Why choose selective demolition for the destruction or conversion of a property? What are the advantages?And how are we fixed from a legal point of view? These are just some of the questions to which we will be seeking the answers at the REbuild Club, organised with Ecoopera in Trento, on Thursday 4th April at 14.00, at the Grand Hotel Trento, Piazza Dante. 

Selective demolition is based on carefully planned sequential activities that separate and order the materials used to construct a building. With ‘strip-out,’ or selective demolition, demolishing means entering a circular optic that optimises quality, collecting and increasing the recycling and re-use of materials. There are endless advantages, above all, safety: to blindly go into a building and start demolishing without having a thorough knowledge of a building’s components can be risky. Indeed, there may be components that could cause an explosion or provoke the release of toxic chemicals into the atmosphere during demolition. Strip-out procedures involve an initial in-depth analysis of the building to bring to light any potentially dangerous elements and, consequently, to put correct procedures in place for safe disposal, before starting on the demolition.

Another undeniable advantage is the reduction in waste, hence safeguarding the environment: selective demolition salvages recyclable and reusable parts and components so that nothing is wasted, meaning that less waste materials end up at the tip. It is always an ideal choice, whether we are dealing with the complete demolition of a building or a conversion/extension of one or more parts of a property or improving the state of health of the building.
The costs are essentially the same as for traditional demolitions. The greater efforts are compensated for by the undeniable economic and environmental advantages: the reuse of waste materials;

the economic enhancement of certain by-products; the saving in terms of new raw materials and, consequently, the energy required to produce them; the reduction in transport costs and obtaining higher quality, homogeneous products.

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