Implosion failure explanation…

The Internet is a marvelous invention and it has revolutionised information gathering and global communications. However, if it has one major disadvantage, it is the fact that if you do something wrong in front of a camera, it will still be haunting you a quarter of a century later. And please, please wait for the…Read moreRead more

Why structures aren’t generally pulled down…

Ever wondered why structures are systematically dismantled rather than just pulled down? Now you know!

No reprieve for Texan jail…

There was no last-minute reprieve for the old Ellis County Jail in Dallas. Demolition crews tore down the 1929 building Monday to make way for a parking garage and a new county courts facility. Full story here.

Iconic car park scheduled to fall…

Plans to demolish an iconic car park, as part of the regeneration of Gateshead town centre, are still in place, council officials have said. Work to bulldoze the iconic building, which featured in the original 1970s movie Get Carter, was expected to begin in Autumn 2007. Full story here.

Pulveriser demo video…

Breaker Technology, Inc. (BTI), manufactures and distributes a complete line of attachments including hydraulic breakers, multi-processors, pulverizers, shears, crushers and compactors to the construction and demolition industry through an extensive dealer network. Additionally, BTI specializes in mining and quarry, equipment including rockbreaker systems and a full line of underground mining vehicles. Click here to watch…Read moreRead more

Battle of the barge on Texas highway…

The stretch of Texas 73 between Port Arthur and Winnie could open by mid-week after two barges dropped on the highway by Hurricane Ike are cut apart and removed. “We’re ripping them apart, one chunk at a time, and then we’ll haul away the pieces on trucks,” said Jeff Fuller with Xtreme Demolition, an Oak…Read moreRead more

New Holland unveils new excavators…

New Holland has launched new excavators and introduced new featured into its range. The company has introduced the Blade Runner Series B, which combines the qualities of a crawler excavator and a crawler dozer. Click here to read the full story.

Scottish tower blocks tumble…

A 1960s high-rise block of flats in Edinburgh was demolished at the weekend, in front a crowd of over 600 people. Former resident Ian Begg helped detonate the explosvie charges to bring down the Broomview Court block in the Sighthill area of Edinburgh.

Miami stadium roof imploded…

Short video showing the implosion of the roof of the former Miami stadium.

MEWP abuse…

Just when you think you have seen every type of demolition equipment abuse, someone comes along and proves that humans are as stupid as they are creative. And why, if you’re planning to use an access platform as a wrecking ball, would you insist that your colleague was in the basket while you did so?