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For dismantling old buildings Tokyoites, the Japanese construction firm Kajima Corporation has developed an amazing demolition process. First, structural columns and parts of the ground floor are destroyed and replaced by telescopic poles. After positioning of the supporting posts, the workers carry out the demolition of the ground floor.

This done, the telescopic poles, controlled by computers, lower slowly, to gradually bring the upper floor to the ground level. And so on up to destruction the top floor ...



According to the firm, this method enables mnimiser nuisance usually caused by such operations: reducing dust generation, waste treatment facility and time saving 20% over the duration of the project. Unlike the demolition processes explosives after weakening the bearing structure, the method is Kajima FIG soft and measured solution.

sources: Gizmodo, Pink Tentacle et Kajima Corporation

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