High-speed cameras capture some really stunning time-lapse footage of a bridge demolition project in Washington. The video is proving impossible to embed but you can view it by clicking here.
Health and Safety Executive chairperson Judith Hackitt has used her speech to the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) North of Scotland event in Aberdeen on 10 September 2008 to call for a modernisation of the UK’s health and safety practices. A full transcript of the speech can be found here.
D&Ri reports that the European Demolition Association has officially announced a change to its secretariat. The previous secretariat operated out of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, while the new secretariat is located in Copenhagen. It will be headed up by Ms Henriette Thuen in the role of general manager. Click here for full story.
The demolition of two dilapidated buildings in Homer, Illinois is on hold while village officials rewrite the bid specifications and allow contractors to update their bids. The lowest bid received for the work did not specify costs for removal of asbestos debris. Read the full story here.
Universal Wrecking Corp., a premier demolition, scrap metal recycling and wrecking contractor that operates on a nationwide basis, was recently awarded the next phase of the demolition of a large manufacturing and warehousing facility in Pennsylvania. Further details can be found here.
Large volumes of waste glass produced by the five-star Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, London will now be imploded onsite. The hotel, which can fill up to 20 x 660-litre bins with glass each day, wanted to use the imploder to reduce the volume. By doing this, the Marriott owned hotel has also been able to…Read moreRead more
Good news for all followers of Demolition News. We will be going to the European Demolition Association conference in Istanbul in November where we’ll be both presenting and reporting. We’re also planning to capture the proceedings on video so even if you can’t make it to the Turkish captal for the event, you won’t miss…Read moreRead more
The ongoing furore surrounding the use of semi-automatic quick hitches has taken another twist, according to UK publication Construction News. The magazine believes that main contractors may ban semi-automatic quick hitches on excavators after machinery firms stop supplying them on new plant next month. The debate is now how operators will respond when semiautomatic quick-hitch…Read moreRead more
In the latest example of the shortcomings of the UK Government’s decision to scrap rates relief on empty properties, Asda is demolishing one of its former call centres to cut costs. The supermarket group had planned to get consent for a £100 million redevelopment of the 6-acre site in New Barnet, Hertfordshire, but will instead…Read moreRead more
The first-stage of the Missouri River bridge implosion that we reported just over a week ago (http://www.demolitionnews.com/2008/09/03/bridge-implosion-scheduled/) has been completed according to plan. A video of the successful implosion can be seen here.