Published 17/5 at 13:04
In a quarry near Canosa di Puglia in the southern Italian region of Apulia that produces railway track ballast, an Indeco HP 25000 hydraulic breaker proves to be the best alternative to drilling and blasting when explosives are not an option.
Published 17/5 at 13:02
Published 16/5 at 15:54
A team of 10 remotely controlled Brokk Robots is playing a key role in the massive $17.8bn (€16.7bn) Doha Metro railway project in Qatar. The Brokk 160s and Brokk 260s, equipped with a variety of attachments, are working in pairs excavating the cross passages between the two main running tunnels.
Published 16/5 at 15:50
Hyundai Heavy Industries, in collaboration with the construction machinery manufacturer’s Italian dealer Hitex, supplied two machines, for four months free of charge, to help with the clearing and reconstruction in the areas affected by the 6.2 magnitude earthquake on 24 August near Accumoli in central Italy.
Published 2/3 at 16:08
Mantovanibenne’s story is that of courage and resilience. A market leader in demolition attachments for many years, it all but lost everything when an earthquake rocked its home city of Mirandola. But like the proverbial “Phoenix from the Ashes” Mantovanibenne resurrected itself from the rubble to become stronger than ever. Andrei Bushmarin reports.
Published 2/3 at 14:49
Scrap’Air is a brand of pneumatic hammers manufactured and marketed by French company Mabi and suitable for wood treatment, surface preparation and demolition applications. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin reports on a recent visit to the company in Belfort.
Published 2/3 at 14:31
Scottish Highlands based company G.F. Job is one of the first companies to trial Sandvik’s new superior tooth jaw plates. The initial test data from the G.F Job trial on its Sandvik QJ341 crusher has been extremely encouraging with average output increased from 200t/h to 250t/h and wear rates increased upwards of 30%.
Published 2/3 at 14:30
Published 2/3 at 14:22
Second to football, the sport of rugby is spectacularly popular in South Africa. One of its most internationally cherished venues is Loftus Versfeld Stadium in South Africa’s capital, Pretoria, also known as Tshwane. With the surroundings of this venerated combat venue about to be rejuvenated, some tender loving care was required for one particular building, and demolition came to the rescue. PDi Africa editor Kevin Mayhew blows the whistle.
Published 2/3 at 13:51
Vacant for more than two decades, a 15 storey former hotel and later residence for the South African Police Service, was demolished by implosion last October. With other properties only half a metre away, the undertaking was not without its complexities. Contractor Jet Demolition pulled it off in 2.5s on a Sunday morning prior to the site being cleared for another development. PDi’s Kevin Mayhew reports.
Published 2/3 at 13:49
When Ahrens Contracting acquired the contract to demolish and remediate the abandoned and polluted Carter Carburettor site in St Louis, Missouri, US, they turned to MobyDick to contain the contamination.
Published 29/12, 2016 at 17:08
Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:32
One minute there is a 5m high wall of reinforced concrete dominating the site, the next minute it has gone. After a moment or two of resistance, the structure starts melting away, like a slab of butter on a hot day.
Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:17
Published 29/12, 2016 at 16:15
The former administration building of the Regional Finance Office in Frankfurt am Main, Germany has been dismantled by selective demolition spearheaded by two Rammer S 25 City hammers and a Rammer RC 22 concrete shear.
Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:51
RiverRidge Recycling has taken delivery of Ireland’s first electrically powered Fuchs MHL820 long-reach materials handler from distributors Blue Ireland for work at their modern materials recovery facility in Coleraine.
Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:50
Machine operator Aalt Witman with the Netherlands demolition contractor Boverhoff laughs as he describes the butterflies he felt in his stomach, as he was about to start the new Volvo EC480EHR ultra-high-reach demolition excavator for the first time.
Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:26
A Rammer 5011 hydraulic hammer has played a pivotal role in the demolition of a former post office in the German city of Mannheim. Local company InduRec on behalf of Diringer and Scheidel undertook most of the dismantling work, which involved the removal of around 50,000t of demolition material to the company’s own recycling plant.
Published 28/12, 2016 at 16:25
A Rammer 777 breaker fitted to a modified Komatsu PC 138-8 excavator has been used in Australia by Adelaide based contractor McMahon Services on demolition projects at the Adelaide Convention Centre as part of the facility’s modernization programme.
Published 23/6, 2016 at 17:08
In 1937, Fukuoka-based Toku set off on a quest to become the largest manufacturer of pneumatic tools in the East. 70 years on, the company has evolved into a market leader in Japan and a recognized global player in the field of hydraulic breakers. Andrei Bushmarin reports.