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NDA Academy programme set…

National Demolition Association sets date, venue and programme for 2009 Academy. The National Demolition Association’s Demolition Academy – an intensive safety and management training event – will take place this year for the first time at the OSHA Training Institute in Arlington Heights, Illinois from 14 to 16 October. The Demolition Academy begins on October […]

We’re demolishing your building, here’s the bill…

A West Virginia town is planning to recoup the cost of demolishing 17 buildings from the owners that have left them in a poor state of repair. City leaders in Wheeling, West Virginia plan to use their home rule powers to recover $209,290 from 17 property owners for demolishing structures that were deemed dilapidated. “For […]

New listing, renewed offer…

Acoustics specialists Campbell Associates is latest to sign up on Business Directory. Campbell Associates has become the latest company to join our fast-growing Business Directory. The acoustics specialist company behind the CadnaA sound prediction and monitoring software has enjoyed an extremely high profile recently with appearances on teh Institute of Demolition Engineers’ Roadshow, in the […]

Health fears over demolition at proposed Olympic Village…

Chicago waits with bated breath to find out if it has been selected as the host of the 2016 Olympic Games. But airborne dust has already sparked health concerns. With demolition work in preparation for the London 2012 Games still taking place just a few miles from my front door, it’s easy to forget that […]

Explosion rocks Texas demolition company…

A demolition worker has been severely burned in a fire at Robles Demolition. Several fire crews were last night working to contain a fire caused when routine welding or hot cutting works at a demolition company’s headquarters resulted in an explosion that left one worker severely burned. Initial reports suggest that the worker set off […]

How long can this madness go on…

Yet another tale of suicidal bid pricing from the US; this time a wastewater plant in Palm City. We are beginning to suspect that someone has circulated a memo to US demolition contractors that advises them to abandon all common sense and business acumen during the current recession, and merely submit bid prices that verge […]

NDA calls for federal recycling regs…

National Demolition Association says US regulation is needed to encourage recycling. Michael Taylor, executive director of the National Demolition Association in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, said there are about 14 different materials from a demolished structure that could be recycled. The association represents more than 900 demolition companies across North America. Taylor said the marketability […]

What’s in a name…?

We are searching for the greatest name for a demolition company, real or imagined. Trawling through the vast, unmapped hinterlands of the Internet, we recently came across a New Orleans-based demolition company that goes by the marvelous name of Nutter Buster Demolition (apparently, the company is family-owned and the founder’s surname is Nutter). We doubt […]

We just hit a new record…

Visitors to the Demolition News website just hit a record high… When we first unveiled Demolition News approximately one year ago, we regularly monitored our traffic statistics on Google Analytics; and it often made for pretty depressing reading. Indeed, in our first month in operation, there were six days in which no-one at all visited […]

What happens next…?

Experienced UHD machines users will spot the problem about 21 seconds in. In light of the ongoing discussions regarding the inexperience ultra-high demolition excavator utilisation of some US contractors, and the willingness of others to use undersized machines, the outcome of this (quite old) video should become apparent about 21 seconds after it starts, even […]

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