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What Are the 5 R’s of Waste Management?

March 25, 2022

Waste management is a field that has a language of its own. The people who own and operate facilities that manage waste are very serious about the work that they do. They have even developed a shorthand way of looking at their line of work. They call these "The 5 R’s of waste management," and they are important to any professional waste management company. Here is a quick summary of what those five R’s are:  Refuse Reduce Reuse Repurpose  Recycle Each of these terms ought to be used in order from the top (refuse) to the bottom (recycle) to reduce waste. Waste management... View Article

The Various Demolition Methods for Buildings and Structures

March 11, 2022

Whenever a building is slated to be demolished, the contractors handling the demolition project must choose the proper method of demolition to ensure it occurs as safely as possible. The average person might not realize there are, in fact, a number of different demolition methods or that the demolition process is far more complex than just knocking or tearing down buildings, but a failure to select the proper method for the job could result in catastrophic accidents at a demolition site. What are the types of demolition methods that could be used at a given demo site? Here’s a quick... View Article

What Happens to Building Materials During Demolition?

February 25, 2022

There are not many different reasons why buildings may need to get demolished. Either they are outdated, in poor condition or simply in the way of new development. In a world in which all industries are growing increasingly focused on sustainability and finding more environmentally conscious ways of doing business, it is natural to wonder what happens to building materials after demolition. The demolition process could create a significant amount of waste, but there are increasingly new opportunities to reuse some of the building materials that might otherwise be discarded after demolition. Here’s a quick look at what happens to... View Article

How Do I Prepare for an Excavation Contractor?

February 7, 2022

The first step in the process of developing a piece of land is preparing for an excavation. You might think this is a relatively simple process, but it’s more involved than it may first appear. In fact, you may want to invest in having a professional handle this work. Here are the basics of excavation site preparation. Basics of excavation This is the process of moving earth, rock and other materials by using tools, equipment or explosives. Excavation involves things like tunneling, trenching and earthwork. It’s primarily used for construction, though it has other applications in mining, exploration and environmental... View Article

What Is Explosive Demolition or Implosion?

January 24, 2022

Demolition of a building is a surprisingly complex aspect of construction work. Dismantling a building via planned or controlled methods is considered demolition. More than just using a wrecking ball, demolition involves highly-trained experts. Demolition implosion is one method many contractors use on larger projects. Read on to find out more about this process. Implosion Sometimes referred to as explosive demolition, this is easily the most dramatic way to demolish a structure and is often used for very large buildings. This involves utilizing explosives to clear a building’s primary vertical supports, which leads to the building collapsing in on itself.... View Article