Goodyear Power Plant – Akron, OH
General Project Scope:
Originally built and opened in 1975, this coal-fired power plant was used to power the sprawling Goodyear Tire and Rubber production plant in East Akron, OH. In 2006, this power plant was closed and a new, state of the art Goodyear Headquarters Facility was built on the site which necessitated the abatement and demolition of the power plant.
During the completion of the new world headquarters building, HOMRICH was contracted to provide asbestos abatement and demolition of the power plant.
HOMRICH performed the hand demolition of a 250-foot-tall brick chimney as well as a 150-foot-tall steel stack prior to the controlled demolition of the main power plant.
The project was performed in phases due to the switchgear building feeding a live 13,000-volt power line that powered the entire active Goodyear facilities that could not be shut down during demolition. After demolishing the power plant, this power line was re-routed and the building housing the switchgear was demolished. The power plant was situated in the middle of this power line and the construction of the new world headquarters building.
HOMRICH handled over 7,000 tons of scrap metal and 40,000 tons of concrete material.
HOMRICH performed the re-routing and cut and caps of all in-house utilities necessary to coordinate the critical phasing of the project.
Special safety procedures were implemented to ensure the safety of HOMRICH workers as well as other various contractor personnel on-site completing the new construction.
MDOT Gordie Howe International Bridge Site – Detroit, MI
General Project Scope: To prepare for construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge connecting Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan, HOMRICH completed environmental remediation and demolition of over 2-million square feet of structures. The project included 165 residential buildings, 21 commercial buildings and 11 industrial sites. Highlights include the following: Demolition/Restoration: Over 200,000 tons of debris […]
CSX Stanley Yard – Walbridge, OH
General Project Scope: The rail yard operates a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that collects, treats, and conveys storm water from the fueling platform to a series of retention ponds via subsurface conveyance. The WWTP consists of weirs and oil-water separators and conveys treated effluent to a series of four hydraulically connected retention ponds that ultimately […]
Black River – Bangor, MI
General Project Scope: HOMRICH crews removed the contaminated sediment from the riverbed and disposed of it off site. Removal involved mechanical excavating and hydraulic dredging. Excavators were used to remove underwater debris while using turbidity curtains to prevent a release of sediment into downstream areas. A dredge was used to pump contaminated sediment into large […]
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
General Project Scope: HOMRICH was contracted by the City of Detroit to perform abatement of Joe Louis Arena, former home of the Detroit Redwings. Due to the overall project schedule, abatement activities were performed in two separate phases. Phase I included removal of 60,000 square foot of gypsum ceilings hung above the upper seating, miscellaneous abatement, and […]
EMU Boilers – Ypsilanti, MI
General Project Scope: Opterra Energy was retained by Eastern Michigan University to upgrade the University’s Central Heating Plant. Plans called for removing a gas fired turbine, gas fired boiler and replacing the units with updated equipment to meet the University’s current needs. Opterra contacted HOMRICH to remove the existing units and associated equipment to prepare […]
WSU Chatsworth – Detroit, MI
General Project Scope: The Chatsworth Building is located on the campus of Wayne State University and is a 9-story, 110,000 square foot, historically significant building used for student housing. As part of an overall renovation project, HOMRICH was tasked with the interior demolition. Prior to demolition, HOMRICH completed asbestos abatement throughout the building. Interior walls, […]
Detroit Diesel – Detroit, MI
General Project Scope: HOMRICH performed selective demolition in Detroit Diesel’s engine, axle, and transmission plant. Piping and ductwork associated with the HVAC system was removed inside the plant, while rooftop equipment was removed during the second phase of the project. Demolition occurred during the plant’s normal operating hours. HOMRICH took special care not to disrupt […]
WSU Helen DeRoy – Detroit, MI
General Project Scope: HOMRICH was contracted by Gilbane Building Company to demolish the 15-story, 206,000 square foot Helen L DeRoy student housing building located on Wayne State University’s campus. The project included a number of challenges associated with an active university campus, including an aggressive milestone schedule, asbestos and hazardous material abatement, the overall height […]
Carmeuse Baghouse – River Rouge, MI
General Project Scope: Demolition of the baghouse at Carmeuse’s River Rouge Operation was part of a larger project to upgrade the plant’s lime collection equipment. Carmeuse contacted HOMRICH early on in the planning phase for project budgeting, scheduling and environmental inspections. Once the new baghouse system was constructed and operational, HOMRICH abated the former baghouse […]
Stearns and Foster – Lockland, OH
General Project Scope: HOMRICH was contracted to perform the demolition and abatement of the 280,000 square foot Stearns & Foster Facility. Project highlights include: Hauling and disposal of contaminated debris piles. Abatement of asbestos spray-on fireproofing, pipe insulation and joints. Complete demolition of 280,000 square foot of building and associated concrete slabs and foundations. Building […]
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