Behind Shannon Park School stands one of many military housing units to be demolished. Parents have raised concerns over the demolition and air quality risks that may result during the project. (CONTRIBUTED)
She added that air-quality samples are taken on a regular basis, and that Canada Lands will be sharing the results with the principal. The demolition is now half complete, according to Millier, with an expected wrap-up date in mid-April. The deconstructed materials, besides coming down, need to be removed from the site as well. The demolition has been slowed as contractors dispose of asbestos, lead-based paint and mould found in the roughly 40 buildings on the property.
Source: Shannon Park School voices concern over air quality during demolition | The Chronicle Herald
An effort is underway to preserve the former Havre de Grace Colored High School building on Alliance Street, which has been put up for sale. (Bobby Parker for The Record / Baltimore Sun)
The school building offers a total of 6,400 square feet and is available for “eco-tourism, education in the arts and cultural preservation,” the Hosanna School Museum said in an announcement. “There is an urgent need for people interested in preserving history to support the adaptive reuse of the building for economically viable activities.”
Preserving the building “was a huge goal because African-Americans only went up to the eighth grade, so it’s a big accomplishment that they went up to the 11th grade” at the Colored High School, she said.
Source: Effort underway to preserve Havre de Grace Colored High School site – Baltimore Sun
A salvage effort is set to recover some bricks as souvenirs from Connaught School in Regina. (CBC)
According to Elliot, some of the material includes decorative limestone and terrazzo pieces along with intact bricks.
Elliot said she learned that the bricks were destined to be crushed.
“Some of it may be used for roadways,” she said. “But … it sounded like they were just pulverizing it into the landfill itself.”
via Connaught bricks to be salvaged from Regina dump – Saskatchewan – CBC News.
They were able to salvage items from Rock Island’s former Audubon School before it gets torn down in coming weeks. The vacant school building is being demolished, and the land it currently stands on is being sold.
As of Friday, November 15, 2013, the organization has made an estimated $17,000 from selling those items.
via Audubon School salvage brings thousands to charity | WQAD.com.
(Denice Thibodeau/Register & Bee)
Charles Pierce, who is overseeing the deconstruction of the buildings at the Schoolfield Mill site, walks through rows of timbers and piles of wood taken out of the No. 3 Dress building so far. That building is in the background, and work has begun at the right end of the building; they will take out that end of the building first, then the center 5-story section, and finally the left end of the building.
via Schoolfield Mill site to be bought by Danville IDA – GoDanRiver.com: Danville.
To begin any recycling program, the first question that needs to be answered is, why recycle? Instead, WasteCap’s senior project manager and trainer, Ralph McCall, commonly hears why you should not recycle. “A common reaction we get when asking this question is that you should not recycle because it takes too much time, takes more people and costs too much,” he says.
WasteCap has demonstrated time and again that this is not the case. On-site recycling programs can work efficiently without taking extra time and labor while saving money for the contractor or owner. Also, as many in the construction world know, it is a necessary part of many certification programs, such as the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification program.
via Step by Step – CDR – Construction & Demolition Recycling.