Demolition & Recycling Sector News

Berlin networking
The two day German demolition conference was once again held in Berlin on the 16th and 17th March and attracted more than 400 delegates from around Europe. D&Ri reports
Waste management or construction activity?
Terry Quarmby, the president in waiting of the UK's Institute of Demolition Engineers, outlines his own personal take on a definition of the demolition industry and the impact on this definition from the waste it handles on a daily basis
Zero heroes
One in three construction machines sold in Europe is a mini excavator, and increasing numbers of these are short–and zero tail swing machines. Chris Sleight reports on the latest developments in the industry's favourite equipment sector
Running repairs
Cold planers seem to be the machine of choice currently for asphalt applications, and the equipment launches earlier this year appear to reflect this. D&Ri reviews some of the latest machines
Giant transport
High reach demolition rigs are getting larger and larger, but quite apart form the inherent hurdles to working at the heights they do, another topic rears its ugly head. Just how do you transport such large machines from site to site? D&Ri reports on the transport of the largest high reach to roll out of Kocurek's Ipswich yard, as well the latest equipment for transporting material on–site
Demolition first
Swiss contractor Restrukta Bau AG is field–testing a prototype Volvo EC360B LC high reach machine during the demolition of Basal Medical University buildings in the heart of the city to make way for redevelopment. D&Ri visited the site to see the machine at work
Coliseum implosion
A landmark of the Charlotte, North Carolina, skyline was brought down with a bang on the 3rd June 2007 when CST Environmental used explosives to demolish the 450,000 square foot Charlotte Coliseum. D&Ri reports
D Day for Cat in North America
Caterpillar has introduced a number of D Series machines to replace existing C Series models in North America
Factory built high reaches
Hitachi to build high reach demolition rigs
Handling waste the Deere way
Two new tracked waste handlers from Deere
Stanley acquires drop hammers
Stanley acquires Universal Technologies' drop hammers
Stimulating discussion
With the formal appointment of a new president and vice president, and a fiery discussion over the topics to be lobbied at a EU level, the EDA's summer conference in Bilbao had more than its share of talking points. Lindsay Gale reports
Making the break
Environmental concerns are among the drivers that are fuelling the growing use of specialised demolition attachments instead of more traditional hydraulic breakers. Lindsay Gale reports on the demolition attachment sector
A fine mix
With record-breaking figures reported for the 2007 World of Concrete event, the 2008 event is predicted to be even bigger. D&Ri sets the scene
Blasting off
Launch facilities at the Cape Canaveral Air Station, used by the US Department of Defense for Atlas-Centaur and Titan rocket launches for both civilian and military missions for more than 50 years, have reached the end of their working lives. It is now time for their removal and Marcor Remediation is now on site to do the job
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