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Video – Turkish bridge blasted…

Explosive end for Istanbul flyover.

Oscar Wilde famously once said “you can never be overdressed or over-educated”. It appears that Turkish explosive engineers would like to extend that sage advice to include “and you can never have too much explosives.”

Watch as they “blow the snot” out of this Istanbul bridge, reducing it into not so much rubble as powder.

Video – JCB uses power of intelligence…

JCB unveils intelligent hybrid generator that could save demolition companies thousands.

JCB Power Products has developed the world’s first Inteli-Hybrid generator, to meet a range of off-grid power requirements from construction sites, telecoms, agriculture, mining and event hire. Generators are specified to meet the peak load requirement of an application, yet off-grid sites often face significant changes in load requirement throughout the day, leading to inefficient running of the generator and excessive fuel use.

Based on JCB’s market-leading QS generators, the Intelli-Hybrid has a series of high capacity, deep cycle battery cells are stored in the base of the unit. These batteries are charged by the generator during periods of higher load, when the engine is running at its most efficient output. During periods of low load, the engine can be stopped and the batteries continue to supply the power, increasing efficiency much like an automotive Stop/Start system, reducing fuel consumption and cutting emissions.

You can learn more about the JCB Intelli-Hybrid generator here or view the exclsuive video below:

Video – Big blow-out…

Video captures dramatic explosion of earthmover tyre.

As regular viewers of Formula 1 and Nascar racing will testify, a tyre blow-out is a dramatic and often dangerous event. Little wonder that tyre manufacturers go to such extraordinary lengths to ensure that such a catastrophic failure remains something of a rarity.

But what happens when a big earthmover tyre is put through its paces? Well, as this video demonstrates, the results are truly explosive.

Erith and the cycle of life…

Erith underlines commitment to road safety.

Erith’s commitment to safe cycling and safe urban driving continued this week in the form of an ‘exchanging places’ cycling event, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police and Transport for London. The event aimed to highlight the polarized perspectives of lorries/cyclists on the congested roads of London, through offering cyclists the chance to sit in the driver’s seat of one of Erith’s newest Euro VI compliant vehicles.

With the ever increasing number of cyclists and traffic on the roads of London, it is important for all parties to understand the dangers of passing lorries and cycling around the city. Whilst sitting in the lorry, a demonstration was given to the cyclist to highlight to them where the blind spots of the driver are. Having this demonstration gave an insight into the dangers of undertaking on the nearside and why it is important to be in the view of the drivers mirrors.

After the demonstration, cyclists were asked to provide feedback on their experience, including whether they would change their cycling habits and be more aware of the dangers as a result. 97% of those asked confirmed that they would change their cycling habits as a result, and 99% said that they would recommend the experience to a friend.

Feedback of the event was highly positive, with Simon Castle of the Metropolitan Police saying, “I wanted to thank Erith for the energy that went into the event this week. The professional approach to the planning resulted in a successful and effective event.”

Video – The quadriplegic demolition man…

Freak accident doesn’t stand in the way of Australian contractor.

For most people, an accident that left them a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic is pretty much the stuff of nightmares.

But, as the competitors in the recent Paralympics and Invictus Games heroically proved, there are those that greet such adversity as a challenge; a challenge they’re willing to face head-on.

Case in point, meet Australian contractor Paul ‘Macca’ McKenzie who was injured in a freak accident but who has bounced back to run a successful demolition business with him at the controls of a specially modified excavator.

I believe the children are our future…

New toy could spawn the blasters of the future.

Even if they have spent hours perfecting a towering creation, demolition is always the end game for kids building with blocks or other construction toys. It can come from a barrage of Nerf darts, an attack by action figures, or with this building set, a bunch of simulated explosives that kids can trigger with a remote.

The set comes with 50 different building pieces that depict walls, rusted pipes, smokestacks and other notable architectural features you’d find in an abandoned factory or warehouse.

It also includes a set of three spring-loaded blasters to bring everything crashing down.

Read more here.

The only way is Essex…

Miller GroundBreaking targets south east demolition sector with new depot.

MillerThe Geordie accents might sound a little out of place but Miller GroundBreaking’s decision to position its new hydraulic breaker sales and service hub in the shadow of the Dartford Crossing constitutes a right place, right time move by the North East based attachments company.

Following hot on the heels of the recent launch of its 21-model hydraulic breaker range, the opening of a new dedicated sales and service hub in the midst of the hydraulic hammer business’ spiritual home demonstrates the company’s determination to carve a slice of the breaker business for itself.

The new Grays depot – which will be the national sales centre for the hydraulic breaker range and a service hub for the company’s well-known range of buckets and quick couplers – is run by Keith Evans, formerly of Sandhurst and one of the UK’s best attachments brains.

Video – Match made in machine heaven…

AR Demolition pulls out the big guns.

When you find yourself up against some heavy duty concrete, there is no time for half measures – It’s time to pull out the big guns.

In this instance, the guns come courtesy of Volvo while the ammunition is provided by a big Rammer hammer.

Video – Queen Lane Apartments official footage…

Multi-angle film shows this week’s blast in intricate detail.

According to the old adage, “nothing is certain but death and taxes”. Here at Demolition News Towers, we have a small amendment; an addition if you will. Nothing is certain but death, taxes and that CDI will issue a great video a day or two after a successful blast.

And to prove that our adage is every bit as good as that old one, here’s the evidence – A multi-angle film capturing all the action from this weekend’s explosive demolition of the Queen Lane Apartments.

Jobs – Tisdale seeks contracts manager…

North West contractor hits expansion trail with recruitment drive.

Liverpool-based Tisdale Demolition has become the latest contractor to respond to the ongoing upturn in demand with a targeted recruitment drive.

The company is actively seeking a contracts manager. Key duties include:

  • Organising and running contracts on a day to day basis including the provision of labour Plant and materials
  • Compiling safety method statements ,risk and coshh assessments,plans of work ,HSE Notifications and contract programmes
  • Liaison with clients and statutory bodies including the local authority,utility companies
  • Ensure the profitability of contracts delivering them on time and within budget
  • Ensure the company health and safety policies and compliance with current legislation to ensure protection if all employees and the public are met

Full details of the position can be found here.

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