The corner stone to every successful demolition or refurbishment is a thorough strip out. Improving the efficiency for follow on contractors, reduces the debris field during demolition and improves site safety. All while improving the recycling rate for the project as materials are removed into the relevant waste stream.
Non-structural soft strip can lead to the identification of hidden risks before they cause harm. Removal of the non-structural elements can expose unforeseen contamination, asbestos containing materials or prior pre-weakening.
Once identified the methodology can be updated to reflect the hazard and suitable control measures can be put in place, with the discovery to rectification process often not leading to an adverse programme impact.