Exclusive Audio Podcast – Occupational Health…

Interview with Nichola Elvy, founder and managing director of Building Health Ltd. Having made huge strides to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities on its sites, the demolition industry is now turning its attention to the issue of occupational health and site welfare. And that move could not be more timely. An increasing number…Read moreRead more

Demolition Summit anounced…

D&Ri publisher KHL announces Demolition Summit for later this year. A major new event for the world-wide demolition industry is being launched by D&Ri and the European Demolition Association. Called The Demolition Summit, the event will take place in November this year in the Okura Hotel, Amsterdam. The summit – which is expected to attract…Read moreRead more

Nottingham chimney felled…

Implosion of brick chimney marks end of an era. On Sunday 15 March, the Nottingham skyline was changed forever as the last brick-built chimney used by the city’s dying industry was brought down in a controlled implosion carried out by ProDem and overseen by C&D Consultancy’s John Woodward.

Videos proving popular…

The videos here on Demolition News is among the site’s most popular content. Following the positive feedback on the Red Rhino video posted last week, we have just checked the statistics and it appears that our exclusive videos are among the most popular items on www.demolitionnews.com. The most popular videos in order are: No Quick…Read moreRead more

Demolition worker loses leg…

A worker has his leg amputated after demolition accident. UK trade magazine Contract Journal is reporting that a builder had his leg amputated by paramedics after a chimney he was demolishing collapsed on top of him in Newcastle. The old pub he was working in had become unstable and paramedics were forced to cut his…Read moreRead more

Red Rhino keeps up the charge…

Red Rhino acquired by Winfield Engineering. Regular readers or the Demolition News blog will know that compact crusher manufacturer Red Rhino recently hit choppy water leading to the company being brought back from the brink of insolvency by Bryan Eccles At that time, Eccles stated that he was seeking a larger company to acquire Red…Read moreRead more

JCB job losses: supplemental…

Following on from the earlier post, here is the latest update on the latest JCB job losses: JCB GMB Works Convenor Gordon Richardson said: “The GMB at JCB UK are unfortunately informing their membership of a further wave of redundancies announced by the company today. Projected orders for the beginning of the year have not…Read moreRead more

Job losses continue at JCB…

JCB today announced a further 684 redundancies in the UK primarily as a result of the lack of credit available from banks to fund machine purchases and continuing low confidence. Production in the UK in the first three months of 2009 will be around 75 per cent lower than at the same time last year…Read moreRead more

A spiky problem…

Standing beside the City of Manchester Satdium at 58 metres in height and leaning at a more acute angle than the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the B of the Bang sculpture was commissioned at a cost of almost £1.5 million to mark the 2002 Commonwealth Games and beginning takes its name from a quotation from…Read moreRead more

EDA Conference in Istanbul…

The European Demolition Association (EDA) has released a provisional programme for its autumn conference to be held in Istanbul on 6th-8th November 2008. The venue will be the 5 star Ceylan Intercontinental Hotel, located in the heart of Istanbul (Taksim) with views to the Bosphorus and the old city, and the event will follow the…Read moreRead more