NDA introduces demolition client checklist
By Lindsay Gale10 October 2011
The National Demolition Association has launched a free checklist, available for download from its website, that provides a guide to what should be included in a standard demolition contract produced before a project is begun.
According to NDA executive director Mike Taylor: ""The NDA developed the Demolition Planning Document to give the buyers of our services the recommendations to help minimise any problems that might occur during the process. The better everyone understands the demolition process beforehand, the less likely there will be disputes and requests for change orders down the line."
The document covers areas such as proposed site use, utility disconnection, material reuse, underground demolition, temporary facilities and site conditions after demolition.
In addition to the planning document, a model demolition specification is also available that provides specific contract language that can be included in contracts to ensure that all expectations can be managed, such as permitting, insurance, health and safety reports, and waste disposal.
For further information, go to www.demolitionassociation.com.