Warehouses in generally are prodigious constructions spread over a substantial area, since the primary purpose of warehouses are stocking and storage of goods. However, demolishing such colossal constructions require dexterous expertise and knowledge of handling such huge projects as well as meticulous efforts to bring down such an elephantine construction into dust with proper care, without damaging properties or life. Therefore, warehouse demolition is not an ordinary knock down. The particular challenges are to safeguard the emission of bulk amount dust pollutants from the demolition work as well recovery of reusable materials. However, the recovery is a main concern in most cases since, steel, wooden doors and window frames, iron beams etc. have high end resale value in the market, therefore losing to protect and recover those means losing hand on a big portion of recovery income.
Warehouse Demolition Management
According to industry standards, demolition work includes not only technical knowledge, but even expertise in management of demolition tools and machines. A demolition company must have proper authenticated certifications of Safety Management Systems as well as Environment Management systems. Moreover, checking on their ISO registration and certification calls for priority to ensure the company authenticity as well as expertise. Further, you need to look for other priority aspects of the demolition company before handing over a top-tier project like that of warehouse demolition.
- The contractor must possess definite and well-planned management system to safeguard the work quality, safety of workers, property, public, etc. as well as environmental aspect, and health by restricting excessive pollution while demolition is in progress.
- It is always preferable to check if the contractor company owns their private demolition machines and equipment, which will also offer you’re a vision of the financial strength and stability. Even if the company works with machines taken on lease which is quite common, you need to ensure that the company maintains proper maintenance and checking of the machines before setting forth for the project work.
- Check for their accreditations and membership with renowned constructional authorities, like for example Civil Contractors Federation, Work Place Clearance Group, Petroleum Industrial Contractors Association (PICA). A membership or accreditation from such authenticated groups elaborates the reputation as well as the reliability of the firm.
- Besides, you also need to ensure proper license for asbestos management and demolition operations.
Once you have already verified these quotients, you need to completely ensure about a few more aspects of the warehouse demolition contractor you choose.
License from State
Many states comply by the regulation of affirming the ability of a contractor to run demolition management business only under a decree of strict parameters, like tests, according to the years of experience etc. Therefore, contractors who possess direct state license must have passed through the strict norms of license approval and therefore possess reliable experience as well. Therefore, you can rely on such contractors. You can also check if the company has handled warehouse demolition projects earlier, details of the project to confirm their experience.
Warehouse which requires demolition are either in a collapsing state, or under the demand of new renovating construction. Whatsoever, a huge project like that of a warehouse is not built and demolished within a few years, rather it’s a matter of many years. Therefore, there remain high chances of the warehouse structure possessing substances which might have turned into toxic chemical over years or the presence of asbestos. The direct exposure of asbestos can lead to potential damage of lungs and threatening respiratory problems. This is the reason why many states require asbestos inspection to be completed and toxic chemical checks to be done before the warehouse demolition project is initiated.