EHG Demos Eastland Mall

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CHARLOTTE, NC – Bit by bit, the Eastland Mall in Charlotte, N.C., is coming down.

The City of Charlotte awarded the contract for the demolition to Environmental Holdings Group (EHG) LLC. According to Victor Wilson, Charlotte branch manger of EHG, work began in mid-September, and the company has six months to complete the $875,000 project.

The senior project manager of the mall project is Mike Craddock, and the senior site superintendent is Scott Donohoe. Both have 25 years or more in the demolition and abatement industries.

The contract calls for the abatement of non-friable asbestos-containing materials and mold remediation, the installation and maintenance of erosion control and water run-off control operations and the demolition and removal of the mall, including the four anchor stores, out buildings and Firestone and Hollywood Video. The facility covers a total of 1.2 million sq. ft. (1,003,000 sq m)

Wilson noted that the recycling goal is about 80 percent, with 11,000 tons (9,979 t) of steel set to be recycled.
In addition, EHG will crush and backfill the below grade ice rink area with rubble (inert materials) to the adjacent grade, plus or minus about 30,000 tons (27,215 t) of CMU and concrete from the wrecking operations.

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