Published 22/2 at 16:47
Denmark based Fractum manufactures breakers. Sounds like nothing special, right? Wrong. Because, unlike the hydraulic breakers the demolition industry is so used to, Fractum’s range is based on an entirely different principle. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 22/2 at 16:35
Forty years ago, a first series of hydraulic hammers called Rammer hit the market. The tools turned out to be such a success that the name Rammer soon became a byword for premium-class breakers. To celebrate Rammer’s anniversary in style, Europe-based Sandvik that owns the brand since 1998 has lined up a bouquet of events throughout the year. Kaj Koskela - Vice President for breakers at Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology - shared the company’s latest news and celebratory plans with Andrei Bushmarin.
Published 22/2 at 15:31
The underwater Maastunnel in Rotterdam in the Netherlands was built using the sunken-tube or immersed-tube method and completed in 1942. This method of construction involved separate parts of the tunnel being built in a dry dock, and then floated into place and sunk into a trench dug in the river bottom. The Maastunnel was the world's first rectangular shaped underwater tunnel built in this way. After many years’ service, the tunnel is undergoing badly needed renovation work, with a new Conjet Robot 557 being used to renovate the top layer of the concrete floor.
Published 22/2 at 14:55
It is clear that we now exist in a globalised world where distance is less significant than ever, and communication is in real time regardless where in the world we are. Consequently all developed countries, their economies and industries, have transformed the ways in which they work in order seize the opportunities that globalisation offers.
Published 22/2 at 14:11
The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (of North America) has announced two inductees to its prestigious C&D Hall of Fame and two award winners. These, as well as other awards, were presented at C&D World 2018 held between the 10 and 13 February in Nashville.
Published 22/2 at 14:09
From the 2 to 3 March 2018, the German Demolition Association (DA) will host its 24th demolition conference at the Maritam Hotel in Berlin. In 2017, the European demolition and dismantling industry’s largest event was attended by over 900 delegates and 115 exhibitors from 15 different countries, with expectations being high for the 2018 event.
Published 22/2 at 14:07
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:43
Winter is an appropriate time for PDi’s annual report on what’s new in the area of water cannons and other dust suppression technologies. In the northern hemisphere, those cold winds are adding a cleansing crispness to the air that is both healthful and invigorating, much-needed qualities when spending long hours on a chilly jobsite. Jim Parsons reports.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:39
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:38
Based in Newry, Northern Ireland, Hill Engineering has been making quick couplers and excavator buckets for over twenty years. The company was established in 1994 by a charismatic entrepreneur Ian Hill with an ambitious goal to become a world’s leader in attachment safety. Well, it is safe to say that twenty years down the road his ambitions have been fully vindicated. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the Irish manufacturer.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:33
Brokk and Husqvarna are the two well-known manufacturers of remotely controlled demolition robots. But there are also smaller manufacturers like Kiesel from Germany and Alpine from the US that build demolition robots, and more for local markets. Mikael Karlsson reports.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:57
There is no doubt that demolition is a highly specialized world industry, developed and formed by professional organisations committed to training operatives to ensure industry continuity, growth and safety as standard.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:49
The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has selected the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as an Art of the Show winner for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in promoting Conexpo-Con/agg 2017 to a worldwide audience.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:47
Published 18/12, 2017 at 14:32
Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:17
Delete, one of Sweden’s biggest demolition contractors, is dismantling the 80 year-old Slussen lock in Stockholm that connects Saltsjön, a bay of the Baltic Sea, with lake Mälaren. The lock will be replaced with a new structure and the whole project is expected to take nine years to complete and will cost at least €1.2bn. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:05
Major structural repairs were recently completed to the M1 North highway bridges over Oxford and Federation Roads in Johannesburg, South Africa. The removal of superfluous concrete was made possible by hydrodemolition, carried out by South Africa’s leading water jetting solutions company Total Blasting.
Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:30
In PDi 4 a special feature on new demolition attachment was published. Unfortunately four new releases from Rammer was not included in the feature. So here are a summary about the new products. Rammer has expanded its range of attachments and demolition tools to include cutter crushers, scrap shears, pulverizes and grapples.
Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:28
The European Demolition Association is inviting contractors, manufacturers and associations of demolition and decontamination industry in Europe to participate in the Annual Convention 2018 to be held in Vienna, Austria on 7 to 9 June.