Connected to the office by means of a single-storey walkway, the warehouse, on the other hand, was a one (1) to two (2) storey structure with an overall footprint of approximately 256,700 ft2 that consisted of reinforced concrete foundations and grade slabs. The warehouse was built using precast beam and column framing, which supported precast double-T beams that made up the second floor as well as the roof. The exterior walls were likewise clad using precast wall panels.
The decommissioning of the buildings required the abatement of asbestos-containing materials that included pipe fittings, drywall joint compound along with Transite and vinyl floor tiles. Other hazardous materials, such as mercury-containing fluorescent light tubes, were removed in preparation for the demolition work.
The project involved the decommissioning and complete demolition of a large warehouse along with an adjoining office building that were located adjacent to a major 16-lane highway in Toronto, Ontario. The office building – having a footprint of 14,400 ft2 – was a two (2) storey structure with a single below-grade level. It consisted of reinforced concrete walls and foundations supporting a steel-framed structure with the exterior walls clad using precast wall panels.