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Erith bags brownfield award…

Kent contractor recognised for conceptual design. Erith attended the Brownfield Briefing Awards last night and came away with the prestigious ‘best conceptual design’ award. The brownfield communities’ flagship event is recognised as one of the highest industry accolades and rewards technical and conceptual excellence in on-going projects over the last 12 months. The night was […]

Kingsnorth blast scheduled for this week…

Brown and Mason make ready for power station implosion. Part of a mothballed power station is set to be knocked down this week as work continues to demolish the landmark. Kingsnorth Power Station closed in March last year because it did not meet EU standards on pollution. The whole structure is set to be demolished […]

Video – Tower topples excavator…

Unplanned collapse causes excavator to flip. We can’t be sure where this was shot – although, to our untrained eye, the captions look vaguely Turkish – but regardless of the location, this film is a perfect illustration of at least two safety shortcomings: Make sure your machine has sufficient reach; and make sure you have […]

Outcry over tower that fell the wrong way…

Fury as dust cloud engulfs residents. The final phase of the demolition of the Sunoco 10 Plant on Saturday did not go as expected and township commissioners are furious. At Monday night’s board of commissioners meeting, commissioners Vince McCormick and Dave D’Angelo expressed disgust with the process, stating that residents were unnecessarily put at risk. […]

Woodward helps safeguard the future…

Former IDE president seeks to engage next generation of demolition men and women. Training in the UK construction and demolition industries is generally reactive; training those that we already have and hoping against hope there will be enough skilled workers to go around. Little wonder then that the industry is regularly beset with a skills […]

Comment – Exclusive, but not in a good way…

Is the demolition industry intrinsically racist, sexist and homophobic? Demolition News reports.

Video – Gone in 30 seconds…

Time-lapse film captures Canadian bridge demolition. The work to demolish a bridge over the 401 highway in Montreal might have taken a weekend possession that worked through the night, but – thanks to some time lapse footage and some very nifty editing – the meat of the contract is captured here in a stunning 38 […]

George Hunter – Retraction

We got it wrong. Eagle-eyed and early-rising readers may have spotted a post earlier today reporting that George Hunter (Demolishers) had begun dissolution procedures. Having spoken to senior directors at the company, we now believe our original post – which has now been removed – to be inaccurate. We therefore apologise unreservedly for any embarrassment […]

We have a winner…!

Multi-attachment Avant USB thumb drive is Manchester-bound. We are delighted to announce that we have picked a winner for your recent Avant Tecno (UK) Ltd USB thumb drive competition. We received just under 200 entries for this competition – our highest number ever – with entrants from ladies making up more than half the total. […]

Product – Personalised travel mug…

Your face on your coffee mug – What’s not to like!

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