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Download PDF of Midtown Tunnel, Norfolk VA
Macsons was contracted to remove the suspended ceiling system, including all its materials and hardware for the Downtown~Midtown Tunnel, MLK Expressway Extension. Originally constructed in 1962, the Midtown Tunnel connects the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth Virginia, submerged under the Elizabeth River. 3,100 feet, or 5,700 individual ceiling panels, running 3/4 of a mile, was removed to make way for an extensive rehabilitation project. The tunnel was required to stay open during weekdays. All demolition work was completed during four consecutive weekends.
K-Mart to Walmart Conversion
Select demolition of entire interior
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Download PDF of Walmart Job Profile, VA Beach
Select demolition to convert a K-Mart to a Walmart was confined to a seven week schedule, requiring over 2,500 man hours to complete on time. Delivery and turn-over dates were expedited to meet Walmart’s need to expedite the opening of the new store, including processing of all interior mechanical, plumbing and electrical equipment, conduit and wiring. Work also included removal of fire suppression systems, communication systems, and all associated structural members.
JC Penny Select Demolition
Entire Interior Abatement and Removal
Electrical, Mechanical and Plumbing
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Select demolition of J.C. Penny at Military Circle Mall, in Norfolk, involved total removal of architectural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems. 200,000 square feet of the department store were demolished and abated. Having a 100,000 SF footprint, the two story building was completely stripped of all surfaces and systems using both heavy machinery and power tools. Over 50,000 SF of ceramic tile was removed and 60,000 SF of floor tile and asbestos containing mastic were abated.
Custom support buttress to stabilize exterior facade.
During demolition of interior structure.
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Download PDF of Cigar Factory Job Profile
This job required special engineering to protect the exterior brick facade, preserving the integrity of the masonry, while virtually everything behind the bricks was demolished and removed. Engineered bracing had to also allow for new building to be reconstructed and secured to the old brick frontage, preserving the historical outside, while completely rebuilding a contemporary inside.
DEMOLITION of this historic building entailed the meticulous removal of all elevators, steel boilers, HVAC systems, plaster walls and concrete elevation pads. Implementation required multiple miniature excavators, skid steers, torches, and special applications throughout the building, in order to handle unique challenges on each floor.
The Plume Street Essex building required all abatement, salvage, and demolition activities to facilitate the renovation of the historic three story building in downtown Norfolk. Items of historical value were salvaged throughout to allow for the selective demolition of specified walls, elevators, and other structural components. The entire first floor slab was also removed without damaging existing foundations or the exterior walls that remained.
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Landrum Hall is a five story dormitory. The project consisted of asbestos abatement and select demolition on all floors. Select demolition required completely gutting the entire building, including all interior masonry walls, by the use of chutes evacuating to dumpster containers below. A substantial amount of shoring was required along with some heavy demolition to remove a portion of an exterior masonry wall and footing. The total value of the job was in excess of a million dollars, taking about six months to complete.
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When a building is in an environmental where the surroundings are at risk, careful demolition operations are crucial. The Rotunda building renovation contract required the removal of the old exterior in less than a month.
The timing for this job was critical because of public dependency on the tunnel for normal traffic flow. Macsons not only performed the demolition flawlessly, but it was completed 15 days ahead of schedule.
The CNU Library required both heavy and select demolition, covering an area of 12,500 square feet, while carefully segregating areas to be demolished from existing structures. Select demolition removed all brick veneer in the atrium to allow for expansion into a new addition. Several hundred automated bookshelves were intricately removed for preservation and use elsewhere.
The CNU, Christopher Newport University Library required both heavy and select demolition, covering an area of 12,500 square feet, while carefully segregating areas to be demolished from existing structures. Select demolition removed all brick veneer in the atrium to allow for expansion into a new addition. Several hundred automated bookshelves were intricately removed for preservation and use elsewhere.
This job involved all aspects of Macsons services, including heavy and select demolition, as well as abatement. Special consideration was given to the removal and temporary enclosure of all window openings in the school, which required close coordination between Macsons crews and the glazing contractor. Because of contaminated caulk removal from windows, and a critical deadline to complete work by school opening, crews from all divisions were tightly coordinated for contractual requirements.
The scope for this project included selective demolition, removal and disposal of the digester cover, using highly specialized steelwork, including selective torching, confined space entry, and lead-in construction. The secondary digester is a solid-pour two and a half story concrete walled holding tank, approximately 95' in diameter. For a month, Macsons crews torch-cut the cover into 16 wedge pieces, with welded anchor points. Sections were then removed utilizing a remote controlled crane.
SELECT DEMOLITION on this job required the removal of environmentally hazardous materials, including Asbestos, PCB, and lead. Multiple, six story housing structures were completed on time, without issue. Engineering and shoring plans were engineered to maintain structural integrity.