Implosion scheduled…

An implosion to demolish the former Dan River Dye House at the Long Mill site on Riverside Dr. in Vancouver is scheduled to occur on Oct 30 at 10:00AM. MCD Investments LLC, the owners of the property, hired a contractor to perform the demolition. The City of Danville’s role in this operation is to provide…Read moreRead more

Another US stadium slated for demolition….

It seems that rarely a week goes by that US sports fans don’t say a fond farewell to a once popular sporting stadium. And it will soon be the turn of the vacant “Aud” in Buffalo, New York. The Memorial Auditorium, known to locals as “The Aud,” was built in the 1940s as a home…Read moreRead more

Canadian Sears store falls…

Nice video showing the controlled dismantling of the Sears store in Ontario, Canada. Built in 1954, the store is being demolished to make way for a new, replacement shopping mall.

Asbestos surveying company fined…

An asbestos surveying company will have to pay out almost £40,000 after it was found guilty of failing to identify the presence of asbestos at two schools in Wales. Guernsey-based Normandie Analytical Services carried out a series of type two asbestos surveys at Cardinal Newman Comprehensive School in Pontypridd and Aberdare Boys School, Aberdare, for…Read moreRead more

Selfridges sealed amid asbestos fears…

Selfridges, one of the UK’s most famous department stores, had to seal up and close the display windows in its London store after asbestos was discovered during a survey of the building. Experts found the hazardous substance at the top of window frames in five out of 26 windows about three weeks ago and ordered…Read moreRead more

Implosion, Brazillian style…

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Demolition crew threatened with unique hazard…

Having been running this website for just under a month now, we have reported on a multitude of hazards facing demolition crews around the world including everything from asbestos to bees. But, as far as we’re aware, the following report from Kuwait in unique in the world of demolition. A circus owner allegedly threatened to…Read moreRead more

Recession Watch 1 – JCB to slash production…

JCB workers are being balloted over proposals to reduce their working hours as part of a bid to safeguard 330 jobs. The plant manufacturer said it was in talks with the GMB union over the proposals and a vote would be held in the middle of next week. Full details can be found here.

Swedish demolition video…

There are literally thousands of demolition-related videos on YouTube and the multitude of other video sharing websites but this ranks as one of my favourites. Not only is it unusual in that much of it is shot from the operator’s point of view but it also features (bizarrely) a Johnny Cash soundtrack! Highly recommended.

Earth Exchange nominated for industry award…

Earth Exchange®, the UK’s leading construction waste recycling website, has been shortlisted by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) for its 2008 award for Innovative Practice. As a finalist in the CIWM’s awards for Environmental Excellence, www.earthexchange.com will also be considered for the overall 2008 Environmental Excellence Award. Commenting on Earth Exchange’s success, Alex…Read moreRead more