Giant spider in Liverpool “demolition”

A GIANT spider appeared in Liverpool’s Lime Street today. Stunned onlookers stared in amazement as the 37-tonne, 50ft creature dangled high above the street from Concourse Tower. The creature is part of a Capital of Culture event that will see “scientists” arrive in the city to investigate the creature. Phil Redmond, vice-chairman of the Culture…Read moreRead more

JCB phone put to the test…

Not content with manufacturing rugged demolition and construction equipment, JCB has put its weight (and brand name) behind a rugged new mobile telephone. And where else to test it but at the company’s Rocester test track…

Management of Demolition Projects…

The Institute of Demolition Engineers has made its excellent publication – “Management of Demolition Projects: Guidance for Clients and Administrators” is now available online. Click here for the direct link.

Fast access to scrap prices

With scrap and metal prices soaring, they can make or break the profitability of a demolition project. For a quick update on the latest scrap metal prices, click here.

Interesting take on changes to UK rate relief…

The UK press has been having a field day recently on the subject of the end of rate relief on commercial buildings, a change that is prompting an increasing number of landlords and property owners with empty premises to consider demolition as a low-cost alternative. This brief but insightful blog entry gives an interesting take…Read moreRead more

WRAP sets ambitious goals…

UK-magazine Hub-4 has reported on the ambitious targets sets by the Government-backed Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) today (11 June 2008) announced a series of demanding targets as part of the new three-year Business Plan. Between 2008 and 2011 WRAP will develop and deliver programmes which: * Result…Read moreRead more

Hub-4 features NFDC waste returns…

UK-based magazine has highlighted the pioneering environmental achievements of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors members. The artcile can be viewed here.

Finning throws down service gauntlet…

Finning has announced that it is to credit customer parts and service account to cover the cost of hiring or replacing a machine, if it is not repaired within 48 hours. The UK Caterpillar has announced what it claims to be the biggest service and support shake up for excavator sales the industry has ever…Read moreRead more

Interbuild ’08 special offer

Demolition News has secured a special offer arrangement with the organisers of the Interbuild 08 exhibition which is scheduled to take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 26 to 30 November 2008. Anyone pre-registering via this website will get a free entry ticket which is normally priced at £20 per person. Anyone wishing to…Read moreRead more

Another high reach accident…

Just over two years ago, when I helped the National Federation of DemolitionContractors launch their guidance on the safe use of high reach excavators, I stated that “thankfully, there has never been a fatality that could be directly attributed to a high reach machine”. Watching this video (and the numerous others that are widely available…Read moreRead more