Demolition, Abatement & Grading
LOS ANGELES STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA
DEC 2017 – JUN 2018
CONTRACT VALUE: $1,700,00
C L I E N T
Previously a 6-story structural concrete retail shopping establishment in the heart of Downtown, Los Angeles, CA. Consisted of 60,000 square feet of buildings and structures on heavily active Los Angeles Street. AMPCO was hired for demolition and hazardous abatement of the 6-story building including podium deck and basement. Job site was surrounded by active attached stores, high-end apartments and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Means and Methods:
We used our hi-reach excavator starting on the east side of the building moving west. We cut column to column-enabling us to control the debris to protect the active businesses and public. Dust control was a major concern for this job, and we used multiple sources such as turbines, fire hoses and aerial lifts to protect our employees from the environment, and employees and public from silica dust.
Site was located on a major street with high pedestrian traffic due to shopping stores below that remain open during the full duration of demolition. Located right behind the Los Angeles Police Department. Furthermore, increasing complications occurred due to the department store having attached walls. Traffic control was an issue as streets are highly congested from the wholesale district. The homeless made this job challenging since they would break in overnight on a daily basis and interrupt our workflow by stealing equipment and materials.