Speaking out on scaffolding

AR Demolition boss calls for change of mindset over use of scaffolding. Richard Dolman, managing director of AR Demolition, has demonstrated the kind of leadership he will require when he takes up the reins as president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) by calling upon the industry to change its mindset in the wake…Read moreRead more

Six in collusion probe…

Cartel busters’ decision imminent as spotlight turns on demolition sector. Up to six demolition companies and their directors face some sleepless nights as the findings of an anti-collusion probe carried out by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) draws to its denouement. The CMA launched a probe into possible collusion in the supply of construction…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Industry under investigation…

Anti-collusion investigation sets its sights on demolition. DemolitionNews understands that the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) is currently probing as many as seven UK demolition companies as part of its ongoing investigation into suspected anti-competitive arrangements in the supply of construction services that may infringe Chapter 1 of the Competition Act 1998. The companies in…Read moreRead more

Demolition Services gets the nod at Ironbridge…

Demolition Services Group the surprise winner of power station contract. DemolitionNews understands that Leeds-based Demolition Services Group has been named as the contractor responsible for the demolition of the former Ironbridge Power Station. After several weeks of speculation during which a number of contractors were being linked with the prestigious project, Demolition Services Group has…Read moreRead more

HSE reinforces guidance…

Health & Safety Executive calls for thorough planning of demolition. Following the airing of the first episode of the Channel 5 documentary “When Demolitions Go Wrong” HSE is reminding demolition and construction firms of the need to review their processes with a particular focus on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work….Read moreRead more

End of an era in Cumbernauld…

High-rise living laid to rest by Safedem. Cumbernauld’s last two tower blocks are being reduced to rubble, making space for more than 130 new homes. Safedem’s demolition of Stuart House and Elliot House in Burns Road by high-reach excavator marks the end of more than 50 years of high-rise living in the town. Affordable housing…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Liston Group folds…

Birmingham-based contractor calls in the administrators. Liston Group, the Birmingham-based demolition, asbestos and civil engineering contractor, has called in the administrators following what the company describes as a “terrible year” in 2018. Although no official statement has yet been made, DemolitionNews understands that a mix of contract delays and subsequently poor cash-flow contributed to the…Read moreRead more

Hammer time at Kinshofer…

A meeting of minds as Kinshofer enters hydraulic breaker sector. Kinshofer and Hammer S.r.l. have announced that they have signed a definite agreement to merge. Under the terms of the agreement Kinshofer has acquired a majority shareholding of Hammer. Kinshofer is a leading manufacturer of attachments for excavators, skid steer loaders and truck-mounted cranes. The…Read moreRead more

Video – Demolition date set for Brayton Point…

Massachusetts cooling towers set to fall on 27 April. The iconic cooling towers at the Brayton Point power plant will be demolished in April. Representatives of Commercial Development Co., which now owns the former coal-fired facility, have informed local residents that the towers would be brought down by way of controlled demolition on April 27….Read moreRead more

Video – Border wall prototypes torn down…

The symbol of President Trump’s “No Entry” policy felled. A single excavator has felled the prototypes for President Trump’s controversial border wall. In a brief demolition programme in San Diego, the prototypes were laid to rest with an ease that surely calls into question the long-term efficacy of the real border wall.