It’s a long video, there’s way too much chat, but there is an object lesson here. If you’re going to upset someone, make sure they don’t have access to a 50 tonne Komatsu dozer.
Robots will soon begin dismantling the plant which gave Dounreay the title of being the world’s nuclear dustbin.
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In an exclusive video interview with Demolition News, CA Group Ltd commercial director Brian Watson reveals the true scale of the problem of foam panels that were produced with ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFCs.
UK demolition and recycling contractor General Demolition has won the Demolition Contractor of the Year award at the Contract Journal Construction Industry Awards 2008, the Oscars of the construction world, which were held on Monday, 22 September at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
“We are extremely proud to have won this prestigious award in recognition of our business performance, our high profile contract awards and our commitment to recycling, training and health and safety,” said Colin McLoughlin, Chairman of General Demolition.
The judges summed up their decision as follows: “General Demolition enjoyed a record business performance in 2007 with revenues up 50% on the previous year and several high profile contract awards. It has invested in new facilities to help treat contaminated soil, as well as starting a new business reclaiming and reusing bricks and now recycles 90% of demolition waste. Training and health and safety are a priority, with site managers and supervisors targeted for additional training.”
Cairns-based demolition experts began removing asbestos from the house adjoining the fire station on Friday and finished the job yesterday with an excavator.
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It might be purely due to camera angle but this smokestack seems to take an age to finally fall.
Not sure I know quite what this is all about. It features a very odd soundtrack and some special effects that appear to have been borrowed from a 1980s pop video but the lasting question is why use a high reach excavator for a single storey demolition project?
This is a really good time-lapse video showing a high reach excavator in operation in Dublin, Ireland.
Brown & Mason, the UK contractor known for its power station demolition capabilities, has enjoyed a rise in pre-tax profit to £1.4m.
Turnover ran to £31m which was £5m higher than the previous figure of £26m. Pre-tax profit in the previous year ran to £850,000.
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