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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Sept 6 - Harborside Demolition Update

Harborside Update Demolition


Manafort Brothers Inc. (MBI), with corporate office in Plainville, CT has been hired to demolish the Harborside.

MBI will begin mobilization the end of this week, with the actual demolition beginning on Monday September 11th .

In preparation of the demolition, Rhode Island Analytical (an environment testing company) conducted extensive testing for two days. Only the rear portion of the Harborside’s roof came back as being asbestos impacted. No insulation, exterior siding, flooring, piping, or other building components were found to contain asbestos.

During the initial stages of demolition, staffing from RI Analytical will be on site monitoring the work and performing perimeter air sampling.  Impacted materials will either be covered with poly or stored in lined dumpsters and removed from the site within the first 5 to 7 days of the project.  As the demolition continues, MBI will be using water to wet the building and debris to minimize any dust or visible emissions.

MBI will meet with Town Officials on Thursday for final planning and staging for the demolition.  After this meeting we will know what road restrictions will be necessary during the demolition. Please be aware this site and immediate surrounding area will be a demolition site until the end of September.

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