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 the keys to a successful and effective demolition project. Here, we'll break down four essentials that every project needs.
This should be first on every contractor's list. Keeping employees and residents in the surrounding community safe is the primary objective of any operation. Because of the nature of demolition, there are many opportunities for risk and injury, which is why it's vital that proper planning takes place, and proper procedures are in place when work begins. Through planning and surveys, risks like hazardous materials or unstable structures can be identified and a strategy can be created for dealing with them. This way, you're also aware of the proper safety equipment that personnel will need and whether any additional training is necessary. Safety should be a focus of the entire organization from the top down, but communication makes any safety protocols more effective. Employees should be able to voice concerns and give feedback about the guidelines in place in order to improve them and make them more effective.
When talking about timeline and scheduling, the first thing most of us think is how fast can this project be completed. That's certainly a concern for building owners and working with experienced demolition contractors makes processes more efficient, which expedites the timeline. For the contractor, effective scheduling and timeline planning is what makes the project more efficient. Specific phases of a project need to happen in order, but some can occur concurrently. Being able to ensure that the right personnel and equipment are on site when they're needed helps to eliminate down time and ensure that deadlines are met. Experienced contractors will also be able to foresee potential obstacles and minimize their effect on the project, or will be able to quickly recover from unforeseen circumstances.
With a plan in place, and the proper personnel and equipment ready to work, all that's left is to execute each phase of the demolition. When the first two steps are done correctly, execution becomes much simpler. Still, it's important that workers pay attention to details and follow the proper procedures. When mistakes happen, other work must be delayed, injuries can occur, and money is lost. It's one thing to lay out a plan that will enable an efficient project to take place, but another to oversee the project and see that each moving piece is handled correctly.Before your next demolition project, contact us at Demolition Technologies at 918-379-0966.