Demolition News

Camp Grayling Training Ctr Demolish Buildings.

Demolish Bldgs. 10, 11, 32, 118, 233MA, 318MA, and 338 Camp Grayling Training Center Grayling, Michigan as the bid headline reads! Camp Grayling was founded in 1913 when local lumber baron, Rasmus Hanson, donated over 13,000 acres to the State of Michigan for military training. Camp Grayling has since grown to 147,000 acres that spans […]

Maryland spending board approves $27 million contract to demolish closed Baltimore jail

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved a $27.5 million contract for demolishing the shuttered Baltimore City Detention Center to make room for a proposed mental health and substance abuse treatment center for inmates. Gov. Larry Hogan in 2015 closed the decrepit jail facility that dates to the 19th century. He said Wednesday […]

TEXAS MOUNTING A STATEWIDE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT EFFORT

Texas appears to have ramped up it’s bridge replacement efforts this spring. In just the past week, 14 new bridge replacement bids have been posted by the TXDOT.  Including culverts etc there are more than 5,000 within that state and many are more than 40 yrs old. PA has for some time maintained a steady […]

Construction firm’s post about demolishing ‘entire neighborhood off the map’ draws ire; UAMS clearing 28 houses

An Arkansas construction company’s social media post about demolishing “an entire neighborhood off the map of Little Rock” drew criticism this week from some who said the remark was insensitive. Greg Covey Construction LLC posted a photo of demolition vehicles tearing down houses in Little Rock’s Stifft Station neighborhood, saying that crews were “fixing to […]

Columbine Survivors Divided Over Proposal To Demolish Site Of 1999 Shooting

  A proposal to demolish Columbine High School in response to a steady influx of visitors obsessed with the school’s dark past has sparked a backlash among those who survived the tragedy. In the decades since two gunman attacked Columbine High School, ushering in a new era in which mass shootings have become commonplace in […]

Hazmat & Government News

After 10 years and 8,000 demolitions, Cuyahoga Land Bank shifts focus to rehabs

By Jordyn Grzelewski, The Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio — Chris Alvarado likes to joke that when he became executive director of Slavic Village Development, he thought the full name of the neighborhood was “Slavic Village: the Epicenter of the Foreclosure Crisis” because that is so often how people refer to the neighborhood. “But it’s true,” […]

Federal officials plan to audit federally funded demolition activities for the risk of contaminated soil in Michigan and Detroit. 

Washington — Federal officials plan to audit federally funded demolition activities for the risk of contaminated soil in Michigan and Detroit.  The Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or SIGTARP, announced that it plans to update a 2017 review of oversight and technical requirements in Michigan’s program at the request of Democratic U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence […]

U.S. Department of Labor Urges Caution to Avoid Hazards During Tornado and Storm Cleanup

KANSAS CITY, MO – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is urging employers, workers, and the public to be aware of the hazards that may exist while conducting cleanup work following the recent tornados in Kansas and Missouri. After a tornado has occurred, as steps are taken to recover from the […]

Worker Is Contaminated In Lab Scheduled For Demolition At Hanford Nuclear Site

A worker at the Hanford Nuclear Site was recently contaminated with a speck of radioactive material after work in a lab building scheduled for demolition.  It’s all happening at what’s called the 324 Building at Hanford, not far from Richland, Washington, in a research lab that worked with radioactive materials. There’s been a large radioactive leak […]

U.S. Department of Labor Enters Partnership to Promote SafetyDuring demolition, remodeling, and construction of Commercial Building Project in W

HUDSON, WI – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Market & Johnson have signed a strategic partnership to promote worker safety and health during the demolition, remodeling, and construction of Phillips-Medisize’s 210,000 square-foot commercial building project in Hudson, Wisconsin. The partners will focus on falls, electrical safety, silica exposure, […]