When art imitates life…

Demolition expert offers script guidance for new theatre production It is rare that demolition people are portrayed on stage or screen. In fact, the only example that springs to mind is the lamentable Sylvester Stallone movie Demolition Man which, as it turned out, had absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with demolition. However, a new play…Read moreRead more

Woodward heading for Swadlincote…

IDE vice-president John Woodward will be speaking in Swadlincote on 11 February 2009. IDE vice-president and Demolition News regular John Woodward is making a return visit to the Midlands region of The Institute of Construction Management on Wednesday 11 February to speak about North Sea Oil Rig Demolition. The talk will take place at 8.00…Read moreRead more

New boss at General…

After more than four years with William Verry Limited, Geoff Taylor, Pre-Construction Director, has decided to take up a new position as Chief Executive of The General Group, which includes the successful General Demolition company. The appointment will take effect from 2nd February 2009. Craig Jones, Chief Executive of The Verry Group says: “We are…Read moreRead more

Where music and demolition met, for one last time…

The iconic Astoria music venue in the heart of London’s theatre-land has played host to some of the biggest and most notorious bands in the music business. In its 30-year history, the Astoria’s 2,000 capacity venue played host to everyone from the Beach Boys and David Bowie to today’s stars such as Amy Winehouse, Oasis…Read moreRead more

NDTG AGM…

The UK’s National Demolition Training Group has announced the date for its annual general meeting. The meeting will take place at the Novotel in London’s Docklands on 5 February 2009. Full details are available from training co-ordinator Sophie Francis on Tel: 01784 456799 or via email: ndtg@demolition-nfdc.com

When life imitates work…

This is when you just KNOW that you need to get a hobby. Through my work on Demolition News and Demolition & Dismantling and my links with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and European Demolition Association, I spend a large part of my working week working within and alongside the demolition industry. Every once…Read moreRead more

Syd Bishop uses landfil tax for local community…

UK demolition specialist Syd Bishop & Sons Ltd has donated almost £40,000 towards the restoration and extension of the nearby All Saints Church in the Parish of Fawkham and Hartley. Donated via the Community Credit Scheme, the money represents a significant proportion of the Landfill Tax taken at the company’s construction and demolition waste site…Read moreRead more

Fellowship for Woodward…

John Woodward, newly-elected vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and a firm friend of Demolition News, has been named a fellow of the IDE. Read the full story here.

Devlin appoints new demolition manager…

David Hodgkins has been appointed Manager of Clifford Devlin’s Demolition Division. David joins the East London contractor from John F Hunt where he spent six years as a Project Manager. He replaces Neil Pedlingham who has left the company after nine years to live abroad. David has nearly twenty year’s experience in the construction industry…Read moreRead more

New MD for Volvo Construction Equipment…

Val Ledden has been appointed as Managing Director of Volvo Construction Equipment Limited, the wholly owned dealer for Great Britain. Previously Sales Director and deputy M.D., Val takes over from Rob Dicker who has been appointed as Senior Vice President – Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the Volvo Construction Equipment Group in Brussels.