Industrial & Commercial Demolition Recycling Continues to Evolve

Since the 1990’s it has become increasingly common for industrial demolition contractors to recycle as much of the waste created during the demolition. This has led to lucrative opportunities for owners and contractors and created a new industry in demolition recycling.

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The 5 Tallest Commercial Buildings Ever Demolished

NYC-skylineWhat are the tallest buildings ever demolished? We will answer this question in today’s article and learn more about these massive structures. Many were removed to make room for larger buildings, future developments, or because they were unstable. 

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Wearable Technology & Worker Safety in Industrial Demolition

construction-workersThe future is now in the world of industrial demolition. New wearable technologies are being employed by Oregon demolition contractors to ensure worker safety. These technologies are exciting developments that are helping create a safer environment. They are especially useful during the often dangerous processes of scrap metal recycling and concrete removal and recycling.

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COVID-19 & Industrial Demolition & Construction Safety Resources

construction-workerAlong with the rest of the world, the construction and industrial demolition industries have changed dramatically since the outbreak of COVID-19. Many commercial demolition contractors like Elder Demolition have had to adapt to the changing environment in order to protect their workers. We will explore the state of the industry in this article and give resources and steps to ensure that your workers are safe. Continue reading

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Commercial Demolition Companies Contribute to Urban Revitalization

dog-on-neighborhood-streetAs Portland, Oregon, and other urban centers continue to renew neighborhoods, commercial demolition companies in Oregon are doing their part in creating new and beautiful spaces for its citizens. Portland is committed to renewing the city to make it one of America’s most livable cities by improving new parks, streetscapes, and community centers.  Continue reading

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5 Industrial Demolition Trends in 2020

graph-on-paper-with-penThe Oregon demolition and construction industry will grow in 2020 as the value of construction rises. According to a market research report, “the amount of construction spending for single-family housing… directly drives demand for demolitions,” and demolition contractors “are often hired to dismantle old bridges and other large-scale structures in preparation for the installation of new infrastructure.”  Continue reading

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Industrial Demolition Contractors Make Space for Developers in 2020

industrial-demolition-in-portland2019 was another big year for Oregon demolition contractors, with nearly 2.7 million square feet of industrial buildings completed or under construction in the year. The new year is shaping to be just as productive for construction and demolition companies, with an additional 3.9 million square feet in various stages of planning indicating continuing growth in the new year

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How Could OSHA’s Drone Authorization Affect Oregon Contractors?

OSHA has recently authorized the use of camera-equipped drones to assist in their inspections of industrial demolition sites. The drone inspection program at OSHA is still small, with only two drones in operation. Nevertheless, the Associated General Contractors of America is monitoring its expansion

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5 Winter Demolition Safety Tips for Oregon Contractors

city street with snow at nightCold weather is coming, and demolition companies in Portland need to be ready to face the hazards that winter brings. Freezing conditions require special preparations and adaptations to anticipate potentially costly and dangerous stoppages at work. OSHA does not have specific winter regulations, but its demolition safety tips should be carefully adhered to, especially during the winter. Continue reading

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3 Ways Offsite Construction Affects Portland’s C&D Industry

construction site workersOffsite construction, while being around for many decades, has begun to see a surge in popularity among construction and demolition companies in Portland. More and more sectors of the construction and demolition industry are using offsite construction to deliver quicker, less expensive results, and to help deal with the labor shortage that pervades the industry.

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