Demolition News

Failed building demolition creates the ‘leaning tower of Dallas’

300 pounds of dynamite couldn’t topple the concrete and steel core of the former Affiliated Computer Services tower. The building was supposed to come down Sunday morning, but a failed demolition left it with a distinctive tilt — and nickname: “the leaning tower of Dallas.” The implosion by Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition was part of […]

Four Jersey Shore Motels Sold and Will Be Demolished for Flood Mitigation

The land on each side of the road where the motels are located is narrow and surrounded by wetlands making it subject to flooding during high tides and heavy rainfall   Courtesy: Google Maps Bay Point Inn in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The owners of four New Jersey motels agreed to sell their properties […]

$1.9 granted for demolition of flood-damaged homes

WOOD COUNTY, W.Va.-(WTAP) Wood County now has nearly $2 million to demolish single-family homes destroyed during severe flooding of the past. Nine of those homes are located in the Happy Valley area off West Virginia route 47, which was hit hard by severe flooding during storms of late 2004 and early 2005. The funding, announced […]

Demolition restarts on Paul Rudolph’s brutalist Shoreline Apartments in Buffalo

Demolition has started again on Paul Rudolph’s Shoreline Apartments in Buffalo, New York after it was halted two years ago when a resident refused to move off the premises. The demolition of the 1970s brutalist housing complex began on 23 January, after work was stopped in January 2018. Locals took to social media to voice […]

Despite urgency, the conclusion of the Hard Rock Hotel demolition on Canal Street in New Orleans will last into late summer 2020

Despite urgency, the conclusion of the Hard Rock Hotel demolition on Canal Street in New Orleans will last into late summer 2020. Why? Safety. Following the catastrophic collapse in October 2019, the crew is taking all measures to ensure it doesn’t happen again. “It is a painstaking process, but once again the goal is that […]

Hazmat & Government News

U.S. Department of Labor Revises National Emphasis Program to Reduce or Eliminate Worker Exposure to Silica

–WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed […]

Feds: Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant Is Demolished

A factory that produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium for nuclear weapons has finally been completely demolished. RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A factory that produced two-thirds of the nation’s Cold War-era plutonium for nuclear weapons has finally been completely demolished. After 40 years of operations, and 20 years of often-dangerous clean up work, […]

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 […]