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Total Recycled Material;Asphalt (ASPH) - 145154 TN

Concrete (CONC) - 315746 TN

Clean Wood (WOOD) - 62782 TN

Brush & Yard Debris (BRSHYD) - 91157 TN

Leaves (LEAF) - N/A TN

Stumps (STMP) - 246735 TN

Total Recycled Material;Asphalt (ASPH) - 145154 TN

Concrete (CONC) - 315746 TN

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Foley Bleachers Will Come Down

Category: Projects - By: Daniel Jackovino, Staff Writer for The Independent Press September 2, 2010.
Posted by Andrea Ryker on 09/14 at 01:24 PM

The Bloomfield Board of Education on Aug. 24 awarded the contract to demolish Foley Field’s concrete bleachers to Grinnell Recycling of Sparta. Grinnell was the lowest bidder, at $107,000, to knock down, crush and truck away Foley’s single, 6,000-seat-capacity bleachers. According to Grinnell’s president, Jason Cofrancesco, the removal of the structure is not a small project or a big one for his company.

“This past year we demolished Schools Stadium on Bloomfield Avenue for the Newark Board of Education,” Cofrancesco said Friday. “It was about three times the size of Foley Field. It was a whole concrete structure.”

Cofrancesco said the job would be accomplished with excavators welding various attachments on their booms, including grapples, pulverizers and buckets. A bucket is a four-pronged vise on a collar. It is a combination hand and fist, capable of breaking up a structure and then gathering the pieces.

Cofrancesco estimated three excavators and three to five men would initially be required to start work, not including dump trucks. He said between 100 and 150 loads of concrete will eventually be removed from the site with 10 to 20 truck loads departing a day. The concrete would be sent to Grinnell’s recycling center or a closer facility, he said.

“The first step is bringing it down to the ground,” Cofrancesco said. “Using the excavators, you approach the building, or in this case, the building structure, and you start at different points, depending on the layout.” Cofrancesco said the layout, or demolition plans, had yet to be finalized.

Dismantling would start from the high point and work down, he said. Once brought to ground level, the pieces would be pulverized or “sized,” for hauling away.

“A bucket with teeth will be used as well as grapples,” he said. “We have a pulverizer on the end of an excavator. It’s like a big jaw that crushes and pulverizes the concrete.” The bleachers’ metal reinforcement bars would be removed from the debris when possible, he said.

“There’s going to be some traffic issues on the back part of the stadium because of the close proximity of the fence and the road,” he said. “When we’re working in that area, one lane might need to be closed down just in case any concrete chips away and falls into the road.”

Cofrancesco said the closing of JFK Parkway North would have to be evaluated on site. He said netting may also be used to protect the roadway area. The parkway runs by the field only steps from its fence and ticket booths. Grinnell will be responsible for contracting the Bloomfield police should the roadway require closing. Cofrancesco indicated the ticket booths would be saved on-site.

At the Board of Education meeting last week, Business Administrator Michael Derderian estimated the demolition would begin in mid-October following the field and track’s soil excavation. But he cautioned against any hard timetable. The soil will require removal to a depth of 24 inches, he said, due to arsenic contamination. Cofrancesco said Grinnell’s work will be accomplished in four to six weeks.

Article from The Independent Press of Bloomfield. September 2, 2010.

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