Demolish selectively


Demolish a structure, or part of it, using selective demolition. Identify the different materials in the building and assess their reusability and value. Remove any reusable materials without damaging them.

Alternative labels

demolishing selectively
selective demolition
demolishing partially
partially demolish structures
partial demolition of structures
selectively knock down
knock down selectively
partial demolition
selectively demolish

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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Demolish selectively is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Optional skill

Demolish selectively is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Dismantling supervisor: Dismantling supervisors monitor the operations involved in dismantling activities such as removing and possibly recycling industrial equipment and machinery or decommissioning of plants. The distribute the task among workers and supervise if everything is done according to safety regulations. If problems arise they consult with engineers and take quick decisions to resolve problems.
Demolition supervisor: Demolition supervisors monitor operations involved in the demolition of buildings and clean up of debris. They take quick decisions to resolve problems.
Civil engineer: Civil engineers design, plan, and develop technical and engineering specifications for infrastructure and construction projects. They apply engineering knowledge in a vast array of projects, from the construction of infrastructure for transportation, housing projects, and luxury buildings, to the construction of natural sites. They design plans that seek to optimise materials and integrate specifications and resource allocation within the time constraints.
Demolition worker: Demolition workers operate equipment to demolish structures. They safely destroy buildings and remove the debris to permit the site to be used for a different purpose.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022