AN INTEGRATED Approach
QM was the prime contractor involved in all aspects of the project, including the removal of hazardous materials from existing buildings and structures, as well as demolition and salvage activities.
Demolition and Salvage
The demolition phase required the removal of all reusable items, including lifting and relocating smaller buildings, an above ground storage tank, and the removal and salvage of mechanical equipment.
QM met the mandate of the City of Whitehorse by diverting 50% of demolition from landfill into recycle or reuse. A great proportion of the materials were salvaged for reuse in local communities.
Hazardous Materials Abatement
All hazardous materials were abated and removed from the
building prior to the demolition. QM conducted frequent air monitoring tests to ensure all
control measures were effective. During disposal, all debris containing
hazardous material was safely contained prior to transportation.
Aggregate Production and Backfill
Final stages required the production and placement of 30,000
tonnes of engineered backfill. The concrete foundation of the building was
recycled by processing in place and used as backfill.