Recycling the Kentucky International Convention Center

LOUISVILLE, Dec. 5, 2016 — The demolition derby at the Kentucky International Convention Center continues today with a closer look at the ongoing construction. Four decades after crews erected the downtown convention center, a new generation of builders is carefully disassembling that handiwork and sending most of the demolition debris out for recycling.

It would be a lot easier to bring in a wrecking ball, said Tim Livingston, senior superintendent for AECOM Hunt, which is overseeing the construction in one of the busiest blocks in Louisville. The project is anticipated to achieve LEED Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, so dumping the materials is not an option for construction projects like this one, he said.

“Everything is being tracked properly,” said project manager Andrew Moore with EOP Architects. “It is a fairly large task and we do have fairly lofty goals on what we are trying to achieve on this project. We have got a qualified contractor that is used to doing that type of process. There is no learning curve there.”

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