SELECTIVE DEMOLITION OF REDUNDANT AND EARTHQUAKE DAMAGED BUILDINGS IN TURKEY


ELİAS ÖZKAN S. T.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.29, no.1, pp.139-152, 2012 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4305/metu.jfa.2012.1.8
  • Title of Journal : METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-152

Abstract

When a building reaches the end of its useful life or suffers severe damage during a disaster, it has to be demolished. However, not much is known about how the demolition work proceeds, or how is it regulated in Turkey; what machinery, tools and techniques are used; what material is salvaged and what dumped as waste; and how it is disposed off. Answers to these questions were sought through research conducted in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir, as well as in earthquake affected areas in Turkey. Safety was an issue that became a concern during the course of these studies.