Introduction

Demolition is the process of tearing down buildings and other large built structures. Demolition of small buildings such as a house is a simple process which involves manual tearing down or using large hydraulic equipment such as:

  • Cranes
  • Excavators
  • Bulldozers

Larger buildings, bridges or tall chimneys may be demolished using the technique of building implosion where the building is destroyed using explosives and the structure falls into its own footprint without affecting the neighbouring structures.

Building demolitions can be dangerous in some cases as neighbouring structures may be severely damaged. Other dangers from demolition may include flying debris which may seriously injure or kill onlookers or the workers employed on the demolition site.

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Building demolition experts are knowledgeable and experienced in various types of building engineering and construction including the design aspects of a structure. They may be required to provide expert opinion in cases involving:

  • Worker safety
  • Failed demolitions
  • Injury to individuals during the demolition procedure
  • Property damage
  • Hazardous materials safety

Sample Reports

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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles Safe Work Australia - Demolition

This article outlines the risks associated with demolition and ways to manage those risks.

Royal Canberra Hospital implosion: 20 years on the lessons are still relevant, family rep says

Two decades after what was meant to be a safe, family friendly spectacle turned into a lethal event, the victim's family representative says there are still lessons to be learned.

Relevant Cases Governor Wentworth Pty Ltd v Council of the City of Sydney [2018] NSWLEC 1233

This matter involved a dispute relating to the demolition of a building.

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Profiles of Experts in Building - Demolition

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID1429

Civil Engineer and Accident Investigator

ID1429 has an extensive background in civil engineering and accident assessment. He specialises in the evaluation of crane accidents, among other construction-based failures, and is currently the head of his own independent engineering consultancy firm.


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