Decommissioning

FDI provides decommissioning services to clear building space of all equipment to prepare for a remodel or demolition. If too much inventory is still in the building when demolition begins, it is very costly to remove equipment or furniture.

Decommissioning services start with an inventory list where each piece is identified and eventually dispositioned. For example, at a hospital this refers to medical equipment and all of the inventory associated with the hospital (i.e. wastebaskets, bulletin boards, desks, furniture, file cabinets, kitchen equipment, etc.).

We help dispose of inventory such as mobile equipment, furniture, fixtures and loose items. We can also help organize the selling or recycling of old equipment and supplies.

  • Highland Hospital Acute Tower Replacement - Alameda Health System | Oakland, CA

    592,000 SF, nine-story, 139-bed Acute Care Tower Services: Transition Planning, Occupancy Planning, Move Management, Equipment Logistics, Equipment Placement and Startup, Decommissioning
  • Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital | San Francisco, CA

    500,000 SF Hospital Expansion Services: Occupancy Planning, Move Management, Post-Occupancy Planning, Equipment Logistics
  • Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital | Palo Alto, CA

    520,000 SF, five-story expansion including 149 patient beds Services: Equipment Procurement, Logistics, Equipment Placement and Startup

Waste Streaming

When decommissioning a building, waste streaming is used to classify any substance, commodity or product of waste that will be properly handled for final disposal in a specific manner. We do this to understand what is in the building, what needs to be disposed, and how we are going to dispose of it.

All hazardous special waste will be identified so it can be isolated and then removed for disposal. All chemical, nuclear, chemo, biological waste will be isolated, segregated, packaged and labeled for shipment to a registered contractor.

All waste streams will have a chain of custody that lists the material, its hazard classification and quantity. This chain of custody manifest will follow all wastes to their final disposal location. These manifests are filed with the State, as required.

Building Readiness

Where do we start, and how do we get there - what's involved?

STEP 1: Identify total inventory
STEP 2: identify waste streams
STEP 3: Review regulatory requirements
STEP 4: Identify document requirements (EIR/Security/Communication)
STEP 5: Train personnel (safety/contacts/process)
STEP 6: Finalize disposal plan
STEP 7: Execute disposal plan
STEP 8: Move tagged/specialty items off-site
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