Indian cooling towers felled…

Video captures double cooling tower demolition. Crews have carried out the controlled explosive demolition of a pair of cooling towers at the Gandhinagar power station in the Indian province of Gujarat.

Jet powered implosion…

Precision blast fells former bank building in South Africa. Jet Demolition successfully imploded the fire-damaged Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg CBD yesterday. Standing at 108 metres tall and within less than eight metres of its neaest neighbour, the contract qualified as one of the most technically demanding projects Jet Demolition has ever undertaken. It…Read moreRead more

Caught in the NVQ Poverty Trap

The human cost of high-cost training, qualification and competence verification. Last night, just after normal office hours, I took one of the most difficult phone calls of my professional career. Given that I have previously received calls from the bereaved families of men killed in the line of demolition duty and from those that have…Read moreRead more

Magazine gets video…

The world’s largest demolition magazine just got a whole lot better! Even though our Demolition magazine is far and away the largest and most widely-read demolition publication in the world, we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance the reader experience. And oh boy have we ever enhanced things this time. We have been working…Read moreRead more

Right to be concerned…

Massive concrete fines will send shockwaves thorugh demolition sector. News that three companies in the concrete products sector have been fined a total of £36 million for their part in a price-fixing ring will send shockwaves through the UK demolition sector. The fines have been imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority which is thought…Read moreRead more

A grisly find…

Human bones found as demoition begins. Police have been forced to cordon off a building site in Leicestershire after builders discovered human bones. Workmen found the bones at Catherine Dalley House in Melton Mowbray, Leics, a former care home, while clearing the site for demolition. A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Officers received a report…Read moreRead more

Collard strengthens waste position…

Acquisition coincides with anniversary celebrations. Hampshire-based entrepreneur, Rob Collard, is celebrating 25 years in the waste business with the acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS). The purchase, which was announced on Friday (18th Oct 2019), further elevates Collard Group Ltd into the top-tier of waste management companies with a 1 million+ tonne annual capacity…Read moreRead more

Comment – So what IS the answer..?

The UK demolition industry has reached a crossroads. An industry friend and sparring partner has recently read my somewhat controversial article “where’s your fury” in which I lambasted the wider demolition industry for its ongoing failure to address accidents and curtail fatalities. Having read the article in question, that friend asked me – simply –…Read moreRead more

AR Demolition takes flight…

Company tackles extreme concrete at former General Electricity test facility. The test cells at General Electric Caerphilly were used to test refurbished and repaired engines from around the world. Every single Concorde engine was, at one point, bolted onto these huge structures and then fired up and run at top speed. AR Demolition was told…Read moreRead more

Button’s CMA fears…

NFDC CEO “very worried” about potential impact of collusion investigation. National Federation of Demolition Contractors CEO Howard Button has admitted that he is “very worried” about the possible impact of the ongoing Competition & Markets Authority investigation into possible collusion within the UK demolition industry. Speaking exclusively to DemolitionNews, Button says the investigation could “jeopardise…Read moreRead more