Demolition News

Newport News trying to inject a little fun into demolition of vacant Denbigh Kmart

A vacant Kmart in Denbigh has long been an eyesore — and sometimes an annoyance — to Newport News city employees and many of the people who walk and drive past the barren parking lot and structure each day. The city will invite people to decorate and deface the structure at an upcoming event. Inside […]

County agrees to finance purchase and demolition of Millennium Hotel with hotel tax money

  Millennium Hotel         CINCINNATI — The Millennium Hotel is all but cleared for demolition after the Hamilton County Convention Facilities Authority approved the use of hotel tax money to buy and tear down Downtown’s most vilified property. But what will replace the Millennium is still up in the air. The original […]

Demolition begins at Temple Square as part of Salt Lake Temple renovation project

The south side of Temple Square in Salt Lake City is about to look drastically different. Demolition on the Temple Square South Visitors’ Center and portions of the Temple Square’s south wall began Friday as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints starts a four-year renovation of its Salt Lake Temple and the surrounding […]

The case for … never demolishing another building

The construction industry is wasteful and creates huge CO2 emissions. But what if new buildings had to be adapted and resused or built only with materials already available? Should we start thinking of buildings as material depots, full of reusable resources for the next construction project? Photograph: Omar Marques/Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media The wrecking ball has […]

One dead after President Street building demolition

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) -One person is dead after what officials are calling an “accident” on Seapoint Boulevard near President Street Extension. The property owner confirmed to WTOC that a third party contractor has died while demolishing the former Tronox Plant, an old gypsum factory. The Chatham County Coroner says the man died when a large […]

Hazmat & Government News

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service halts demolition of Hadley Bri-Mar stable

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service has temporarily halted its decision to demolish a building in Hadley that houses barn swallows. On December 4, a 30 day review period was put into place on whether the federal agency should keep a nesting habitat for barn swallows. This comes the same day […]

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 IN THE UNITED STATES

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 […]