An explosive combination

Alford Explosive Demolitions Limited has agreed a memorandum of understanding with Dykon Explosive Demolition Corp in the US. This new partnership celebrates a collaboration which has been informally in place for some time. With an extensive background in developing and testing innovative explosive tools, Alford Explosive Demolitions is the newest addition to the family of…Read moreRead more

Charting an equipment boom

Many construction businesses across Europe are gearing up for an upturn in productivity this year by adding to their equipment fleets, moving towards online buying and selling and looking to credible data to support their fleet management. These trends were all highlighted during a recent customer survey conducted by Ritchie Bros and backed up by…Read moreRead more

Bridge lift goes awry…

One bridge. One truck. One mishap. Multiple explanations. A bridge was being demolished in Leeds city centre tis weekend when something went awry. Initial reports suggested that a massive section had dropped from a crane, crushing a truck below. Certainly, that was the suggestion from the Daily Mail, a newspaper with only a passing interest…Read moreRead more

This has to stop!

Andy Stevens is an award-winning builder and broadcaster. Andy was also Vice President of the London region of the Federation of Master Builders where he was on the board for nearly a decade. He has produced and presented his own radio show, and has just finished presenting a weekly live show for OnTheTools, which has…Read moreRead more

Comment – A truly sobering statistic

How many demolition workers do you think have either witnessed or personally experienced a demolition accident? One in 100? One in 50? One in 20? How about more than one in three? That was the outcome of a wholly unscientific poll that we conducted on our Instagram channel this past weekend. Just under 3,000 people…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #55

In today’s show: The Sirius Group invests in a Kobelco excavator fleet; electric Volvo excavators take to the Californian desert; there is a new demolition opportunity in the West Midlands; and there is a stark reminder of the scale of the mental health problem facing the UK construction sector. All that and more in The…Read moreRead more

Display stands as stark reminder

454 hard hats have been laid out at a building college to represent the number of construction workers who die from suicide each year. The exhibition was organised by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, for National Mental Health Awareness Week that is taking place as we speak. The vast collection of hard…Read moreRead more

The Weekend Wrap #4

Work at height safety breaches are on the rise. A British company makes a big bang Down Under. And Bobcat, Kubota and Mecalac unveil new products. All that and more in our roundup of the demolition and construction industry’s hottest from the past week – The Weekend Wrap

The Construction Collective #5

In tonight’s exclusive show, the Construction Collective team will get up close and personal with a 90 tonne LiuGong excavator, an electric-powered skid steer, and a Turkish backhoe loader. We also get hands on with the very latest in excavator simulator technology and speak to the man that signed JCB’s biggest-ever order. We are live…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #45

In today’s episode: Scaffold company says categorically that the Leadenhall Street incident was NOT a scaffold collapse; Wacker Neuson and Bomag team up to provide shareable battery technology; a big demolition job is up for grabs at the site of the former Debenhams department store in Edinburgh; and the job vacancies just keep on coming….Read moreRead more