This video is about the Oltorf and I35 Bridge Demolition in Austin, TX by A&R Demolition with Doosan Heavy Equipment and Atlas Copco Hydraulic Breakers.
Demolition of the Texas Stadium, Irving, TX
By now everyone has heard that the Texas Stadium that housed the Dallas Cowboys is being demolished. It was built in 1971 and the Cowboys played 38 Seasons there. Texas Stadium became one of the NFL’s unique stadium seating over 65, 000. The Stadium is partially domed and has a hole on the center of the roof which allowed fans to stay dry but the fields left open to the elements. Allot of memories for the team, fans, and the City of Irving took place here. With the relocation of the Dallas Cowboys to Cowboys Stadium in 2009, Texas Stadium has been vacant and a drain on the City of Irving with the upkeep and just keeping the utilities on. It was decided that it was in the best interest of the City of Irving to demolish Texas Stadium and use the prime piece of property for something else.
Texas Stadium in Irving, TX not only was home to the Cowboys but it was part of the history of the City of Irving. As Cowboys fans would come from all over to cheer on their team, they got stay in around Irving, keeping many hotels, restaurants in business. It was home of the Cowboys and all of the charities and organizations that they sponsor in their home turf.
There is the Stadium as well as 16 outer structures that include concession stands, the Pro Shop, Restrooms, etc.
The implosion will take place April 11, 2010 and hope all of you can enjoy the boom. Kraft Foods is the sponsor. It will be televised as well as on the live cam and many news stations.
A & R Demolition is proud to have been awarded this project bringing down the Dallas Texas Reunion Arena which was over 300,000 sq. ft. of building and seated more then 20,000 fans for events.
A & R Demolition
By Genevieve Diesing
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
A & D Demolition offers turnkey services to its customers.
Premier Business Partners:
Hammers PlusDel Valle, Texas-based A & R Demolition was established in 1992 by the husband and wife team of Raymond and Andrea Reveile, and the company remains family owned and operated today. The commercial and demolition contractor works throughout Texas and the Southwest United States, and says it is known for its strong working relationships with contractors, owners and developers
Project Description: Abatement and complete demolition of municipal airport including demolition and concrete removal of industrial buildings, demolition of hangars and removal of 24′ runway at Old Robert Mueller Airport in Austin, Texas.
Year Work Performed: 2005 – 2006
Owner/General Contractor: Catellus Development Group A ProLogis Company
Austin’s continuous growth and re-invention means a steady line of work for one of Your Neighbors. A&R Demolition is a home-grown company that plays by the rules of gravity.
In fact, most folks who drive Interstate 35 get to keep tabs at what they do every day. You can’t help but peer over the upper deck of I-35 and see the wreckage.
“[You] get a lot of people honking,” Stephen Reveile with A&R Demolition said. “It’s pretty neat watching it.”
Project Description: Removal of an existing bridge crossing on Loop 363 in Temple, Texas.
Year Work Performed: 2009
Owner/General Contractor: James Construction Group
Changing Austin’s Landscape From Old To New – By R.G. Pickard — Associated Construction Publications
A&R Demolition has been demolishing Concordia University to make way for new growth.
By R.G. Pickard — Associated Construction Publications, 4/9/2009
When the Concordia University campus, which was built in 1926 near present day downtown Austin, needed room to expand, real estate in the area had become tremendously expensive. The original 23-acre campus was estimated to be worth $80 million on the real estate market in 2006, so the decision was made to sell the land and move the Concordia campus to the old Schlumberger Oil Company’s 365-acre research campus at the Balcones Canyonland Preserves on the outskirts of Austin.
Austin’s East Avenue Investment Group LP purchased the original Concordia campus that had 21 buildings near downtown. Some buildings dated to the time Concordia opened in 1926, but the newest ones were only four years old. All of it had to be removed to make way for a planned $750-million future development of the site, and the demolition of the campus was contracted to A&R Demolition, Inc., of Del Valle, TX.
The buildings on campus that had to be demolished ranged from approximately 5,000 square feet to approximately 60,000 square feet in size, with the tallest being four stories. Prior to demolition, asbestos remediation on the site was done by A&R Demolition’s sister company, Allstate Environmental Ltd., and a number of trees on site were removed and mulched by Austin Wood Recycling.
A&R Demolition used conventional methods to demolish the campus structures, employing a Hyundai 360 excavator with shear, and two Hyundai 290 excavators with hammer and processor attachments. Materials were loaded and removed using a Caterpillar 973 loader and a Terex articulated dump truck.
Stephen Reveile, project manager for A&R Demolition, said that the main problem was scheduling, because the East Avenue Investment Group was selling the land in parcels, so A&R demolition had to clear each parcel one at a time. However, Stephen said, “We also had to demolish one building right next door to a hospital which was keeping the emergency room open. The building was a four-story structure which we had to take down with a Hyundai excavator, and that required a lot of effort and coordination. That particular building was a bit more challenging than a normal demolition because of the need to minimize dust particles, which we did by using a high-pressure water spray to soak the airborne particles while it was being demolished. Additionally, we had to avoid touching the live power lines for the hospital which ran parallel to the structure. Those power lines were only 10 feet away from the building we were demolishing.”
This project was proudly featured on the Discovery Channel.
A&R Demolition was proudly featured on The Discovery Channel’s show “The Detonators” for our Midland Texas job bringing down the Midland Savings Bank downtown Midland. This was a huge 150 foot tower in the heart of downtown Midland.