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(pronounced DEM-mo)

Most people hear this word and think demonstration — say like what the Home Shopping Network does all day with knife sets, exercise equipment and beauty products. And since the general public is so market aware these days, it’s also easy to hear the word used to describe demographics. However, in the A&D world, demo is a shortened version of the word demolition, as in the tearing down of a space or area of a space. Whether you’re working commercially or residentially, it’s quite common to have a Demo Plan included in your construction documents. It just tells the contractors what to keep and what must go go go. You’ll also hear industry people use it as a verb, as in: “Hey, are we going to demo that or keep it?”