Forces gather against Birmingham demolition

There are those that would have us believe that an anti-demolition lobby is the figment of a fevered imagination; that politicians, academics and environmentalists are not working to protect the carbon embodied in the UK’s building stock by favouring retrofitting over rebuilding; that demolition with all its dust, noise and vibration still has a place…Read moreRead more

CMA prolongs the agony…again

If the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into bid-rigging and price covering within the UK demolition industry has taught us anything, it is that the CMA views deadlines as a movable feast. Ever since the investigation began back in March 2019, the CMA has promised further updates on no less than six separate occasions. And…Read moreRead more

Suicide unseen

Although it is now widely known within industry that the suicide rate among construction workers is roughly three times the national average, it seems that fact is less well known outside. In a new podcast by former soldier and TV personality Ant Middleton, Construction Sport funder Steve Kerslake discusses this; the causes and the possible…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #416

In today’s show: Caterpillar unveils its first battery-powered mining truck; we’re checking out the very latest heavy wheel loader from Volvo; we’re going behind the scenes of an electric stand at Bauma 2022; and we’re walking around Hitachi’s Bauma stand. PLUS I take a spin around the Nurburgring in an electric wheel loader. All that…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #411

In today’s show: John Deere takes the wraps off its latest excavator series; change starts here with Volvo Construction Equipment; we’re taking a walk around the indoor part of Komatsu’s massive Bauma display; and Bobcat looks back on a remarkable showing at Bauma 2022. PLUS we can finally reveal why we’re all meeting on November…Read moreRead more

Already a winning team…

Two important flights are scheduled to leave the UK bound for Hamad International Airport in Qatar this week. The first will carry a team of highly-paid yet mostly unproven football players who are scheduled to take part in perhaps the most controversial World Cup in history. Whether they can win remains to be seen. The…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #405

n today’s show: We’re talking future fuels and technology with Hyundai Construction Equipment; there’s an exclusive look at the all-new and all-electric TX7 compact loader from Bobcat; it’s plane sailing with FAE; and there is a familiar-looking elf that will not be left on the shelf this Christmas. PLUS we’re giving you an exclusive insight…Read moreRead more

Opinion – Demolition equipment is NOT a lifestyle sell

Have you noticed how the latest wave of TV advertisements for mobile phones seem to mention everything EXCEPT the function for which the device was originally invented? The manufacturers will talk at length about how you can now shoot cinematic video on one of the numerous cameras packed into the device. How people can be…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #401

In today’s show: Liebherr steals the show; Yanmar unveils a new electric wheel loader; Wacker Neuson puts on an amazing display at Bauma 2022; and Komatsu demonstrates its gratitude. PLUS we will take you for a stroll among the diggers in the first of our Bauma 2022 walk-arounds.

The Break Fast Show #395

In today’s show: The misinformation surrounding the death of a demolition worker at Ironbridge Power Station; we have Prinoth tracked carriers in epic action; if it’s good for rail then why isn’t it good for demolition and construction? and, as we look forward on the Road to Bauma, we’re looking back with Hitachi. PLUS we…Read moreRead more