All Demolition Articles

UK chemical clear up nears completion
The demolition and clean-up of a former agrochemical production facility in Belvedere, UK, is almost complete following a year of demolition and remediation work
Lafarge chimney demolition a blast
Two 168 m chimneys are brought down by explosives by Erith Group
Tower block job for Armoury
Armoury Group has completed the demolition of two tower blocks in Solihull in the West Midlands, UK
Getting the power down in the Philippines
A more than 30 year old power plant in the Philippines is undergoing demolition to make way for a new replacement and modern demolition attachments fro Okada are speeding the work
Canadian first for Aquajet HVD Evolution
An Aquajet HVD Evolution is being used during the refurbishment of the Ville Marie Tunnel on Highway 720 in Montreal
Vienna's largest demolition contract, the Suedbahnhof, stays on track
Austrian contractor Porr Umweittechnick GmbH is currently occupied on what is the largest demolition contract in Austria – the redevelopment of the Suedbahnhof railway station in Vienna
Selective demolition at Zurich Airport
Austrian contractor Eberhard completed demolition work at Zurich Airport at the end of 2009 to allow the construction of improved passenger handling facilities
Setting the record - CDi implodes Ocean Tower on South Padre Island, Texas
US contractor Controlled Demolition Inc set a new height record for an explosive demolition in December 2009, when it brought down the 116 m (380 ft) reinforced concrete Ocean Tower on South Padre Island in the Gulf of Mexico. D&Ri reports
Stress relief -Safedem's award winning explosive demolition in Edinburgh
Safedem took the 2009 Explosive Demolition Award for its work on the 12-storey Broomview House in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. D&Ri reports on this project, the first explosive demolition of a totally prestressed, post tensioned tower block structure in the UK
John F Hunt's high reach takes down London high rises
John F Hunt's 105 tonne Kocurek rigged Hitachi Zaxis 870LCH is working to clear Swancombe Point, the first of three 11 storey high rises to be demolished in London, UK
And the winner is.... the 2009 Demolition Awards Contract of the Year
UK contractor Keltbray took the accolades for the 2009 Demolition Awards Contract of the Year
End of the line for Heathrow's Terminal 2
Terminal 2 at London's Heathrow Airport has closed to passengers prior to its demolition during 2010
Bayer plant in Widnes almost gone
The demolition of Bayer Cropscience's Gorsey Lane plant at Widnes, UK, is reaching its final stages
US debut for Husqvarna DXR 310 robot
One of the first 1.9 tonne Husqvarna DXR 310 demolition robots in the USA was used by concrete removal specialist Bluegrass to remove two industrial kilns
Deutsche Bank building demolition to restart
Demolition of the Deutsche Bank building in Lower Manhattan, New York, is set to restart
Max head room: demolition of the Nooderlaan bridge in Antwerp
The Albert canal in Antwerp is being upgraded to allow for improved traffic flow, requiring the raising of the bridges that span the waterway. D&Ri reports
Grove GTK1100 comes out on top for demolition
A German company considered several options for a challenging demolition project before selecting a Grove GTK1100
University demolition challenge for Lawson Demolition
Redevelopment work is under way at the Anglia Ruskin University campus in the city of Cambridge, UK
Brokk demolition robots make a splash in Scotland
A trio of versatile robotic concrete-breaking machines has successfully demolished a 100 year old Scottish swimming pool quicker, cheaper and safer than any other possible method. David Hayward reports
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