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Gorick Construction Begins Amphenol Aerospace Building Demolition

Gorick Construction Begins Amphenol Aerospace Building Demolition

Right on schedule, Gorick Construction Company began wrecking the former Amphenol Aerospace facility earlier this week.

The 700,000 sq. ft. facility was home to Amphenol’s manufacturing operations until a flood in 2011 that damaged the building beyond repair. Asbestos abatement has been in progress for the last several months, and structural demolition expects to continue for 3-5 months.

Wrecking began on the Western portion of the building, with a Caterpillar 329E, Komatsu PC 200, and HKD Blue V-500GT mobile dust suppression unit.  The crew will progress Eastward – following the asbestos abatement team – tearing and scrapping materials piece by piece.

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The V-500GT is running off a fire hydrant on the Eastern portion of the property. As the crew progresses East, lengths of the hose will be removed as the V-500GT follows the PC 200 and 329E, catching any dust emissions caused by the demolition.

HKD Blue’s V-500GT unit.

 

Securing a sustainable water source is key for demolition dust suppression, and the orientation of the hoses is equally important. With tractor-trailers, excavators, water trucks, skid steers, and other equipment constantly navigating the job-site, it was important to locate the hoses in a position where they would not be run over and possibly damaging the equipment. 2 1/2″ hose was connected to the hydrant and ultimately bushed down to 2″ cam-and-groove hose required to run the V-500GT. 


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