Comment – All deaths matter

TWO unconnected but deadly accidents. TWO industries with unanswered questions. NINE families left grieving. FOUR years and counting with no resolution. ONE organisation taking far too long. On the afternoon of 23 February 2016, a part of the boiler house at the Didcot A Power Station in the ceremonial county of Oxfordshire collapsed, killing four…Read moreRead more

EDA pulls plug…

Annual convention postponed over ongoing OVID-19 concerns. The European Demolition Association (EDA) has announced that it has postponed its annual convention amidst ongoing Coronavirus fears. In a statement on the association’s website, the EDA says: “…Due to the sanitary situation generated by the Covid-19 and its consequences in Europe and the world, the EDA Board…Read moreRead more

Comment – When death is too familiar

Did you know that modern cruise ships have on board a temporary morgue? It is not advertised in the glossy brochures advertising 5-star dining on the ocean wave whilst journeying effortlessly to far-flung destinations. And it is located way below decks. But trust me, they do. It makes sense, I guess. Given the average age…Read moreRead more

Business Briefing for June 2020

Can a promised government cash boost turn around a beleaguered construction industry? The value of new contract awards recorded on the BCLive league table failed to break the £4.0 billion mark for the second month in succession as the reality of the Coronavirus lockdown takes its toll on the UK construction and demolition sectors. Builders’…Read moreRead more

Hillhead (almost) LIVE is here!

The online event we’ve been waiting for. The biennial Hillhead equipment fest is a high point in the calendar of everyone that appreciates big kit. So when this year’s event was pushed back amidst Coronavirus fears, we decided to take matters into our own hands. Together with our sister publication Diggers and Dozers and key…Read moreRead more

Coleman’s COVID restructuring

As many as 50 jobs at risk at Birmingham-based contractor. The Coleman Group has announced a business restructuring in response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the industry. The review was prompted by significant disruption caused by the lockdown and the cancellation of the Group’s largest single project, the transformation of the Broadmarsh…Read moreRead more

Comment – The divergence of technology

Like many other people, I have used the lockdown as a learning opportunity. I still can’t play guitar or speak Italian, both of which have been on my bucket list for longer than I care to admit. But in the past three months, I have sat through endless webinars on robotics, automation, and mobile communications….Read moreRead more

Demolition LIVE – Rockhit Breakers

Hydraulic breakers have been a mainstay of the demolition man’s armoury for more than 50 years. Although their appearance and noise levels have improved during that time, their fundamental design has changed very little. But a British company is planning to change all that.

From on high

Drone captures demolition of fire tower. No explanation needed – Just check out this fantastic drone video from the City of Waco: Fire Tower Demolition Drone from WCCC.TV – City of Waco on Vimeo.

Comment – Roadmap to Recovery…?

The following is a transcript from the Demo LIVE video below. If you can’t be bothered to read this, please feel free to just hit the play button down below. Do you remember watching the Miss World pageant back in those less enlightened, pre-PC days. Even though they had just spent half an hour parading…Read moreRead more