Selective Architectural Demolition

Special care must be taken to minimize the impact, both on areas of the structure that are designated for reuse or repurposing, and on the rest of the facility.

Selective Architectural Demolition

During selective architectural demolition, special care and planning take place to allow for the separation of building materials for sorting. This approach maximizes efficiency by reducing waste, and also allows for selected components and materials to be repurposed in the reconstruction phase.

The crucial factor in determining whether selective architectural demolition is suitable is in identifying and quantifying the amount of materials that can be repurposed or recycled. This is where the experience of a highly-qualified team is imperative.

Our Capabilities

Selective demolition can take place on projects of any size. Special care must be taken to minimize the impact, both on areas of the structure that are designated for reuse or repurposing, and on the rest of the facility, to ensure that existing tenants are able to go about their daily operations undisturbed.

In many situations, a space designated for selective architectural demolition is still a ‘live’ functional building. This means the major mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems must be ‘cut and capped.’ As an example, a plumber will need to cap open pipes, an electrician will cut off power to the area, and the HVAC system will need to be shut down to the area.

Once the area is prepped, the real labor of selective architectural demolition begins. Demolished materials are sorted and designated for their ability to be sold, recycled, or reused in the reconstruction phase.