Comment – So what IS the answer..?

The UK demolition industry has reached a crossroads. An industry friend and sparring partner has recently read my somewhat controversial article “where’s your fury” in which I lambasted the wider demolition industry for its ongoing failure to address accidents and curtail fatalities. Having read the article in question, that friend asked me – simply –…Read moreRead more

AR Demolition takes flight…

Company tackles extreme concrete at former General Electricity test facility. The test cells at General Electric Caerphilly were used to test refurbished and repaired engines from around the world. Every single Concorde engine was, at one point, bolted onto these huge structures and then fired up and run at top speed. AR Demolition was told…Read moreRead more

Button’s CMA fears…

NFDC CEO “very worried” about potential impact of collusion investigation. National Federation of Demolition Contractors CEO Howard Button has admitted that he is “very worried” about the possible impact of the ongoing Competition & Markets Authority investigation into possible collusion within the UK demolition industry. Speaking exclusively to DemolitionNews, Button says the investigation could “jeopardise…Read moreRead more

Thought for the day…

Mates in Mind calls on industry to improve workplace mental health. A recent survey conducted by UK Construction Week, with support from Mates in Mind charity, has found that six out of 10 workers in construction have suffered mental ill-health because of their work. Mates in Mind is now calling on industry leaders and government…Read moreRead more

RAIDED!

Demolition company HQ raided as anti-collusion net tightens. Officers from the Competition & Markets Authority are understood to have intensified their probe into the demolition industry with another contractor raid this week. Industry news portal The Construction Enquirer is reporting that CMA officials raided the offices of a leading demolition specialist. An industry source said:…Read moreRead more

Redcar victims named…

Families pay tribute to beloved grandfathers killed in demolition accident. Police have named the two men who tragically died in an explosion at the former SSI site in Redcar. John Mackay, 49, and Tommy Williams, 65, died in an incident at the South Bank site on September 19. IT is understood that Tommy Williams was…Read moreRead more

Safedem succession secured…

Award-winning contractor to pass into employee ownership. Two-time World Demolition Contractor of the Year Safedem has been a major employer in Dundee for many years. Now it is to be owned by its employees. The award winning demolition contractor has announced that ownership of the company will pass to its workforce with immediate effect. It…Read moreRead more

Redcar tragedy update…

Recovery procedures ongoing after further blasts. The bodies of two men tragically killed in an explosion at the former SSI site might not be recovered for days, according to local newspaper reports. Several further blasts were reported over the weekend as fires continue to rage in towers at the South Bank site. Two men who…Read moreRead more

Onward and upward…

C&D Consultancy maintains upward trajectory with service expansion. Following a successful 12 months of major project awards and a shortlisting again this year in two categories at the World Demolition Awards C&D Demolition Consultants Limited has announced additional services to strengthen their portfolio of demolition related services. Mike Kehoe says “This year has seen an…Read moreRead more

Bracing for blast…

Ironbridge residents ready themselves ahead of cooling tower implosion. Residents of Ironbridge will have just 48 hours notice before the iconic Ironbridge cooling towers are imploded, it has been revealed. Developer Harworth Group said it was hoping to avoid turning the demolition into an attraction, bringing in people from across the country, so that a…Read moreRead more