Demolition Daily #38

In the latest episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream, we speak to Rupert Craven of auction giant Ritchie Bros. We look at the demolition taking lace at their auction facility at the former Maltby Colliery, the company’s switch to online sales in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the support that Ritchie Bros is…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #36

The main part of today’s Demolition Daily LiveStream is devoted to a discussion with Leo Scott Smith of Lincolnshire-based technology company Tended. In the space of just eight weeks, Leo and his team has designed, developed and delivered a wearable wristband that alerts the wearer when they are closer than two metres from a work…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #35

Face mask fallout and concerns over a desensitisation to construction and demolition deaths make up the lion’s share of todays show. If you’re not outraged at the thought of a demolition-branded face mask, you can get your own here.

Demolition Daily #34

As the UK takes its first tentative steps on the road to an easing of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions, we speak to Jacqueline O’Donovan, managing director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal. As a keen advocate for training and worker welfare, Jacqui has expressed her concerns over a creeping COVID-19 complacency.

Demolition Daily #33

Last night, I listened to a Content with Media podcast by Peter Haddock that talked about how the construction industry charity – The Lighthouse Club – is attempting to help workers and their families impacted by the Coronavirus whilst trying to plug a financial hole in the charity’s coffers also caused by the pandemic. Today’s…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #32

With lockdown restrictions seemingly on the verge of being reduced, today’s episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream looks at the countless issues facing demolition and construction companies and employees working under the shadow of a Coronavirus that refuses to go away.

Demolition Daily #31

From the taste of tea from a flask, through the rubber smell of site gloves, the distant THUNK of a hydraulic hammer and the snug feeling of a well-fitted hard hat. Today’s episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream is dedicated to a few of my favourite things.

Demolition Daily #30

In the latest episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream, we look at the findings of The Construction Index’s report into the UK demolition sector and ask if the turnover and profit levels accomplished by the sector’s Top 20 firms is in any way indicative of the wider industry. (I apologise in advance for the picture…Read moreRead more

Demolition Daily #28

In today’s episode, we look at the lunacy of cutting jobs and cutting wages when the industry stands on the cusp of a surge in demand and workload. We also look ahead to the Demolition Social Club 3 – The Revenge which will take place next Wednesday.

Demolition Daily #27

Today’s guest on the Demolition Daily LiveStream is Neil Edwards, CEO of market intelligence provider, The Builders’ Conference. Edwards reveals that April 2020 was a HUGE month for new construction contract awards; but expresses some concerns over the industry’s ability to realise these contracts to fruition against the COVID-19 backdrop.