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Making America green while Making America Great. We very rarely allow guest blogs here on DemolitionNews. But this article from Atlanta Demolition’ Daniel Spyralatos is both well-considered and timely. So we have gladly made an exception: “…Unless you have been living under a rock, you are probably aware of the change in recent US politics […]
M3 services to be demolished after fire. It is a stopping off point for anyone that has ever driven from Surrey into Hampshire on their way to the coast. But in December last year, the Welcome Break services at Fleet in Hampshire were destroyed in a fire. Now, somewhat belatedly, the Welcome Break company has […]
Leading contractor on awards shortlist. Erith Contractors has been shortlisted for this year’s National Grid Property Awards, providing recognition of exemplary performance across the past 12 months. The awards ceremony, which will be hosted in the Hilton Hotel Bankside in London, welcome a number of industry leading consultants, designers and contractors, all associated with delivering […]
UK’s most profitable demolition firm in management buyout. After more than a week of intense industry speculation, European private capital group Metric Capital Partners has announced today its investment to support the management buyout and merger of DSM Demolition and St Francis Group. DSM is a leading industrial services business providing complex demolition, remediation and […]
Investigation underway after unplanned collapse spills former cinema into street. Parts of Newcastle city centre were brought to a standstill last night after the old Odeon cinema collapsed into the street. The old cinema is being demolished but onlookers told of their shock as the building “crumbled” into the street at around 11pm on Monday. […]
Australian company stakes claim for world’s largest demolition machine. Australia’s McMahon Services has recently built what it claims to be the largest, heaviest and most powerful mobile demolition shear currently in operation worldwide. Combining a 400 tonne Komatsu Excavator with the world’s largest heavy duty cutting shear, the machine has a massive physical presence. The […]
Detroit stadium earmarked for demolition. The Pontiac Silverdome will be demolished under an agreement reached between the city and the stadium’s ownership group. If it comes to fruition, it would mark the next major step in finding a new use for the 127.5-acre site that used to host tens of thousands of Detroit Lions fans […]
Video captures action as Chatrapati flyover falls. Anyone questioning the rapid development of the Indian demolition industry should take a look at this video. OK, it might not be up to true “Western standards” but the PPE is in place, the equipment is modern and properly operated. Check it out.
UK taxpayers to foot the bill over botched Magnox decommissioning tender process. A £6.1bn deal to clean up Britain’s redundant fleet of Magnox nuclear reactors has been pulled after the Government bungled how the work was awarded. The taxpayer will also pay almost £100m in compensation to companies who bid for Magnox work but failed […]
All-new Demolition magazine is available to read for free NOW. The brand new edition of the Demolition magazine – the world;s biggest and most widely-read publication for the global demolition industry is here. And it’s a monster. In addition to extended coverage of the recent ConExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, the new edition also contains […]