The industry is one small step from true recognition and respectability. But… A man once told me that, for the UK demolition industry to achieve true recognition, credibility and respectability, it would need to be considered a viable career among educators and academics, and not merely a final refuge for the uneducated. That man was…Read moreRead more
Tyrants with too many statues and demolition firms with too many awards – Same thing. It’s going to take a paragraph or two to get to the crux of this but bear with me – I do have a genuine, demolition-related point to make and I shall try to make the journey as swift and…Read moreRead more
Why is so little being done to address the industry-wide skills gap? Redundancies and company closures were the most obvious symptoms of the recession that held the UK demolition industry in its grip for five years or more. But while these symptoms have largely eased, a less obvious but no-less-pernicious malady continues to ail the…Read moreRead more
PlantworX Awards sees demolition representation on both sides of the fence. Yesterday, the great and the good of the construction and demolition equipment industry gathered at The Gherkin in London to celebrate the winners of the 2015 PlantworX Awards for Innovation. I was honoured to have been selected as the chairman of the judging panel…Read moreRead more
Is the HSE doing enough to prevent contractors repeating past mistakes? We have all watched enough TV police and courtroom dramas to know how the judicial system works. A first offence for most crimes results in a slap on the wrist followed by a warm hug from a social worker. A second offence is treated…Read moreRead more
Despite industry efforts, plant, equipment and now fuel theft remain a major challenge for the demolition business. DemolitionNews.com reports.