Portfolio Category: Façade Removal or Retention

Immanuel Chapel

Careful hand demolition fire-damaged historical chapel at Virginia Theological Seminary.  The work included engineering and re-shoring portions of the existing structure to allow dismantling, cataloguing, and salvage of brick archways and memorial stones, as well as salvage, cataloguing, and packaging of historic artifacts and antique wood and masonry framework for re-use as part of the Memorial Garden.  Extensive coordination between owner, architect, structural engineers, and shoring dismantling was required on a daily basis....

Health and Human Services Headquarters – Parklawn Building

Largest selective demolition project in the history of Montgomery County, MD.  Project involves almost 2,000,000 square feet, including extensive structural demolition, complete façade removal, and complete interior gut-out, including hazardous material abatement throughout building.  Multi-phased project in an occupied government headquarters building....

Square 77 Renovation

Structural demolition of three 8-story historic brick dormitory buildings directly adjacent to occupied housing, student union, and cultural activities center while retaining original street-side facades.  Controlled demolition of upper floors and separation from façade-retention areas was performed using Brokk robotic demolition tools prior to access with extended- reach excavator(s).  Work included shoring and bracing of existing structures to control demolition activities, asbestos abatement, and extensive traffic-control and flagging/safety operations to allow activities to proceed without endangering heavy student and faculty/facility traffic....

Marketplace at Fell’s Point

Structural demolition of two city blocks of historic brick and stone row-houses, shops, and retail spaces while retaining original street-side facades.  Work included shoring and bracing of existing structures to control demolition activities, asbestos abatement, and detailed work adjacent to occupied structures and functioning establishments....