A UK-based demolition company has been fined £15,000 ($27,000 approx.) after an electrician was seriously injured on site. Further details can be found here:
Expanding compound supplier Sylentmite put on an impressive demonstration/presentation during the recent NFDC 2008 Annual Convention. For anyone that missed the demonstration, this video gives an indication of the power of the product.
The Tinsley cooling towers were imploded in Sheffield, UK during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Although shrouded in secrecy and darkness, Demolition News managed to capture some video footage as the towers came down.
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 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.
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?
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
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
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 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