Published 15/9 at 12:59
At the end of 2016, Tyrolean abrasives manufacturer Tyrolit worked with its customer Aktivmontage in St. Petersburg, Russia, to reduce a 250m tall chimney of a hydroelectric power station in Sayansk, Siberia down to a height of 150m. The chimney was near a residential area and controlled dismantling was the only option.
Published 15/9 at 12:40
The “Sedelhöfe” job site is located in a new retail and residential development project opposite the main railway station in the German city of Ulm. Before construction could start the old infrastructure had to be cleared which included the demolition of a four-story underground parking garage. Demolition specialists Prünstner used a KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel to remove the thick, occasionally heavily re-enforced, concrete structure in record time and without any noise.
Published 15/9 at 12:23
Published 15/9 at 12:20
In the US Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is using Volvo excavators with a rocksaw attachment to improve the Animas River in the Durango Whitewater Park, ensuring a safe passage for white water enthusiasts.
Published 15/9 at 12:02
In the US the former West Publishing complex, built in 1886, and the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, built in 1979, in St Paul Minnesota are being demolished to make way for a $150M redevelopment.
Published 15/9 at 11:06
Published 15/9 at 11:03
We used to call it ‘knocking down a building’ when demolishing a structure. Now it is less and less common to see a building being knocked down with a hydraulic breaker. A whole range of demolition attachments is replacing breakers. PDi’s Jan Hermansson reports.
Published 10/7 at 14:30
Cuneo-based Massucco Group is Italy's biggest plant hire company servicing construction, demolition and recycling industries. With a fleet of 1,300 units available for rent, its capabilities are on par with Europe’s leading providers. However, there is more to the Group than just rental business. It also incorporates Massucco Costruzioni, which is a major demolition and recycling contractor in its own right. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 10/7 at 14:29
Previously there were gold bars piled up to the ceiling and bank notes transported on pallets. The walls and ceiling of the two-storey vault at the branch of this former State Central Bank in the Swabian town of Aalen, Germany, were therefore designed accordingly.
Published 10/7 at 14:27
Within the precincts of Africa’s most valuable real estate, V&A Waterfront at Cape Town Harbour, was a clutch of grain silos, part of the long-unused Grain Silo Complex built in 1922 for servicing exports and imports through Table Bay. The complex was a protected historic landmark, its future periodically debated as the luxury retail, restaurant and hotel tourism magnet rose around it, until an ambitious solution was proposed that challenged local concrete cutting expertise for 30 months. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew reports.
Published 10/7 at 13:12
Published 10/7 at 13:09
It might seem to many mothers that all 10 year old boys try to wreck their houses, but for Texan Lloyd Nabors he really did, starting a lifelong love of demolition, assisted with his fleet of Volvo machines.
Published 10/7 at 12:59
Published 10/7 at 12:55
Published 10/7 at 12:52
In the UK a utilities company using an excavator and breaker to remove a large concrete block was making too much noise outside Imperial College, London and called in concrete sawing and drilling specialist D-Drill to help out.
Published 10/7 at 12:51
Published 10/7 at 12:44
Rock Fall Contracting, a major civil engineering and earthmoving specialist contractor based in Doha, Qatar, has augmented its fleet of Chicago Pneumatic rig-mounted hydraulic breakers with the addition of new RX8 and RX54 units.
Published 17/5 at 13:04
In a quarry near Canosa di Puglia in the southern Italian region of Apulia that produces railway track ballast, an Indeco HP 25000 hydraulic breaker proves to be the best alternative to drilling and blasting when explosives are not an option.
Published 17/5 at 13:02