AI on AI #3

In the first two episodes of this series, we focused on the potential downside to the construction industry’s adoption of AI such as job losses, redundancies and greater levels of unwanted worker scrutiny. But, in this episode, we are going to focus on how the constant monitoring of workers could actually help see lives.

AI on AI #2

In the second episode of our exclusive AI on AI series, we delve into the ethics of AI and ts adoption by the demolition and construction industries. We also ponder how AI might help overcome language and literacy problems on site; and how AI could act as a mentor and training aid, transferring the knowledge…Read moreRead more

Guidance at last on demolition scaffolding

It has taken almost five years of prevarication and discussion, and the final wording of the latest guidance from the Health and Safety Executive tiptoes around the subject. But there is now official guidance on the use of scaffolding in a demolition environment. Reservations aside, this is a victory for certain individuals within the UK…Read moreRead more

Duchy Demolition’s demise

St Austell-based Duchy Demolition has become the latest UK demolition company to hit the financial wall. That is now seven in the space of just five months. A resolution to wind up the company was posted on 26 April. The company follows Squibb, McCormack, Wooldridge, Blucon, Rye and Type Ten off the demolition cliff. A…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #705

Join us LIVE for your daily fix of news, views, video and comment from the world of demolition and construction. Come for the news and stay for the chat in our after-show discussion session, The Craic.

The Break Fast Show #697

In today’s show: Wacker Neuson steps up site dumper safety; we go behind the scenes at the CASE mini excavator factory in Italy; a man’s reach should exceed is grasp – So meet the Maxi Reach Extension Arm; and we all float down here with this amphibious Komatsu excavator. PLUS we will be looking ahead…Read moreRead more

Half of English councils on the brink

If your demolition company works directly or indirectly for one or more English local authorities, please pay attention. In fact, in the words of Geena Davis’ character in the 1986 movie – The Fly – “Be afraid. Be very afraid”. According to a report from the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU), as many as half…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #696

In today’s show: How Caterpillar builds durability into its products; who wouldn’t want a Blade Buddy? How a Liebherr customer is cutting to the chase; and the case of the disappearing French bridge. PLUS Dynapac gets set to shake up Intermat 2024. Join us LIVE for your daily fix of news, views, video and comment…Read moreRead more

Worker killed by falling attachment

A Kent-based company has been fined £175,000 following the death of an employee. Liam McArdle, from Gravesend, was fatally crushed by an excavator attachment while working for Erith Plant Services Limited on 21 September 2021. A demolition grab, attached to an excavator, fell onto the 24-year-old while it was loaded onto a lorry at Erith…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #680

In today’s show: Caterpillar demonstrates shear power; Hitachi goes hybrid; there’s a new Chinese manufacturer to get to know; and a Kobelco excavator is flourishing in the fjords. PLUS we will be finding out what Steelwrist has in store for Intermat 2024. Join us LIVE for your daily fix of news, views, video and comment…Read moreRead more