Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Demolition Process?

The practices that make up the demolition, dismantlement, deconstruction, removal, recycling, salvage, reuse, transfer or disposal of buildings, structures and their components. The Demolition Process is how a building or structure is demolished or gutted in preparation for redevelopment or reuse.

What is Demolition Technology?

The sophisticated equipment used to keep workers and the public safe and to protect the environment. Demolition Technology includes a host of specialized excavators, loaders, cranes, backhoes, skid steers, as well as various attachments such as wrecking balls, crushers, sheers, hammers, universal pulverizers and the like. It also includes protective equipment such as respiratory protection, filtration units, air monitors, water filtration systems, debris processing & recycling equipment, and various landfilling and disposal technologies.

What is Structural Dismantlement?

The act of dismantling a building or structure into its most basic materials or parts.

What is Deconstruction?

The act of dismantling a building or structure with the goal of generating the maximum amount of recyclable materials. Deconstruction is labor-intensive and typically requires a considerable amount of hand demolition.

What is Implosion?

The use of explosives to bring about the gravitational collapse of a building or structure. Implosions account for less than one percent of all demolition.

What is Specialized Rigging?

Task-specific lines, chains, pulleys, and heavy equipment that are used to relocate, move, or salvage buildings, structures, or their components.

What is C&D Recycling?

“Construction waste and demolition debris recycling” is the practice of salvaging, recycling, and reusing materials from dismantled structures. Modern demolition professionals typically recycle more than 90% of a building.

What is Industrial Recovery?

The act of salvaging, recycling, and reusing industrial components from plants, factories, and manufacturing facilities. Demolition professionals identify these valuable materials on project sites and market them to end-users and salvage firms.

What Are Safe Work Practices?

The safe guidelines followed by modern demolition professionals that protect their most important resource – a highly trained and skilled professional workforce. Safe Work Practices include occupational health & safety regulations, engineering recommendations, training guidelines, exposure limits for potentially hazardous substances, and environmental protocols to protect the public and safeguard the environment.