National Geographic implosion series…

The world-famous National Geographic Channel has recently completed a new series called “Blowdowns” and the first of these is scheduled to air soon.

Details of when these programmes will air around the world can be found here.

Historic building mistakenly demolished…

A property developer has mistakenly demolished an historic building in New Jersey.

Quite how such a thing happens is beyond me but you can read all about it here.

Demolition company fined after electrocution…

A UK-based demolition company has been fined £15,000 ($27,000 approx.) after an electrician was seriously injured on site.

Further details can be found here:

Sylentmite expanding compound…

Expanding compound supplier Sylentmite put on an impressive demonstration/presentation during the recent NFDC 2008 Annual Convention. For anyone that missed the demonstration, this video gives an indication of the power of the product.

Tinsley towers come down…

The Tinsley cooling towers were imploded in Sheffield, UK during the August Bank Holiday weekend. Although shrouded in secrecy and darkness, Demolition News managed to capture some video footage as the towers came down.

New NFDC Website goes live…

Demolition News launches first ever video podcast…

Demolition News has celebrated its first week with the launchof its first ever vieo podcast, an interview with Richard Comley of CG Comley & Sons Ltd on the subject of Contaminated Concrete. We look forward to receiving viewers comments.

School demolished by mistake…

Nobody wants to see a school demolished, least of all in ht eUK where the education system is in disarray. But you would have thought that someone might have raised the alarm when the excavators and mobile plant arrived on this site, wouldn’t you?

Interesting diversification for 777…

Letsrecycle.com has carried an article on an interesting diversification by UK demolition contractor 777, the company perhaps best-known as the owner of one of the UK’s largest high-reach excavators.
Details of their recent diversification can be seen here: http://tinyurl.com/6fgwmj

New Coleman high reach sneak preview…

Midlands-based Coleman & Co. has taken delivery of a new Kocurek-modified Liebherr machine that boasts an upward reach of over 65 metre, making it arguably the UK’s largest. A full report on the new machine will appear in the September issue of Demolition & Disamntling but here’s a photo that shows just how big the machine really is.