BOEING LONG BEACH BUILDINGS 58 & 59
LONG BEACH, CA 90807
CONTRACT VALUE: $1,175,919
C L I E N T
The Boeing Company
R E F E R E N C E
The Boeing Long Beach Buildings 58 and 59 Removal Effort project consisted of 104,000 square feet of two Former Paint Hanger buildings, one of them being over 80 feet tall. AMPCO was contracted to complete the abatement, structural, and site clear demolition. The abatement scope included asbestos, lead, and other hazardous metals. Asbestos-containing materials included floor tile and mastic and pipe insulation. Lead-containing materials included paint and ceramic tile. Other hazardous metals included solidified paint coatings.
The demolition scope included the complete structural and site clear demolition of the 3.3-acre job site. All buildings’ structures, basements, slabs, footings, substructure vaults, and underground utilities were removed. Concrete debris was crushed onsite and re-used in the backfill of the void created from removing the broad and deep substructure vaults.
The abatement of the hazardous metals solidified paint coatings was a challenge. These structures were large paint booth hangars for Boeing planes. Therefore, they had airplane-shaped and sized substructure vaults. These were the “downdraft” ventilation system that drew air through grates in the floor and into these subfloor vaults. Due to this material’s hardness and thickness, AMPCO used an ice-blasting method to remove it.