Demolishing misconceptions

The US’ National Demolition Association has addressed 10 of the most popular demolition misconceptions including “demolition is a dangerous business” and, my personal favourite, “demolition contractors blow buildings up”. Personally, I’d have included “demolition always involves bulldozers” but that’s just a personal gripe. You can read the full 10-point list here.

High Reach accident…

I wouldn’t claim to be a demolition expert and neither am I in any way psychic. But even I spotted the outcome of this six minute video after just 22 seconds. I just wish I knew the name of the operator – I’d love to mail him a copy of the NFDC’s High Reach Guidance…Read moreRead more

A blast from the past…

For anyone that still hankers for the days or crawler cranes and wrecking balls, this video is just for you. It features the demolition of Nottingham’s Victoria railway station and was shot during the 1960s. Ripped from cine film, it runs like a silent movie. But if you are a demolition veteran, this will give…Read moreRead more

Red Rhino seminar a crushing success…

Compact crusher manufacturer Red Rhino recently hosted a seminar on the increasingly important subject of construction and demolition waste, with a number of guest speakers in attendance. Details of the seminar can be found here.

Manual Handling Awareness…

Long-time friend of Demolition News, C&D Consultancy, has news of a new Manual Handling Awareness course that is scheduled to take place on 10 September. For further information and booking details, please click here.

National Geographic implosion series…

The world-famous National Geographic Channel has recently completed a new series called “Blowdowns” and the first of these is scheduled to air soon. Details of when these programmes will air around the world can be found here.

Historic building mistakenly demolished…

A property developer has mistakenly demolished an historic building in New Jersey. Quite how such a thing happens is beyond me but you can read all about it here.

Demolition company fined after electrocution…

A UK-based demolition company has been fined £15,000 ($27,000 approx.) after an electrician was seriously injured on site. Further details can be found here:

Sylentmite expanding compound…

Expanding compound supplier Sylentmite put on an impressive demonstration/presentation during the recent NFDC 2008 Annual Convention. For anyone that missed the demonstration, this video gives an indication of the power of the product.

Tinsley towers come down…

The Tinsley cooling towers were imploded in Sheffield, UK during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Although shrouded in secrecy and darkness, Demolition News managed to capture some video footage as the towers came down.