A Quick History of Asbestos

Oct 31, 2018
While asbestos removal is a hazardous and frequently expensive task, there was a time when asbestos was not only considered a commonplace building material......Read More

Managing Risk at on the Job Site

Mar 20, 2017
It doesn’t take an industry expert to tell you demolition is risky business. There’s heavy equipment smashing and crushing, big trucks coming in and out, and things that go boom from time to time. All...Read More

How Implosion Works

Mar 13, 2017
Although implosions only make up less than 1% of all demolition work, it’s still worth talking about. Primarily because implosions are just plain cool and fun to watch. While these building implosions...Read More

5 Keys to Job Site Safety

Mar 06, 2017
Any demo job will inherently involve large objects falling over, heavy equipment breaking things, or large explosions. With all this commotion, safety must be the first thought, not an afterthought. C...Read More

What Can Be Recycled After Demolition?

Feb 27, 2017
One of the biggest focuses of the demolition industry is recycling. We’re constantly looking for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of demolition and construction. Not only is this good for t...Read More

How Demolition Benefits You

Feb 20, 2017
 The benefits of the demolition industry are enjoyed by people all around the world, every single day. Most aren’t aware of how demolition benefits them and take this industry for granted, bu...Read More

Brownfield Demolition

Feb 13, 2017
What is a Brownfield?A brownfield is a piece of land that has, or is suspected to have, contaminated soil that would prevent redevelopment without remediation. The contamination typically comes fr...Read More

Doing Demolition in a Building with Asbestos

Feb 06, 2017
Back before we knew better, asbestos was used for all kinds of insulation in buildings and homes. Thankfully, we’ve learned from our mistakes and asbestos isn’t widely used anymore. However, there are...Read More

Is the Demolition Industry Regulated?

Feb 03, 2017
The answer to that question is positively and unequivocally YES! The demolition industry is actually one of the most regulated industries in the construction field. Between permits, hazardous material...Read More

Demolition vs Deconstruction

Jan 23, 2017
Deconstruction and demolition might sound like the same thing and bring a similar result, but these two words actually imply two completely different processes. The practical application of these two...Read More

How to Prepare for OSHA’s New Silica Rule

Jan 13, 2017
Last year OSHA made a final ruling regarding permissible exposure limits (PELs) for respirable crystalline silica. This ruling will have a large impact on the construction and demolition community as...Read More

Why Demolition Needs To Be Done Right

Jan 06, 2017
Like most things in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do demolition. When you do it right, it’s safe, sustainable, and starts the project off on the right foot. When done incorrectly it can...Read More

A Closer Look At Recycled Concrete Aggregate

Dec 21, 2016
We've thoroughly discussed recycled concrete aggregate in this space previously, but you might not be familiar with the material itself. The Concrete Construction blog published a great article expl...Read More

The True State of Debris Diversion in C&D

Sep 23, 2016
In 2015, a University of Florida professor, Timothy Townsend, put together a white paper to capture the current state of construction and demolition waste, and how much of that waste was successfull...Read More

Myths and Misconceptions About Demolition

Sep 09, 2016
Those outside of the demolition industry typically have some misconceptions about what demolition is all about. It may seem simple to demolish a building, but there’s a lot more that goes into a suc...Read More

3 Alternative Concrete Demolition Methods

Aug 26, 2016
Concrete is one of the most common materials a demolition contractor deals with. Most structures and job sites are filled with concrete, but properly demolishing it requires more than a one size fit...Read More

Demolition Recycling Adds Value to Projects

Jul 29, 2016
Recycling and salvage in demolition is a valuable and worthwhile exercise. It can help to trim expenses for both the demolition contractor, and the building owner. But, there needs to be a plan in p...Read More

5 Common Steps in Demolition Implosions

Jul 07, 2016
Implosions and the use of explosives makes up a very small piece of the demolition industry. While blowing up buildings is one of the first things those outside the industry think of when they hear...Read More

Uses For Recycled Concrete In Your Yard

May 05, 2016
On each of our demolition projects, our team prioritizes salvaging and recycling materials. Concrete is one material often found in structures being demolished, and is also one with a great market f...Read More

Three Phases Critical To Deconstruction

Apr 22, 2016
The old visual of a building being torn down with a wrecking ball, or an implosion, is rarely the case these days. These destructive methods don't adequately allow for the salvage of recyclable and re...Read More

3 Ways Demolition Protects The Environment

Mar 02, 2016
Demolition likely isn't the first thing you think of when you think about green initiatives and positive environmental impact. However, demolition, when planned correctly and executed by professiona...Read More

3 Common Issues Related To On-Site Pollution

Jan 14, 2016
A dedication to environmental stewardship and responsibility in demolition projects means that materials are responsibly handled, stored, transported and disposed of, and that a site is left in bett...Read More

The Keys To A Successful Demolition Project

Dec 18, 2015
At Demolition Technologies, we've earned extensive experience in the demolition industry through numerous projects in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. This experience has taught us th...Read More

Facts You May Not Know About Demolition

Nov 13, 2015
While most people believe they have a good idea of what the demolition industry entails, the truth is there are many misconceptions about it. When you work in demolition every day like we do at Demo...Read More

The Details Behind PPEs and Site Assessments

Oct 16, 2015
Personal protective equipment (PPE) refers to equipment intended to protect an employee's eyes, face, head, or extremities and also refers to protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective...Read More

3 Options For End of Life Concrete

Aug 21, 2015
When concrete reaches the end of its life, whether as part of a highway, sidewalk, driveway or structure, there are three primary options for what to do with it. The Federal Highway Administration r...Read More

The Primary Benefits of Reusing Materials

Aug 10, 2015
Our dedication to recycling materials like concrete, masonry and asphalt is well-documented. Recycling in demolition has become a growing trend, which we're proud to be a part of. Reuse gets less re...Read More

4 Myths About Demolition Recycling

Jul 31, 2015
Recycling of materials and debris from demolition jobs has grown in popularity and prevalence over the past decade. Now, materials that would have previously taken up space in a landfill are being r...Read More

Safety Basics For Demolition Projects

Jul 23, 2015
The nature of demolition projects introduces the potential for danger for both the crew involved and the surrounding community. Thanks to policies, procedures, training and equipment in place, train...Read More

3 Common Methods of Demolition

Jul 17, 2015
From an outsider's perspective, demolition is all gathered crowds and big implosions. In reality, most demolition projects are done with much less fanfare and there are many ways to bring down a bui...Read More

The Benefits Of Excavators in Demolition

Jun 22, 2015
When you ask an outsider about demolition, the first two pieces of equipment that like come to mind are a wrecking ball and explosives. While those can be useful in some projects, the majority of ou...Read More

Uses of Recycled Concrete Aggregate

Jun 07, 2015
A typical demolition job will result in quite a bit of concrete. This salvaged concrete can then be crushed, recycled and reused in other projects. In the US alone, about 140-million tons of concret...Read More

The EPA's Ruling On Coal Ash Recyling

May 29, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency began examining the act of recycling coal combustion byproducts and their affect on local water supplies in 2014. Recently, they officially announced that coal as...Read More

The Developing PCBs Issue In Demolition

Apr 24, 2015
PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyl, is not a new substance. It’s been used in a variety of materials like electronics, paint, coatings, adhesives and flame-retardants for decades. Since the 1970s, the...Read More