DEMOLITION


Clearing the air

Clearing the air

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:43

Winter is an appropriate time for PDi’s annual report on what’s new in the area of water cannons and other dust suppression technologies. In the northern hemisphere, those cold winds are adding a cleansing crispness to the air that is both healthful and invigorating, much-needed qualities when spending long hours on a chilly jobsite. Jim Parsons reports.

Family of Wreckers make good

Family of Wreckers make good

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:39

The Perkin family in South Africa has meant a great deal to the country’s demolition and dismantling industry. PDi Editor, Kevin Mayhew, reports.

Hill attachments: safety personified

Hill attachments: safety personified

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:38

Based in Newry, Northern Ireland, Hill Engineering has been making quick couplers and excavator buckets for over twenty years. The company was established in 1994 by a charismatic entrepreneur Ian Hill with an ambitious goal to become a world’s leader in attachment safety. Well, it is safe to say that twenty years down the road his ambitions have been fully vindicated. Andrei Bushmarin reports on his visit to the Irish manufacturer.

The RDC Robot

The RDC Robot

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:33

Brokk and Husqvarna are the two well-known manufacturers of remotely controlled demolition robots. But there are also smaller manufacturers like Kiesel from Germany and Alpine from the US that build demolition robots, and more for local markets. Mikael Karlsson reports.

2018: A Year to revive the demolition industry

Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:57

There is no doubt that demolition is a highly specialized world industry, developed and formed by professional organisations committed to training operatives to ensure industry continuity, growth and safety as standard.

AEM Wins ‘Art of the Show’ Award

Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:49

The International Association of Exhibitions and Events has selected the Association of Equipment Manufacturers as an Art of the Show winner for the Most Innovative Use of Technology in promoting Conexpo-Con/agg 2017 to a worldwide audience.

NDA at Demolition Austin

Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:47

Registration is now open for Demolition Austin, organized by the US National Demolition Association and taking place 22 to 24 February 2018 in Austin, Texas.

First annual convention by Serbian Demolition Association

First annual convention by Serbian Demolition Association

Published 18/12, 2017 at 14:32

The newly formed Serbian Demolition Association (SDA) held its first annual convention in the Sol-emn Hall at the University of Belgrade on 24 November.

Delete demolishes Stockholm lock

Delete demolishes Stockholm lock

Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:17

Delete, one of Sweden’s biggest demolition contractors, is dismantling the 80 year-old Slussen lock in Stockholm that connects Saltsjön, a bay of the Baltic Sea, with lake Mälaren. The lock will be replaced with a new structure and the whole project is expected to take nine years to complete and will cost at least €1.2bn. PDi editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.

Hydrodemolition used in Johannesburg bridge rehabilitation

Hydrodemolition used in Johannesburg bridge rehabilitation

Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:05

Major structural repairs were recently completed to the M1 North highway bridges over Oxford and Federation Roads in Johannesburg, South Africa. The removal of superfluous concrete was made possible by hydrodemolition, carried out by South Africa’s leading water jetting solutions company Total Blasting.

Rammer expansion

Rammer expansion

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:30

In PDi 4 a special feature on new demolition attachment was published. Unfortunately four new releases from Rammer was not included in the feature. So here are a summary about the new products. Rammer has expanded its range of attachments and demolition tools to include cutter crushers, scrap shears, pulverizes and grapples.

European Demolition and Decontamination Annual Convention 2018

European Demolition and Decontamination Annual Convention 2018

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:28

The European Demolition Association is inviting contractors, manufacturers and associations of demolition and decontamination industry in Europe to participate in the Annual Convention 2018 to be held in Vienna, Austria on 7 to 9 June.

Words from the EDA President: Don’t stop

Published 15/9, 2017 at 10:31

Following the summer break the European Demolition Association returns to the regular activity, focusing on the goals of the future.

Words from the EDA President: Don’t stop

Published 15/9, 2017 at 10:30

Following the summer break the European Demolition Association returns to the regular activity, focusing on the goals of the future.

DDR Forum and Expo 2017, focused on the Circular Economy

DDR Forum and Expo 2017, focused on the Circular Economy

Published 10/7, 2017 at 13:15

The European Demolition Association held its first DDR Expo and Forum in June. The event, which is planned to be held at the Brussels Expo every third year, included an exhibition with over 20 exhibiting companies and three days of seminars. Attendance was expected to be round 1000 with a focus on the circular economy and how to adapt. PDi Editor in chief Jan Hermansson reports.

Successful Aquajet hydrodemolition days

Published 16/5, 2017 at 16:01

Aquajet Systems’s hydrodemolition days in April attracted around 100 visitors from 22 nations. Of particular interest was the new water filtration systems EcoClear 2.0 with the RECO control system.

Successful Aquajet hydrodemolition days

Successful Aquajet hydrodemolition days

Published 16/5, 2017 at 16:01

Aquajet Systems’s hydrodemolition days in April attracted around 100 visitors from 22 nations. Of particular interest was the new water filtration systems EcoClear 2.0 with the RECO control system.

Europe’s largest demolition conference

Europe’s largest demolition conference

Published 16/5, 2017 at 15:35

In early March the German demolition association, Deutscher Abbruchverband, held its 23rd demolition conference at the Maritim Hotel in Berlin. This is the largest demolition event in Europe and is still growing every year. Mikael Karlsson reports.

EDA Convention includes DDR Expo and Forum

EDA Convention includes DDR Expo and Forum

Published 16/5, 2017 at 14:46

In order to facilitate the participation in the event, the organization offers the opportunity to register through the following languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Finnish.

European Demolition Industry Report published

Published 2/3, 2017 at 16:15

Data published in the European Demolition Industry Report 2016 indicated 45% of contractors expected an increase of about 5% and 15% in 2016, with 16% expecting more than 15%.

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