Description of work: DSI demolished interior partition walls, drywall and TBar ceiling, carpet and tile flooring, all Mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, including massive chillers and air handlers that provided ventilation for the LA Times printing plant, which would generate extreme heat when in operation.
In addition, DSI removed massive 10,000 gallon ink tanks, thousands of lineal feet of ink piping, structural elements including stairs, mezzanines, equipment foundations, concrete wall openings, and concrete slab. In the central plant we removed boilers, chillers, generators, air compressors and many other pieces of equipment that ran the LA Times Printing Plant.
During removal of the ink pipes, we had the ink tested for hazardous materials and found that some of the ink contained high levels of copper, which was properly removed and disposed with trained personnel.
100,000 sq. ft. of rock roofing was also removed from sections of the building. 97% of all materials were recycled from this project, including 30,000 pounds of copper wire and 10,000 pounds of copper pipe. We used excavators, skid steers, mini excavators, and reach forklifts to prosecute this work.