News reports suggest that three people have been killed. International news media is reporting that a sports stadium in Shenzhen in South China’s Guandong Province has collapsed whilst undergoing demolition. Initial reports from state and international meda suggest that three people have been killed in the collapse. More news as we get it.
CDI chalks up yet another successful implosion. A controlled blast felled an 13-storey tower block in downtown Dallas this past weekend. The implosion at 505 N. Ervay St. was set off shortly after 7:30 am. Within seconds, a series of controlled explosions reduced the vacant 1946 office building to a heap of concrete and steel…Read moreRead more
Explosive end for collapsed Italian bridge that killed 43. Demolition and explosive engineers have today carried out a controlled blast to bring down two remaining sections of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge that collapsed last August. Forty-three people were killed when part of the bridge, and cars travelling along it, fell 45 metres. Today’s blast dropped around…Read moreRead more
Explosive end for turbine pedestal in Florida. Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to Southern Salvage, Inc. has carried out the preparation for and explosives handling operations to fracture a turbine pedestal in a single explosives sequence in Sebring, Florida.
Diggers & Dozers unveils 12-minute DSM epic. About this time last year, we shot and uploaded a two minute film of DSM’s giant Caterpillar high reach excavator working in the company’s native Birmingham. 12 months on, that video has racked up more than 395,000 views making it the most popular episode of Demolition TV ever….Read moreRead more
Time-lapse film captures DSM high reach in action. The HS2 high speed rail connection between London and Birmingham passes right by the equipment depot of Midlands-based demolition giant DSM. So it’s appropriate that the company should be involved in bringing this much-needed yet controversial project to fruition.
Armac Group chalks up another successful bridge demolition. Another weekend, another bridge and another text-book demolition by the Bridge Busters team at Armac Group. This time, the team took its immense firepower to a bridge over the A14 at Bar Hill near Longstanton. what more can we say?
Hotel falls to high reach power. “…If you have a choice, go somewhere else! This place needs to be consigned to the rubble pile…” That is the not-too-positive review of Dublin’s Tara Towers Hotel from August 2018. Well, less than a year later, that reviewer got their wish. Tinnelly Group has carried out the demolition…Read moreRead more
Demolition drone video takes top prize. North Carolina drone pioneer Nelson Aerial Productions has taken home first place in the Second Annual Engineering Drone Video of the Year contest held at AUVSI Xponential in Chicago, IL. The video titled “The Big Boom” documents 10 separate building implosions across the United States. Of the 10 implosions,…Read moreRead more
Weekend possession condensed into four epic minutes. A new film from Central Bedfordshire Council charts the recent weekend-long possession of the A421 Cranfield Road Bridge bridge demolition. The project forms an integral part of the ongoing A42 Dualling Project that is expected to run until Winter 2020.