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The historic Charlotte Coliseum was demolished in a spectacular 13-second implosion,
leaving only a pile of metal, concrete, and rubble.
ASI contributed significantly to the success of this event using its breakthrough
Extreme Loading® Technology.
Demolition Analysis: Implosion - Charlotte Coliseum
The historic Charlotte Coliseum was demolished in a spectacular 13-second implosion, leaving only a pile of metal, concrete, and rubble. ASI contributed significantly to the success of this event using its breakthrough Extreme Loading® Technology.
In an impressive 10-second implosion, Saint Francis Central Hospital was erased from
the Pittsburgh skyline on March 22, 2008. ASI was part of this story with its expertise
and its advanced Extreme Loading® technology. However, there was a different story before this
successful story.
Demolition Analysis: Implosion - St. Francis Hospital
In an impressive 10-second implosion, Saint Francis Central Hospital was erased from the Pittsburgh skyline on March 22, 2008. ASI was part of this story with its expertise and its advanced Extreme Loading® technology. However, there was a different story before this successful story.
Modeling and prediction of the Stubs Tower Demoliton in Savanah, GA was done by Dr. Emmett Sumner of NCSU using ASI
Demolition Analysis: Implosion - Stubs Tower
Modeling and prediction of the Stubs Tower Demoliton in Savanah, GA was done by Dr. Emmett Sumner of NCSU using ASI's Extreme Loading® for Structures.

Demolition Analysis & Planning

As construction methods and materials have grown increasingly complex over the years, so has the need for new and more accurate methods to analyze and demolish such structures.  Utilizing its Extreme Loading® Technology (ELT), ASI is able to provide critical information to clients during all phases of demolition planning.
 
With extensive expertise in modeling and analyzing the demolition of buildings, bridges, industrial facilities, sports arenas, and many other complex structures, ASI can simulate sequential (mechanical, wrecking ball, excavator) and induced collapse demolition plans which employ the use of explosives, wrecking ball, high reach excavator, , pushing or pulling force, or manual deconstruction.

Demolition Planning:

  • Demolition Analysis: Given the actual demolition plan, ASI can provide an accurate analysis of the proposed plan.  If the proposed demolition plan indicates the possibility of a mishap or hazard, ASI can suggest alternative scenarios or modifications to the planned approach.  ASI can also provide engaging visuals early on in the bidding process for encouraging plan approval or for display in public forums.
  • Seismic Analysis: Propagation of seismic waves created by structural debris to study the effect of the demolition on neighboring structures. 

Post-Demolition Analysis:

  • Comparative Analysis: A comparison of the actual demolition with the predicted outcome of the demolition plan can also be generated. ASI can combine both the predictive simulation and the actual demolition videos as a side-by-side reference for further analysis or marketing purposes.

Exclusive Demolition Analysis Program:

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ASI is currently partnering with demolition contractors and demolition consultants around the world to provide demolition analysis services. For more information about the Exclusive Demolition Analysis Program visit the Demolition Analysis Website.  Click on the logo to the left to find the Exclusive Demolition Analysis Program Member in your region.


Charlotte Coliseum Implosion

The historic Charlotte Coliseum was demolished in a spectacular 13-second implosion, leaving only a pile of metal, concrete, and rubble. ASI contributed significantly to the success of this event using its breakthrough technology: Extreme Loading® for Structures.

ASI submitted a full simulation to the developer, the general contractor, and the demolition contractor (Dykon Blasting Corp.) prior to the actual demolition. This proves our ability to accurately predict the progressive collapse of a structure prior to an actual implosion or other extreme loading threat.

Charlotte Coliseum Implosion


New Castle Brown Brewery Implosion

On June 22nd, Sir Bobby Robson, pressed the button to detonate the explosive charges that brought down the old Newcastle Brown brewery building. The 1960s reinforced concrete brewery structure was 60 m square by 40 m high.

Controlled Group, the Yorkshire based Demolition Company collaborated with ASI for the first time in the UK and, the results were great. “The similarities between the predicted collapse and the actual collapse were impressive” said Controlled Structural Engineer, Rob Clarke.

The designed collapse mechanism focused around the columns in the centre of the building being destroyed first and then the floor slabs, with their vertical support gone, sagging like a heavy net and pulling the sides of the building into the centre.

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New Castle Brown Brewery Implosion


Stubs Tower Implosion

The dramatic and successfull implosion of the 15-stroy Stubbs Tower occurred early in the morning on Saturday, December 15, 2007.  A ground-breaking event on many fronts, the defunct apartment comlplex was the second tallest building in Savannah, Gerogia and the first to be explosively demolished.  More importanty, however, is what happened leading up to demolition time.

The modeling, prediction and simulation of the project were part of an ongoing project being undertaken by Dr. Emmett Sumner of North Carolina State University (NCSU) in cooperation with ASI in the use of Extreme Loading for Structures (ELS) for the study of progressive collapse.  While ASI has modeled numerous demoliton projects, the analysis results are usually withheld from the general public until after the actual demolition.  For various reasons, this was not going to be the case in Savannah.

Stubs Tower Implosion