Photo: RTR Japan/YouTube

Watch this building being demolished with zero noise and dust

Bradley Wint
By - Founder/Executive Editor
Jul 4, 2016 12:39am AST
Photo: RTR Japan/YouTube

Demolishing old skyscraper buildings can be quite an inconvenience for neighboring people as a result of the noise and dust pollution.

Even with the best explosive techniques, the process is still very bothersome, but a new deconstruction technique may be the key to eliminating this problem.

In the below video, the new technique involves building an encasing supporting structure around the top floor. The structure is then latched on to the building while each floor is then deconstructed on the inside with drills, jack hammers, saws, and other lighter equipment.

As each floor is removed, the structure slides down to the next where the process begins once again.

Even though the process can take many months, noise levels remain anywhere from 17-23 decibels (quieter than the city’s ambient noise) and dust pollution is avoided all together. On top of that, more material can be salvaged for recycling as many structures can be dismantled in ‘whole’ pieces.

The technique may not be employed everywhere, but it definitely does seem worthwhile for demolition projects in densely populated cities.

Stay in check with our daily burst of news stories delivered to your inbox.

Read more

The 9 best vlogging cameras for 2018

Entertainment - Even with the YouTube apocalypse, vlogging is still a huge deal. Last year we talked about some of the top…

By - Jan 19, 2018 1:42am AST

YouTube and Facebook pull Tide Pod Challenge videos because people are stupid

Social Media - It’s a new year and people are already doing dumb things for their 15 minutes of internet fame. Both Facebook…

By - Jan 18, 2018 11:10pm AST

Apple will soon allow you to disable battery management software on older iPhones

Mobile - After a wave of mounting criticism, lawsuits, and PR statements, Tim Cook has announced that users will now have the…

By - Jan 18, 2018 3:21am AST

7 things the media gets wrong about air travel and aviation

Travel - When there is ‘trouble’ in the sky, there tends to be ‘trouble’ with the reporting as well. Many news agencies,…

By - Jan 18, 2018 1:47am AST

Apple issues iOS 11.2.2 to address Spectre vulnerability

Mobile - In the wake of the industry-wide Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws, Apple has issued a security update for iOS 11…

By - Jan 8, 2018 2:55pm AST

Social media “Fear Of Missing Out” detrimental to our mental well-being

Science/Space - Human beings generally see themselves in the best light possible compared to others. This psychological phenomenon is called illusory superiority….

By - Jan 2, 2018 11:50pm AST

Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight celebrate New Year’s Day twice due to delay

Travel - Passengers on board a Hawaiian Airlines flight from Auckland, New Zealand to Honolulu, Hawaii were able to celebrate New Year’s…

By - Jan 1, 2018 11:13pm AST

LG shows off world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED display for CES 2018

Technology - LG is stepping up the display game with the unveiling of a world first 88-inch, 8K OLED display. When compared…

By - Jan 1, 2018 10:33pm AST

How to fix Samsung Galaxy Note 8 charging issues

Technology - Some Samsung Galaxy Note 8 customers have run into a peculiar situation where their phones refuse to charge after being…

By - Jan 1, 2018 12:31am AST

Apple apologizes for iPhone slow down; offers battery replacement for $29

Technology - After lots of press blow back, Apple has finally given in to the whole battery fiasco, issuing a letter of…

By - Dec 31, 2017 1:55pm AST