methodist university hospital - crews building


PROJECT TYPE: Abatement & Demolition

3 – Volvo EC380s
1 – Volvo EC480 high reach outfitted with a shear attachment
1  – A concrete processor
8 company owned end dump semi-trucks and trailers
Volvo EC480 high-reach onboard dust suppression system

MANHOURS: 10,000+

Project overview

As a part of Methodist University Hospital’s $275 million master plan, the Crews Building was determined to be demolished to allow space for two gardens to be developed as a greenspace for patients and families. The Crews Building was the oldest remaining structure on campus.

We were contracted by the owner in 2019 to abate and demolish the building, detach and demolish two connected pedestrian bridges, and then backfill and grade the site. When the global pandemic began, this project went on hold. Throughout the delay, we worked with the Owner for two years before work began. We strategized as a team to create a safe and effective demolition plan, weighed out pros and cons of implosion vs. high-reach demolition, and developed an effective traffic control plan that minimized disruption to the community.

Demolition of this 8 story, 100,000 square foot building took careful planning and precise execution because of its close proximity to active hospital buildings and public streets.

Our team crushed and recycled concrete and brick from this project, minimizing waste that would eventually be landfilled. The hospital intends to utilize this new available area as an open green space and new entrance to the hospital; providing better visibility and way finding for patients and visitors.

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