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Collapse demolition contractor was ‘totally incompetent, inexperienced’ The owner, property manager, and architect whose Center City demolition project ended in the deadly 2013 collapse that crushed a Salvation Army thrift store failed to follow construction industry “customs and practices” in hiring their demolition contractor, an industry expert testified Thursday. Estrin testified for the plaintiffs in […]
Collins Demolition gets started at Rhyl’s Sun Centre. Demolition workers from Collins Demolition have moved onto the site and began tearing down the beloved water park as the resort’s seafront begins its latest re-birth thanks to a £29 million development. The removal of the former landmark – which in its heyday had tropical storm effects, […]
Safedem exonerated over partial stand-up during last year’s multi-block implosion. An independent report commissioned by the Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) into the explosive demolition of the remaining tower blocks at Red Road has exonerated contractor Safedem of any blame over the two blocks that remained partially standing. The report – by consulting and civil engineers […]
Fresh from its latest bridge busting exploits, Armac Group has relocated. Armac Group has moved from its Arden Court office where it has been situated since the early 1990’s; to its new offices located on the Kenilworth Road, Meriden, West Midlands. Following hot on the heels of yet another successful motorway bridge busting contract, the […]
Walter Forshaw closes its doors after 85 years in business. Bolton-based Walter Forshaw Ltd has called in the receivers. Established in 1921, Walter Forshaw Limited had developed an enviable reputation within the demolition industry across the UK. Founded by Jessie Forshaw, the family-owned business grew to become one of largest demolition contractors in the North […]
The Purple Haze edition has enough to keep you busy through the weekend and beyond. The publication of the all-new Demolition magazine – the Purple Haze edition – was delayed slightly by my close encounter with a low-flying brick. But we think you’ll agree it was worth the wait. The magazine runs to more than […]
Billy Nabors Demolition faces legal action over demolition of wrong house. A Seagoville demolition company faces a lawsuit after it tore down the wrong Rowlett home following a deadly tornado outbreak in late December. Billy Nabors Demolition — whose slogan is “We could wreck the world” — tore down a duplex at 7601 and 7603 […]
Company fined after workers are made sick by exposure to toxic material. Hazardous materials remediation workers removing mercury from a General Electric site suffered mercury exposure earlier this year and the contractor that employed them is to blame, according to a federal investigation. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Environmental Remediation Services Inc. of […]
Plans to create a north sea oil and gas decommissioning facility in Orkney revealed. DSM Demolition has released plans for the proposed site in Lyness, on the east coast of Hoy. The firm says it hopes to take advantage of the multi-billion pound decommissioning market expected as North Sea oil and gas fields reach the […]
Old Northam Hospital downed to make way for supermarket development. The old Northam Hospital in Western Australia was demolished yesterday. Northam Shire approved of the demolition in February this year, after the building was disused for the past two decades. Aldi and Coles Supermarkets and a petrol station vendor plan to develop on the site.