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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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4 Tips To Recover Resources And Get Cash When Doing Industrial Demolition

by Mike Brewer

The cost of demolition when you have industrial structures that need to be removed or remodeled can be expensive. Therefore, you want to do whatever you can to reduce costs, such as resource recovering and reusing architecture whenever possible. The following tips will help with the resource recovery to put more cash in your business when doing industrial demolition projects:

1. Planning a Controlled Demolition to Save Important Components of Architecture

It is important to plan the industrial demolition you need to have done. During the planning stage, you will also want to consider saving parts of architecture if it is a redevelopment project. Precision demolition can be used to leave the shell of buildings and other materials untouched to be reused during the new construction of the redevelopment project.

2. Removing Materials and Reselling Them as Reclaimed Building Materials to Reuse

Today, one of the popular trends in new construction is to use reclaimed materials for an authentic, aged look. Where do all these reclaimed construction materials come from? They come from industrial demolition. When you are doing the demolition, look for materials like old wood planks and iron railings and other materials that are more valuable if you resell them to be reused in new construction.

3. Recycling Metal Building Materials to Recover Resources and Reduce Demolition Costs

When doing demolition of industrial buildings, there is going to be a lot of metal materials. These materials should be separated and classified into piles of steel, copper, aluminum, and cast iron. Recycle these materials to cover expenses when doing industrial demolition. Talk with the contractor about the cost of removing these materials and consider doing work and recycling more valuable materials in-house.

4. Restoring, Reusing, and Reselling Antique Industrial Equipment Rather Than Removing It

Before the renovations can be done, there may also be industrial equipment that needs to be removed. It can be costly to break down and remove the old industrial equipment. Instead, you may want to restore and repair equipment, which can sometimes be reused or sold to get more funds to cover the costs of demolition.

These are some tips to help with resource recovery and recycling to reduce the costs of demolition. If you have a property with buildings that you need help with, contact an industrial demolition service and talk to them about recycling and other solutions to reduce the costs and save on your project.