Paddling pools douse dust…

Unique dust suppression method deployed in French blast. Way back in April 2013, DemolitionNews was fortunate enough to be invited to the city of Porto in Portugal to see a unique dust suppression system in action during the implosion of a 15-storey tower block. More than seven years later, the team behind that deployment have…Read moreRead more

Big BAM boom

Brown and Mason lays to rest part of Rugeley Power Station. Brown and Mason’s one company mission to eradicate power stations from the UK skyline progressed yesterday with a successful blast at Rugeley Power Station in Staffordshire.

Another day, another detonation

CDI goes two for two. Controlled Demolition Inc (CDI) blasts are like London. You wait a while and then two come along at once. We brought you footage of this blast yesterday and now the company is back again. This time, CDI is acting as explosives subcontractor to Louisiana Chemical Dismantling Company, carrying out the…Read moreRead more

CDI fells stack…

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to Demolition Technologies Specialized Services, Inc. has carried out the preparation for and successful explosives felling of a 150’ tall reinforced concrete chimney in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Bridge blown

Union Pacific Railroad demolished a portion of the Tempe Town Lake Train Bridge at 8:13 a.m. on August 2, 2020 to facilitate debris removal. Once the area is clear, reconstruction will begin.

Demolition worker fights for life

Shannon Brasier struck by digger while at work in Essex. A young demolition worker is fighting for life after she was hit in the head by a JCB while at work. The Evening Standard is reporting that Shannon Brasier, 20, from Dagenham, has a brain injury, severe damage to her facial bones, a broken back…Read moreRead more

Business Briefing for July 2020

As parts of the country are plunged back into lockdown, the UK construction industry enjoyed an above average month for new contract awards to further confound industry analysts. In this exclusive interview, we speak to Neil Edwards, CEO of market intelligence provider Builders Conference to find out more:

Demolition LIVE – Combatting the urban explorers

Urban exploration is a growing craze among young people attempting to achieve Internet fame and notoriety by breaking into demolition and construction sites to capture a photo or film of themselves stood atop a building with the cityscape stretching away far below. So how does the industry protect against these urban explorers, crane climbers and…Read moreRead more

Hard Rock recovery underway…

Demolition of New Orleans’ Hard Rock hotel commences. A little over nine months after the Hard Rock hotel construction site partially collapsed in the New Orleans French Quarter a move to remove the bodies of two of the men who perished in the collapse has finally gained steam. New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell said…Read moreRead more

Explosive prison break

Implosion fells North Carolina facility. This weekend saw the explosive demolition of North Carolina’s Western Youth Institute, commonly known as the High Rise Prison.