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Indeco rocks in New Hampshire

Indeco rocks in New Hampshire

Published 17/4 at 14:17

New Hampshire Rock Reduction, contractors based in New England, USA, has improved productivity through the use of Indeco hammers for rock breaking and excavation.

A line of new products from JCB

A line of new products from JCB

Published 17/4 at 11:53

On the 12 and 13 March, the English manufacturer JCB arranged a pan-European press event at its headquarters in Rocester. Hundreds of journalists gathered to find out about the company’s latest news.

Illinois demolition firm smothers dust from garage takedown

Illinois demolition firm smothers dust from garage takedown

Published 17/4 at 10:52

Depending on the source and ambient conditions, airborne dust can contribute to a number of concerns, including potential health or safety hazards, environmental issues, regulatory challenges, higher equipment maintenance costs and poor community relations.

High efficiency

High efficiency

Published 16/4 at 16:21

In late 2017, Finnish demolition contractor T. Mäkelä Oy was awarded a demolition contract to tear down a four floor concrete block building in central Finland. This comprised of 3,000t of 12mm steel rebar reinforced concrete, which initially required tearing down using concrete pulverisers.

Kemroc rocking in Switzerland

Kemroc rocking in Switzerland

Published 16/4 at 16:12

Kemroc recently exhibited at the Bern Construction Machinery Fair (Baumaschinenmesse). Its outdoor stand enabled the German manufacturer to show its range of special milling attachments for excavators and backhoe loaders. Additionally, the company took the opportunity to introduce some of its latest developments.

The new ISS 45/90 makes the cut in New York

The new ISS 45/90 makes the cut in New York

Published 22/2 at 16:42

An Indeco ISS 45/90 is cutting up the steel structure of the old Kosciuszko Bridge in one of the most important demolition jobs taking place in New York City.

DXR strikes gold in Colombia

DXR strikes gold in Colombia

Published 22/2 at 15:34

In a remote part of Colombia, surrounded by muddy waters and dense, humid jungle, there is an area full of tunnels into the Earth. These tunnels are owned by Operadora Minera S.A.S. and it is in these that 3.5t of gold are hauled out of each year.

Bad tidings in South Africa

Bad tidings in South Africa

Published 22/2 at 15:06

It is a race against time to beat the ravages of Indian Ocean tides and winds in the South African port city of Richards Bay on the eastern seaboard of the province of KwaZulu-Natal. PDi’s Africa editor, Kevin Mayhew, visits and reports.

Dust Control with Dynaset high-pressure dust suppression at challenging demolition site

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:44

Umacon is the contractor at challenging demolition site Telakkaranta in Helsinki, Finland. There are several National Board of Antiquities-listed buildings and companies at the demolition site, which cannot be exposed to moisture, dust or be damaged in any way.

Nuclear performance for Indeco

Nuclear performance for Indeco

Published 18/12, 2017 at 16:09

Indeco attachments are playing a key role in the demolition of the nuclear power plant in Zion, Illinois. The project is being conducted by Manafort Brothers, one of the most important contractors in the US, specialized in nuclear decommissioning.

Key role for Brokk in Madrid

Key role for Brokk in Madrid

Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:25

Brokk remotely controlled demolition robots have been playing a major role at the Cuatro Torres complex in Madrid, Spain.

Demolition of the Litzbrücke, Silbertal

Demolition of the Litzbrücke, Silbertal

Published 15/11, 2017 at 18:02

Due to a structural analysis error, the Litzbrücke bridge that will connect Schruns with Bartholomaeberg in Vorarlberg, Austria, had to be demolished three months before its completion.

Rokla rockwheel makes trenching a breeze

Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:41

A G5 rockwheel from German manufacturer Rokla GmbH was employed on a trenching project in South Australia by Grant Nykiel who operates an earth-moving and excavation business in Eyre Peninsula. The company provides services for septic, electricity and water on rural properties, as well as preparation for house foundations and general excavation.

Controlled demolition of a 250m chimney in Siberia

Controlled demolition of a 250m chimney in Siberia

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:59

At the end of 2016, Tyrolean abrasives manufacturer Tyrolit worked with its customer Aktivmontage in St. Petersburg, Russia, to reduce a 250m tall chimney of a hydroelectric power station in Sayansk, Siberia down to a height of 150m. The chimney was near a residential area and controlled dismantling was the only option.

KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel demolishes underground parking garage

KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel demolishes underground parking garage

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:40

The “Sedelhöfe” job site is located in a new retail and residential development project opposite the main railway station in the German city of Ulm. Before construction could start the old infrastructure had to be cleared which included the demolition of a four-story underground parking garage. Demolition specialists Prünstner used a KEMROC DMW 220 cutter wheel to remove the thick, occasionally heavily re-enforced, concrete structure in record time and without any noise.

Hyundai 120t excavator on major European demolition project

Hyundai 120t excavator on major European demolition project

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:23

Démolition et terrassement XL Sàrl from Nidderkuer, Luxembourg, has been using the largest 120t Hyundai excavator, the R1200-9, on a major demolition project in Luxembourg City.

Volvo makes a splash in colorado

Volvo makes a splash in colorado

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:20

In the US Colorado-based contractor, Whinnery Construction is using Volvo excavators with a rocksaw attachment to improve the Animas River in the Durango Whitewater Park, ensuring a safe passage for white water enthusiasts.

Challenging high rise demolition for Rachel

Challenging high rise demolition for Rachel

Published 15/9, 2017 at 12:02

In the US the former West Publishing complex, built in 1886, and the Ramsey County Adult Detention Center, built in 1979, in St Paul Minnesota are being demolished to make way for a $150M redevelopment.

No more “knocking down”

No more “knocking down”

Published 15/9, 2017 at 11:03

We used to call it ‘knocking down a building’ when demolishing a structure. Now it is less and less common to see a building being knocked down with a hydraulic breaker. A whole range of demolition attachments is replacing breakers. PDi’s Jan Hermansson reports.

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Massucco T: Knowledge of “noleggio” and contracting expertise

Published 10/7, 2017 at 14:30

Cuneo-based Massucco Group is Italy's biggest plant hire company servicing construction, demolition and recycling industries. With a fleet of 1,300 units available for rent, its capabilities are on par with Europe’s leading providers. However, there is more to the Group than just rental business. It also incorporates Massucco Costruzioni, which is a major demolition and recycling contractor in its own right. Andrei Bushmarin reports.

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