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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 […]
Former president cites apathy as he resigns after almost 20 years’ service. Dr Terry Quarmby, the former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, has resigned from the Institute’s Council of Management. Quarmby was officially president from 2008 to 2010 (although he performed the role in 2007 when the late Ross Turner was side-lined by […]
Well-known Scottish contractor, Hunter Demolition, appoints insolvency practitioner. DemolitionNews.com reports
Masterton calls in the receivers – Demolition News exclusive report.
No-one hurt as scaffold falls onto road during morning rush hour. Four storeys of scaffolding collapsed during peak hour in Sydney’s south, but no one was hurt or trapped. Rescue crews have confirmed no one was under the Rockdale rubble after earlier fears a person was trapped when 25m of scaffolding crashed onto Frederick Street. […]
Caterpillar calls halt to high reach partnership. DemolitionNews understands that the joint venture agreement between equipment giant Caterpillar and French machine conversion specialist Demlone has run its course. The deal, which extended Caterpillar’s demolition offering to include machines like the Cat Dem 50, has apparently ended. Furthermore, according to industry sources, a factory-fit replacement for […]