Demolition follow-up plan
A demolition follow-up plan describes a property’s condition at the time of the demolition site visit. In order to estimate the different waste fractions and quantities that are to be considered, a construction (buildings, infrastructure, works of art, etc.) must be subjected to a thorough visual inspection.
It is often necessary for estimates to be provided in a demolition follow-up plan, given that invisible and/or concealed construction elements (foundations, underground hidden piping, embedded piping, etc.) are frequently present.
A demolition follow-up plan is drawn up after viewing, measuring and inspecting the site, and it is based on information provided in good faith and based on the best possible knowledge and skills; however, it does not offer any guarantee regarding the quantities expressed.
Since the 5th of June 2018, drawing up a demolition follow-up plan is a legal requirement in Flanders for certain demolition and renovation works in which an environmental permit is required.
The demolition follow-up plan replaces the former demolition inventory.
Drawing up a demolition follow-up plan is mandatory for all non-residential buildings for which the volume indicated in the single permit exceeds 1000 m³. For mainly residential buildings, this only applies to volumes exceeding 5000 m³.
Demolition follow-up plans should be submitted to the demolition management agency, Tracimat, an organisation which is responsible for assessing the demolition follow-up plans and issuing a certificate of conformity.
After a demolition follow-up plan has been drawn up, it will take at least 45 days for you to obtain a certificate of conformity.
The demolition follow-up plan and certificate of conformity must be handed over to the contractor responsible for the demolition or dismantling work, as well as to the safety coordinator before assigning the demolition or dismantling tasks.
- request all kinds of relevant information regarding the building;
- conduct a site visit;
- examine the building parts and produce an inventory of the current materials according to their material-kind EURAL code;
- draw up a clear report including the following data:
◦ administrative data project
◦ preliminary study
◦ field research
◦ waste materials’ inventory
◦ recommendations on the disposal of waste
◦ recommendations on recycling possibilities
◦ plans and/or sketches
◦ destructive asbestos inventory
◦ descriptive sheet for hazardous waste
◦ sampling and analyses
◦ preparatory (historical) research
◦ outdoor paving (if necessary)
- submit the demolition follow-up plan to the client and the demolition management body.
A demolition plan must be included with the environmental permit in the case of:
- fully/partly non-residential projects ≥ 1000 m³
- fully residential projects≥ 5000 m³
- project infrastructure ≥ 250 m³
Before applying for the environmental permit.
The holder of the planning permit.
An expert appointed by the client.