The Abatement and Demolition of the Former Hotel D’eau Hospital in St Catharine’s Ontario was awarded to Budget in April of 2016. The building had been closed after the new general hospital was built in St Catharine’s. The project began with the removal of all of the identified Asbestos utilizing Type 1, 2 & 3 removal procedures as required.
The demolition of the main hospital building, a six story reinforced concrete structure encompassing nearly 240,000 square feet, was demolished using a fleet of demolition equipped excavators, lead by Budget’s 70’ and 90’ high reach excavators. All of the C&D waste was disposed of, and once the foundations and footings were removed, the concrete was crushed and recycled off-site. As a new building is scheduled to be built, the site was graded to allow the water to drain and pond in the center of the site, ensuring no water run off and siltation into the rear water system.