Huge shears attack Canadian power station…

Murray Demolition, one of Canada’s largest demolition contractors, is using some truly huge Alllied LaBounty shears to tackle the controlled dismantling of the Lakeview Thermal Generating power station in Ontario.

Trade magazine Equipment Today provides full details and some dramatic photos.

£5 million home demolished…

A £5m home on Dorset’s exclusive Sandbanks peninsula in the UK has been demolished by its Russian owner so he can build a bigger house in its place.

More details here.

Yankee Stadium to be dismantled…

The world-famous Yankee Stadium will not succumb to a spectacular implosion but will be demolished using modern dismantling techniques, according to the New York Post.

Bridge implosion scheduled…

The demolition of the Missouri River Bridge at Glasgow will begin Monday, Sept. 8, and continue through Wednesday, Sept. 10, according to the The Missouri Department of Transportation.
Details of the project can be found here.

Giant spider in Liverpool “demolition”

Giant spider spotted in Liverpool
Giant spider spotted in Liverpool
A GIANT spider appeared in Liverpool’s Lime Street today. Stunned onlookers stared in amazement as the 37-tonne, 50ft creature dangled high above the street from Concourse Tower.
The creature is part of a Capital of Culture event that will see “scientists” arrive in the city to investigate the creature.
Phil Redmond, vice-chairman of the Culture company, said: “It looks fantastic” adding jokingly, “it is a new Capital of Culture demolition idea, a mechanical spider that eats buildings.”

JCB phone put to the test…

Not content with manufacturing rugged demolition and construction equipment, JCB has put its weight (and brand name) behind a rugged new mobile telephone. And where else to test it but at the company’s Rocester test track…

Management of Demolition Projects…

The Institute of Demolition Engineers has made its excellent publication – “Management of Demolition Projects: Guidance for Clients and Administrators” is now available online.

Click here for the direct link.

Fast access to scrap prices

With scrap and metal prices soaring, they can make or break the profitability of a demolition project. For a quick update on the latest scrap metal prices, click here.

Interesting take on changes to UK rate relief…

The UK press has been having a field day recently on the subject of the end of rate relief on commercial buildings, a change that is prompting an increasing number of landlords and property owners with empty premises to consider demolition as a low-cost alternative.
This brief but insightful blog entry gives an interesting take on the subject

WRAP sets ambitious goals…

UK-magazine Hub-4 has reported on the ambitious targets sets by the Government-backed Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) today (11 June 2008) announced a series of demanding targets as part of the new three-year Business Plan.

Between 2008 and 2011 WRAP will develop and deliver programmes which:

* Result in 8 million tonnes less waste being sent to landfill
* Save 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent
* Realise £1.1 billion of economic benefits.

Full details can be found here.