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Adamas runs an ‘open house’ for its Benelux customers

Adamas runs an ‘open house’ for its Benelux customers

Published 10/10 at 16:59

On 12-14 September, the Benelux based supplier and manufacturer of concrete sawing, drilling and surface preparation machinery and consumables, Adamas, ran an ‘open house’ for its domestic customers. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on the event.

Husqvarna air scrubbers and HTC Duratiq grinders clean the way

Husqvarna air scrubbers and HTC Duratiq grinders clean the way

Published 10/10 at 16:30

Using an air scrubber can further clean air in enclosed area, and are easy to use: plug it in, turn it on and it’s ready to clean the air.

Eibenstock drill helps to renovate Kazanski Cathedral

Eibenstock drill helps to renovate Kazanski Cathedral

Published 10/10 at 16:02

Built in 1811,the Kazanski Cathedral is a prominent feature of the Nevski Prospect, the main street of Saint Petersburg.

High frequency concrete cutting in the Hague

Published 10/10 at 16:01

In March of this year, BVG Boren & Zagen BV in the Netherlands, received a commission from RED Betonbouw BV to undertake sawing work at the Tower of Oud located in Den Hague.

Serious London cutting from Dymatec

Published 10/10 at 15:58

Two of the UK’s biggest players in the diamond drilling and concrete have recently removed a 4,000m3 slab of concrete from a building in London. This took 14 months, involved 10,000t of concrete and 1,000 diamond blades and cores.

Tyrolit special projects team celebrates 20 years of success

Tyrolit special projects team celebrates 20 years of success

Published 10/10 at 15:43

For more than 20 years, the Tyrolit special projects team has been successfully supporting customers with products and solutions for complex construction projects, such as the decommissioning of nuclear power plants and off shore platforms. One such solution developed has been the company’s ATEX-certified wire sawing system - the first of its kind.

IACDS delegation visit to the world’s largest concrete cutting company

IACDS delegation visit to the world’s largest concrete cutting company

Published 10/10 at 14:43

A feature of the IACDS annual convention in Japan this year, participants were presented with the opportunity to visit the offices of the world’s largest concrete sawing and drilling contractor, Dai-ichi Cutter Kogyo K.K.

Serious Upgrade of Ruskin Dam

Serious Upgrade of Ruskin Dam

Published 3/7 at 13:57

Canadian concrete cutting company Coast Cutting & Coring Ltd. carried a very complicated task when they were taking on the mission renovation of the Ruskin dam to increase its reliability and efficiency, withstand an earthquake and several more tasks. (Source: Concrete Openings Magazine).

Tyrolit launches the new WSE1621 wall saw system

Tyrolit launches the new WSE1621 wall saw system

Published 16/4 at 16:08

With the introduction of the WSE1621, Tyrolit has introduced a new wall saw system which it believes sets new standards in its class through the use of ultra-compact and lightweight system components, as well as many digital features.

D-Drill staff shows their skills at Hinkley Point

D-Drill staff shows their skills at Hinkley Point

Published 16/4 at 16:07

Skilled D-Drill operatives have undertaken further key drilling and sawing operations at Hinkley Point power station.

Environmentally friendly subsea cutting from recognised specialists

Environmentally friendly subsea cutting from recognised specialists

Published 22/2 at 16:39

The seabed of the world’s oceans are littered with human made infrastructure: oil and gas pipelines, anchor chains and a lot more.

Flexible concrete drilling and cutting

Flexible concrete drilling and cutting

Published 22/2 at 15:26

Since late autumn of 2016, a new production facility is undergoing constructed at the Sulgen site of Swiss food manufacturer Hochdorf Nutrition AG.

D-Drill team help hold back the Blackpool flood waters

Published 22/2 at 15:04

Engineers from specialist diamond drilling and concrete sawing company D-Drill, worked against the clock and the tide to help ensure flood waters are more effectively managed in the Blackpool, UK, area.

Husqvarna saws help a Chicago contractor meet the tight deadline

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:57

A large stretch of the I-90 highway, running from Chicago to Rockford, is currently undergoing a major renovation entailing the removal of lanes to be replaced by wider concrete ones.

Lissmac’s Unicut 600 shines on an industrial hall renovation project

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:55

Lissmac’s floor cutter Unicut 600 was used by specialist contractor Friedrich W. Petersen on the renovation of a 2,700m² industrial hall in Germany.

Refurbishment of Lighthouse Tower

Refurbishment of Lighthouse Tower

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:35

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a successful part in the refurbishment of the NAB Tower lighthouse 11km offshore in the Solent for main contractor BAM Nuttall.

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

D-Drill assists in strengthening aquaduct

Published 15/9, 2017 at 11:06

The UK diamond drilling and sawing contractor D-Drill has played a key role in the preservation of the 190 year-old Pontrhydfen Aqueduct in South Wales.

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Turning a bank vault into a police office

Published 10/7, 2017 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.

The “art” of concrete cutting

The “art” of concrete cutting

Published 10/7, 2017 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.

D-Drill goes to college

D-Drill goes to college

Published 10/7, 2017 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.

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