The demolition of Philadelphia prison has become the latest to follow the US’ low bid trend. I am becoming almost as tired writing about this as I am sure you are reading about it. But another day has brought another suicidally low winning bid for a contract to demolish the Riverfront Prison in Camden, New…Read moreRead more
A demolition worker has been severely burned in a fire at Robles Demolition. Several fire crews were last night working to contain a fire caused when routine welding or hot cutting works at a demolition company’s headquarters resulted in an explosion that left one worker severely burned. Initial reports suggest that the worker set off…Read moreRead more
Yet another tale of suicidal bid pricing from the US; this time a wastewater plant in Palm City. We are beginning to suspect that someone has circulated a memo to US demolition contractors that advises them to abandon all common sense and business acumen during the current recession, and merely submit bid prices that verge…Read moreRead more
National Demolition Association CEO Mike Taylor provides update on US demolition industry. The National Demolition Association’s chief executive Mike Taylor was a guest speaker at the National Federation of Demolition Contractors 2009 Annual Convention. During the presentation, Taylor highlighted: That around 7,000 of the US demolition sector’s 22,000 employees are currently unemployed That President Obama’s…Read moreRead more
National Demolition Association’s Mike Taylor and Ray Passeno discuss the bidding war that is taking place in the US demolition business. In the past few weeks, we have covered a number of stories relating to a largely unreported bidding war that is taking place in the US demolition community. Contracts like the Texas Stadium have…Read moreRead more
A team of workers roamed the grounds of Greenville’s Imperial Tobacco Co. plant Thursday morning preparing the site for a demolition process complicated by the presence of asbestos, the project manager said. Click here for the full story.
Crews demolishing a hazardous derelict building Thursday morning discovered an unexpected hazard of their own. Click here for the full story.
The dismantling of Goliath, the largest gantry crane in North America and a long-time Quincy landmark, has resumed, but the investigation of the recent deadly collapse at the former Fore River Shipyard is continuing. Full story here.
Crowds gather to witness implosion. Read the story and watch the video here: http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080720/NEWS01/307200011/1008/NEWS01