October 1, 2014

Latest edition of Demolition Magazine hits the news stands

As you can see above, the latest edition of Demolition Magazine is available to read online. Just click on the interactive magazine above to start reading, with 60 pages packed full of content.

September 30, 2014

Demo Days in Liverpool this week

Worsley Plant is holding two Demo Days in Liverpool this week, happening on October 1st and 2nd. They will be showcasing a range of hydraulic attachments from leading suppliers including MB, Lehnhoff, Remu and Rotar.

Both days will run 9am to 4pm with the location being:

Bradley Demolition,
Prysmian Cables,
Manchester Road,
Liverpool, L34 1PD

Demonstrations will include:

- Rotar grabs, concrete processors, scrap shears
- Lehnhoff hydraulic quick couplers on a range of machines
- Remu Remediation processing buckets
- Crushing and screening buckets
- Mobile picking stations

Everybody is welcome. To register your interest just give Worsley a call on 01606 83 55 44, email them at info@worsleyplant.co.uk or just pop along on the day.

Source: Worsley Plant

September 29, 2014

MP30 Multi Processor stolen from Lawson Demolition site

Lawson Demolition has suffered the theft of a MP30 Multi Processor, which you can see a picture of above. It was taken from the following site location:

Former Odeon Cinema,
Gloucester Place,
Cheltenham, GL5 22RN

Details of the processor that was stolen are given below:

Type: MP30 Multi Processer
Serial Number: 0ALE00446
Build Date: 16.10.2006

If you have any news or have been approached to purchase this attachment please contact Lawson Demolition: 01793 782000

September 26, 2014

Largest damn-removal project in the world comes to an end with explosives

The Glines Canyon Dam was built in 1927 and formed a 64-meter high damn forming Lake Mills in the Olympic National Park, Washington. However, the dam had some serious consequences on the river habitat, including stopping some 400,000 salmon returning each year to spawn.

That should no longer be the case as a project to remove the dam in 2011 has now been completed. The last stage of the removal involved the use of explosives to demolish the last 30 feet of the damn. With the dam gone, and the area under the dam restored to stop erosion, it is hoped the local river habitat will recover quickly.

Source: National Geographic

September 25, 2014

Explosives are being replaced as cities get more crowded

Using explosives to demolish tall buildings has been done for decades, but a number of factors are making them an increasingly difficult and undesirable solution. The reason for this is our cities becoming every more crowded meaning much more precise demolition is needed. The other reason is ever tighter controls on debris, recycling, and dust levels.

The solution surprisingly isn't the better use of explosives, it's actually replacing them completely. The Economist has a fascinating article about this subject which you can read at the link below. It seems gas canisters and remote-controlled hydraulic jacks are the future.

Source The Economist

September 24, 2014

The Call: The Way Forward

Week four in the in-depth look at an HSE investigation and prosecution, and this time we look at the way Central High Rise is planning to ensure the future safety of it's employees.

September 23, 2014

World Demolition Summit conference programme finalised

The programme for the one-day technical conference that forms part of the 2014 World Demolition Summit has now been finalised. With a focus on practical illustrations of demolition expertise on specific, challenging demolition projects, speakers will come from around the world to showcase their work. The presentations will run the full gamut of project types: from civil and residential explosive demolition, industrial, civil and urban illustrations.

The final two speakers who confirmed their participation at the event are Ruud Schreijer and Martin Bjerregaard.

Ruud will make a presentation on a project currently under way in Saudi Arabia, entitled: MATAF, the expansion of the Holy Mosque in Makkah. In addition to supplying three RS4500 demolition machines for the project, Ruud is also responsible for the provision of the necessary experienced and skilled operators that these machines require. He will discuss the challenges involved in the coordination of the project, as well as a background to the project itself.

Martin, of d3-consulting, will take the topic of the state of play where North Sea decommissioning activities are concerned. His company is currently involved in nine separate gas platform decommissioning projects, where it is advising clients on how to manage these projects from a waste management and onshore disposal perspective. d3 has previously worked on three other platform decommissioning projects in the Northern and Central North Sea.

Martin will also examine the opportunities offered to contractors of work in this connection as well as methods that would allow them to enter this lucrative but challenging sector.

The full conference programme can be viewed online.

September 22, 2014

IDE Autumn Seminar announced for 26th September

The IDE Autumn Seminar has been confirmed as taking place on the 26th September. IDE President Steve Jack is inviting members to join him at the seminar, which is being held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA.

Refreshments and lunch will be served in the Great Hall, with presentations happening in the Telford Theatre. The programme is as follows: (clikc the image to see it full size)

If you would like to attend then please complete the booking form.

Source: IDE

September 19, 2014

Wolves fans can now take a virtual tour of Molineux Stadium

John Woodard has been a fan and supporter of Wolves since 1964, so we couldn't pass up a chance to promote the football club on the 125th anniversary of the Molineux Stadium.

All Wolves fans, and any football fan for that matter, won't fail to appreciet the virtual tour of the Molineux Stadium that has been created to mark the anniversary celebration.

Head on over the the Football Stadium Virtual Tours website to check out Molineux for yourself, right in your browser.

September 18, 2014

Another major CDM-C order for C&D

We are pleased to announce that C&D have been awarded another major CDM-C order for works on the demolition of four tower blocks in Scotland.

This increases our workload in Scotland to 27 tower blocks currently on site or about to commence and certainly justifies the decision to open the Glasgow office.

Full details will follow shortly.