Discussing Controlled Demolition in a High-Rise

Project supervisor Dave Southard of DS Woodworks explains why high-rise demolition is different from demolition work that takes place elsewhere. Also, Southard lays out his plan for progressive demolition and salvaging the material in stages.

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Project supervisor Dave Southard of DS Woodworks goes into detail about the difference between demolition in a high-rise and demolition in single-family home.

Southard outlines steps to minimize the disruption to other building inhabitants. He also devises a demolition plan, which includes grouping materials for removal in stages.

Gilson Novaes, a demolition expert, details the order of the demolition. The plan is to salvage some of the materials for reuse.