All Demolition Articles

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
Dortmund demolition
VIDEO CONTENT: An office block was successfully blown down earlier this year in the centre of Dortmund, Germany. Explosives were used to bring the building down as other methods of demolition were ruled out due to a very confined site area and the close proximity of surrounding structures.
End of the line for Mansfield Brewery
The eight storey main brewery building at the defunct Mansfield Brewery, UK, which was closed in 2001, is now being demolished by workers from Cuddy Group
2010 end for Moscow five storey prefabs
A demolition programme in the Northern District of the Russian capital of Moscow has seen 202 five storey prefabricated residential buildings brought down to date out of a total of 338.
Bringing down the Antelope
A Hitachi EX670 belonging to Southern Demolition has been working on the demolition of Antelope Park in Southampton, UK
Russian airport job for JCB
JCB equipment was used during the demolition of a terminal building at Koltsovo International Airport, Russia
Underwater demolition: Hand-held tools and wet suits
Clearing and uncovering the river running through the Danish city of Aarhus created a problem for one Danish contractor, who faced the challenge of removing underwater foundations. Hand-held tools and wet suits were the solution
End of the show
Three Italiian contractors have joined forces to carry out the complex demolition work at Milan’s Fiera Milano exhibition centre. D&Ri reports
Historic car factory to go?
The production block of an historic Edinburgh, UK, car factory may be demolished as part of the £1 billion (US$2 billion) redevelopment of part of the city’s waterfront.
RCA stadium's date with explosives
The RCA stadium in Indianapolis, USA, now has a date with explosive demolition. It will be partially demolished by a controlled implosion in October. With a height of 135 ft (38.1 m), the contractors involved consider that it is to high to easily demolish the upper part of the structure using other demolition measures. As a result, the upper seating section of the stadium will be imploded.
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