentenced to one year in federal prison Tuesday. Anthony DaGuanno, 62, of New Baltimore, a former estimator for Adamo Group, is the first person sentenced in a […]

Events DC is looking for a contractor to help plan the demolition of the stadium

D.C.’s sports authority is planning for the demolition of RFK Stadium, former home to the Washington Redskins. Events DC is looking for a contractor to help plan the demolition of the stadium, which the Redskins called home from 1961 to 1996. Planning includes assessing the impact to the neighborhood and environment and will take months. […]

Florentine demolition starts with exterior wall removal

FLORENCE, S.C. – Exterior demolition has begun on the Florentine building. Construction workers were hard at work Tuesday afternoon removing an exterior wall of the structure that was built in 1951. The beginning of exterior demolition work dovetails with information provided by Clint Moore, development director for the city of Florence, last month that demolition […]

130 flood-prone NC homes set for demolition under FEMA program

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) — Several properties prone to flooding across the state are going to be demolished as part of a FEMA program to cut down future flood damage costs.  Joe Martin’s been through Hurricanes Matthew and Florence at his Cumberland County home.  “Matthew was easy. Florence was the one that really got us,” […]

Hazmat & Government News

A Warrensville Heights contractor admitted he bribed a city of Cleveland official

  CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Warrensville Heights contractor admitted in court Monday that he bribed a city of Cleveland official to get favorable treatment for a demolition job. Eric Witherspoon pleaded guilty to bribery concerning a federally funded program. He acknowledged that he gave a $3,000 bribe to the city’s former demolition bureau chief Rufus […]

State fines asbestos firm, months after union protested demolition at shuttered GM plant

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has fined the company removing asbestos from the former General Motors plant near Newport, saying it was unsafely disposing of the cancer-causing material.  In a violation notice, Delaware’s chief environmental regulator, Shawn Garvin, stated the Pennsylvania company was removing the asbestos in a way that caused “large amounts […]

Asbestos-Containing Materials (ACM) and Demolition

  National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos There are specific federal regulatory requirements that require the identification of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) in many of the residential buildings that are being demolished or renovated by a municipality. There may also be state and local regulations that apply to the identification of such […]

U.S. Department of Labor Kicks Off Safe + Sound Week on August 12

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will join businesses and organizations nationwide to recognize the importance and successes of workplace safety and health programs during Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019. The week-long event encourages employers to implement workplace safety initiatives, and highlight workers’ contributions to […]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that a clean-up project costing taxpayers three-quarters of a million dollars was finally complete.

OTSEGO, Mich. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that a clean-up project costing taxpayers three-quarters of a million dollars was finally complete. Buildings at the former Rock-Tenn paper mill in Otsego were demolished after deadly asbestos contaminants were found inside. The demolition project started April 1 and finished July 2, 2019. Paul Ruesch, […]