1. JDC Demolition is currently decommissioning, decontaminating and demolishing the former Salem Harbor Power Station in Salem, Massachusetts, USA.
    The formerly coal and/or fuel oil fed Unit 3 Boiler went into commercial operation in 1959 and produced 165 MW. The footprint was 65 ft. x 65ft. and was 165 ft. tall.

    JDC’s engineered demolition plan consisted of completely separating the rear from Boiler 2 and completely separating the left side from the coal hoppers. Preliminary removal of cross bracing and non weight bearing columns were done using precision torch cuts. A Komatsu PC 800 handled pulling of the front column plugs, while a Volvo 700HDR, a Komastu PC390, PC650 and PC750 directed the fall with cable threaded through the structure 100 ft up.
    An industrial firetruck equipped with an umbrella spray nozzle showered the west side with an extended boom while a hose mounted to a 135 ft man-lift was in position northwest of the structure.

    The structure was safely and cleanly brought to the ground at 1:46 PM on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

    Soundtrack: Live action sound assisted by Panoramic written by Atticus Ross
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  2. JDC is currently decommissioning, decontaminating and demolishing the former Salem Harbor Power Plant.
    The formerly #6 fuel oil fed Unit 4 Boiler went into commercial operation in 1972. The footprint was 85 ft. x 112 ft. and was 175 ft. tall.

    JDC’s engineered demolition plan consisted of preliminary removal of cross members and non weight bearing columns using precision torch cuts. The first two rows were shackled and cabled with chokers while the rear row was cut at the base to hinge the structure. A Komatsu PC 800 and a Komatsu PC 650 executed simultaneous pulling duties of the front column plugs.
    A fire hose umbrella pattern spray mounted to a 135 ft man-lift was in position to the right rear and a secondary spray at 60 ft in the right front ahead of a prevailing westerly wind.

    The structure was safely and cleanly brought to the ground at 10: 23 AM on Saturday, February 13th, 2016.

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  3. JDC is currently decommissioning, decontaminating and demolishing the former Salem Harbor Power Plant.

    Ahead of a 3-day, end of summer, Labor Day holiday weekend celebrating the building trades, Massachusetts' Local 1421 Building Wreckers and Local 4 Operating Engineers had one last job to do.

    The final two sections of the Salem Harbor Power Plant's main building were brought safely to the ground at 8:47 AM on September 2, 2016.

    JDC Demolition spent the better part of two months time structurally weakening and separating the structure, removing key support cross-bracing and columns. Heavy shackled cables were attached to support column plugs that were pulled initially while upper shackled cables pulled the the coal hopper northward by two excavators and the adjacent piping gallery eastward by a loader and an excavator.

    One camera was temporarily lost under crushed concrete and structural steel but easily recovered, intact, to show its final seconds.

    Please go to the JDC Demolition website for more videos and photos of current and completed projects at jdcdemoinc.com

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  4. EdsonHill Inn, Stowe, VT Star Field

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  5. Under the direction of MassDOT the most ambitious highway replacement project to date took place during the Summer of 2011 along I-93 in the town of Medford, Massachusetts just outside of Boston, MA.

    The 93Fast14.org project replaced 14 4-lane interstate I-93 highway bridges in just 10 weekends under the joint venture of Kiewit Construction and J.F. White Contracting Co.

    A typical 55-hour weekend closure began at 10PM on Friday night and ended at 5 AM on Monday morning. Each weekend went exactly according to plan despite unusually heavy traffic into Boston early on to celebrate the win of the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup Finals and subsequent victory parade.

    Phase 1: Reroute and redirect traffic

    Phase 2: Completely demolish and remove each 4 lane, 3 span interstate bridge in its entirety

    Phase 3: Install precast re-bar reinforced modular concrete panels, making up the new bridge deck.

    Phase 4: Tie the panels together using an interlacing rebar

    Phase 5: Pour concrete, making the concrete deck one seamless section.

    Phase 6:re-open high way and redirect traffic onto new bridge.

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