Oregon Cement Consumption Will Grow in 2018 & 2019

Oregon Cement Production

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Cement is the world’s most important building material, making it one of the most consumed commodities in the world. With new construction on the rise globally, the demand for the construction aggregate is expected to grow to 51.7 billion tons in 2019, which reflects an annual growth of about 5 percent. The Portland Cement Association expects U.S. consumption to grow by 3.5 percent in 2018 based on the projected impacts of federal U.S. policies, such as tax reform and infrastructure policies that affect how long it takes new construction projects to begin. As construction booms, Oregon demolition contractors are preparing to get rid of the old to make room for the new. Continue reading

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How is Oregon’s Concrete Industry Helping Economic Growth?

Oregon Concrete Industry

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Concrete is one of the most common building materials used in the world. It’s also the most significant source of demolition waste. In Oregon, the concrete industry is booming, helping to sustain the state’s economy and growth. After a building or structure reaches the end of its life, the role of concrete does not end. Instead, Oregon demolition services use specialized equipment to crush and recycle the durable material, yielding a significant return on investment for clients. Continue reading

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Identifying Asbestos Containing Materials in Demolition

Oregon Demolition and Asbestos Removal

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A naturally occurring group of silicate minerals, asbestos became a popular building material at the beginning of the 19th century because of its desirable physical properties. It was affordable, had decent tensile strength, absorbed noise, and resisted heat, fire and electricity. It seemed like a builder’s dream come true. Prior to the 1980s, contractors often used asbestos to insulate buildings, give them fire protection, and for a variety of applications.

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Can Oregon Demolition Pros Help Bridge the Gap in America’s Bridges?

In March 2017, the I-85 Bridge in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia, collapsed following a massive fire. Since then, crews have worked around the clock to safely remove the damaged portions of the bridge and rebuild the 350-foot stretch of damage. Washington state commuters experienced similar headaches in 2013 when a truck struck a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on I-5, causing structural failure.

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When is Selective Demolition the Right Choice?

Oregon Selective Demolition

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Tearing down a building is not always the most ideal or cost-effective solution. When this is the case, selective demolition might offer the best results while protecting the structure’s integrity and minimizing the impact to ongoing operations. When you want to make changes to a building or add an extension, Oregon demolition contractors will help you evaluate the options that meet your needs the best. Continue reading

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How to Crush Concrete in Industrial Demolition

Oregon Demolition Concrete Crushing

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One of the greatest assets on a demolition site is also one that may seem simple to ignore—concrete. After concrete serves its purpose, it has the potential to offset the costs of a project when reused or sold for recycling. Rather than send concrete from old buildings to landfills, forward-thinking Oregon demolition contractors crush it in to useful gravel or into an aggregate that you can use to make new concrete. As construction materials are increasingly evaluated by their ecological characteristics, recycled concrete continues to gain importance in the industry. Continue reading

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2017 Trends in Scrap Wood-to-Fuel Markets

Oregon Demolition Scrap Wood Trends

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Scrap wood is part of a small but growing biomass industry that experienced challenges in the last few years. Impacting the recycling efforts of demolition contractors was the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rule, whose purpose is to control emissions from industrial boilers and other sources. Some scientists argue that using recycled wood waste for fuel is a much greener option than coal. While some feared that closing waste-to-energy outlets for scrap wood and other discarded materials would have unintended negative consequences, alternative fuel providers and recyclers feel optimistic about the biomass fuel industry’s growth as energy price increase in 2017. Continue reading

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Oregon’s 2017 Residential Demolition Trends

Oregon's 2017 Demolition Trends

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In the past few years, Oregon has experienced unprecedented development that is expected to continue on an upward curve. As the demand for real estate increases, builders are looking to replace older homes and housing developments with modern buildings that increase residential densities. To make room for the new construction, homeowners and contractors turn to green Oregon demolition contractors to ensure the safety of neighborhoods and minimize their ecological footprint. Continue reading

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Oregon Demolition Pros Talk Scrap Metal Recycling Benefits

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The metal we use today has usually been recycled at least once before. We can thank the scrap metal industry for making this possible. Here’s a look at why scrap metal matters to you, and how demolition contractors are involved in the recycling of building materials and ensuring scrap metal is useful.

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Portland, Oregon Demolition & New Construction Go Hand-in-Hand

OregonDemolitionNewsSigns of Portland’s growth abound. Maybe you’ve noticed more traffic delays due to construction. Or perhaps it’s harder to find parking at your office or home. As an Oregon demolition contractor, we track the changing urban landscape. Across the city, structures are being dismantled to make way for new development. Here we examine the city’s building boom, including factors fueling building development, the role of demolition, and how cutting-edge demolition processes can make the deconstruction process more eco-friendly. Continue reading

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