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B of the Bang demolition underway…

Work is underway to dismantle the controversial “B of the Bang” sculpture in Manchester.

B of the Bang
B of the Bang
Regular visitors to this site will recall that the controversial “B of the Bang” sculpture had been earmarked for demolition following problems with the deadly-looking steel spikes.

Manchester’s Key103 radio station is reporting that work is now underway on the dismantling of the piece. Click here for full details.

Galway Docks video…

Video showing the demolition of oil tanks at Galway Docks.

Prison demolition approaches zero waste…

Scottish prison demolition project exceeds recycling targets.

A Scottish prison demolition project, managed by contractor Carillion, has beaten its own recycling target of 98 per cent by hitting 99.5 per cent. Less than half a per cent of waste from the site was sent to landfill meaning the project was very close to achieving Scotland’s zero waste aspirations.

Read the full story here.

New Hitachi high reach…

Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) to unveil a new high-reach excavator at Intermat.

Visitors to the Intermat exhibition in Paris later this month will be able to view the latest demolition offering from Hitachi Construction Machinery (Europe) N.V.

Key among the new products will be the ZX470LCH-3 equipped with a 27 metre, three-stage high reach boom and can carry a 2,400 kg tool. In standard 25 metre high configuration, the unit can wield a 3,000 kg tool.

The company will also display an articulated demolition/excavating front end equipment (pictured). This versatile equipment can be used for medium high reach demolition (16.5 metre) and tough foundation demolition and normal excavation duties. This unit can be used with tools of up to 4,500 kg.

Hawks delay demolition…

Presence of red-tailed hawks delays light tower demolition.

In the past few weeks, I have written at length about the subject of demolition projects being delayed because of the presence of bats. However, they tend to do things bigger in the US so we were interested to read this story about an American project that has been delayed by the presence of a pair of red-tailed hawks.

Click here for further details.

Sighthill Implosion Video…

C&D Consultancy has kindly provided a link to a preview video from the Detonators series.

Fans of demolition implosions – and let’s face it, who isn’t – should head over to the C&D Consultancy website where they have kindly posted a link to a new preview video from the forthcoming “The Detonators” TV series.

Featuring the controlled implosion of the Sighthill towers in Glasgow, the vide features some truly spectacular close-up footage.

JCB Heavy Products factory opening…

JCB has officially opened its new £40 million excavator factory.

With its former excavator factory now being dismantled by Armoury Demolition, JCB has officially opened the doors of its new £40 million Heavy Products factory in the company’s traditional Uttoxeter home. That opening is captured here in the last (for now) of our exclusive JCB videos.

New leptospirosis leaflet available now…

The Health and Safety Executive has published an updated downloadable leaflet on leptospirosis. The short guide explains types, symptoms and prevention. The disease can be caught when the bacteria enters the body through cuts etc or mouth, throat and eye linings after contact with infected urine or contaminated water, such as in sewers, ditches, ponds and slow-flowing rivers.

Further details of the new leaflet can be found here.

Exclusive Video – Armoury takes down former JCB factory…

Armoury Demolition is taking down the former JCB excavator factory.

NFDC member Armoury Demolition is using a host of JCB equipment to demolish the former JCB heavy products factory. Demolition News has exclusive video footage of the kit in action: