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Time-lapse film captures passage of time as bridge is demolished. After crumbling for decades, the Greenfield Bridge in Pittsburgh is finally coming down as part of a $19 million project. This superb video captures the initial stages of those works: Greenfield Bridge Demolition from harvey butts on Vimeo.
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65-year old West Virginia bridge dropped in morning implosion. Summers County locals came to say goodbye to the 65 year old Lilly Bridge on Sunday morning. The old Lilly Bridge was one of seven remaining cantilever truss bridges in West Virginia. It was named in honour of the flooded town of Lilly. Bent and broken […]
UK company crowned a world champion. At the 2015 Green World Awards held in New Zealand, Keltbray was crowned Green World Champion in the Building & Construction category for its commitment to environmental best practice for works carried out at two London sites, including a Gold Award for Mitre Square, and a Silver Award for […]
Dominic Ogden’s niece targets Kilimanjaro in fund raiser. Regular readers will know that the UK demolition industry lost one of its own in July when DSR Demolition’s Dominic Ogden passed away. Ogden battled several illnesses over the years without complaint, and he passed away from complications caused by his rheumatic lungs. Rheumatoid arthritis affects more […]
New children’s book – My Dad Drives a Digger – is designed to encourage children to consider a career in construction.
C&D Consultancy seeking new recruits to support ongoing national and international expansion. C&D, the award-winning demolition consultancy, is seeking experienced and demolition engineers to help fuel its ongoing expansion both in the UK and overseas. The Wolverhampton, London, Liverpool and Glasgow company – which recently won at the World Demolition Awards for its part in […]
Housing boom triggers raised asbestos exposure fears. Crews demolishing Metro Vancouver’s older homes could be facing more exposure to deadly asbestos products as contractors try to cut corners amid the region’s ongoing housing boom, according to the agency that protects B.C.’s workers. Al Johnson, vice-president of WorkSafeBC’s prevention services, said Canadian workers no longer come […]
Company wins plaudits for its outstanding sustainability achievements. Hampshire-based demolition and waste company, R Collard Ltd, were announced as winners last week at the 2015 Sustainability and Resource Awards. Managing Director Robert Collard accepted the award for Most Sustainable Construction and Demolition Project from Countdown host and former Apprentice presenter Nick Hewer at a lunch […]
Leading North West contractor seeks experienced workers. Cheshire-based J. Bryan (Victoria) Ltd, one of the leading demolition contractors in the North West of England, is in full recruitment mode to help it meet a continued upsurge in demand. The Widnes company, which specialises in complex dismantling projects including petrochemical and power station demolition, is seeking […]