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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lowery of New Zealand: 95% of work related to eartquakes

Published 22/4, 2016 at 15:59

Lowery is one of New Zealand’s largest concrete sawing and drilling companies founded in the 1960s. It still remains a family business and is now run by brothers John and Steve Lowery from three locations. Two are in Auckland and Wellington on the North Island and the third is in Christchurch on the South Island.

Bright future for De jong

Bright future for De jong

Published 22/4, 2016 at 13:04

The Dutch drilling company De Jong, in business for 50 years, is believed to be the oldest drilling company in Europe and pioneered diamond drilling in 1965. De Jong has always pioneered new drilling equipment and techniques and a good example is the diamond drilling of anchorage holes in the port of Antwerp, Belgium. Mikael Karlsson reports.

D-Drill makes the cut in South Wales

D-Drill makes the cut in South Wales

Published 19/4, 2016 at 14:31

In South Wales diamond drilling and concrete sawing firm D-Drill has completed a scanning and concrete cutting project at a key water management site in Carmarthenshire.

Levanto: Due north

Levanto: Due north

Published 19/4, 2016 at 11:42

Dating back to the late 1930s, Finland-based Levanto is the oldest manufacturer of diamond consumables in Scandinavia. In almost 80 years the company has gone through many metamorphoses to become a major force in the Scandinavian market. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

Brokk refurbishment in the north of Sweden

Published 29/3, 2016 at 14:58

In a small town in the north of Sweden contractor Skelleftea Concrete Cutting is using a Brokk 60 demolition robot equipped with a Darda CC260 concrete crusher and SB52 breaker to demolish parts of two apartment buildings prior to renovation.

Aquajet remove bridge pylon concrete

Aquajet remove bridge pylon concrete

Published 29/3, 2016 at 14:57

Two Aquajet robotic water cutters have been used to remove surplus concrete from around the inner steel structure of a pylon for a bridge across the River Neva, part of the Western High-Speed Diameter highway at St Petersburg in Russia. The WHSD will provide a key link between the Scandinavian Peninsula, Continental Europe, Central Russia, and the Baltic States.

Making Traxx in a competitive market

Making Traxx in a competitive market

Published 29/3, 2016 at 12:52

With more than four decades at the heart of the diamond tool industry, the chairman and chief executive of Traxx has witnessed a share of its ups and downs. But in bullish mood at last year’s CSDAA conference in Melbourne, Williams outlined his opinions to Chris Webb about the country’s remarkable recovery from a seemingly irreversible onslaught of offshore competition, his hopes for a vibrant concrete sawing and cutting community, and a highly trained, career-oriented workforce.

Dr. Schulze confirms commitment to European production, opens a new plant in a UNESCO city

Dr. Schulze confirms commitment to European production, opens a new plant in a UNESCO city

Published 29/3, 2016 at 11:43

The fast changing global economic situation of recent years, especially the drastic depreciation of the Euro against US dollar and Chinese Renminbi, has strengthened the position of construction equipment manufacturers with European based production facilities and improved their competitiveness against Asian producers. Also the German company Dr. Schulze was faced with increased volume of incoming orders for light construction equipment and utilized its production capacities to the maximum.

D-Drill assists in harbour restoration

Published 23/12, 2015 at 14:38

In the UK a drilling contractor D-Drill is playing a key role in Durham County Council’s €4,65M restoration of the harbour and north pier at Seaham. The first phase of D-Drill’s work started in August 2014 and lasted four months. The company has since returned to complete the restoration in November.

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