David Griffin Jr at World Trade Center

Emergency Demolition Services

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For over 60 years, D.H. Griffin Wrecking Co., Inc. has been a trusted source for providing emergency demolition services to first emergency responders and building owners following structural failure due to fire or other damage. DHG can respond during an emergency to help mitigate damage or afterward for partial or complete demolition of impacted structures. We are experts at building separation and dismantling of structures that have been compromised due to an emergency situation or construction failure. DHG also provides demolition consulting following a building fire, natural disaster or explosion. Following the 9-11 terrorist attack in 2001, DHG was chosen as the lead demolition consultant at Ground Zero - World Trade Center site in New York City, N.Y. DHG coordinated efforts between authorities and demolition contractors and provided onsite management and engineering assistance to safely and efficiently stabilize and remove the curtain walls and clean up the entire site. DHG's planning and supervision saved valuable time and resulted in an estimated $4,000,000 reduction in cleanup costs.