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Ford Releases Environmental Protection Plan for Former Brass Factory Property

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DETROIT, April 1, 2019  –  Ford today published an Environmental Protection Plan for the former brass factory property at 2051 Rosa Parks Boulevard in an effort to ensure the demolition work is implemented safely, while mitigating the impact on the community and the environment. The structure will be torn down to make way for a new mixed-use building as part of Ford’s 1.2-million-square-foot innovation hub in Corktown.

The plan was jointly released by GHD and Brandenburg, which are providing Ford with project management, environmental remediation and demolition services throughout the duration of the work. GHD is one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services companies, while Brandenburg is a local demolition contractor specializing in demolition, asbestos abatement, hazardous material removal, soil remediation, asset recovery and site preparation.

The sprawling 87,000-square-foot complex will be demolished in accordance with all city, state and federal environmental standards and regulations. The Environmental Protection Plan outlines the potential risks and hazards anticipated through the course of the demolition, defines the methods and engineering controls that will be implemented to address those risks and hazards, and provides communication pathways for the community to find out information and ask questions. 


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