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Scottish high rises meet their end
Safedem carried out the sequential demolition of four 24 floor high rise apartment blocks in Dundee
Award winning Brazilian blast
The 2011 Explosive Demolition Award went to Brazilian contractor Fábio Bruno Construções for its work on the demolition of the Rio de Janeiro University Hospital
Scottish tower block falls to implosive demolition
A redundant 17-storey tower block in Greenock, Scotland, has been successfully brought down by the controlled use of explosives, under the watchful eye of specialist consulting engineers RVA Group.
IndEx's Dick Green - a busy year for demolition blowdowns
Dick Green, MD of UK-based IndEx Independent Explosives Engineers Limited, looks back on the first 12 months of his new company. Despite the challenging economic climate he has been busier than ever, and has been involved with more than a dozen blowdowns in the UK and abroad
Inner city work a blast - Norfolk Court implosion
UK contractor Safedem imploded the 24 storey Norfolk Court tower block in the heart of the Gorbals area of Glasgow, Scotland
Blowdown success for Safedem
Contractor Safedem successfully used explosives to demolish two 16 storey blocks of flats in the Scottish city of Kincardine
Lafarge chimney demolition a blast
Two 168 m chimneys are brought down by explosives by Erith Group
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
Bridge work made easy
Atlas Copco demolition tools speed processing of demolition debris from a bridge over the river Main in Germany
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
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.
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.
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.
Another Katrina victim brought low
Damaged by the winds and storm surge of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, the 11-storey Armed Forces Retirement Home building In Gulfport, Mississippi, was brought down by explosives specialist Dykon Enterprises on behalf of main demolition contractor CST Environmental. D&Ri reports on the blowdown
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