World-exclusive of new British-built demolition robot. There is a new entrant to the highly competitive demolition robot arena. Bedfordshire-based ES Robotics has unveiled a new four-model range of remote controlled machines, each of which benefits from dual ful diesel/electric power for faster travel speeds coupled with low emission operation. There will be a full report…Read moreRead more
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
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
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.
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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
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
“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
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
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.