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Lord & Taylor Demo/Target Building

Design and Craftsmanship:

To gear up all careful planning was utilized to ensure not only that the Demolition of this 187,922 sf building that was connected to the Christiana Mall did not disrupt the Mall activities but also make sure that safety was the number one priority not only for our workers but for the numerous amount of shoppers and mall workers that would be ever present.

Building Demolition-Earthmoving-Site Utilities-Stone & Asphalt Paving-On-Site Recycling were different scopes on this project.

The design was a challenge with the different phases and portions needing performed and not conflicting with concurrent activities performed.

Excellence in Project Teamwork

Diamond Materials forged ahead mobilizing numerous demolition equipment and setting up our portable crusher to recycle all demoed concrete for reuse as structural borrow. This activity became very difficult due record amounts of snow that started as soon as construction began.

The Demolition & Recycling procedures were key to keeping the project accelerated for this Phased project.

The around the clock shifts would ensure that all schedules were met so that the construction of the Target Store would start its activities end of March 2010.

Weekly progress meetings with the Owners/Mall Officials/Diamond Materials/ was coordinated so that no conflicts with Mall Shopping/Transit Buses & or construction sequences occurred.

Meeting the Challenge

The summary of the project was to perform specified items in four separate phases. Diamond Materials reevaluated the project and proposed accelerating the schedule by working the project 24 hrs a day 6 days a week performing the major demolition & recycling & the placement of the new Target Building Pad concurrently. The project consisted of The Demolition of the 187,922 sf structure, recycling 12,245 tons of demoed concrete for use as structural borrow, milling approximately 7,780 tons for use as GABC for the construction of the new parking lots. Diamond Materials LLC also placed an onsite water system vault that would filter all storm water runoff before it would discharge into the onsite water management pond. The challenging aspect of this item is that it is placed at a key intersection for all consumers and transit bus routes. Construction of temporary roads and detours were carefully planned out and utilized to ensure no disruptions. All construction activities were finished by the first week of October making the project a major success.

Making the Project an Award Winner

The strict schedule along with the coordination that brought this high profile project in on time is a key factor. It is also gratifying that an abundant amount of materials were recycled on site and utilized for reuse. This proved that Owners-Contractors-Subcontractors-& Outside Agencies can work together and work out issues as they appear and still bring a project in on schedule


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