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Key role for Brokk in Madrid

Key role for Brokk in Madrid

Published 15/11 at 18:25

Brokk remotely controlled demolition robots have been playing a major role at the Cuatro Torres complex in Madrid, Spain.

Demolition of the Litzbrücke, Silbertal

Demolition of the Litzbrücke, Silbertal

Published 15/11 at 18:02

Due to a structural analysis error, the Litzbrücke bridge that will connect Schruns with Bartholomaeberg in Vorarlberg, Austria, had to be demolished three months before its completion.

Husqvarna saws help a Chicago contractor meet the tight deadline

Published 15/11 at 17:57

A large stretch of the I-90 highway, running from Chicago to Rockford, is currently undergoing a major renovation entailing the removal of lanes to be replaced by wider concrete ones.

Lissmac’s Unicut 600 shines on an industrial hall renovation project

Published 15/11 at 17:55

Lissmac’s floor cutter Unicut 600 was used by specialist contractor Friedrich W. Petersen on the renovation of a 2,700m² industrial hall in Germany.

Rokla rockwheel makes trenching a breeze

Published 15/11 at 17:41

A G5 rockwheel from German manufacturer Rokla GmbH was employed on a trenching project in South Australia by Grant Nykiel who operates an earth-moving and excavation business in Eyre Peninsula. The company provides services for septic, electricity and water on rural properties, as well as preparation for house foundations and general excavation.

Refurbishment of Lighthouse Tower

Refurbishment of Lighthouse Tower

Published 15/11 at 17:35

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a successful part in the refurbishment of the NAB Tower lighthouse 11km offshore in the Solent for main contractor BAM Nuttall.

Controlled demolition of a 250m chimney in Siberia

Controlled demolition of a 250m chimney in Siberia

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.

KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel demolishes underground parking garage

KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel demolishes underground parking garage

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.

Hyundai 120t excavator on major European demolition project

Hyundai 120t excavator on major European demolition project

Published 15/9 at 12:23

Démolition et terrassement XL Sàrl from Nidderkuer, Luxembourg, has been using the largest 120t Hyundai excavator, the R1200-9, on a major demolition project in Luxembourg City.

Volvo makes a splash in colorado

Volvo makes a splash in colorado

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.

Challenging high rise demolition for Rachel

Challenging high rise demolition for Rachel

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.

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

Published 15/9 at 11:06

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a key role in the preservation of the 190 year-old Pontrhydfen Aqueduct in South Wales.

No more “knocking down”

No more “knocking down”

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.

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

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.

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Turning a bank vault into a police office

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.

The “art” of concrete cutting

The “art” of concrete cutting

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.

MB Crusher upgrades screening bucket

MB Crusher upgrades screening bucket

Published 10/7 at 13:12

Designed to work with excavators from 9t to 20t, the MB-S14 screening bucket has been upgraded to the fourth series.

Hands-on demolition

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.

Contractor opts for dsb innocrush 30

Contractor opts for dsb innocrush 30

Published 10/7 at 12:59

In 2014, the Austrian mobile crushing equipment manufacturer dsb Maschinenbau, supplied an innocrush 30 to contractor Grob Abbruch Recycling in Huttwil, Switzerland.

Demolition in the centre of Helsinki

Demolition in the centre of Helsinki

Published 10/7 at 12:55

The demolition of the nine storey Kasarmintori buildings in the centre of Helsinki, Finland was presented at the recent DDR Expo and Forum in Brussels. PDi reports.

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