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The Princess Anne Athletic Center Project: Demolition And Site Clearance Phases

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2006 Annual Conference & Exposition


Chicago, Illinois

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June 18, 2006

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June 18, 2006

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June 21, 2006



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Trend in Construction Engineering Education I

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11.1319.1 - 11.1319.14



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Joseph Arumala University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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Khaled Nassar University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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Emmanuel Akinjide University of Maryland-Eastern Shore


Anthony Stockus University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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Anthony J. Stockus serves as the Program Coordinator of the Engineering Program at UMES, as well as adjunct faculty in the department of Business Accounting and Finance and Department of Technology. His past experience includes Instructor, Delaware Technical and Community College, Financial Director, United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland and Financial Consultant, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner, and Smith and is a veteran of the United States Air force. Mr. Stockus received his baccalaureate degree from Chapman College, Orange California in 1985 and his Master in Business Administration from Central Missouri State University Warrensburg Missouri in 1988.

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Carlos Salgado University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

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Dr. Carlos Salgado is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Construction Management Technology Program. He was previously a faculty member at the State University of New York in Syracuse. His background and experience is in Civil/Construction Management Engineering. Professor Salgado is a Civil Engineer, has a MS degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland College Park. He teaches Construction Estimating I and II, Construction Planning and Scheduling, Construction Contracts and Specifications, Construction Management I and II and Senior Seminar.

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The Demolition and Site Clearance Phases of the 4 ½-acre, $470,000, Princess Anne Athletic Center Project included the demolition of the 25,000 square feet old factory building - the roof, ceiling, walls, and concrete floor slabs, the dismantling and removal of 29 large steel and 2 fiber glass vertical and horizontal storage tanks, their support structures and concrete foundations with all related fixtures, heavy brush and undergrowth and all other mounted structures and sheds and the disposal of all items in appropriate landfills and recycling centers. This project is funded by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) - US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The work in this phase included the preparation of a Request for Proposal which was used to prepare a bid package that was processed through the Maryland Contract System. This culminated in the award of a contract to a local demolition company. Over 300 tons of scrap metal were removed from the site for recycling. Environmental issues of soil contamination and a 1000-gallon tank full of heating oil buried under the factory’s concrete floor slab were addressed and students and faculty of the Construction Management Technology Program were involved in several aspects of this phase of the project. The local community was also involved in this project; several meetings were held by the Project Management and Evaluation Committee and a community activity was held on the project site to heighten awareness and encourage community involvement in the planning of the project. Challenges, successes, related issues of executing the project and a brief description of the work being done in the Site Planning and Development Phase are highlighted in this paper.


The Princess Anne Athletic Center Project is a partnership between the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and The Town of Princess Anne to convert a 4.5-acre old clam factory premises into an outdoor athletic center for the children of the Town. The project received the 2004 HUD-HBCU 3-year Grant Award in the value of $340,000 for the construction of the athletic center. In addition, another $130,000 received from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources by the Town of Princess Anne was earmarked as part of the cost of the demolition activity in the project. Figure 1 shows the condition of the project site before the demolition and site clearance exercises.

Four years ago, Princess Anne police became concerned that neighborhood children were entering the abandoned plant building and facility and using it as a kind of club house (skate boarding, graffiti, drugs, and sex). Figure 2 shows the condition of the building at the beginning of the project. The Town Code Enforcement Officer condemned the property and contacted the Maryland Department of Environment to request an investigation. The Department of the Environment cited the owner (who now resides in New Jersey) for certain environmental violations and supervised a cleanup of the property. Once the Department of Environment was satisfied, the Town entered into discussions with representatives of the owner about the

Arumala, J., & Nassar, K., & Akinjide, E., & Stockus, A., & Salgado, C. (2006, June), The Princess Anne Athletic Center Project: Demolition And Site Clearance Phases Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--132

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