What does JCB have up its sleeve…?

At 6.30 this evening, Diggers and Dozers will be hosting its latest LIVE show to look at and discuss the new products launched today by UK construction equipment giant JCB.

That live show will be broadcast simultaneously on Diggers and Dozers, DemolitionNews, and on Diggers and Dozers’ Facebook and YouTube channels.

If you watch on either social media channel, you can take part: ask questions, post comments etc.

For a glimpse of the future, join myself (Mark Anthony) and my co-host Peter Haddock of Content with Media as we pull back the curtain on some of the most exciting and significant new products of the entire year.

You’d be mad to miss this one.

EMD acquired…

Moorhead Group has bought Derby’s East Midlands Demolition.

Construction Enquirer is reporting that Derby-based East Midlands Demolition has been acquired by civil engineering company Moorhead Group. The EMD deal allows Moorhead to expand its territory and scope of enabling works services it offers.

“We are delighted to have acquired EMD. It’s one of the most capable and respected demolition companies in the region and is a perfect fit with our plans for expansion and ability to offer a complete enabling works solution. From our base in Leeds we have become the industry leader in the region and our plans now are to replicate this success in the East Midlands by offering our customers a one-stop-shop for their pre-construction enabling work-related needs,” says
Moorhead Group co-founder Jonathan Prutton.

Similarly excited is Winn Jones, East Midlands Demolition managing director. “Being part of the Moorhead Group will raise our profile, extend our geographical reach and allow us to offer the full range of enabling work services,” Jones concludes. “The future looks very exciting.”

Coleman kit goes under the hammer

Coleman & Company to hold sale of specialist demolition equipment.

Euro Auctions is to host a one-day sale of specialist demolition equipment on 27 November at the Coleman & Company depot in Great Barr, Birmingham, with onsite inspections taking lace from the 24 to the 26 November.

This sale will see a collection of 282 items of specialist demolition equipment go under the hammer that will include JCB JS190 robotic remote-control excavator; Kleemann MC110 Z EVO mobile jaw crusher; a selection of Caterpillar multi processors; a full range of DARDA attachments to suit Brokk machines; breakers for excavators up to 40 tonnes; and a host of other attachments.

In addition, a range of excavators, crushers, screeners, commercial vehicles, plus buckets and attachments, a complete 2004 CDE designed Powerscreen Static Wash Plant will go under the hammer. This plant comprises of dewatering screen feeders, rinsing decks, log washers, thickening tanks, flocking tanks, and a variety of static and radial conveyors, in addition to a Diemme Clay Press, acknowledged as one of the world-leading technologies in the field of solid/liquid separation for industrial processes.

Matt Wood, Territory Manager for Euro Auctions explains the significance of this sale, “This sale will see a collection of specialist demolition equipment and tools go under the hammer that rarely come to market or auction,” says Euro Auctions’ Matt Wood. “This sale will be of significant interest to the demolition industry and we are already experiencing high levels of registrations to bid from the home market as well as an international audience.”

Due to Covid, this sale will be conducted as a live ‘on-line’ auction, behind closed doors, with the now familiar format that the Euro Auctions team have been running during Covid. Using the Euro Auctions secure bidding platform, with the auctioneers conducting the sale ‘live’ in real time form the Euro Auctions HQ in the USA, giving the sale the familiar sound and feel of a live auction.

COVID hits nuclear power plant…

Plant decommissioning slowed following Coronavirus outbreak.

Decommissioning work has been scaled back on the site of former nuclear power station following an outbreak of COVID-19.

Magnox said a “small number” of employees tested positive at the Trawsfynydd site in Gwynedd, where they are working to remove nuclear reactors and towers.
Those affected and others found through track and trace are self-isolating.

“The site will maintain safety, security and environmental compliance activities and progress routine maintenance activities to ensure our decommissioning programme can resume quickly,” a statement from Magnox said. “Magnox will keep the situation under review, and determine when a resumption of those activities paused should restart with employees returning to site. We will monitor the health and wellbeing of the workforce during this period.”

Trawsfynydd was shut down in 1991 after operating for a quarter of a century.

Read more here.

A blast – literally – from the past…

Film captures Welsh railway bridge demolition from 1936.

Look at the suits and ties; the hats and the smart shoes. They don’t do demolition like this any more!

Maine bridge blasted…

The Maine Department of Transport has used explosives to demolish the old Beals Island Bridge, which connects the towns of Beals and Jonesport in Maine.

Genesis of a sad story…

Rumour has it that the UK demolition industry is about to lose another of its number, further underlining the fact that 2020 is a year to forget.

But while we are working to turn rumour into fact, the latest episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream shares the story behind the story.

CDI’s radio interference

Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), acting as explosives subcontractor to The Berg Corporation of Baltimore, Maryland has performed the preparation for and successful explosives felling of four 122 metre tall radio towers in Bethesda, Maryland.

Testing Time

According to a recent survey, more than half of all UK construction workers have concerns around drink and drugs in the workplace and more than a third of those surveyed have witnessed colleagues working under the influence of drink or drugs.

At the same time, a report on the professions most likely to be caught drink driving revealed that the Top 10 professions are all within or allied to construction.

On this exclusive episode of Demolition News Radio, I am joined by Matt Taylor of ITS Test Kits. Matt has over 18 years of “hands-on” experience within the Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Training and Testing sector; and his company offers a range of simple to use drug and alcohol testing kits and devices.

Demolition Daily – In defence of implosions

Join us at 6pm tonight for the second episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream show of this latest UK lockdown: