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

Brayton Point blaze…

“…fires can be a common occurrence during demolitions..” Fire crews are tackling a blaze at the former Brayton Point power plant in Massachusetts which was the subject of a controlled implosion back in April of this year. According to local TV news stations, this is actually the fourth such blaze to occur at the site…Read moreRead more

Divide & Conquer…

CDI splits paper mill stacks in text book blast. Controlled Demolition, Inc (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to main demolition contractor, Envirocon, has carried out the explosive felling of a pair of two 70 metre tall brick chimneys in Milford, New Jersey.

Dykon paves the way

Weekend implosion clears path for new Invesco HQ. Work on the future home of Invesco’s headquarters started this weekend — with a bang. A five-storey building, originally developed more than 60 years ago, was imploded to make room for the new 26-storey tower that Atlanta-based Invesco Ltd will occupy. The demolition of 1330 West Peachtree…Read moreRead more

Blast fells French tower block…

Six seconds to drop 16 storeys. Just after lunchtime on Sunday, demolition crews carried out the controlled explosive demolition of the Albret tower which stood in the Beauval district, in Meaux, France. Within seconds, the block – which comprised 169 apartments spread over 16 floors in three wings – was gone in the latest phase…Read moreRead more