Cottage Project

Santa Barbara, California


Standard Demolition successfully navigated the complexities of the comprehensive demolition plan at Cottage Hospital. Our team demonstrated precision, expertise, and an unwavering commitment to safety and efficiency, transforming the hospital grounds while minimizing disruptions to the surrounding community.


  • Conducted thorough asbestos abatement and soft demolition to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Systematically demolish specified structures, including wings C, A, B, and the Basement, in a controlled and safe manner.
  • Process and recycle building materials onsite, contributing to environmental sustainability.
  • Minimize disruptions to the surrounding hospital operations and ensured the protection of remaining structures.

Key Tasks:

  1. Initial Site Preparation: Engage in soft demolition and asbestos abatement, creating safe conditions for the subsequent demolition phases.
  2. Structure Demolition: Systematically dismantle designated wings and structures, employing a variety of machinery and skilled labor.
  3. Material Processing: Utilize onsite equipment to crush and process concrete and other materials for recycling.
  4. Site Cleanup and Grading: Ensure a thorough cleanup post-demolition, followed by precise grading to prepare the site for its next phase of use.
  5. Final Inspection and Handover: Conduct a comprehensive review of the site to ensure all objectives were met, culminating in a formal handover to the client.

Safety Measures:

  • Adhere to strict safety protocols and comply with all local and state regulations.
  • Utilize dust, noise, and vibration control measures to minimize environmental impact.
  • Implement protective measures for structures and trees that are to remain.

Critical Concerns:

  • Ensure the safe removal and disposal of hazardous substances.
  • Maintain stringent storm water control measures.
  • Protect adjacent structures and foliage throughout the demolition process.
  • Manage overhead demolition risks to secure the safety of both our team and the surrounding community.

Project Details


October, 2014


Cottage Health Systems

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