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Mobile dust suppression keeps demolition emissions from leaving site

Mobile dust suppression keeps demolition emissions from leaving site

Published 3/7 at 13:01

River City Demolition used a self-contained and mobile DustBoss DB-60 Fusion, manufactured by BossTek, to suppress airborne dust created by the jaw processor and falling debris during the demolition of a five story concrete parking lot in a densely populated area.

Demolition Hydradig proves revolutionary for French Contractors

Demolition Hydradig proves revolutionary for French Contractors

Published 3/7 at 12:58

The versatility of JCB’s Hydradig has landed the machine a role in a demolition application in Coventry City Centre. Purchased by Rugby based French Contractors LLP, which is carrying out the project on behalf of Jackson Civil Engineering, the Hydradig 110W model is being used to assist in the strengthening and rebuilding of Swanswell Viaduct.

Lights out for South African lighthouse

Lights out for South African lighthouse

Published 3/7 at 12:56

The possibility of an important, but potentially dangerous, unmanned lighthouse toppling into the Indian Ocean off the east coast of South Africa, has been removed following a delicate demolition operation.

Ecological dambusting in South Africa

Ecological dambusting in South Africa

Published 3/7 at 12:32

Selected South African dams, some only decades old, are being removed or made more fit for purpose and environmentally friendly with targeted demolition or rehabilitation. This is in line with an international drive to remove unnecessary man made water catchments to the advantage of the natural life cycle. PDi’s Africa editor Kevin Mayhew looks at the 'dambusters' in South Africa.

Customer loyalty for Trevi Benne in Sweden

Customer loyalty for Trevi Benne in Sweden

Published 3/7 at 12:24

The Swedish demolition contractor Remoove Demolering AB is based in Asmundtorp, and was founded in 1997, today having annual turnover of some €3M.

Progrind Australia partnerships increase women numbers in construction

Progrind Australia partnerships increase women numbers in construction

Published 3/7 at 12:23

At the Coles Kirrawee Store in NSW, Mel, who is managing a 3,450m2 site for Progrind Australia, stands behind her ‘Big Bev’.

Superstructure demolition in India

Superstructure demolition in India

Published 3/7 at 12:22

The Indian demolition company Edifice Engineering located in Durgapur, West Bengal, has carried out one of India’s most spectacular demolition projects. The work involved the demolition of the superstructure of a 12km long bridge, partly on land and partly over the Ganges river.

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.

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