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Des Moines City Council awards demolition contract to J. Pettiecord

Demolition Projects

Firm plans to start demolition on idled C&D recycling facility in mid-September.

CDR Staff September 3, 2014

The Des Moines, Iowa, City Council has awarded a contract of $279,000 to J. Pettiecord Inc., Des Moines, to handle the demolition of a former construction & demolition (C&D) recycling plant that burned to the ground in September 2013. The price tag will cover clearing the site, recycling metal and concrete left behind and disconnecting the utilities and plumbing at the facility. The C&D facility has been idled for eight years.

J. Pettiecord specializes in large-scale land clearing, wood waste grinding, construction and demolition grinding, underground storage tank removal, contaminated soil removal, demolition, heavy haul trucking, dump trucking and snow removal.

The property that will be demolished sits on 3-4 acres and includes a 45,000-square-foot building. In addition to demolition of the facility, the company also will be pulling out a significant amount of ferrous scrap and concrete that the company will have recycled.

Nick Wylie, executive vice president of Pettiecord, says the company hopes to start demolition work by the middle of September with completion within 30 days. The project will bring the facility “down to grass,” he says. Following the completion of the demolition project the city of Des Moines hopes to use the land as part of a redevelopment project.

Due to the prevalence of asbestos at the job site, Ames Environmental http://www.amesenvironmental.com, Slater, Iowa, has been contracted to monitor the operation to ensure that asbestos is properly handled.

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