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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

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

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

Clean Wood (WOOD) - 62782 TN

Brush & Yard Debris (BRSHYD) - 91157 TN

Leaves (LEAF) - N/A TN

Stumps (STMP) - 246735 TN

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Material Recycling Facilities: A building to save landfills

Category: In The News - By Ted Brennan, T. M. Brennan Contractors, Inc.
Posted by Ralph DeFazio, Sales Manager on 07/01 at 11:48 PM

Proper disposal of construction materials is a critical part of all projects; 70% is a typical target. Where does all that material go? Well, increasingly it goes to large Material Recycling Facilities (MRF) to reclaim the recyclables and save landfills. What kind of building is a MRF? We recently built a 26,000 s/f, 47-foot high facility in Sparta, NJ, designed to handle 400 tons of construction waste daily. While the design was deceptively simple, this is a heavy duty building designed and built to take a beating from 36-ton trucks—as many as 15 at a time. Waste can also arrive or leave by rail.

It required mammoth amounts of concrete, steel, and larger crews and more equipment than is typical for a construction project in this suburban community:

• 11-million pounds or 2800 cubic yards of concrete and tractor trailers to bring in 85 pre-fabricated tilt-up concrete panels weighing 60,000 pounds each
• 358 tons of steel, including 115 foot steel trusses, each weighing 15-tons
• 24,000 s/f insulated metal roof
• Doors weighing as much as 3500 pounds and 28 feet high
• Hardened fl oor in two layers: the first is 12-inch slab with embedded rebar grid and the second layer is 3-inches so it is easier to replace because of wear
• Push walls and crash walls to protect the outside walls and catwalk from trucks and front loaders

While not a typical construction job or building, the success comes down to the same three factors common to other large construction projects:

1) investing the right time, talent and focus to plan the job in detail;
2) having the right people on site to lead and control performance;
3) flexibility and good problem solving as unexpected takes place quite naturally.

Ted Brennan is vice president of T. M. Brennan Contractors, Inc.

Article from Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal - March, 2009 - Download a PDF of the article at: http://www.tmbrennaninc.com/inthenews.html

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