Project Description

Best Demolition Project

Abington Hospital Woodland Parking Garage

Project Description

When Abington Hospital’s structural engineer recommended shutting its Woodland parking garage due to safety concerns, the hospital partnered with LF Driscoll to demolish the 100,000-square-foot above-ground parking structure and link bridge. The garage – constructed with precast panels welded together one piece at a time – sat between the hospital’s central utility plant and its telecommunications service, with only three feet on one side and six feet on the other. The typical demo process was not an option, but with intense safety planning and extra measures to be mindful of the surrounding community, the team slowly and carefully deconstructed the building with zero injuries.

Contractor
LF Driscoll
Demolition Contractor: Geppert Bros., Inc.

Owner
Jefferson Health/Abington Hospital

Architect
EwingCole

Engineer
The Harman Group

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