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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.

Rammer assists Frankfurt demolition

Rammer assists Frankfurt demolition

Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:15

The former administration building of the Regional Finance Office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany has been dismantled by selective demolition spearheaded by two Rammer S 25 City hammers and a Rammer RC 22 concrete shear.

RiverRidge Recycling goes electric

RiverRidge Recycling goes electric

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:51

RiverRidge Recycling has taken delivery of Ireland’s first electrically powered Fuchs MHL820 long-reach materials handler from distributors Blue Ireland for work at their modern materials recovery facility in Coleraine.

Reach for the sky Volvo CE’s latest demolition machine sticking its neck out

Reach for the sky Volvo CE’s latest demolition machine sticking its neck out

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:50

Machine operator Aalt Witman with the Netherlands demolition contractor Boverhoff laughs as he describes the butterflies he felt in his stomach, as he was about to start the new Volvo EC480EHR ultra-high-reach demolition excavator for the first time.

D-Drill improves port security

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:38

The UK drilling and sawing services contractor D-Drill has assisted Associated British Ports with the installation of a new passenger X-ray scanner at its Ocean Terminal in Southampton.

Husqvarna cuts Olympic arena to pieces

Husqvarna cuts Olympic arena to pieces

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:37

Husqvarna has played a major role in removing the concrete floor from the former 1994 Olyimpic Vikingskipet arena in Lillehammer, Norway. The Norwegian contractor Øst-Riv was commissioned with removing the 10,000m2 concrete floor.

Rammer in post office demolition project

Rammer in post office demolition project

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:26

A Rammer 5011 hydraulic hammer has played a pivotal role in the demolition of a former post office in the German city of Mannheim. Local company InduRec on behalf of Diringer and Scheidel undertook most of the dismantling work, which involved the removal of around 50,000t of demolition material to the company’s own recycling plant.

Rammer rises to the challenge

Rammer rises to the challenge

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:25

A Rammer 777 breaker fitted to a modified Komatsu PC 138-8 excavator has been used in Australia by Adelaide based contractor McMahon Services on demolition projects at the Adelaide Convention Centre as part of the facility’s modernization programme.

Perfectly repaired cracks or joints in less than one hour

Perfectly repaired cracks or joints in less than one hour

Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:03

Nearly every floor-processing project requires the design of expansion joints, as well as the elimination of various surface defects, such as micro and macro cracks, flaking, holes, pores and broken joint edges.

Würzburg’s Bürgerbräu brewery restored

Würzburg’s Bürgerbräu brewery restored

Published 24/6, 2016 at 11:35

The near 200 year old Bürgerbräu brewery in the German town of Würzburg is located at one of the city gates and the last remaining architectural example of the Wilhelminian period. The decline of the brewery has led to its dereliction in recent years.

Widening the Hinterrheinbrücke bridge in Bonaduz, Switzerland

Widening the Hinterrheinbrücke bridge in Bonaduz, Switzerland

Published 24/6, 2016 at 11:29

The Hinterrheinbrücke bridge, approximately 200m long over the Posterior Rhine in Bonaduz, Switzerland is being widened. It carries the N13 motorway and the foundations of the supporting pillars need to be reinforced to carry the additional load of the wider carriageway. The contract for this project was awarded to the Swiss contractor Implenia Schweiz, based in Dietlikon.

Australia 2016: Consolidation is Key

Australia 2016: Consolidation is Key

Published 24/6, 2016 at 11:20

A New Year is traditionally a time to reflect on the old and make predictions for the next. Tyrolit head of sales and marketing in Australia and a member of Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association Australia’s Executive, Phil Rowden invited Chris Webb to share his thoughts on where the concrete cutting industry may head over the next 12 months.

Toku: the hammer of the east

Toku: the hammer of the east

Published 23/6, 2016 at 17:08

In 1937, Fukuoka-based Toku set off on a quest to become the largest manufacturer of pneumatic tools in the East. 70 years on, the company has evolved into a market leader in Japan and a recognized global player in the field of hydraulic breakers. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Published 23/6, 2016 at 17:00

Self-confessed maverick Tim Spillane is a man on a mission. An owner-operator of road and floor saws, he believes the six-wheeler concept has been overlooked for far too long. He spoke to Chris Webb about a passion, which, he admits, has turned into an obsession.

Rammer at the dentist

Rammer at the dentist

Published 23/6, 2016 at 16:49

A fleet of Rammer hammers is spearheading the creation of an underground car park at a dentistry and dermatology clinic in the Qatar capital, Doha.

Success for D-Drill

Success for D-Drill

Published 23/6, 2016 at 16:35

A team of diamond drillers from the UK contractor D-Drill have been praised for their efforts on a project working in harsh conditions. D-Drill’s Sheffield office was asked by North Midland Construction to drill a 300mm diameter hole through a 1m thick reinforced concrete wall at the sewage treatment works in Skegby, Nottinghamshire.

CP powers Riyadh metro project

CP powers Riyadh metro project

Published 23/6, 2016 at 16:33

Eighty Chicago Pneumatic stationary generators are playing a key role in powering the construction of one of the world’s largest metro systems in the capital of Saudi Arabia.

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