Demolition of the former Orange Base Hospital
DEMEX was engaged as the sole contractor for the demolition of the former Orange Base Hospital which included an extensive hazardous material removal program including large quantities of heavily vandalised friable asbestos pipe insulation across the site, lead contaminated dust and underground storage tanks (UST). The DEMEX hazmat removal team worked closely with the independent licensed asbestos assessor to remove the extensive list of hazardous materials to facilitate the safe demolition of the structures.
The demolition works included a complete site clearance of the 23,000m2 city block.
The client prepared methodology required craning an excavator to the top of the six-storey structure for a top down demolition, however DEMEX’s demolition approach utilising our 62T high reach demolition excavator allowed the demolition to be completed from the ground much quicker, more cost effective and more importantly, significantly safer. Due to legacy contamination issues, approximately 10,000T of asbestos impacted soil was safely removed from site. To reach the recycling targets, 23,000T of concrete was crushed and processed onsite.