General Electric (GE) Company, Gear Plant,
Complete demolition of a 500,000 (foot print) heavy steel
structure. The building was the site of the former GE Marine and Industrial Products Department that supplied marine
products (submarine and aircraft carrier transmissions) to the US Navy and over
the year’s turbines and generators for marine and industrial applications.
Project involved demolition
of the entire facility encompassing many smaller buildings in addition to the
Gear Plant. The Gear Plant had asbestos containing roofing material that had to
be separated from the waste stream operation during the demolition. The project
· Recycling over 12,000 gross tons of heavy steel.
· Recycling of approximately 20,000 tons of concrete
from slab on grade foundation, machine pads and walls.
· The concrete was crushed to 3 inch minus dense grade
product and used for achieving final grade after demolition.
The project had a strict
completion deadline of 5 months which was achieved.
Boston Herald Building, Boston, Massachusetts:
An approximately 300,000 square foot heavily
reinforced concrete structure. The project involved the complete demolition of
the press hall, paper storage area and removal of the top two floors of the
main office building. The project required intense saw cutting of and selective
removal of concrete slabs and walls of heavily reinforced concrete up to thirty
six (36) inches thick.
Genoa Packing Company, Cambridge, Massachusetts:
This project involved the complete demolition of a
former food processing plant with frontage located on busy Route 28 (Monsignor O’Brien Highway) in
Cambridge, MA, a six lane divided highway with heavy traffic from 5 am to 11pm.
The building was a three-story reinforced concrete and steel structure abutting
another operating food processing plant. Given the safety pre-planning the
project was completed with minimal disruption to traffic and no disruption to
the abutting operating food-processing plant.
Ruddermans Block, Malden, Massachusetts:
The project required the demolition of a two and
three story brick and wood buildings that housed a former furniture store and
warehouse. Prior to becoming a furniture store the building was a former United
States Postal service post office and distribution center.
This block/project abutted Malden
High School and the heavily travelled Route 60. Therefore, the project had work
restriction hours around the high school student’s bus schedules for loading
and trucking. Additionally, no demolition was allowed to be completed during
This project had an
aggressive construction schedule that was required to be maintained to fulfill
the target opening date for a new CVS store.
New Knit Manufacturing, Lowell, Massachusetts:
This project involved the complete demolition of a
former 160,000 square foot brick, wood and steel mill building located in a
heavily populated residential neighborhood of the City of Lowell. During this
project all heavy timber and steel were recycled for reuse. Additionally, all
brick and other wood debris were diverted from landfills and recycled/recovered
at C&D processing facilities.
Max-Pax Facility, Somerville, Massachusetts:
Complete demolition of 160,000 square foot multi-level
buildings constructed of CMU, brick, wood, steel and concrete. The buildings
were located in a heavily congested residential neighborhood and abutted the
live MBTA commuter rail.
Project involved complete
asbestos and hazardous materials abatement, then demolition of structures to
slab on grade. Separating and recycling of steel, metal, copper, wire, wood and
crushing of all brick and concrete rubble into three-inch aggregate for
beneficial use by the owner for future development of the site.
Preparation For New Lowes Home Improvement
demolition of 160,000 square foot single story manufacturing building with
portions of roof being ACM, including removal of foundations and footings.
Project involved the complete
demolition of multi-level steel buildings and complete removal of heavily
reinforced concrete slab and foundations. Separating and recycling of steel,
metal, copper, aluminum, wire, wood and concrete. All materials were hauled
off-site in preparation for construction of the new Lowes Home Improvement
Rockbestos-Suprenant Cable, Clinton, Massachusetts:
Complete demolition of 350,000 square foot multi
level steel and heavily reinforced concrete structures.
Project included demolition
of structures, separating and recycling of steel, metal, copper, wire, wood
debris and stock piling of brick and concrete on-site for future crushing and
use by owner.
Carr Leather Factory, Lynn,
of 60,000 square foot wooden structures for Old Neighborhood Foods in the City
Project included demolition of the old tannery structures within the confines of Boston Street, a busy
thoroughfare and bus route. Additionally, the food plant located within feet of
the factory remained in full operation.
This project presented a
unique environmental challenge as care needed to be taken not to disturb or
disrupt a running waterway, known as Strawberry Brook, located underneath the
Carr Leather factory being demolished.