Sheikh A. Alakl Residential & Commercial Center

Sheikh A. Alakl Residential & Commercial Center

Over the last 52 years, Controlled Demolition Incorporated has designed and used explosives to cause the controlled, progressive failure of thousands of brick, concrete and steel structures. It comes as no surprise that Controlled Demolition Incorporated’s database is highly useful in analyzing the condition of, and designing the implosion sequence for the demolition of structural systems damaged by construction failure, earthquakes, fires or explosions.

Half of the 17-story Sheikh A. Alakl Apartment Building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia collapsed when portions of the new reinforced concrete facility were overloaded during final stages of construction. At the request of Bechtel, Controlled Demolition Incorporated’s team mobilized to the site in less than 24 hours, prepared the central-core, flat slab, reinforced concrete structure in another 27 hours and put the balance of the building on the ground with absolute safety just 96 hours after the start of demolition preparations. The "arm’s-length" nature of Controlled Demolition Incorporated’s operations, combined with our in-house engineering, rapid response capabilities and international network of resources make Controlled Demolition Incorporated the natural choice in dealing with structural emergencies, worldwide.

 "...Thank you for your incredibly fast response to our request that you assist us on the Sheikh A. Alakl Project…Of particular importance was your ability to work closely with all of the multi-national players involved on this project. Everyone was impressed by the professionalism shown in your dropping of the structure without damaging facilities to be saved next door or compromising efforts to excavate bodies still buried in the rubble from the initial catastrophe…Thanks again for the outstanding job you did..."

Neville S. Long, Deputy Program Manager
Arabian Bechtel Company Limited
(Prime Contractor)