As part of clearing land for new Clinic and Tenant facilities at its Jefferson Barracks complex, the VA arranged for the project to include demolition of an obsolete 6-story former hospital building and a nearby chapel/church structure. Both buildings were concrete and masonry structures.
Working as a subcontractor the general contractor Walsh II/Alberici Joint Venture, SWC completed the structural demolition utilizing a large concrete pulverizer attachment operated on a CAT385™ demolition-fitted excavator. Building foundation elements were broken up for removal utilizing hydraulic hammers.
The demolition sequence included completion of selective demolition to separate the buildings to be demolished from a common corridor system serving the complex.
In addition to the demolition, SWC’s project scope included asbestos abatement/regulated material management from the buildings, underground storage tank removal, and removal of section of the underground Ricwil™ asbestos-insulated steam piping.