industrial demolition Articles

  • Green demolition certification

    This paper describes a proposed certification as a means to validate 'sustainable' building removals by a government agency or building owner. It may be used for several purposes such as: pre-qualifying a contractor, issuing a deconstruction permit, documenting waste diversion goals, or for awarding incentives. Certification is awarded to any project meeting all prerequisites and earning 25 or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Demolition and Rigging Newsletter December 2010

    December 2010 Outrigger  - Demolition and Rigging Newsletter At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about ...

  • Demolition and Rigging Newsletter March 2010 Now Available

    At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about the latest industry issues and R. Baker & Son developments. About R. Baker & Son All Industrial ...

  • Scrap Metal Prices Soaring - Time to Start Demolition

    Now may be the time for you to start that demolition project with ferrous and non ferrous metals rising to new heights.  During demolition, scrap metals such as steel, copper, stainless steel and other metals are collected for recycling.  The revenue generated by these recycling efforts can help offset the costs of demolition.  In many cases, the value of the scrap metals ...

  • Construction and Demolition Waste Management Practices and their Economic Impacts

    The European Commission has funded a report called 'Construction and demolition waste management practices and their economic impacts'. The project was undertaken by SYMONDS GROUP (United Kingdom) in association with ARGUS (Germany), COWI Consulting Engineers and Planners (Denmark) and PRC Bouwcentrum (the Netherlands). Basic aim of the project was to investigate the quantities of construction ...

  • R. Baker & Son Demolition and Rigging Newsletter

    At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about the latest industry issues and R. Baker & Son developments. About R. Baker & Son All Industrial ...

  • R. Baker & Son Rigging and Demolition Newsletter

    At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about the latest industry issues and R. Baker & Son developments. This is the December 2009 Rigging and ...

  • R. Baker & Son Newsletter `Outrigger` - Rigging and Demolition News

    At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about the latest industry issues and R. Baker & Son developments. INcludes stories and news on our ...

  • Indicators to assess the recovery of natural resources contained in demolition waste

    Demolition waste materials are one of the major industrial waste deposits in many countries and represent an important quantity of potential resources that are not exploited, because the major part of these wastes go to landfill. Indeed, recycling or recovery of demolition waste can reduce the need of primary natural resources. This article gives indicators and a method to analyse demolition ...


    By SAGE Publications

  • Construction and demolition waste processing in Athens, Greece: a pilot demonstration

    Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDWs) constitute a waste fraction, which is quantitatively at least as high as municipal solid waste in Greece and other countries. This paper presents the current situation on CDW management in Greece and focuses on the results from the operation of a pilot processing plant. CDW was collected from construction crews at several demolition sites, which included: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • R. Baker & Son Rigging and Demolition Newsletter Sept 09

    At R. Baker & Son we like to keep our customers and potential customers up to date with what's happening here at the company. With open communication in mind we have developed The Outrigger, a quarterly newsletter designed to inform our customers, suppliers and other interested parties about the latest industry issues and R. Baker & Son developments. This is the September 2009 ...

  • Athlone Cooling Towers Demolition, Cape Town, South Africa Case Study

    The Athlone Cooling Towers in Cape Town, South Africa, were condemned due to structural damage caused by the heavy Cape winds. A decision was taken to demolish the Cooling Towers, despite the technical challenges and potential risk to nearby populations that this posed. In 2011, Knight Piesold was appointed as project manager to assist with the demolition of the Athlone Cooling Towers, by the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Demolition Noise Monitoring with John F Hunt - Case Study

    Cirrus Environmental has enjoyed a long alliance with John F Hunt Demolition going back over many years, so much so, the company’s Health, Safety & Environmental Department has accumulated almost an historic arsenal of Cirrus equipment that charts the journey of noise monitoring over the years. About John F Hunt Demolition The ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • How to get the most value from scrap metal recycling from demolition projects

    Demolition (also known as wrecking or razing) can be a large source of scrap metals depending on the type of item, structure or faciluity being demolished. Metal buildigs or large industrial complexes usually provide the largest sources of metals for recycling. Scrap metals for recycling can be found in the structural members of the buildings, electrical and piping systems, tanks, reactors, heat ...

  • Occupational exposures to lead-based paint in structural steel demolition and residential renovation work

    Occupational exposures to lead are characterised for a number of different lead-based paint abatement techniques in two work settings: residential renovation and structural steel demolition. Exposure levels reported during heavy structural steel demolition work involving acetylene torch cutting, welding, and abrasive blasting can be more than 100 times greater than the permissible exposure limit ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • `Train`-ing the waste management industry

    For the past 15 years, the waste management industry has done a commendable job in responding to public concern over environmental issues, especially the demand for more recycling. However, while waste reduction strategies are crucial, Canada's booming economy has meant increased production of construction and demolition (C&D) and institutional, commercial and industrial (IC&I) waste. As ...

  • Building a lower carbon construction industry

    Dominic Burbidge, Senior Client Manager Carbon Trust Advisory takes a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, use and demolition of ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Rumpke: leading the way in the waste industry

    In 1932, William F. Rumpke operated a coal and junkyard business in Carthage, OH. After receiving a payment of hogs, his business focus changed to hog farming. During the hog-farming days, he collected trash from local residents to feed his hogs. Inedible items were removed and recycled while the rest was fed to the livestock. In the 1940s, William’s brother Bernard joined the business and ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Challenge #3 - Power Industry, Condensate Polishing

    A University installing new turbines for their expanded power plant was adding a new Cogeneration Facility, and needed to replace their existing water treatment system. The project required demolition of the existing system, temporary water service for their existing boiler feed equipment, and full treatment of water to produce 240,000-lb/hr steam. The system design had to be flexible enough to ...

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