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Building Demolition Projects

Cayuga Medical Center - Former Biggs Memorial Hospital

Eisenbach & Ruhnke, P.C. designed, bid, contracted and supervised the environmental remediation and demolition of the former Biggs Memorial Hospital (200,000 square foot facility) located at the Cayuga Medial Center in Ithaca, NY. The design and remediation included abatement of over 4 miles of asbestos pipe insulation and 40,000 square feet floor tile, PCB remediation, X-Ray Room decommissioning and designing a landfill for onsite disposal of exempt construction and demolition debris.

E&R provided a cost effective means for demolishing the building with a non-friable, asbestos containing vapor barrier that was integral to the wall construction of building. This material was impossible to abate in-place and required to be included in the demolition. Under this procedure, all demolition debris (i.e. concrete and brick) would be required to be disposed of at a regulated landfill. The disposal cost of this alone would have been $1,600,000. Due to this impractical cost, and E&R’s understanding of the regulations, E&R petitioned the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) to allow the facility to keep the concrete and brick with the asbestos containing vapor barrier and dispose of it on site as hard fill. The petitioned was approved and the building has been remediated, demolished and the site is ready for new construction.

The overall cost of the project:

Asbestos Abatement    $1,033,800
Building Demolition       $1,286,715

Percent Complete 100%

Contact Person:                 Lou LoVecchio, Director of Engineering
                                        Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca
                                        101 Dates Drive
                                        Ithaca, NY  14850
                                        Phone: (607) 274-4506

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

ROSWELL PARK CANCER INSTITUTE - E&R was retained to provide full asbestos, environmental and demolition services in relation to the renovations of the hospital. The project is a five year $241,000,000 project and the asbestos abatement/demolition portion of the work is about $6 million. Our work includes a survey of approximately 1.2 million square feet of space in 16 buildings, preparing the design for the abatement of approximately 20 projects to accommodate the construction, and air/project monitoring for the project. Some phases of the abatement are being done in spaces where mechanical systems, including power and heat, are not shut down. Because of the nature and size of the effort, there is a construction manager, several architects and several state agencies involved in the project.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York is undergoing a major quarter of a billion dollar renovation and addition project. As part of this work, we specified the demolition of a thirteen-story apartment building immediately adjacent to the main hospital to allow the
construction of the new hospital. This is approximately a One Million Dollar demolition project. In addition, the demolition of one wing of the main hospital is now underway and we are monitoring that project and we will be working in the near future on the specifications for
demolishing the main hospital.

Contact Person - Dormitory Authority - State of New York
Elm & Carlton Streets
Buffalo, New York 14263
(716) 845-4388

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