Universal Wrecking Corp.   

East Coast Division

170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: 732-864-1194

Toll Free 866-585-3198        
Fax: 877-598-8645

Texas Division

8201 FM 2300 South           Pampa, Texas 79065
Phone (806) 416-0655
  

Midwest Division

P.O. Box 189
Schereville, IN 46375
Phone: 219-922-6950
Fax: 877-598-8645
 

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Daily Project Report
Tuesday, Jun. 10th
Project Schedules
Wednesday, May. 21st
Rigging, Dismantlement & Demolition of Water Tower and Pipe Bridge
Thursday, May. 15th
Demolition Equipment Maintenance
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Daily Project Report

It is important that on all projects a daily report is completed and submitted to the home office.The daily report will be prepared by the on-site supervisor / foreman and submitted to the home office and will consist of the description of the daily conditions and events on every workday and also include the following additional information:
 
Project Name
Customer Name
Date

Employee Information

  • Name
  • Title
  • Hours Worked
  • Start Time
  • End Time

Daily Record / Remarks
Detailed list of daily equipment / materials ordered
Detailed list of daily equipment / materials received
Weather
Temperature
Humidity

List of Equipment on Site

  • Name of Equipment
  • Model
  • Equipment Description
  • Daily Hours
  • Note any repairs needed present / future

Track Waste / Scrap material shipped

  • Description of material
  • Container Size
  • Ticket No.
  • Weight In
  • Weight Out
  • Notes

Overall comments for the day
 
The daily report is important for documenting and tracking down time on project sites. If there is a dispute on a project in regards to work being performed that is out of scope or delays being incurred due to unforeseen conditions it can be utilized as backup to prove your position.
 
It is an essential document for project sites and is necessary for the proper tracking, coordinating conditions on site with the home office and the overall final completion and closeout of the project.
 
About Us:
 
Universal Wrecking is an expert rigging, dismantlement, demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle standard or very technical wrecking projects.
 
Contact Information:
 
Universal Wrecking Corp.
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645
Web: www.universalwrecking.com


Project Schedules
Project schedules are a essential document for project planning and are utilized to successfully perform demolition, dismantling and any other type of work in the industry.
 
Prior to the start of work the estimator, project manager and scheduler will meet and list key task / activity items. Each task will have a duration associated with it, showing a estimated start and completion date. While developing the schedule many variables will come into play.
 
· Original estimated durations for each activity
· Milestones
· Manpower
· Equipment
· Resource Availability
· Weather
· Overlapping tasks
· Customers needs
 
Taking into account the above variables will allow the scheduler to develop a accurate and realistic schedule. Once the schedule is complete the key managers will meet, review and finalize.
 
In order for a schedule to be a useful tool it must be updated weekly and discussed with the manager on site to make sure that the durations and goals are obtainable. While performing work there is possibilites that you will run into unforseen delays. Example of unforeseen delays are changes in the original scope of work, weather, equipment breakdowns and overall site conditions changing.
 
Schedules are utilized on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis depending on the needs of each individual project. It is also helpful to perform two week look-aheads for site workers to make them aware and informed of  the project goals. Employees can give there input and explain to  management if there are additional variables that might effect completion dates.
 
The development of a project schedule is a important part for completing projects within estimated budgets and timeframes.
 
About Us:

Universal Wrecking Corp. is an expert rigging, dismantlement, demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle
standard or very technical wrecking projects.

Contact Information:


Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Website: http://www.universalwrecking.com

Rigging, Dismantlement & Demolition of Water Tower and Pipe Bridge
Universal Wrecking was recently hired to perform the rigging, dismantlement and demolition of a 185' Water Tower and associated Pipe Bridge spanning across an active street at a former manufacturing facility in New Jersey.

Due to the location and close proximity of the water tower to live power lines and existing site structures it was decided that the water tower would be dismantled in sections utilizing two cranes.

Universal Wrecking utilized a 550T Hydraulic Crane to perform the picks of each section and a 165T crane to hoist workers in a certified man basket over 185' in the air in order to perform rigging and dismantling services.

Prior to the project starting the following activities were performed:

*         A detailed safety and execution plan was developed for the safe rigging and dismantlement of the water tower and supporting structures, so as not to disturb the power lines or roadway adjacent to the project site. The plan also outlined where temporary barricades and other protection were to be located and placed to prevent injury to people and damage to adjacent buildings and facilities to remain.

*         The pre-demolition conference was performed at the project site to discuss and coordinate the procedure of dismantling the water tower, safety, schedule and the placement of temporary protection.

*         Required permits necessary to perform the work were obtained.

The tank and pipe bridge were dismantled following the approved rigging plan and utilizing torches to cut the steel sections. Once lowered to the ground, a Hydraulic Excavator equipped with a shear processed the scrap steel. After the scrap steel was processed, a Hydraulic Excavator equipped with a grapple, loaded trucks that transported the steel to a pre-determined recycling facility.

The project was completed safely, on schedule and without incident.

If you have a question about one of our services or are looking for a quote on a new job, please do not hesitate to contact us via email: estimate@universalwrecking.com

About Us:

Universal Wrecking Corp. is an expert rigging, dismantlement, demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle
standard or very technical wrecking projects.

Contact Information:

Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Website: http://www.universalwrecking.com

Demolition Equipment Maintenance
The maintenance of equipment provided by a demolition contractor is a key component to a successful project. Due to the nature of demolition work, equipment needs to be inspected daily and the necessary maintenance needs to be performed accordingly. In order to keep equipment running efficiently, and to be productive, weekly and monthly maintenance and inspections are also required.
 
Universal Wrecking employs highly skilled and experienced operators / mechanics that are trained to perform the required inspections on a variety of equipment. On an average day, operators will inspect the exterior and interior parts of a machine, check fluids and apply grease where needed.
 
Their fleet of mechanics have fully equipped trucks that enable them to be dispatched quickly and make most repairs on site. Mechanics keep extensive logs of maintenance work performed on equipmennt and are trained to identify any potential future issues that could develop. The advantage of being proactive in identifying potential issues allows time for obtaining required parts, and getting pricing from various suppliers to get the most cost effective options and reduce idle time.
 
Demolition projects require numerous machines to work in sync to allow for schedules and budgets to be met. If a single machine stops operating due to a breakdown, a project could experience significant production losses and result in increased costs from down time or inefficiencies.
 
Below is a list of the most common inspections that are performed on a weekly / monthly basis pending equipment usage:

 
Boom and stick excessive wear or damage
Excessive wear, damage or leaks on hydraulic cylinders
Checking underneath of machine for final drive leaks
Overall undercarriage packing / debris buildup
Idlers & rollers leaks, damage and wear
Drive sprockets wear, damage and loose bolts
Track assembly tightness
Damage, bent or broken shoes
Swing bearing damage
Loose or missing bolts
Tires excessive wear or damage
Foreign objects
Steps and handholds condition and cleanliness
Overall machine loose of missing nuts & bolts
Loose guards
Cleanliness of engine compartment
Engine oil fluid level
Swing drives fluid level
Engine coolant fluid level
Air filter restriction indicator
Radiator fin blockage and leaks
All hoses inspected for cracks, wear spots and leaks
All belts inspected for tightness, wear and cracks
Overall engine compartment trash or dirt buildup
Leaks on the machine and outside of the cab
Fuel tank fuel level
Hydraulic oil tank fluid level
Fire extinguisher Charge
Windshields wipers & washers
Batteries & hold downs
Falling object guard damage
Seat adjustment
Seat belt & mounting damage, wear and adjustment
Horn, backup alarm, lights proper function
Overall cab interior
 
Universal Wrecking takes pride in their extensive maintenance program and the performance of all equipment. The program allows UWC to provide their customers with the highest level of quality on all projects.
 
About Us:

Universal Wrecking is an expert rigging, dismantlement, demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle standard or very technical wrecking projects.

Contact Information:


Universal Wrecking Corp.
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645
Email: estimate@universalwrecking.com
Web: www.universalwrecking.com

Weekly / Daily Toolbox Talks
The purpose of Weekly / Daily Tool Box Talks is to provide a group forum where discussions can take place for employees regarding specific safety topics on a project site.
 
Performing Weekly / Daily Tool Box Talks will address workplace concerns and provide recommendations for those concerns, assist in planning for a work task, and will encourage overall safety on a project site.  It provides employees with the opportunity to contribute ideas and make employees aware of specific safety issues.
 
When having a safety talk numerous safety issues can be addressed or discussed,
common examples of topics are accident reporting, cold stress, crane safety, demolition safety, heavy equipment operation, fall protection, responsibilities, pinch points, fire extinguishers, first aid, housekeeping, electrical safety, hand & power tools, ladders, manuallifting, weather, scaffolds, rigging safety, motor vehicle safety and general safety.
 
Weekly/ Daily meetings should not go beyond 15-20 minutes and are most effective in the morning before work is started. When a meeting is held in the mornings it refreshes an employee’s mind set to perform work safely for that day’s task. The meeting would be held by a supervisor onthe project and would involve participation by employees in regards to the meeting topics.
 
Employees will be made aware of the locationand time for the meetings beforehand to allow them sufficient time to write down or think of any concerns that they may be present on the site.
 
After supervisors address workers with the chosen meeting topics, employees are encouraged to add ideasand alternative solutions. Allowing employees to participate and brain storm during meetings, develops and encourages a team characteristic within the crew and is a proactive method for limiting safety issues on aproject.
 
Remember Safety is Everybody’s Job and Begins with Teamwork!
 
About Us:

UniversalWrecking Corp. is an expert building demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle standard or very technical wrecking projects.

Contact Information:

Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645
Web: http://www.universalwrecking.com

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

Demolition and rigging workers need to have proper protection to ensure their safety and the safety of the job site. To provide that protection workers utilize PPE. Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE) can prevent employees from potential hazards associatedwith their workplace.

The minimum required PPE on a demolition or rigging project consists of the following items:

Hardhat
Safety Glasses
High Visibility Safety Vests
Leather Palmed Work Gloves
Work Boots

Depending on the project site and task being performed additional PPE may be required. The site supervisors evaluate the work task and perform hazard assessments to identify if additional PPE is required and to confirm that the appropriate personal protective equipment is being utilized to perform the work task at hand.

Examples of some work that would require additional protective equipment are as follows:

Work to be performed in a man lift or if a worker is 6’ from an edge would require a safety harness that is attached to a retractable. This would allow the employee to work safely and be 100% tied off at all times. If a worker is performing work utilizing a grinder or demo saw he would wear a face shield to ensure face protection and ear plugs for hearing protection.

The site supervisor trains or provides training to all employees to ensure they are familiar with the proper utilization of PPE and to ensure applicable safety procedures are followed.

Universal Wrecking Corp. is an expert building demolition / rigging contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. On every project safety is the #1 priority and the success of a project is the result of many factors, but Safety is the Key!

Please feel free to contact us with your questions or comments via email at estimate@universalwrecking.com

Contact Information

Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645

Power Plant Demolition Experts

Universal Wrecking Corp. is an expert demolition company specializing in power plant demolition, with extensive experience in coal fired power plants.

Using the latest equipment and technology, we are able to complete jobs in a safe and timely manner. Our OSHA certified knowledgeable staff is able to strategize in order to make sure jobs are completed in the safest and most efficient manner.  From meeting environmental requirements to maximizing salvage credit, we strive to provide outstanding customer satisfaction.  Our passion for service, quality, and results drives our long-term relationships with hundreds of satisfied clients.   

Demolition projects often require a broad range of specializations: structural and/or selective demolition, environmental abatement and remediation, salvage management, and more. Handling them separately can significantly compromise quality, increase time-to-completion, drive up cost, and reduce overall client profitability.  At Universal Wrecking Corp, we provide an advanced alternative, Turn-Key Solutions.     

Universal Wrecking has over 15 years experience in demolition, asset recovery and metal recycling. We have built a nationwide reputation for quality, on-time delivery, and impeccable safety. It’s what you need to get the job done right, efficiently, on time and within budget.

Contact Information

Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645
Web: http://www.universalwrecking.com   

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15 Years of Demolition in NJ

Universal Wrecking Corp. (UWC), a premier demolition contractor that operates on a nationwide basis, recently celebrated their 15th year in business.

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Demolition Equipment

One of the most common pieces of equipment used in the demolition industry is an Excavator with a Shear.

Recently,Universal Wrecking Corp. has added a CAT330 Excavator with a LaBounty UP70 to our fleet of equipment.  The LaBounty Universal Processor is an amazing piece of equipment that has assisted our demolition crews to work safely, quickly and more efficiently.

The UP70 has three separate jaws allowing for various capabilities. First, there is “Shear jaw” which is used to cut steel.  Second, there is a “Concrete Pulverizing Jaw” which is used to downsize big concrete to small concrete.  Lastly, there is a “Concrete Cracking Jaw” which is used to crack large pieces of concrete.

Since acquiring the excavator with the UP 70 we have been completing jobs weeks before completion dead-lines and have even saved on job costs.

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ABOUT US


UniversalWrecking Corp. is an expert building demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle standard or very technical wrecking projects.

Contact Information

Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645
Email: estimate@universalwrecking.com

Web: http://www.universalwrecking.com


Demolition of Cogeneration (COGEN) Facility
What is Cogeneration?

Cogeneration is a process where a single fuel source, such as natural gas, can be used to create or produce both thermal and electrical energy.

Universal Wrecking Corp. recently completed the demolition of a former COGEN Facility consisting of the following tasks:
  • Demolished two four story corrugated metal buildings with stacks
  • Demolished one concrete building
  • Demolished concrete stack
  • Demolished multiple concrete scales associated with building
This project was completed on schedule and in a safe manner.

UWC looks forward to discussing your next demolition or dismantling project and can provide a detailed estimate or proposal.

ABOUT US

Universal Wrecking Corp. is an expert building demolition contractor and scrap metal recycling company that operates throughout the United States. We have the experienced and safety conscientious personnel, demolition and recycling equipment and the technical expertise to handle standard or very technical wrecking projects.

Contact Information

Universal Wrecking Corp. - Corporate Main Office
170 Double Trouble Road
Bayville, NJ 08721
Phone: (866) 585-3198
Fax: (877)-598-8645
Email: estimate@universalwrecking.com

Web: http://www.universalwrecking.com

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