Ivey's Construction, Inc.

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VAB Platform Demolition


Owner: NASA
Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL


Project Description:

Ivey's scope of work included: preparation of engineered critical lift plans, non-destructive testing of the existing lifting lugs, removing connections for electricity, water, pneumatics, fire protection, etc., rigging and lowering the platforms to the ground, transportation of the platforms outside the VAB, asbestos and hazardous paint abatement, and finally the demolition and salvage of the individual platforms outside the VAB.

Ivey's crews constructed a temporary roadway and removed a section of high-security fence to allow transport. The 250-ton and 325-ton facility bridge cranes were used for the lifts.

Ivey's delivered the project approximately a month ahead of schedule.


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