Milender White partially demolished an existing slab on the pan observation deck at DIA. The deck, supported from below by structural steel beams and columns, was first saw cut into six (6) sections. Rigging for each section was installed before final saw cuts were made. The team then lowered each section 40’ to the ground over a period of two (2) days. Each section ranged in weight from 14,000 lbs. to 65,000 lbs.
Milender White analyzed three (3) methods of completing the demolition. Following discussions with DIA, the engineer of record, and the subcontractors, Milender White developed a work plan detailing the most efficient and safest approach.
Due to the extensive pre-planning and on-site supervision, the work was completed with no issues. The lowering of full sections to the ground for demolition, in lieu of demolishing the deck in place, resulted in increased productivity, enhanced quality control, and zero injuries or incidents.