HSE’s latest dust-up

The Health and Safety Executive has allowed investigations into the Didcot Disaster and the death of two demolition workers on a demolition site in Redcar to fester for seven and a half and three and a half years respectively. It has failed to address the rising tide of drug and alcohol abuse on demolition and…Read moreRead more

Demolition misses out

Less than two weeks ago, outgoing NFDC CEO Howard Button told the Construction News magazine that demolition contractors were ideally placed to carry out refurbishment work. Button is unquestionably right; and with clients increasingly considering refurbishment ahead of outright demolition, his comments were also timely. Unfortunately, judging by a new announcement from procurement provider Pagabo,…Read moreRead more

Construction Equipment News #2

In this week’s episode: Caterpillar steps up its assault on the global demolition industry; OilQuick sets its sights on the materials handling sector; and Manitou celebrates the humble bucket. PLUS we have an exclusive look at the brand new grapple from Gryb International company, Bateman. Join us LIVE!

Opinion – Making British demolition great again

During my recent trip to the ConExpo exhibition in Las Vegas, I had the great pleasure of running into Ricky Webb of East Coast Demolition based in North Carolina. Ricky is young and dynamic; keen to pioneer and to do things the right way. He has recently invested in the OilQuick system (we met on…Read moreRead more

McGee forges ahead

McGee, one of 10 UK demolition contractors named in the Competition and Markets Authority bid-rigging investigation, has been appointed by Castleforge for deconstruction works at 1 Golden Lane, in the City of London. McGee has developed an approach that allows the deconstruction and de-fabrication of the existing structural steelwork from the 1980s building, allowing it…Read moreRead more

Viva Las Vegas

The offices of DemolitionNews.com will be closed from 11 to 18 March as the team will be in Las Vegas covering the iconic ConExpo exhibition. We will, of course, still be responding to emails. Technology allowing, we will also be producing our usual live shows (although with a slightly lower regularity) so you won’t miss…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #480

In today’s show: We’re in Norway to see how Liebherr is bringing X Power to the field of recycling; we’re checking out the latest on Bell ADTs; and we’re getting connected with Caterpillar. PLUS as this is the last show before we head for Las Vegas, we will be bringing you not one, not two…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #472

In today’s show: Bobcat showcases its latest company wheel loader; we are going all electric with Volvo Construction Equipment; and we are staying electric as Husqvarna unveils its first battery-driven plate compactor. PLUS ConExpo 2023 is now less than two weeks away, which means that it will be less than 100 days to PlantworX when…Read moreRead more

Comment – Only the good die young

On Thursday last week, I had the sad duty of reporting that CG Comley – better known to the UK demolition fraternity as Comley Demolition – was to pull down the shutters permanently after 63 years of trading. It is always sad to hear that a demolition company has gone under. It is doubly sad…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #452

In today’s show: How a demolition company salvaged a super yacht; CJ Charlton chills during Edinburgh cold spell; and we’ll be taking a closer look at the concealed hydraulics on a US tilt bucket. PLUS Cat blades make the grade.