Construction of new or renovation of existing schools and facilities frequently involves demolition of existing structures. ECS inspects structures to be demolished and files a National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) notice with the Department of Health and the Building Department in preparation for demolition. The General Contractor (GC) or the Construction Manager (CM) and/or its' licensed subcontractor(s) are responsible for reading and following the Demolition Checklist.
An essential part of the demolition process is to eliminate dust generated during the crushing of the structures.
Water sprayed from a fire hose thoroughly wets the debris to prevent visible emissions.
Every effort is made to recycle materials from a demolition.
Ferrous and non-ferrous metal is sorted and recycled.
Concrete is crushed to be reused as foundation beneath parking lots.