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Jobs – Multiple vacancies at TDS…

Technical Demolition Services hits the recruitment trail HARD! As part of Technical Demolition Services Ltd continued expansion in the North West and wider UK demolition market, the company is looking to recruit key personnel in order to strengthen its office and site based activities. Vacancies exist for the following: • Contracts Director • Estimator/Bid Manager […]

Residents raise dust concerns…

GBM allays asbestos fears but dust concerns remain. Concerns about asbestos at a demolition site in Hounslow have been allayed by a public watchdog. Householders living beside Hounslow House, in London Road, were concerned the highly toxic material was present in dust covering their balconies and windowsills. But the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) told […]

Video – Downwell brings out the big guns…

New excavators spearhead Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children works. Readers of the last edition of the Demolition magazine – the thinking man’s industry publication – might recall that we visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children where Kent-based Downwell Demolition was in the initial stages of demolition works. Well the job has moved on and, […]

Demolition go slow…

Works delayed by presence of tortoises. The city of Davenport’s landmark water tower will be demolished by 12 December to make way for a 190-foot monopole, but first, a couple of cold-blooded residents must be relocated. In accordance with the National Environmental Protection Act of 1996, the city was required to do an environmental assessment […]

Video – Dive, dive dive!

Time-lapse captures demolition of submarine yard. Buildings in the central yard of BAE Systems site in Barrow in Furness have begun to be demolished as part of the £300 million-plus redevelopment programme that will transform the way the company builds submarines. The video is a result of over 100,000 images that were taken over 4 […]

Crews battle fire at GBM facility…

Early morning blaze at waste recycling plant. Fire crews remain at the scene of a recycling waste unit in Louth where a blaze started in the early hours of this morning. The fire was to a building containing cardboard at GBM Waste Demolition on Bolingbroke Road on Louth’s Fairfield Industrial Estate. The building also contained […]

Video – Toledo stack falls short…

Reports suggest blast took just a bit too much off top 298 foot stack. The first thought from several spectators after a demolition team took down most of the last smokestack at East Toledo’s old Acme power plant site Friday morning was that what remained was too short. “I think they messed up, and took […]

Video – Inside Downtown Plaza demolition…

Soft demolition in action in Sacramento. Our daily trawl through the endless channels of demolition video on YouTube has thrown up this intriguing look behind the scenes of the Downtown Plaza demolition in sunny Sacramento. Check it out:

Video – All set for Toledo stack blast…

Dykon makes final checks ahead of Friday stack implosion. Tomorrow morning (local time), an implosion of a remaining smokestack at Toledo’s marina district will bring it down to 100 feet. It’s the final part of a project that brought two other smokestacks completely down in July. The three smokestacks were part of the former Toledo […]

Jobs – Ron Hull seeking machine operator…

Yorkshire contractor on the lookout for machine operator. Ron Hull Demolition is once again on the recruitment trail; and this time the company is seeking an experienced and qualified demolition machine operator. The ideal candidate will have a wealth of experience in the demolition industry and in particular operating excavators and will hold a CPCS […]

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