All Demolition & Recycling Articles

Flexible breakers
Sandvik is in the process of introducing a new generation of medium sized hydraulic breakers. The first, the BR 2155, was launched at this year's ConExpo and a second, the BR 2577, is due to hit the market very soon. Lindsay Gale reports on the new breaker and the new approach adopted by the company
Welsh outing for Pegson
Aberdare, Wales, based crushing contractor Celtic Crushing is using four Terex Pegson mobile crushers to process more than 135,000 tonnes of concrete slabs broken out during the demolition of the Ebbw Vale steelworks, which closed in 2002
Explosive first for Nigeria
The 18-storey Bank of Industry building in Lagos, Nigeria, became the subject of that country's first ever explosive demolition, according to a report on the Afrique en Ligne newswire.
Crane and heavy transport newsletter launched
World Crane Week is a new e-mail newsletter from International Cranes and Specialized Transport and American Cranes & Transport magazines.
Roofing panels - the new asbestos?
Demolition contractors working in the more than 150 countries that are signatories to the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer will have to develop methods of processing the composite roofing panels common on larger industrial structures built from the 1960s onwards.
Crushing guidance
The UK’s National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) has issued a new guidance document to all its members concerning the use of mobile crushing plant in the demolition role.
Barrier to dust
US recycling operation Spring Street Recycling, located in West Haven, Conneticut, is now using a Dust Boss DB-60 dust suppression system from Dust Control Technology to control dust during its crushing and associated loading operations
Leading the way: Japan's Watanabe Demolition
Watanabe Demolition Co Ltd is the largest single demolition company in Japan. On a recent visit to the country, Lindsay Gale met up with its president, Ryuichi Watanabe
Cat adds to telehandlers
Cat has added three new telehandlers to its Europe, Africa and Middle East product offering – the TH406, TH407 and TH414.
In the metal
It is finally here. Lindsay Gale reports on the first time Rusch’s high reach demolition rig achieved its full 90 m working height prior to handover to Euro Demolition.
Rome venue for EDA
With more than 200 attendees (including sponsors and partners) and more than 25 companies sponsoring the event in its new format, the European Demolition Association’s summer conference, held in the Radisson SAS Rome hotel in Italy, was the most successful EDA event in a number of years.
65th anniversary for Allied Construction Products
Allied Construction products distributes hammers and associated products, including the Sandvik brand, in North America.
Breakers: weight does not equal performance
How can you be sure that a given breaker is right for your application. Atlas Copco uses the established AEM method to calculate single blow impact energy. This article reviews both the method and the state of the market when it comes to published impact energy figure
Reaching high
UK contractor Wring Demolition faced a major challenger on a recent project in the heart of its home city of Bristol. The job featured confined work site with immediately adjacent important water and road links along with historical structures that had to be protected. D&Ri reports
Recycling cuts back engine emissions
Recycling will eliminate 500 vehicle movements, leading to fuel savings and lower emissions during the regeneration of Raploch in Stirling.
Indian site for Pegson and Powerscreen
Hosur in India is to be the site for a new Terex Pegson and Powerscreen manufacturing plant. Located 75 km from Bangalore near Chennai, the plant is to be the first part of what is planned as a campus of Terex facilities on the 45 acre site.
Fast track to environmental care
UK demolition contractor Clifford Devlin has fast-tracked its way to an ISO14001 compliant environmental system using the collaborative Fast-Track 14 (FT-14) programme in just six months.
Power of the jack
Ferrari SA is using the power of hydraulic jacks to bring down buildings in a similar manner to that when explosives are used.
Kleeman breaks ground on new factory
German crushing equipment manufacturer Kleeman, part of the Wirtgen group, has broken ground on a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Goppingen, Germany.
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