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Contractor to be replaced at Didcot Power Station. It has been the subject of industry speculation and rumour for several weeks now but Coleman and Company has now officially announced that it is to be replaced at the Didcot A Power Station following the tragedy of 23 February and more than two months of recovery […]
Essex-based contractor is closing its doors. DemolitionNews understands that Chelmsford-based demolition contractor Micor Limited is ceasing to trade just short of its 30th anniversary. An administrator has been appointed. Established in 1986 by Michael Corridan, Micor Demolition had built up an impressive and extensive portfolio of clients. The company, a member of the National Federation […]
Audi showroom to be demolished before it has even opened. Industry news portal Construction Enquirer is reporting that a new £5.7 million car showroom in Sunderland will be demolished and replaced before it has even opened. Construction was suspended on Wearside Audi’s planned new dealership in Newcastle Road last year while work was at the […]
News portal joins forces with media company as part of planned expansion and diversification. Mark Anthony, founder of DemolitionNews.com and editor of Demolition magazine, is celebrating a “new chapter” in the development of these world-leading industry brands. DemolitionNews and Demolition magazine are joining forces with Chambers Media, a Sussex-based business-to-business publisher, as part of a […]
Stevenage asbestos and demolition contractor becomes latest addition to industry dead pool. Hertfordshire-based Caswell Environmental Services has confirmed that it is ceasing to trade and that liquidators have been appointed. Rumours about the state of the company began circulating earlier this week but, for the past three days, the company’s telephones have been diverted to […]
New children’s book – My Dad Drives a Digger – is designed to encourage children to consider a career in construction.
Contractor prosecuted for sale of boiler found to contain asbestos. A demolition and licensed asbestos removal company has been fined after it sold a boiler found to contain asbestos. Norwich Magistrates’ Court heard that in May or June 2012, Anglian Demolition & Asbestos Limited was the contractor for the demolition and asbestos removal work at […]
BBC investigation prompts CITB crackdown. Industry news portal Construction Enquirer is reporting that six thousand construction workers will have to resit health and safety exams after widespread cheating was discovered in the system. The CITB has confirmed the retests as part of its ongoing campaign to crackdown on skills card cheats. Problems were highlighted during […]
Andrew Forshaw quits, prompting unprecedented election. DemolitionNews understands that the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has accepted the resignation of vice president Andrew Forshaw of Walter Forshaw Ltd. Under the NFDC rules of succession, this unprecedented move potentially leaves a presidential void after the reign of incumbent president – Martin Wilson – comes to an […]
Rising prices and extending contract durations cause for concern. It is just a few weeks since we featured a story on the rising price of wooden stakes used to form a perimeter fence around Detroit homes that are being demolished as part of a city-wide fight against blight and dilapidation. And now it is the […]