As we seek to adapt, repurpose, or reuse facilities and property in increasingly built-up communities, demolition is inevitable. Good planning and attention to detail can make an incredible difference in the cost and schedule associated with any job, but in demolition, it is the difference between success and failure. In this webinar, Dr. Warnemuende and Mr. Modi will use two case studies to highlight the mechanics of structural demolition. One case study highlights structural analysis used to develop a detailed demolition and reconstruction sequence for the adaptive reuse of the Cobo Arena. The other case study highlights evaluation of a parking structure for end-of-life decommissioning in a crowded down-town location. They will also discuss typical procedures for isolation and protection of existing elements.