When explosives aren’t the answer…

The controlled demolition of three disused 80 metre tall reinforced concrete chimneys at Coolkeeragh Power Station Northern Ireland has been successfully achieved by Churchill Steeplejacks (UK) Ltd over a nine month period. On this particular project, explosives could not be used to fell the chimneys due to a number of factors including a nearby under…Read moreRead more

Skipjacker…!

As someone that has been involved with business-to-business marketing for more than a quarter of a century, I am always impressed at anyone that can inject a little humour to deliver an otherwise serious message. Here’s a fine example from waste management and skip hire company Top Triangle: The video comes courtesy of TopSkips.com –…Read moreRead more

Swedish time-lapse video…

Regular Demolition News contributor Hans Karlsson has posted another nice time-lapse video showing a demolition project in progress in the Swedish city of Malmo. As ever, Hans’ contribution is accompanied by an “interesting” soundtrack!!

Dutch implosion…

According to the web traffic statistics for the latter half of 2008, videos showing implosions are among Demolition News readers’ favourites so here, by way of a New Year’s gift, is a nice new one from the Netherlands:

No Quick Fix on Quick Couplers…

It is now almost three months since the Health and Safety Executive introduced new regulations that effectively outlawed the manufacture and sale of “semi-automatic” quick couplers. Designed to prevent the use of the types of hitches requiring the manual insertion of a retaining pin, which have been identified as a direct or indirect cause of…Read moreRead more

Just when you think you’ve seen everything…

Having written on the subject of construction and demolition for the best part of a quarter of a century, you’d think I had seen it all by now. And yet, the innovation, inventiveness and utter lunacy of some demolition work can still throw up the occasional surprise:

Exclusive podcast – Interview with John Woodward…

One of the judges at the 2009 Demolition Awards will be John Woodward, newly-elected vice-president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers. In this exclusive interview, Demolition News speaks to Woodward about his part in these exciting awards:

Exclusive podcast – Interview with Lindsay Gale…

The international trade magazine Demolition & Recycling International (D&Ri) recently announced plans to host the first-ever award ceremony to recognise the work of demolition professionals the world over. In this exclusive podcast, D&Ri editor Lindsay Gale – the driving force behind the awards – highlights his hopes and aims for the Demolition Awards:

Ebbw Vale flats tumble…

Nice video showing Welsh contractor Cuddy Demolition & Dismantling despatching derelict flats at Briery Hill, Ebbw Vale.

Grain elevator implosion…

The following video shows the explosive demolition of a grain elevator at the port of Baltimore in the US. Just wish they’d had the foresight to turn off the vehicle’s windshield wipers while filming: