Demolition and Structure Moving Cost Estimating Tips

Demolition costs include the costs of actual demolition plus rubbish disposal, and removal from the site.

Certain mechanical equipment containing flammable liquids or ozone-depleting refrigerants, electric lighting elements, communication equipment components, and other building elements may contain hazardous waste and must be removed, either selectively or carefully, as hazardous waste before the building can be demolished.

Historic preservation often requires that the contractor remove materials from the existing structure, rehab them, and replace them. The estimator must be aware of any related measures and precautions that must be taken when doing selective demolition and cutting and patching. requirements may include special handling and storage as well as security.

Cost Estimating Resources from RSMeans

2011 Building Construction Cost Data Book
Thousands of unit costs for building components, arranged in the new CSI MasterFormat® 2010 classification system
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