Published 10/7 at 14:29
Previously there were gold bars piled up to the ceiling and bank notes transported on pallets. The walls and ceiling of the two-storey vault at the branch of this former State Central Bank in the Swabian town of Aalen, Germany, were therefore designed accordingly.
Published 10/7 at 14:27
Within the precincts of Africa’s most valuable real estate, V&A Waterfront at Cape Town Harbour, was a clutch of grain silos, part of the long-unused Grain Silo Complex built in 1922 for servicing exports and imports through Table Bay. The complex was a protected historic landmark, its future periodically debated as the luxury retail, restaurant and hotel tourism magnet rose around it, until an ambitious solution was proposed that challenged local concrete cutting expertise for 30 months. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew reports.
Published 10/7 at 12:52
In the UK a utilities company using an excavator and breaker to remove a large concrete block was making too much noise outside Imperial College, London and called in concrete sawing and drilling specialist D-Drill to help out.
Published 10/7 at 12:51
Published 16/5 at 15:52
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.
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.
Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:38
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published 19/4, 2016 at 14:31
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.
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.