Reducing the disruption created from building demolition

When working in busy urban environments it is important to consider the impact on local residents and local communities.

During works on this site there is the potential for a great deal of noise to be created during the demolishing of the building.

As a result of this and in an effort to reduce this impact this site have adapted their demolition techniques to lessen the impact on members of the public who may be affected by the works.

  • Instead of the usual form of demolition with inherent noise, dust and vibration impacts, their process, sourced from international quarrying operations, uses water damped band saw machinery to almost silently cut out whole sections of the structure, which can be up to 11 tons each;
  • These sections were then lifted out by crane by looping lifting equipment through small drilled holes in the sections;
  • The sections of the structure are then transferred to remote location for 100% recovery of crushed concrete and steel;
  • The wire saw is a diamond cutting tool and creates very little noise, and any dust generated is dampened down using water prior to the dust being released.

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First visit Monitor Report, Brookfield Multiplex, London, November 2015


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