S09 Demolition

Note: The term contractor is used interchangeably to describe both subcontractors & suppliers


1.1 Scope

  • 1.1.1 Demolishing in accordance and to extent as detailed in plans and specification.

1.2 Related Work

  • 1.2.1 Disconnection of all existing services by appropriate other Trades.

1.3 References

  • 1.3.1 Perform all demolition work in accordance with the current relevant Australian Standards.
  • 1.3.2 Comply also with the requirements of: “Deemed-to-Satisfy Provisions” of the Building Code of Australia
  • 1.3.3 Applicable Building Regulations/Any Statutory Authority having jurisdiction.
  • 1.3.4 Local Council Conditions of Approval.

1.4 Public and Property Protection

  • 1.4.1 Provide all measures required by Municipal and State ordinances, laws, and regulations for the protection of surrounding property, footpaths, streets, curbs, the public, occupants and workmen during demolition operations. Comply with the above ordinances, laws etc. in carrying out all measures including barricades, fences, warning lights and signs, rubbish chutes, etc.
  • 1.4.2 No blasting for demolition purposes will be permitted.
  • 1.4.3 Exercise due care in executing this work.
  • 1.4.4 Make good to original condition, all damage to adjacent properties which results from demolition or excavation operations.
  • 1.4.5 Perform all restoration work without expense to the Principal.

1.5 Fees

  • 1.5.1 Pay all fees due to any Authority requiring same in connection with the work of this Section.

1.6 Services

  • 1.6.1 Before demolishing and removing any parts of building having electrical wiring, gas and water pipes, conduit or similar items embedded in them, notify the Authorities having jurisdiction, and make sure that these items are out of service so that they can be removed without danger.

1.7 Treasure Trove

1.7.1 No item of treasure trove or coins or objects of antiquity or of historical value or any other object or material of intrinsic value, not formerly part of the structure or structures being demolished, shall become the property of the Demolisher but shall be handed to the Principal or their representative immediately upon coming into the possession of the Demolisher or his employee.


2 Demolished Materials

  • 2.1 Material required to be demolished shall become the property of the Principal ¬†unless required for reuse as instructed and identified by Owner and shall be removed from the site.
  • 2.1.1 Where possible dismantle building components for off-site recycling and in accordance with Council Authorities Waste Management Plan if applicable.

2.2 Equipment

2.2.1 Supply all equipment required to perform the work of sufficient capacity to meet the stated completion date.

2.2.2 Provide disposal containers for all disposal required.

2.2.3 No containers may be located on public streets or pavements without obtaining required Municipal permits for same. Co-operate with all subcontractors doing work in or near container locations to prevent uninterrupted progress of their work.


3 Examine the site conditions

  • 3.1 Examine carefully site conditions.
  • 3.2 Start of work means total acceptance of all conditions.

3.3 Methods and Operations

  • 3.3.1 Demolish and remove completely parts of structure listed and/or directed for demolition. The methods of cutting and removal of floors, walls and other items to be removed shall be approved by authorities having jurisdiction.
  • 3.3.2 Do not drop or throw material more than 5 metres. Lower by means of hoists or rubbish chutes. Wet down thoroughly during demolition to prevent nuisance of dirt and dust. Equip trucks used in hauling debris with tarpaulins to cover the loads. Do not load so excessively as to spill debris on streets.
  • 3.3.3 Except as placed in approved disposal containers, do not allow combustible material and rubbish to accumulate on the site.
  • 3.3.4 Remove daily, or as directed. Burn no debris on site.
  • 3.3.5 Where partial demolition leave building to be retained in a stable and structurally sound state. If required organise inspection by Structural Engineer to verify.
  • 3.3.6 Upon completion of all wrecking and demolition and the removal of all rubbish and debris, remove all equipment used for this work.
  • 3.3.7 Asbestos and hazardous materials to be removed in accordance with current relevant Australian Codes and Authorities having jurisdiction.
  • 3.3.8 If walls or roofs are opened for alterations and additions, or surfaces of adjoining buildings are exposed, provide temporary covers to prevent water penetration.
  • 3.3.9 Provide covers to protect existing plant and materials intended for re-use and covers to openings as required to prevent unauthorised entry.

4 Completion

  • 4.1 Complete all contracted work in accordance with contract documents and written instructions issued by the Principal or the Principal’s representative on site.
  • 4.2 Leave the site in an entirely dean condition, ready for the work of other trades.

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