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Unconventional Guide to Demolition in Construction Around the World

Regia Marinho
5 min readSep 15, 2020


Demolition is the science and engineering in safely and efficiently tearing down of buildings and other structures.

“Engineers like to solve problems. If there are no problems handily available, they will create their own problems.” — Scott Adams.

Demolition contrasts with deconstruction.

Deconstruction is taking a building apart while carefully preserving elements, materials for reuse purposes in other construction structures.

The process of dismantling structures is an ancient activity that has been revived by the growing field of sustainable, green method of building.

Demolition Methods.

  • Mechanical demolition.
  • Crane and Wrecking Ball.
  • Interior Demolition. Interior demolition is the taking apart of interior portions of a structure while preserving the exterior, for a renovation project.
  • Selective Demolition.
  • Dismantling/Deconstruction.
  • Total Demolition. The owner may have different plan for the site.
  • Implosion.



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