All Demolition Articles

Bridge work made easy
Atlas Copco demolition tools speed processing of demolition debris from a bridge over the river Main in Germany
VIDEO: Demolition of the JCB Heavy Products factory
In what is either a slick piece of marketing or a supreme irony (or both!), three JCB excavators are being used to demolish the factory where they were manufactured in Uttoxeter, UK. Chris Sleight reports.
Taking the Prill - an explosive demolition project
A possible explosive conclusion to an industrial blowdown in the UK required careful project management and site preparation. The Prill Tower implosion required just 13 kg of explosives and fell in less than 10 seconds
Volvo helps end an era in Grimsby
H Cope & Sons is currently using one of the newest high reach excavators in the UK during the demolition of 6,000 square meters of cold stores and fish houses at the port
End of the line for Seal Sands
UK contractor J Bryan Victoria Ltd has been contracted by the UK division of BASF to demolish two major chemical production facilities as part of the decommissioning of the BASF chemical plant at Seal Sands
A handle on dust
A four storey, heavily reinforced shopping mall provided a major challenge for Wrecking Corp of America when it demolished the Waterside Mall in the south west Washington DC area.
Campus clearance
Manchester, UK, based contractor J Freeley Ltd has recently completed a contract to remove 46 redundant three storey student accommodation blocks on a three acre site on the Salford University campus
Bizzocchi platforms help improve safety in Buenos Aries
Working in collaboration with local partner, CMS Sudamericana Srl, CTE has been able to furnish the Argentinian Safety and Justice Office with Bizzocchi working platforms to rescue people at height and help in the safe redevelopment of damaged buildings in Buenos Aries.
Facing the challenge - CDI brings down RCA Dome with a bang
The general public often sees explosive demolition as being the spectacular side of the demolition business. D&Ri reports on the demise of a well-loved and recognised stadium in the US city of Indianapolis
Hydrodemolition used for viaduct repairs
Conjet has supplied a 322 Robot hydrodemolition machine and powerpack to help renovate a reinforced concrete viaduct in Torano, east of Rome, Italy.
JCB telehandler is versatile demolisher
Prümer, a German demolition contractor is finding a JCB 540-170 Loadall telehandler with a man-basket a useful part of its fleet in the dismantling of a former car show room
Working with the elements
PGC Demolition, a UK-based contractor, has employed five Haulotte machines to help remove the Riverdance ferry from the Lancashire coast where it was beached due to severe storms earlier this year. The 6000 t ship is lying on its side, embedded in 3m of sand and is only accessible at low tide.
Wolff luffer in power station demolition
A luffing jib Wolff tower crane will be on demolition duty at a power station in Germany until the end of 2008
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.
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
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.
Five Haulotte platforms work against the tide
In order to dig a stranded 6,000-ton ferry out of beach sand, a UK-based contractor had to work with mother nature and high-gradeability machines
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