SITE REPORTS


Ballast challenge

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.

Two Indeco HP 5000 ABFs for Mexico’s longest tunnel

Published 17/5 at 13:02

One of Mexico’s most popular holiday destinations, Acapulco has been suffering from serious traffic congestion, especially on the road from the city centre to Juan Álvarez international airport.

Arjes shredder recycles waste wood

Arjes shredder recycles waste wood

Published 16/5 at 15:59

When the owner of US wood processor Evergreen Tree and Turf Care Larry Simpson was deciding how to move forward with his business, he opted for a new primary shredder to replace an old grinding machine.

Brokk robots assist in Doha Metro project

Brokk robots assist in Doha Metro project

Published 16/5 at 15:54

A team of 10 remotely controlled Brokk Robots is playing a key role in the massive $17.8bn (€16.7bn) Doha Metro railway project in Qatar. The Brokk 160s and Brokk 260s, equipped with a variety of attachments, are working in pairs excavating the cross passages between the two main running tunnels.

D-Drill beats the tides

D-Drill beats the tides

Published 16/5 at 15:52

The UK concrete cutting and drilling specialist D-Drill worked between the tides to successfully drill holes in a concrete plinth for a breakwater on Saundersfoot beach, near Tenby, Wales.

Hyundai Heavy Industries supports rebuilding after Italian earthquakes

Hyundai Heavy Industries supports rebuilding after Italian earthquakes

Published 16/5 at 15:50

Hyundai Heavy Industries, in collaboration with the construction machinery manufacturer’s Italian dealer Hitex, supplied two machines, for four months free of charge, to help with the clearing and reconstruction in the areas affected by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on 24 August near Accumoli in central Italy.

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Kern-Deudiam successful in the market for 40 years

Published 2/3 at 16:11

Kern-Deudiam is a leading German manufacturer of diamond tools and machines with worldwide business relationships. The company is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, making it one of the oldest in the industry. Managing director reveals how the company has succeeded in the competitive market.

Mantovanibenne’s eagle soars high again

Mantovanibenne’s eagle soars high again

Published 2/3 at 16:08

Mantovanibenne’s story is that of courage and resilience. A market leader in demolition attachments for many years, it all but lost everything when an earthquake rocked its home city of Mirandola. But like the proverbial “Phoenix from the Ashes” Mantovanibenne resurrected itself from the rubble to become stronger than ever. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Scrap'Air packs a punch

Scrap'Air packs a punch

Published 2/3 at 14:49

Scrap’Air is a brand of pneumatic hammers manufactured and marketed by French company Mabi and suitable for wood treatment, surface preparation and demolition applications. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on a recent visit to the company in Belfort.

Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates add value

Published 2/3 at 14:31

Scottish Highlands based company G.F. Job is one of the first companies to trial Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates. The initial test data from the G.F Job trial on its Sandvik QJ341 crusher has been extremely encouraging with average output increased from 200t/h to 250t/h and wear rates increased upwards of 30%.

Hitachi ZX19-5’s reliability for Polish contractor

Published 2/3 at 14:30

A Hitachi ZX19-5 mini excavator has been selected to complete a challenging utilities project in southern Poland.

Sin Bin spirited away

Sin Bin spirited away

Published 2/3 at 14:22

Second to football, the sport of rugby is spectacularly popular in South Africa. One of its most internationally cherished venues is Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, also known as Tshwane. With the surroundings of this venerated combat venue about to be rejuvenated, some tender loving care was required for one particular building, and demolition came to the rescue. PDi Africa editor Kevin Mayhew blows the whistle.

Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 takes SIRO to new heights

Hitachi ZX300LCN-6 takes SIRO to new heights

Published 2/3 at 14:05

The Portuguese recycling company Leal & Soares has introduced a new Hitachi medium excavator ZX300LCN-6 to its production process to move 100,000m³/week of compost material at its site in Mira, west Portugal. L&S is also the owner of the brand Sistemas Integrados de Reciclagem Orgânica (Integrated Systems for Organic Recycling) that produces compost from forest residue.

D-Drill assists in X-ray installation

D-Drill assists in X-ray installation

Published 2/3 at 14:03

In Wales the UK concrete cutting specialist D-Drill has assisted in the installation of new X-ray equipment at the Royal Gwent Hospital, in Newport. Working as the specialist subcontractor to Davlan Construction, D-Drill had to form a trench in a floor slab as part of the project.

A capital blast

Published 2/3 at 13:51

Vacant for more than two decades, a 15 storey former hotel and later residence for the South African Police Service, was demolished by implosion last October. With other properties only half a metre away, the undertaking was not without its complexities. Contractor Jet Demolition pulled it off in 2.5s on a Sunday morning prior to the site being cleared for another development. PDi’s Kevin Mayhew reports.

MobyDick helps contain contamination

MobyDick helps contain contamination

Published 2/3 at 13:49

When Ahrens Contracting acquired the contract to demolish and remediate the abandoned and polluted Carter Carburettor site in St Louis, Missouri, US, they turned to MobyDick to contain the contamination.

A tale of productivity and reliability

A tale of productivity and reliability

Published 29/12, 2016 at 17:08

In Canada the Quebec firm Pièces Auto Talbot has been getting great results with their Indeco ISS 20/30 rotating shear for vehicle demolition.

Glasgow Queen Street Station upgrade

Glasgow Queen Street Station upgrade

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:47

The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association member contractor Core Cut has played a key role in major improvements at Queen Street train station in Glasgow, Scotland. The company, based at Broxburn, carried out £1.25M of extensive concrete core drilling, saw cutting, bursting and demolition for general contractor Story Contracting, on its rail track slab replacement contact as part of the £742M (€885M) Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme.

JOB SATISFACTION

JOB SATISFACTION

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:32

One minute there is a 5m high wall of reinforced concrete dominating the site, the next minute it has gone. After a moment or two of resistance, the structure starts melting away, like a slab of butter on a hot day.

Chicago Pneumatic supports drilling

Chicago Pneumatic supports drilling

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:17

Chicago Pneumatic skid mounted air compressors are playing a key role in new blast hole drilling machines being used for overburden removal in the coal fields of central India.

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