Tres bien…

French bridge demolition is a mini epic. Even though Brexit might eventually remove my requirement to do so, it is to my eternal shame that I cannot speak the language of our nearest neighbours; the French. Sure, I can can say please () and thank you (merci). If my memory serves me correctnly, a wasp…Read moreRead more

Bridge demo on track…

Time-lapse captures weekend railway bridge demolition. A programme that called for the demolition of 12 bridges to facilitate the electrification of the rail network between Bedford and Corby has come to a close with the completion of the final bridge demolition. The Bromham Road Bridge was demolished on 2 November. And the action is captured…Read moreRead more

CDI’s Pontiac firebird…

Boiler house and stack fall to CDI power. Controlled Demolition, Inc (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to Sessler Wrecking, Inc has carried out the explosive felling of a 37 metre tall boiler house and a 61 metre tall chimney at the old Fiero power plant in Pontiac, Michigan.

Magazine gets video…

The world’s largest demolition magazine just got a whole lot better! Even though our Demolition magazine is far and away the largest and most widely-read demolition publication in the world, we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance the reader experience. And oh boy have we ever enhanced things this time. We have been working…Read moreRead more

Erith reaches for remote…

UK contractor pioneers use of remotely-controlled equipment. Not content with being one of the UK’s largest demolition contractor (and a recent multi-award winner at the World Demolition Awards), Erith Contractors is also pioneering the use of remote control to make top-down projects safer. The company is currently involved in a complex project in LOndon where…Read moreRead more

Complex blowdown…

Brown and Mason fells approximatley half of power station with press of button. BRown and Mason carrying out the successful demolition of one power station or another is hardly news. It seems that rarely a week goes by when the company doesn’t send some poor, unfortunate power plant to its grave. But, even by Brown…Read moreRead more

Exclusive – Self-assembled success…

“Ikea-style” attachment goes to work. Regular readers might recall that a month ago, almost to the day, we brought you details of what we described as an “Ikea-style” concrete pulveriser that had been proposed by Italian attachments company, Repalo. The company was offering the design for an attachment that a customer could then build themselves….Read moreRead more

NOLA cranes downed..

Explosive end for cranes at site of major collapse. Crews in New Orleans set off a series of explosions designed to topple two cranes looming over the ruins of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel yesterday. The demolition came a week after the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed during its construction. The two cranes sustained significant…Read moreRead more

Epic boiler blast from CDI…

Louisiana feels full force of CDI power. Controlled Demolition, Inc, acting as explosives sSubcontractor to Willow Glen Ventures, has performed successful explosives felling of the Willow Glen Power Station Unit #5 boiler in St. Gabriel, Louisiana.

Ferrybridge sentinels downed

More colling towers blasted during weekend implosion. Demolition at Ferrybridge C Power Station in West Yorkshire has begun in what’s been described as a “significant milestone” in UK energy. The demolition of the towers, which stood at 114 metres high, took around 10 seconds. The West Yorkshire power station provided the UK with energy for…Read moreRead more