EASIKIT Building Demolition Project
Written by InterQuip USA LLC on November 30, 2017
SOUTH CAROLINA – Following a long hard battle to gain approval for redevelopment, the 14-story historic Sgt. Jasper building in Downtown Charleston was demolished in 2017.
After standing on the sidelines of public debate for 3 years, local Demolition and Environmental Company (DECO), was contracted for the demolition phase of the project. DECO’s project manager Jamie Flaugher was looking for a way to accelerate the project timeline – that’s when he found InterQuip.
Flaugher discussed the project in detail with InterQuip’s conveyor specialist, Jason Davies. After the call, Davies got to work drafting this material management solution for the project:
DECO liked Davies’ proposal and engaged InterQuip to install two 29′ long EASKIT model EK600 modular conveyors.
This 159′ tall building was taken down in two stages. The top five floors were demolished by hand to bring the building height down to a safe height that could be reached by a large excavator. The demolition material from the top five floors was dropped down the elevator shaft to where an excavator loaded it onto EASIKIT modular conveyors, provided by InterQuip. The conveyors took material from the center of the building and disposed it directly into the back of a dump truck.
Without EASIKIT modular conveyors on this project, extensive time and labor would have been required to move tiny loads of demo material in wheelbarrows to a roll-off dumpster. An operation that would have required a 12-person team, was performed by 1 to 2 people at a time.
“We (couldn’t) wait to get this started,” said Flaugher. “This [seriously saved] the back-breaking labor.”
EASIKIT modular conveyors were on-site for 4 months assisting DECO’s demolition crew.
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