30. Nov 2010
13. Mar 2012
Old Tower Building is gone
The demolition of the Old Tower Building and all extensions has been a central part of building phase 2-2 at St. Olavs Hospital. The contractor companionship between Dokken and PeWe initiated the demolition on the 7th of June 2010 and on the 26th of April 2011 the demolition was completed.
- We have been impressed by the contractors’ ability throughout the demolition progress and the demolition has gone very well, says to Svein Inge Wiggen, development manager and head of demolition at Helsebygg. The contractors PeWe and Dokken has reduced the inconveniences of noise and dust pollution, and demonstrated the ability to cooperate with the hospital so there has been very few conflicts between the demolition and the treatment of patients, according to Wiggen.
- It is a very demanding job to carry out a demolition of this scope in the middle of a hospital area, and we have had a few unfortunate incidents – such as a fungal infection which might have been caused by dust from the demolition during the coldest period. But, overall, I don’t think anyone could have done this better than PeWe and Dokken, says Wiggen, and continues:
- I am also impressed by the efforts made concerning safety, health and environment. Through almost a year of demolition work the contractors have had only one single absence due to injuries!
The ambitious target set by Helsebygg to reuse at least 95 % of the waste from the demolition has also been reached. The final report from the contractors estimates the total waste at 56 000 tons. From this almost 54 000 tons have been sorted, equalling 96 % of the total.
The management of Helsebygg sees it as very gratifying that more than 30 000 tons crushed concrete and brick can be reused in the hospital area.
Facts about the Old Tower Building:
- Finished with six floors in 1960. In 1972 an additional six floors were built
- The Old Tower Building was approximately 40 metres tall
- Total are of approximately 50 000 square metres including all extensions
- Total waste after demolition; approximately 56 000 tons, including 30 000 tons of concrete and brick
- 96 % of the waste is being reused
|BIGGEST EVER: The demolition project was the biggest of its kind in Norway.||