GM Guide Manufacturing Facility Demolition

GM Guide Manufacturing Facility

Demolition, Environmental  Decommissioning & Restoration

Work Performed: demolition, environmental decommissioning, asbestos abatement, restoration, brownfield

Project Description

This project consisted of the purchase, environmental decommissioning and dismantling of the approximately 2,300,000 square feet of the existing GM manufacturing facility located in Anderson, Indiana including a two-story office complex, a five-story powerhouse and an 85 feet tall stacker building to 4’-0” below existing grade.

Project Details

Included in the scope of work was the removal and recycling of all exterior concrete and asphalt totaling over a 1,000,000 square feet of hard surfacing. North American Dismantling was responsible for developing a site specific construction storm water pollution prevention program the included the grading, topsoil and seeding of the 91 acres effected by the demolition.

The building demolition consisted of:Removal of 2,300,000 SF of buildings including substructures to 4’-0” below grade:

  • Processing of 120,000 cubic yards of demolition hard fill to 21AA specifications;
  • Processing over 40,000 Tons of Ferrous Material;
  • Processing over 1,500,000 lbs of Non-Ferrous;
  • Major sales of usable process and electrical equipment.
Bayer New Martinsville Plant Demolition

Bayer New Martinsville Plant 

MDI Units/Buildings Demolition, Restoration & Recycling

Work Performed: selective demolition, dismantling, restoration

Project Description

This project consisted of the purchase and dismantling of approximately (42) Units/Buildings spread across a 200 acre site. All environmental cleaning and remediation was performed by the Owner prior to North American Dismantling performing any work.

Project Details

North American Dismantling surgically removed specified buildings/units at the Bayer New Martinsville Plant while working in close proximity of other Major Chemical Units that were to REMAIN. Prior to North American Dismantling mobilizing onsite an extensive F.B.I. background check for every employee and Subcontractor employee were completed per the Bayer Corporation requirements. Among the demolished units were the Reformer, HCL, MDA I, MDA II, MR I and MR II units. These specific units were labeled as chemical and physical hazards on the project and North American Dismantling obtained the proper awareness training and necessary PPE required for working in all areas.

The buildings/units consisted of various process equipment, piping, platforms, and vessels. Included in the scope of work were the removal and recycling of all exterior concrete and asphalt associated with the specific building/unit totaling over 200,000 square feet of hard surfacing. In addition to the original contract, North American Dismantling completed the removal of the Polycarbonate Building which consisted of a 4-story steel structure with block walls and concrete floors. This particular structure was approximately 75,000 square feet and approximately 65’0” in height. This building was adjacent to a structure which was to REMAIN and to be protected during the demolition operations.

North American Dismantling was responsible for crushing all non-hazardous concrete, mortar, bricks, and brick concrete and used the material to backfill the affected areas to the original pre-demolition elevations. At the completion of the work, North American Dismantling graded and covered all affected areas with a 3” thick layer of limestone throughout the entire site to complete the project.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport Demolition

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Existing Terminals

Work Performed: design/build, demolition, new construction

Project Description

North American Dismantling was contracted by Northwest Airlines as General Contractor to design, demolish and build structures known as Concourses C, D, E, F, and G at Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.The design phase of the project consisted of pre-design, concept design, schematic design, 30% Design Development, 75% Design Development, 100% Design Development, shop drawings and as-builts. These design drawings included all demolition areas, architectural systems, structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, security systems, all systems to remain active, a safety phasing plan to be submitted to the FAA, and all new construction located at interface of facilities to remain.

Prior to the start of the project North American Dismantling constructed a Jersey Barrier Wall around the perimeter of Concourse D, E, F, and G and a separate wall around Concourse C. The Barrier Wall was approx. 4’-0” in height, every 20’-0” flashing yellow lights, stripping on taxiway side. The taxiway side of the Barrier Wall was 75 ft to 130 ft from the center of the taxiway and 50 ft from the edge of the structures to be demolished. Aircraft would come within 10 feet or closer to the Barrier wall on a daily basis.

Concourse C consisted of approximately 55,200 sq.ft. It was a one story raised steel structure set on concrete columns 20 ft high and approx. 700 ft long, 80 ft wide and 20 ft high. The separation of Concourse C from the existing terminal was conducted on an expansion joint west of Gate 12. It was located in an active area where planes were loading and unloading passengers continuously. Dust control measures were applied using fire hoses and man lifts.

Concourse D was a concrete structure including a concrete roof approx. 36,400 sq.ft set in footprint consisting of two floors totaling 72,800 sq.ft. It was approx. 40 ft long, 80ft wide and 40ft high. The first floor was set over a existing tunnel are approx. 310’x25’x14’ and a concrete wall was installed in the tunnel at the separation point prior to the opening of the tunnel. The separation point from the existing terminal was at Column line 5 to maintain functioning mechanical rooms and egress.