Ear worm alert…

I’ll warn you now – One listen, and you’ll be singing this all day. Over the years, songwriters have used their craft to pay tribute to those they admire and adore. Elton John sang about Marilyn Monroe (and then Princess Diana) with “Candle in the Wind“; The Waterboys’ “Whole of the Moon” is – allegedly…Read moreRead more

Hot topic…

New report highlights danger of hot works. According to a new report, there were 180 reported fires in the UK construction sector during 2018/19. And around 79 percent of them were the result of hot works. Safety specialist CE Safety used a Freedom or Information request to obtain the details of those fires from the…Read moreRead more

Jet’s continent drift…

Jet Demolition carries out successful blast in Kochi, India. It wa sjust a few shorts weeks ago that we reported on Jet Demolition carrying out the controlled explosive demolition of the former Bank of Lisbon building in the company’s native South Africa. But now the company has carried out an equally succesful blast in India…Read moreRead more

The plot thickens…

Court papers reveal CMA raid on DSM. The legal battle between the current and the former owners of DSM Demolition grows more acrimonious with each passing day. But while the legal machinations are unpleasant, they are also illuminating. The England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Decisions entry for the case posted on the…Read moreRead more

The walls have ears…

DSM in industrial espionage and phone tapping case. 2019 was already a bad year for the UK demolition industry. Tainted by multiple site deaths and accidents, tarnished by a flurry of scaffold collapses, blotted by an ongoing investigation into collusion and blackened by a scathing indictment from the UK’s largest union; it was hard to…Read moreRead more

Comment – New Year hangover…

Instead of a fresh start, demolition starts the New Year still wreaking of 2019. It landed like a gift-wrapped dog turd; an explosive reality check timed to ensure that anyone thinking we could leave the tragic events of last year beneath the 2019 rug would need to think again. On Christmas Eve, the UK’s largest…Read moreRead more

We made it…!

We now have more than 100,000 followers on Instagram. On 7 January 2019, we laid out our ambitious plans for the year that stretched before us. One of those plans was to reach 100,000 followers on Instgram. It was an ambitious taget, given that – at the time – we had just 53,488. And yet…Read moreRead more

Unite calls for safety improvements…

Union responds to “horrendous year” for demolition. Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today that 2020 must bring safety improvements for demolition workers following a number of fatalities and accidents this year. Highlighting a series of major incidents in 2019 within the demolition industry, Unite said it would be writing to the Health and…Read moreRead more

Lightning strikes twice…

Contractor demolishes wrong house…again. Just like Santa, a contractor should check his (demolition) list twice. Detroit’s largest demolition contractor is under investigation and faces suspension after it demolished the wrong home — and it’s not the first time that it happened. The Adamo Group was given a $25,201 contract to demolish a fire-damaged house at…Read moreRead more

Cherry picked…

Texan demolition company acquired. Arcosa, Inc, a provider of infrastructure-related products and solutions, has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Cherry Industries, Inc. and affiliated entities for $298 million. Cherry is a leading producer of natural and recycled aggregates in the Houston, Texas market. For the twelve-month period ended September 30,…Read moreRead more