Comment – Digger Disneyland’s double-standard…

While Bauma 2019 exhibitors pursued environmental excellence, visitors did not. Digger Disneyland or unconquerable foot-slog across three quarters of Bavaria? Regardless of your personal take on the Bauma exhibition, there can be little question that last week’s iteration of the triennial event was not just the biggest but also the best. More than 3,700 exhibitors…Read moreRead more

Lockhart Stadium demolition gets green light…

Beckham-backed group to demolish stadium to make way for training centre. David Beckham’s planned Major League Soccer stadium in South Florida is another step closer to reality. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission voted Tuesday night to enter into an interim agreement with Beckham’s group, one that will allow the MLS club to demolish Lockhart Stadium…Read moreRead more

C&D issues aspergillus warning…

C&D Demolition Consultancy warns of “hidden killer” mould. At the Institute of Demolition Engineers regional meeting before the World Demolition Summit in Dublin last year John Woodward of C&D Demolition Consultants Limited gave a brief talk about “Hidden Killers” including asbestos, silica, lead, anthrax, nano particles and aspergillus. The mention of aspergillus led to some…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Liston Group folds…

Birmingham-based contractor calls in the administrators. Liston Group, the Birmingham-based demolition, asbestos and civil engineering contractor, has called in the administrators following what the company describes as a “terrible year” in 2018. Although no official statement has yet been made, DemolitionNews understands that a mix of contract delays and subsequently poor cash-flow contributed to the…Read moreRead more

Man killed in lift shaft plunge…

Demolition man and machine fall down lift shaft in Milwaukee. A man killed when the machine he was operating plunged down an elevator shaft on Milwaukee’s west side has been identified by the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office as Anthony D. Azarian, 32. In a bitter irony, Azarian’s uncle, Anthony A. Azarian, 40, was killed…Read moreRead more

Audio – Can we talk…?

Demolition News Radio unveils new training-focused podcast. Regular readers might recall that, late last year, we announced that we were working towards the launch of a new audio podcast dedicated to the subject of demolition training; a field of endeavour that changes almost as quickly as the industry it serves. Well, that new show is…Read moreRead more

Video – Man jailed over digger rampage…

Another non-payment; another example of wanton destruction. A man who shouted “whoop whoop” as he filmed himself destroying five newly-built retirement bungalows with an excavator has been jailed for four years. Daniel Neagu, 31, had music blaring from the radio as he wrecked houses worth up to £475,000 each in Buntingford, Hertfordshire, on August 11…Read moreRead more

The Gold Standard…

Demolition magazine celebrates its fifth anniversary with suitably subtle new issue. It is five years since we unveiled the first-ever edition of the Demolition magazine. It was created in a fit of pique and – as a result – with a degree of haste. But we had done our homework. We recognised that by harnessing…Read moreRead more

Video – Pablo Escobar’s HQ razed…

Former fortress disappears – appropriately – in cloud of white dust. He was the working class man who became a billionaire. He was the drug overlord whose cartel was responsible for 80 percent of all the cocaine imported into the US. He is the “star” of the TV series Narcos and – in death –…Read moreRead more

Comment – United in Sadness

I promised myself that I would not comment upon the Didcot disaster again this year. With investigators still sifting through almost 900 tonnes of material evidence, the police have issued a well-meaning but ultimately meaningless statement that offers no new insight; no sense that the investigation is nearing its conclusion; and no closure for the…Read moreRead more