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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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It has recently celebrated its 70th birthday and boasts over 170 of the UK's leading demolition contractors carrying out around 90% of the UK's contracts.
Mayor Bill Purcell thanked the demolition industry for the professional manner in which it demolished the city's former waste-to-energy plant earlier this decade, recycling nearly 98 percent of the resulting materials.
Michaels said the demolition area appeared to be about 100 yards away from the school's main buildings and quite a distance from the play area.
He urged demolition contractors to stay in touch with federal, state and local brownfield opportunities and not to be discouraged by what have been some very slow timetables in the early stages of brownfields redevelopment.
The New Year brings more than resolutions and a new calendar--it brings a chance for construction and demolition recyclers to gather together for the annual meeting of the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) at the C&D World Exhibition & Conference.
The book is believed to be the first such scholarly textbook on the topic of demolition in the world and is intended for both university students and as a resource for anyone involved in the construction industry.
The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.
Notice has formally been served on residents by Newcastle City Council for the demolition of 14-21 Spencer Court, which was fatally weakened by heavy storms at the end of September.
Coordinate decommissioning of all structures prior to demolition with the demolition
Prior to the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 (DRA), demolition costs were required to be capitalized only if a building was acquired or leased with the intent to demolish the structure.
In four years, the Detroit Demolition has earned a record of 45-1.
A detailed analysis shows that the provisional demolition programmes proposed by all ten of the new community landlords are practicable.