Demolition News

Novant demolition project involves six Medical Park buildings in NC

A demolition project is underway for six medical-services buildings on the campus of Medical Park Hospital in Winston-Salem. The two-story buildings are at 1900 Hawthorne Road, a 7-acre site adjacent to Bethesda Road and Maplewood Avenue. They served for decades as medical and office space for healthcare providers primarily affiliated with Novant Health Inc., Medical […]

Troubled demolition company applies for NYC Union Square demolition job to make way for tech hub, prompting criticism

Troubled demolition company applies for Union Square demolition job to make way for tech hub, prompting criticism Breeze National has been contracted to demolish 114 East 14th Street. (Sam Costanza for New York Daily News) A contracting company with a checkered past is slated to do demolition work on a controversial new Union Square project […]

Crews will begin to crunch the Alaskan Way Viaduct into 3-inch chunks this week

Demolition crews are laying the groundwork to crunch the Alaskan Way Viaduct into little three-inch chunks, starting no later than Friday. The bulk of the project will be finished by June 1, so that 85-decibel pounding and rubble piles are gone before tourist crowds arrive. The far south decks, alongside diagonal Railroad Avenue South, might […]

Was contaminated dirt used to fill Detroit demolition holes? Feds ask

(the picture above this article shows a demolition hole with a dead dog in it) Contaminated dirt was potentially used to fill demolition sites across Detroit and is the focus of a widening federal criminal probe of the city’s demolition program, multiple sources familiar with the investigation told the Free Press. The Special Inspector General […]

Smokestack demolition begins at old boot factory in Womelsdorf PA

WOMELSDORF, Pa. — Demolition of the towering smokestack of a 92-year-old boot factory in Womeldorf began Tuesday morning. The towering 92-year-old structure was crumbling for years, but fallen bricks last month sparked concerns it might topple, officials say. On Jan. 23 a maintenance worker at the complex found bricks that had fallen off the top […]

Hazmat & Government News

After mansions are razed, Montclair NJ issues moratorium on knock-downs

Two days after the 1865 Mansion at 14 Undercliff was knocked down, its neighbor suffers the same fate. Montclair has issued a temporary moratorium on the demolition of residential structures in town, according to Township Manager Timothy Stafford. The announcement comes after an outcry over the demolition of two older mansions on Undercliff and Lloyd […]

ASBESTOS AND HAZMAT BIDS AVAILABLE NOW

CA – California State University, Office of the Chancellor: Regional Specialty Job Order Contract (Haz Mat Abate) North, South Campuses. Hazardous Materials Abatement: C-22, ASB & HAZ Certifications CT – City of New London: New London High School – Phase 2 Early Haz-Mat Package DC – MAYA ANGELOU PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL: Window Removal and Asbestos […]

U.S. Department of Labor Provides Interim Compliance Guidance for Evaluation of Crane Operators

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued enforcement guidance on the requirements for evaluating crane operators that became effective February 7, 2019. OSHA is enforcing the requirement that employers must evaluate their operators before allowing them to operate cranes independently. However, until April 15, 2019, OSHA […]

Feds: North Royalton contractor bribed former Cleveland demolition bureau chief

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A North Royalton contractor is charged with paying bribes to a former Cleveland official, as part of an expanding federal probe into corruption within the city’s demolition operations. A federal grand jury indicted ABC Construction owner Martin Fano Wednesday on seven counts of honest services mail and wire fraud. The U.S. Attorney’s […]

Subpoenas issued in criminal probe of Detroit demolitions

Detroit — A federal watchdog agency has issued a new round of subpoenas in its ongoing criminal investigation into the city’s demolition program. In subpoenas issued this month, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program is seeking two years’ worth of documentation from certain contractors over dirt used to fill holes for […]