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Erith on the Grid…

Kent-based contractor adds to trophy collection. Erith has achieved another notable success – this time at the ‘2015 National Grid Property Awards’ – scooping the ‘Outstanding SHE Performance Award’. Erith’s success was as a result of demonstrating an outstanding SHE performance across the past 12 months for works carried out for National Grid Property Holdings. […]

Construction WorX magazine is live…

If you’re going to PlantworX 2015, let this be your guide. PlantworX 2015 will be the biggest gathering of construction and demolition equipment this year. If you’re going to the show, the latest edition of Construction WorX magazine will be an invaluable guide to the must-see products and services that will be on display. If, […]

Conservationists rail against bland university plans…

Save Britain’s Heritage protest at London demolition plans. University plans to demolish a row of Victorian buildings in central London are put on hold while government ministers consider the application. Thousands of people have signed a petition to stop King’s College London replacing the buildings on the Strand with a new, bigger academic building. Save […]

You’re damned if you do…

Contractor stands accused of preventing dust with “the wrong kind of water”. There was a time when local residents would have been grateful of any kind of dust suppression deployed on a demolition site. But, it seems, when you’re in the midst of a drought and there’s the potential for a legal suit, those days […]

Hughes and Salvidge achieves carbon first…

Portsmouth company is world’s first carbon certified firm. Hughes and Salvidge have created history by becoming the first demolition company globally to be certified to the Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon. The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon is an independent certification which recognises organisations that successfully measure, manage and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, demonstrating […]

Orlando gets Pece of Mind…

New company appointed to clean-up round building rubble. When the demolition company you chose shoots up the site with an automatic weapon and then abandons the semi-completed works altogether, you too would probably want a little peace of mind when selecting a suitable replacement. Well, that is quite literally what has happened in Orlando, Florida […]

Video – DemolitionNews Video Review #2…

Watch to the end – Our second show features a very special guest appearance. If you haven’t got time to trawl through the DemolitonNews video archives – and, frankly, who has – we have a solution for you. Pour yourself a cup of coffee (or tea, the choice is entirely yours), sit back and allow […]

Armac against the clock…

Company works through holiday weekend to minimise disruption. The former office block built in the 1960’s was demolished over the May Bank Holiday weekend to minimise inconvenience to train users and other Coventonians. The demolition commenced at midnight on Friday 1st May and was due to be completed in 48 hours. The work was successfully […]

Two hurt in St Louis collapse…

Workers fall 30 feet but walk away. Two demolition workers have suffered injuries after falling more than 30 feet at a job site near St. Louis University. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1zlabDW ) reports that the accident happened around noon Friday when part of the building they were dismantling collapsed. Capt. Garon Mosby of the […]

Education, education, education…

Industry meets with South and City College Birmingham’s Bordesley Campus. The scene was set when past Vice President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, Patrick Williamson, met with Steve Dourass, Business and Community Manager at the College a few weeks ago at a Networking event, and those initial discussions highlighted the critical need for […]

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