New NFDC Website goes live…

The all-new website of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) went live today. I had a hand in the development so I won’t dwell on it; I’ll just let the site speak for itself.

Demolition News launches first ever video podcast…

Demolition News has celebrated its first week with the launchof its first ever vieo podcast, an interview with Richard Comley of CG Comley & Sons Ltd on the subject of Contaminated Concrete. We look forward to receiving viewers comments.

School demolished by mistake…

Nobody wants to see a school demolished, least of all in ht eUK where the education system is in disarray. But you would have thought that someone might have raised the alarm when the excavators and mobile plant arrived on this site, wouldn’t you?

Interesting diversification for 777…

Letsrecycle.com has carried an article on an interesting diversification by UK demolition contractor 777, the company perhaps best-known as the owner of one of the UK’s largest high-reach excavators. Details of their recent diversification can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/6fgwmj

New Coleman high reach sneak preview…

Midlands-based Coleman & Co. has taken delivery of a new Kocurek-modified Liebherr machine that boasts an upward reach of over 65 metre, making it arguably the UK’s largest. A full report on the new machine will appear in the September issue of Demolition & Disamntling but here’s a photo that shows just how big the…Read moreRead more

Extreme cab test…

Komatsu claims that its Dash-8 excavator operator’s cab is its strongest yet. Having seen this video, it would be difficult to argue with that.

The new asbestos…?

The removal and processing of foam insulation could cost the UK billions of pounds. Brian Watson, commercial director at CA Building Products, asks: who will foot the clean-up bill? In November last year, an issue that many building materials manufacturers have been forecasting for years finally reached the public consciousness. A factory in Scotland, built…Read moreRead more

Floor-by-Floor Guidance unveiled…

The NFDC 2008 Convention in Palma, Majorca marked the official launch of the Federation’s new guidance on the deconstruction of high rise structures. As with the Federation’s crusher guidance, my involvement in the production of the publication prevents me from giving an impartial review but the following article does give an insight into the content….Read moreRead more

NFDC issues new crusher guidance…

In response to the concerns shown by the UK’s Health & Safety Executive, the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has produced a new set of guidance notes on the safe use of mobile crushers in a demolition environment. As one of the co-authors of this work, I cannot be expected to give an unbiased rewiew…Read moreRead more

Good new video from Extec…

Mobile crushers are now a common site on demolition sites the world over; and the C-12+ from Extec is currently the world’s best-selling model. This video gives an indication of why.