‘Sustainable’ Singapore demolition site brings in Volvo excavators
By Steve Ducker10 August 2021
Singapore-based demolition contractor Beng Siew Construction is using a fleet of Volvo excavators to safely and efficiently demolish commercial Buildings in the Tanjong Pagar area ahead a of a new development.
The contractor, founded in 1987, is responsible for the deconstructing the towers from the top down, breaking up the building foundations and removing demolished material from the site.
Throughout each stage of work, Beng Siew Construction says it is paying careful attention to the sustainability of the project and aims to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.
The project is also in a busy urban area and the demolition process is complex, requiring extra care to ensure the safety of machine operators, site staff and the public.
The old high-rise building was constructed using pre-cast concrete floor slabs with wire rope running through them to withhold floor load stress.
To safely demolish the structure from the top down, Beng Siew is using a Volvo EC140DL excavator with a Volvo HB14 hydraulic breaker to break up the slabs floor by floor from the level directly below.
The contractor has also deployed one EC140BLC, one EC290BLC, two EC200D, two EC210D and three EC350DL excavators to clear the site and load the demolished material onto trucks for removal. The 10 machines will remain on the project until October.