Selective Demolition

Demolition encompasses the complete tearing-down or razing of buildings and other structures. Selective demolition, often the prescribed course of action by the client, is the removal of the certain contents of the building while carefully preserving valuable elements of the building or structure for re-use.  Selective demolition often includes the removal of interior walls, false ceilings, floor coverings, HVAC equipment, plumbing, and electrical utilities. Prior to the removal of these items, the asbestos contaminated materials and miscellaneous universal waste and hazardous waste items in the building are removed by Ohio Technical Services, Inc. and disposed. Further, utility service lines are identified and often disconnected.

Preparing a building or structure for re-use by the owner may also include the work necessary to remove wall coverings so as to expose structural columns; the disconnection of utility services to the building; the removal of roofing materials; and the removal of aviary and rodent waste.

Prior to the completion of all activities associated with selective demolition, OTS obtains all the necessary permits and licenses from the applicable local, state and federal agencies. These permits and licenses are often prominently displayed on the project site prior to, during, and after selective demolition activities.


Project Management

One important aspect to the successful completion of selective demolition is the oversight of the project by the Project Manager. Project management is the discipline of organizing and managing resources in such a way that these resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, time, and cost constraints.

OTS has personnel on staff that are highly skilled project managers, and uses industry-standard tools to establish schedules for both single event and multi-event projects.

Challenges faced by project managers include: that a project is delivered within the defined constraints; and, that the allocation and integration of the inputs needed to meet those pre-defined objectives are optimized. Most often, the project is a carefully selected set of events chosen to use available resources (time, funding, labor, materials, energy, and communication devices), to meet the pre-defined objectives.