Project: Kodak Site Demolition
Scope of Services: Demolition, Recycling
Project Completed: 05/01/2014
Alpine Demolition was hired to do the demolition, transportation, and disposal of the former Kodak plant located in Windsor, Colorado.
This site was once one of Kodaks largest film productions, including production for X-Ray machines. The building encompasses over 1 million square feet of building demolition and over 320 acres. The buildings consisted mostly of concrete and steel framed as well as some small exterior wood-framed buildings.
Alpine was responsible for the stormwater controls, abatement and all necessary disconnects including the water to be disconnected at the main and all necessary sewer disconnects. Alpine worked very closely with the Kodak and attended weekly meetings to ensure all necessary controls and safety measures were in place prior to starting Demolition.
Alpine used a high reach excavator with a reach of over 120 feet to safely demolish the building inspections. We also have additional excavators in site to direct load the waste to save time and help the client reach their schedule. Alpine had over 20 pieces of equipment on site working with excavators, mini excavators, and other miscellaneous loaders to help the client meet their schedule.
There were several buildings to be demolished so Alpine would move from different locations on site to ensure all buildings were demolished in the correct order and under the correct supervision and controls. Alpine had roughly over 15 employees on site during the demolition.
All materials were directly loaded to trucks and all potential recyclable material was diverted from the landfill this included all metal, steel wood, and concrete.
According to the demolition client – Alpine Demolition is paving the future…
The third phase is the demolition of the buildings, which is the largest phase of the project. Kodak hired Alpine Demolition and Recycling of Denver to the demolition project.
Wagner said Alpine intends to reuse and recycle as much as 90 percent of the building materials. Alpine’s process is to carefully deconstruct the buildings instead of just demolishing them.
Wagner said Alpine estimates it will remove and recycle more than 100,000 tons of concrete during this process. In addition, Alpine will recycle electrical and mechanical components ” wood, steel and copper ” she said.
In the fourth and final phase, Alpine, on Kodak’s behalf, will return the site to its original state by reseeding the land with grasses native to the area.
“The final phase is getting it back to native grass and having all the ground leveling done,” Wagner said. She added the existing parking lot also will be turned into native grass. “Our intention is to have it better or as good as we found it,” Wagner said.
Wagner said the 300 acres have been for sale for more than a year.
“Our hope is that it paves the way for future development of the remainder of the industrial park here,” Wagner said.