WJE Primer: An Overview of Risks in Adjacent Demolition and Construction


With effective planning and communication, the risks of demolition and construction next to existing buildings can be evaluated and managed, reducing the likelihood of damage and disputes between adjacent property owners. Many of the same physical risks also apply where a building is demolished or constructed next to an existing one with the same owner.

In this article, engineers Alexandar Mlynarczyk and Justin Spivey consider the impacts of demolition, excavation, dewatering, and construction on adjacent buildings.