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Earlier this year, a general contractor was commissioned by the United States Coast Guard to remove an old concrete wharf and several finger piers at the military organization’s boat station in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
A $40-million project is underway to transform the former home of Minor League Baseball’s Columbus Clippers into a state-of-the-art racetrack and automotive research and training center.
Creating openings in concrete walls presents a very real danger—and it is probably not a danger that comes to the mind of most operators. Most often, operators are thinking about making precise openings. The danger is with air pressure and the weight of the concrete piece that is going to be removed to make the opening.
Demolition robots are becoming more of a common sight on many building and demolition jobsites. From commercial and industrial applications such as concrete floor removals in high-rise buildings, the repair of kilns for the steel-making process or the remodeling of a sensitive heritage building, robots can be found working.
Throughout the last five years the surface preparation industry has been steadily growing. More and more contractors and manufacturers are entering the field. This means a multitude of information about how to perform various applications is available. Conflicting information can make it difficult to identify the correct application method, and trial and error on a customer’s floor can be costly.