demolition

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demolition

A destruction and removal of some or all of an existing structure. The process of demolishing something is usually shortened to the verb demo,as in,“We're going to demo that space next week to prepare it for the next tenant.”A demolition usually requires a permit from the same local government agency that issues construction permits.

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Taylor, executive director of the National Demolition Association, also sees a technological shift pushing the popularity of controlled demolition.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is still studying the collapse of Building 7, but its initial report says: "NIST has seen no evidence that the collapse of WTC 7 was caused by bombs, missiles, or controlled demolition.
Motorists were encouraged to avoid the area, and emergency vehicles, such as ambulances, were permitted access just prior to and after the controlled demolition.
Loosely defined, controlled demolition is the taking down of a building in a safe manner that allows the debris generated to be under the control of the demolition contractor as much as possible and not bouncing around the job site.
Controlled Demolition, leading national contractors, has been appointed to coordinate the process because of its proven track record and modern approach to taking buildings down.
The work was carried out by specialists Controlled Demolition.
Senior explosives engineer Dick Green, of Controlled Demolition Group, said the operation had been a success, with 100 homes being evacuated before the demolition and no apparent damage to surrounding buildings.
Bulgaria, an applicant for NATO membership, recently hired a Phoenix, Maryland-based company, Controlled Demolition Inc.
Once the rescue workers pull back, heavy-duty excavation equipment will be brought in, said Mark Loizeaux of Controlled Demolition Inc.
Approximately 33,000 m3 of excavated soil with recycling / disposal, approximately 14,500 m3 floor installation, approximately 11,500 m3 protective layers, controlled demolition of rail systems (approximately 5,000 m of tracks, about 55 pieces turnouts), construction of new railway tracks (about 3,350 m track, about 14 piece turnouts) with associated civil engineering works and soundproof walls, cable civil engineering / civil engineering and cable laying for railway equipment and construction roads, construction design, site logistics, surveying.
Mold remediation is controlled demolition in the area of concern.
Lee Whensley: "Good - maybe if they have to suffer like the rest of us they'll finally get off their backsides and begin arresting the individuals that are managing this controlled demolition of our country, instead of protecting them against the people who pay their wages.

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