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goes up must come down" very literally. The demolition business involves the total or selective destruction of buildings and structures to make way for new construction or to clear the land for alternative uses. Building implosions are probably the most dramatic and publicized examples of commercial demolition but they represent just a small fraction of the demolition projects that take place around the world everyday. Bridges, factories, tunnels, stadiums, dams and smokestacks are some of the commercial structures that need the services of demolition companies so they can be removed when it is their time to go. In addition to wrecking or tearing down a building or structure, commercial demolition firms can provide a variety of other services. For example, before a building is destroyed, hazardous material, such as asbestos, must be removed and safely disposed of in the best interest of public health. Also, many commercial buildings contain valuable materials, such as copper, steel or glass, which can be reused or recycled as part of the demolition process. In fact many states and countries have environmental laws and regulations surrounding the classification and disposal of construction debris. With the cost of and scarcity of space in landfills going up, recent years have seen increasing interest in finding creative ways to demolish commercial properties so their contribution to the waste stream can be minimized. In order to accomplish these goals, today's demolition equipment involves much more than just a crane with a wrecking ball. A variety of specialized tools and attachments are used depending on the demolition project requirements. Breakers, crushers, drills, buckets, grapples, shears, scabblers, and sorters are some of the tools you could find on a demolition project, especially those that involve the need for selective dismantling of a building. Each piece of equipment has its own unique role in demolition depending on the material, construction and conditions of the demolition job. For example, a grapple is a tool used in soft demolition that involves the removal of wood, plaster, and bricks, whereas a shear can handle the cutting of pipes, beams and wire. Once material is cut, crushed or dismantled, buckets and grabbers are used to separate, sort and segregate the debris so they can be selectively removed or recycled. As one can imagine imploding a building or structure with explosives to demolish it may not be the first choice due to safety concerns especially in densely populated urban environments. Safety and environmental concerns coupled with the increasing interest in "green technologies" has driven demolition in the direction of what is called deconstruction. Deconstruction is a process of demolition that uses specialized demolition equipment like those listed above for the purpose of selectively dismantling all or part of a structure. Since even deconstructive demolition is not without safety risks for workers, the best of both worlds is found in remote controlled or robotic demolition equipment. Remote controlled demolition equipment allows operators to work at a safe distance from the site of demolition without sacrificing the surgical control needed as part of building deconstruction. Brokk Inc www.brokkinc.com is the world¶s leading manufacturer and seller of remote controlled demolition equipment for wide range of industries and applications.