Demolition Companies Help Grow U.S. Recycling Economy

A high-reach excavator with a claw attachment removes concrete and other recyclable materials from an industrial demolition site.The demolition industry has experienced significant growth in recent years. The sector has seen a 3.7% annual expansion over the past half-decade. How big is the demolition industry today? It enjoyed $7.5 billion in revenue in 2022, making it the 36th largest construction industry in the country.

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Benefits of Concrete Demolition and Removal for Commercial Real Estate

The inside of a concrete parking structure.Commercial redevelopment focuses on repurposing property with present structures. These projects often involve removing existing facilities and infrastructure, so tasks like concrete demolition and removal are often an important step in the process.

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How Demolition Companies Support Oregon’s Brownfield Initiative

Old gas station in an empty, overgrown lot.In preparing a site for redevelopment, it’s common practice for a commercial demolition company to be brought in to clear any on-site buildings or structures for which there are no plans for future use. 

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How Can a Demolition Company Navigate COVID-19 Claims?

construction workers wearing face masksThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how all of us live and work as well as how companies conduct business. The demolition business in Oregon is no exception. Much more time, energy, and money is spent managing worker safety and disrupted project schedules. 

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7 FAQs About Commercial Demolition

Demolition tool on siteCommercial demolition is the process of demolishing commercial properties, such as offices, retail stores, hotels, and more. It’s a much more complex process than many people think, which is why it’s important to hire a reliable commercial demolition contractor to get the job done safely, effectively, and efficiently. 

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What is Mechanical Commercial Demolition?

High-reach excavator with claw attachment demolishing a building.Have questions about how mechanical demolition works? You’ve come to the right place. Elder Demolition has over 25 years of experience in expertly managing every step of a demolition project, from start to finish. 

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How to Create a Demolition Scrap Metal Asset Recovery Plan

Scrap metal from an industrial demolition project can be seen through a broken window.What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your industrial or commercial demolition project? Likely, you’re thinking of three things: the cost, the amount of waste it will produce, and how you’re going to get rid of that waste. 

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7 Tools Used in Concrete Demolition, Crushing & Recycling Efforts

A white concrete office building has dozens of small square windows.Every job requires the right tool. As a leading Oregon demolition contractor, Elder Demolition employs a wide range of tools, from hydraulic hammers to crushers. These tools are used to break down concrete debris into gravel that can then be recycled into more concrete. Recycling concrete and diverting it from landfills can help offset the costs of the project and potentially earn LEED points.

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Oregon Demolition Company Discusses Domicology: The Life Cycle of the Built Environment

Seven construction workers stand near a building site prior to its completion.Recently three professors at Michigan State University developed a method of studying the life cycle of a building. Termed “domicology” this discipline “examines the continuum from the planning, design and construction stages through to the end of use, abandonment and deconstruction or reuse of structures.” 

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5 Things to Know About Commercial Demolition Trenching & Excavation Safety

Close up of an orange excavator as it moves toward a pile of concrete for recycling.Workplace safety is the number one priority for Oregon demolition contractors. That’s why extra safety precautions and regular safety training form the cornerstone of Elder Demolition’s culture

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