GM Foundry
Owner General Motors Corp.
Location Tonawanda, New York
Duration January 1995 - November 1997
Value $12,000,000
Man Hours 60,952
Highlight Performed Fast Track Demolition of 300,000 SF Foundry Facility
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  Item Description
  * Performed 90% of contract utilizing own forces.
* 60,952 Man-hours performed without a lost time accident.
* Completed 300,000 square feet foundry demolition within 60 days.
* Performed demolition operations in supplied air,
due to PCB and heavy metal contamination.
* Decontaminated over 150 tons of steel.
* Shipped over 750 railcars of PCB contaminated soils & waste.
* Water management controls of over 1.5 million gallons of PCB contaminated water.
* Placed over 75,000 cubic yards of controlled low-density flow fill (fly ash-concrete).
* All work performed within working production facility without interruption of work.
* Maintained production schedule to ensure that following contractors could build the 150,000 square foot facility within their original schedules.
* Complete foundry abatement, prior to facility demolition.
* Abatement work performed under hazardous and non-hazardous conditions.
* Over 25,000 linear feet of pipe insulation was removed from heights up to 110 feet.
* Removal methods for this pipe insulation included full containment, tent, glove bag and wrap & cut procedures.
* Slings, cranes, manlifts, scaffolding and scissor-lifts were utilized to access and remove the ACM.
* Over 15,000 square feet of transite, galbestos and Thermal System Insulation (TSI) was abated from walls, ceilings, roofs and equipment.
* Work was performed under Site Specific Variances issued by New York State Department of Labor and in adherence with Code Rule 56.
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