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!!
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
Nice video showing Welsh contractor Cuddy Demolition & Dismantling despatching derelict flats at Briery Hill, Ebbw Vale.
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:
Apparently, the concept of an exclusion zone prior to and during a controlled implosion is not familiar to all:
Nice video showing the implosion of two cooling towers at Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Massive Tower DemolitionUploaded by DiagonalView