To carry out a value addition demolition, there is need to factor in various elements like the costs and resources available. As concerned authorities seek a soft demolition contractor, there is need to strike out a deal that will ensure satisfaction to both concerned parties at the end of the contract. It is because of this that GSE contracting services has developed policies to be adhered to before any demolition commences in New York. The policies safeguard the affected clients, the contracting company and ensures the Authority pay for services that benefit the whole public in the end. Some of the four main policies are as highlighted below;
In the case of a large scale demolition, the authority must transparently and efficiently carry out a thorough evaluation in mapping out building targeted for demolition. There is no generalization of settlements but rather a single evaluation of each physical set up needed to be brought down. This should be accompanied by strong reasons and justification in decision to spare some buildings from coming down as others come down.
Priority in the demolition;
On mapping a specific location, authorities and contractors should establish the easiest efficient way that will ease the whole process with minimum hitches. Look at the targeted region and the surroundings to ensure no unintended structures are destroyed in the process. For example the soft demolition contractor should avoid use of land mines to blast building basements in areas full of other structures because it’s likely to affect them.
Involving all stakeholders;
The general contracting company and the authorities should incorporate the views and opinions from the members of the public concerning the activities likely to take place in the identified locations. It is important to educate the masses on why the decision to demolish was reached, how it will benefit the community, the challenges likely to be encountered in the process and the plans thereafter the process. The information brings them to date, enable them seek clarifications and clear doubts where they are likely to arise.
It is important to put into perspective that the demolition do not affect the current livelihoods and enough time allocated for affected parties to seek alternative shelters before the process begins. The transition should be linked strategically to ensure a smooth transition of affected persons and prevent legal actions likely to arise when people rights are seen to be neglected.