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Reverse engineering is forward thinking trend in construction
The idea of conceptualizing the demise of a building during the design phase may seem peculiar. However, more and more governments are requiring engineers to build demolition plans into their designs.
By: ODIN. LTD.
“The concept is all about the utilization of reverse engineering techniques to design new processes and modify existing ones with the end-game in mind. Many engineers never get an opportunity to truly appreciate the cradle to grave aspect of their labors,” says Mike Mitchum, president and COO of ODIN, LTD . – a specialist in heavy industrial demolition using the latest techniques and technology for safe and economical results.
Mitchum explained the process and the thinking behind the process to the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), which is in excess of 200 members strong.
The ASCE invited Mitchum to the campus with the understanding that building something new often requires taking a structure down first. Mitchum pointed out that engineers could save their companies billions by simply adding another dimension to their talents and education.
“The bottom line is what can you do now to help reduce costs and increase safety in the future?” said Mitchum. He went on to ask the question “Are you willing to spend a little extra time now to better manage change in the future?”
ABOUT ODIN, LTD.
They specialize in heavy industrial demolition using the latest techniques and technology for safe and economical results. Whether the plan is to shut down an entire plant or just a process line, a definitive plan must be in place. ODIN, Ltd.’s demolition experts help you determine the scope, complexity and the best, most economical and safe way forward. Their approach to demolition is to minimize the amount of materials going into landfill by channeling as much material and equipment for reuse or recycling as possible. Safety is paramount and that’s why they assign a safety manager to each project to ensure all safety rules and regulations are regarded. This leaves the customer feeling confident and secure that the demolition project will be safely completed.
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