Early Demolition

Often as part of this phase of work demolition is carried out as a pre release of Construction so that the Design Team can more clearly identify field conditions. This is true for most projects at Yale School of Medicine as they are often renovations in older buildings that have seen many years of modifications that are not always apparent or documented. Early demolition identifies potential problems early so they can be addressed during the design phase of the project and not during the construction phase when changes are costly and impact schedule. In this way early demolition streamlines the construction process and makes the construction bids more competitive as bids are more accurate and generally lower with less contingency built in for unknowns.