Pre Demolition Engineering

PReDemolition services

What is pre demolition?

It is all the work done prior to the physical demolition commencing. Starting with assessing the site.

  • What are the ramifications to taking the asset down?
  • What is the time scale?
  • Who will be affected?
  • What are the costs?
  • What do I need to produce as the client, as the owner, and as the contractor?

We at C&D can help with all of these aspects of pre demolition, we can provide all or some of the services and provide a bespoke package tailored to your needs and your asset.

Shotton Paper Mill

1. Overall site survey and feasibility reports to be prepared.

This will give you as our client the full range of possibilities for demolition, partial demolition, repurposing and reuse of your asset.

2. Drawing and information review of site structures and details.

This could include a detailed site plan, old mining plans, neighbouring property owners, as built drawings, ordnance survey maps.

London Dock Slab Removal 2021

3. Collate all information available.

What materials are on site? Are there any asbestos records, hazardous waste, radiation materials? Provide details of how to dispose of these individually and collectively according to current legislation.

We can assist with plant shutdowns; end of life evaluation of plants; decommissioning costs and engineering costs to decommission a project.

Shotton 2022

4. Reuse – Resell – Recycle

Provide full asset registers to minimise waste, encourage asset recovery and claim costs back through recycling.

We work with you working alongside Cadent assets and the need for a SSW22.

Feasibility studies, for future use of materials, site and structures.

In depth site surveys including assessing structure prior to demolition, structural surveys including floor loading, floor testing analysis of the site itself

We can assist with all Environmental permitting, for example newts, nesting birds and bats.

Bank of Scotland Edinburgh 2021
BREEAM report 2021
Shotton 2022

5. Produce detailed scope of works

Bill of quantities prepared by fully qualified demolition Quantity Surveyors

Risk registers, scope of works.

6. Carry out full environmental review

Understand the ecological and environmental issues

Ecology Ipswich 2021

7. Procure suitable and qualified contractors

Interview and review the suitability of contractors, qualifications, knowledge and financial viability of contractors and provide a contractor report to client Warehouse Knowsley, 2022

8. Review demolition methodologies

This would include reviewing all risk assessments, sequence drawings and structural calculations by our fully qualified demolition engineers and chartered structural engineers.

We can provide management of Temporary Works.

Produce sign off by fully qualified demolition engineers, ensuring you as a client have fully discharged your duties.

Bank of Scotland Leeds, 2022

9. Ensure client under CDM fulfils their roles and duties

Ensure correct demolition paperwork is in place prior to start such as F10, Section 80, (demolition Warrant Scotland) are in place. Ensure that the contractor complies with BS6187:2011 and the client is fully appraised of their responsibilities in ensuring that the contractor and sub-contractor are suitability qualified
Site management and contract administration

10. Finally our role in front end of the demolition is to PLAN.

Once we have planned the operation meticulously we will then review the plan, and plan again. We as a dedicated demolition consultancy company will advise the client that demolition contractors need time, to plan successful demolition and we ensure that the right protocols and equipment are in place to ensure a successful demolition.