Published 5/10 at 16:16
Published 5/10 at 16:14
While preparing a construction site at the Wurzburg State Fire Brigade School, the German contractor Höhn unexpectedly hit upon a deposit of solid rock. As this limestone would not fracture far below the surface when using an excavator with a drag hook, a road planer was used to level the site. Afterwards, a drainage trench was excavated using a Kemroc EK 100 chain cutter attachment with a KRM 60 rotation module mounted on a 24t crawler excavator. This method achieved the objectives in a timely manner.
Published 5/10 at 16:13
Holzer Erdbau-und Baggerbetrieb from Oberhausen near Weilheim is a family owned and run company operating in the south of Bavaria. The company's business activities are focused on earthworks, civil engineering and demolition work, with quality, customer orientation and sustainability playing an important role in the running of the business.
Published 5/10 at 16:04
In Baghdad, Iraq ,Yanmar Europe and Qaswaa Al-Bararry are taking part in a project to disinfect and sanitise public areas in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus and protect the community.
Published 5/10 at 16:02
Published 5/10 at 15:04
In early 2020, Anton Sedlmaier GmbH, from Starnberg in Bavaria, decided to purchase a 30t impact crusher, first using it on a large scale project in the centre of Tutzing, where a six story building was razed to the ground.
Published 30/6 at 14:48
Published 30/6 at 14:47
A new Bobcat E10e mini excavator has been utilised for its low noise and zero emissions on a prestigious archaeological dig, exploring the ruins of a castle in the town of Ricany near Prague in the Czech Republic.
Published 30/6 at 14:43
Published 29/6 at 16:58
Demolition projects in urban environments are a challenge in themselves. If the resulting rubble additionally has to be processed on site, the crushing and screening equipment has to meet the highest standards, especially in terms of noise and dust emissions.
Published 29/6 at 16:44
Presently, the Bordeaux Mérignac Airport is the hub of a large scale project which will see the creation of new infrastructure, new buildings, a ‘park and ride’ facility with a capacity of 250 places, the creation of four to five new stations, and the arrival of a tramway.
Published 29/6 at 16:42
Published 29/6 at 14:59
College baseball player Bryan Brehm was introduced to Brokk when he was looking for work outside of school. After falling in love with a woman from L.A., the freelance Brokk operator started a new life on the west coast, founding Pacific Breaking.
Published 21/4 at 14:52
A relative newcomer on the demolition scene, rotary drum cutter is probably the most versatile excavator attachment there is. Demolition, quarrying, tunnelling, landscaping, underwater cutting, and pipeline construction – that’s an incomplete list of tasks that rotary drum cutters are capable of handling. Embracing this trend, many attachment suppliers have enhanced their arsenals with this spiky multitasker. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 21/4 at 14:42
With the Covid-19 pandemic rewriting the rules of everyday life almost on a daily basis, news gets old very quickly. The world as we knew it seems to have ended, and we all have to deal with a new reality now. Demolition projects get suspended while construction equipment manufacturers convert their production lines to make ventilators for hospitals. That’s a global war all over again, although this time every nation is fighting a common invisible enemy. Fortunately, even a war cannot stop human progress. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the latest developments in the excavator industry.
Published 21/4 at 14:40
Published 21/4 at 14:26
In autumn 2019, a total of 52,000 m2 of concrete pavement was ground off the A8 motorway between the Dasing and Dachau/Fürstenfeldbruck junctions in order to improve the grip of the surface. The work was carried out by Silco Tec Umweltschutzsysteme GmbH, which was able to complete the entire grinding work within the specified construction time of just six weeks.
Published 21/4 at 14:24
Demolition experts from CK Abbruch & Erdbau were confronted with an unusual task at a job site in Konstanz, on the shores of Lake Constance. To demolish an old hospital, they had to remove a 1,100mm thick concrete foundation. After weighing up all options and calculating expected costs, the team chose to use a Kemroc cutter wheel mounted on a 40t excavator. This proved to be the most economical and the most environmentally friendly solution.
Published 21/4 at 14:20
Located near San Francisco Bay and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Belvedere’s Lava House has proved iconic, but deterioration of the concrete and lava structures have led to increased concerns for public safety in recent years. This led in 2018 to the property’s trustees deciding to work with Belvedere officials to remove the crumbling construction.