Dixie Square Mall, Demolition Asbestos Abatement Plan
At the cost of $25 million, the 800,00 square foot Dixie Square Mall opened in 1966 on the site of a former golf course. Since closing of the mall in 1978, numerous plans had been proposed to demolish or redevelop the property, though none came to fruition. By the late-2000s, the mall was on the verge of total collapse due to weather damage and fires that broken out in several portions of the building. Due to the extensive structural damage and known asbestos containing materials throughout the structures, an innovative approach to abate the asbestos and allow for demolition to proceed was needed.
GSG’s scope of services consisted of development of an Asbestos Abatement Work Plan Development for the structurally unsound buildings. We conducted a comprehensive review of available information regarding building materials. This information along with an assessment of the structural conditions dictated our proposed approach which consisted of 1) removal of loose ACM and exterior ACM 2) Removal of TSI material within ‘safe’ areas of the building using glove-bag procedures, 3) Demolition of walls and ceilings using aggressive dust control measures, and 4) removal of remaining ACM and associated debris as ACM after demolition.
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