The Big Book Review…

What do you buy that demolition or construction man or woman in your life this Christmas? Well, what about one of the seven books featured in this exclusive book review? PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRIZE DRAW HAS NOW CLOSED! You can buy all the books mentioned by using the following links: Dangerous Structure by Paul…Read moreRead more

The Weekend Wrap #32

Hitachi shows off its latest machine upgrades; a big bang drops a massive German bridge; and Bobcat is on the phone. All that and more, on The Weekend Wrap.

Join a winning team

Job Title: Contract Manager Job Location: West Thurrock, Essex Job Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience The Role: Downwell Demolition wish to recruit a Contract Manager to work alongside the Development Director and Contracts Director to grow the business across the group. This incorporates Demolition, Asbestos Removal, Remediation and Scaffolding. Previous knowledge of demolition is crucial…Read moreRead more

EXCLUSIVE – What if demolition stopped…?

Could an entire industry just cease to exist, merely to satisfy political pressures and environmental demands? It is unlikely, of course. But such a thing is not without precedent.

Comment – When the props are removed…

I have an analogy I’d like to share with you. It’s an analogy that is almost certainly inspired by Paul Ford’s excellent new book — Dangerous Structure — that I am currently re-reading (first time for work, second time for pleasure). When a building is undermined or damaged by flood, fire, act of God or an act…Read moreRead more

Exclusive – Demolition Reimagined

On the eve of the COP26 climate conference, the thoughts of the global demolition industry are turning towards the reduction of carbon emissions and the preservation of the world’s natural resources. But a Canadian company isn’t waiting for the outcome of COP26 and is already taking a unique approach to the process of demolition. And…Read moreRead more

The Weekend Wrap #29

We have Italian bridges being blasted; British bridges being demolished; and we have an exclusive interview with Howard Button, CEO of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors. All that and more, on the Weekend Wrap.

Green Light, Red Light

As the world focuses upon the need to reduce carbon in its buildings, there is a shift towards the upgrading and refurbishment of homes that might previously have been demolished and replaced. How will that impact upon the demolition sector?

Outflanked and Outgunned

How the demolition and construction industries are being outflanked, out-manoeuvred and outgunned by the environmental lobby and how that could impact upon the way in which the industry is regulated and upon its ability to attract young people into its ranks.

Experience – The industry has spoken…

How much demolition experience should be required before someone is considered for a Demolition Supervisor course and competence card? That was the question we posed in our latest industry survey. And the industry has spoken.