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Demolish Various Buildings and Provide Site Improvements:

The Challenge:

Manage the complete removal of the existing structures and installation of a new drainage plan.  The removal of the structures included the demolition of the New York State Grandstands, removal of 11 buildings, original site track (removing retaining walls and associated fencing), and removal of above ground and below ground utilities. 

The utilities included existing sanitary lines, storm water piping, water mains, gas lines, electrical lines and duct banks, HVAC systems, and any other system associated with the structures schedule to remove. 

In addition we were contracted to abate any known or discovered hazardous materials associated with our scope of work.  All work was expected to be completed on or before May 9th 2016 (9 total weeks) while tracking the entire project on a Cost Base™ premises, not to exceed 5 Million dollars.

The solution:

For the demolition of the grandstands Total Wrecking & Environmental used the implosion method and a fleet of specialized equipment to perform all demolition operations. 

For abatement, removal of utilities, and demolition of structures we self-performed the work in association with the Local Unions.  Each division of the local unions help perform the work as we managed and directed the crews.

Total Wrecking as a company brought its aggressive work history to complete the task in required time along with its ability to work multiple areas as once.  As the work required 5 Million dollars of work to be performed in a 9 week period, the project required a dedicated team that was able to step up to the challenge.  .

Unprecedented design changes were presented daily which required Total Wrecking to continually adapt its work structure to maximize its efficiencies in the most appropriate manner.  Our ability to track changes and help the customer perform the work in the most efficient and effect manner really excelled during the continual design changes.  Cost innovated methods were consistently implemented and redefined ensuring we maintained the client’s needs and wishes.

The results:

As a result of our hard work and dedication we were able to complete our scope of work in the 9 weeks while maintaining a profitable outcome for both Total Wrecking and the client.  The site was turned over to the next contractor in a format in which they were able to begin immediately on their phase of work. 

The project was a successful venture for all parties involved; the quantifiable result is the removal of buildings, existing utilities,  and the successful implosion of the grand stand in a shortened window. All the while installing a new and active storm water system (retainage pond with canal and associated storm water piping).

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Total Wrecking & Environmental was instrumental in accomplishing all of the coordination and performance of the work necessary to have a safe and successful project. Total Wrecking performed the work flawlessly, in a timely manner and within the budget the City established for this project. The City of Mansfield, Ohio looks forward to working with your firm again on future demolition and environmental projects as they arise. Tim Bowersock

Director of Economic Development - Mansfield, Ohio

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