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Trenching in sandstone fast and accurate

Trenching in sandstone fast and accurate

Published 8/7 at 17:57

While upgrading the A3 Autobahn in northern Bavaria, the Steigerwald Süd service area had to be increased in size which involved extensive trenching work.

Dismantling a bridge using a large excavator and a Kemroc cutter wheel

Dismantling a bridge using a large excavator and a Kemroc cutter wheel

Published 8/7 at 17:42

Based in southern Germany, demolition company Max Wild is involved in the demolition of the old Saar Bridge at the Saarlouis autobahn. The plan for demolishing the bridge consisted of breaking it down into sections that could be placed on pontoons and floated to a crushing facility on the riverbank. In order to disconnect the lateral cantilever arms and the concrete slab between the two hollow boxes, the company used one of their 40t excavators with a Kemroc cutter wheel attachment.

Kings Heath Demolition adds Doosan mini and crawler excavators

Kings Heath Demolition adds Doosan mini and crawler excavators

Published 8/7 at 17:35

Kings Heath Demolition Ltd based in Redditch in Worcestershire in the UK, has purchased new Doosan mini and crawler excavators from Stourport on Severn based Murley Construction, the local Doosan dealer.

Unique demolition project in Stockholm

Unique demolition project in Stockholm

Published 8/7 at 17:33

Back in 2017, a fire broke out in the cultural-historical building Vildmannen 7 in Stockholm, Sweden. The building is now being reconstructed and the company Destroy are responsible for the demolishing. PDi Magazine has met their production manager Niclas Gustavsson.

Nado association and atmachinery stage ad-hoc conference at bauma ctt russia

Nado association and atmachinery stage ad-hoc conference at bauma ctt russia

Published 8/7 at 17:31

On 28 May, Russia’s fledgling association of demolition companies NADO, and ATMachinery Ltd., a Moscow based supplier of construction and demolition equipment, organised an ad-hoc conference at bauma CTT Russia dedicated to the latest trends in demolition, recycling and concrete sawing. PDi’s Andrei Bushmarin attended the event.

Servisa and Indeco partner to demolish the Berlin Deutsche Post headquarters in [...]

Servisa and Indeco partner to demolish the Berlin Deutsche Post headquarters in [...]

Published 10/5 at 14:45

Servisa and Indeco partner to demolish the Berlin Deutsche Post headquarters in record time In December 2020, the company Servisa completed demolition of the Deutsche Post headquarters in Berlin. The technical and logistical aspects of the project made it a tough challenge, given the site was located in the city centre.

Dry stone walling becomes more structured

Published 10/5 at 14:35

At the end of 2017, UNESCO confirmed how valuable the art of drystone walling is, adding the building technique to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, to protect and safeguard it.

Erkat transverse drum cutters

Erkat transverse drum cutters

Published 10/5 at 14:31

Five Erkat transverse drum cutters have been chosen for New Zealand’s largest ever transport infrastructure project.

Innovative robotic solution provides productivity

Innovative robotic solution provides productivity

Published 10/5 at 14:01

Construction is currently underway in the Philippines on a massive bridge system connecting Cebu City with Cordova on the southern end of Mactan Island. The 8.5km Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway, slated for completion in 2021, will span the Mactan Channel with a 51m navigational clearance for shipping vessels. It promises to ease congestion between Cebu and Mactan and boost economic activities throughout the region by providing additional access to the island and the Mactan-Cebu International Airport for an estimated 50,000 vehicles a day.

Wachtberg Kompost relies on the 355 E telehandler from Sennebogen

Wachtberg Kompost relies on the 355 E telehandler from Sennebogen

Published 10/5 at 13:58

At the Wachtberg composting plant there are many different tasks to be done. For this you need a true all round machine, which has been supplied by Sennebogen.

Dismantling on the former RWE site is DGNB certified

Dismantling on the former RWE site is DGNB certified

Published 10/5 at 13:52

The demolition of the former RWE high rise building poses major challenges for BST Becker Sanierungstechnik GmbH from Oberhausen, Germany. Together with the client – Kölbl Kruse GmbH from Essen – the DA member company also wants to set high standards in terms of sustainability and recycling management. In a pilot project, the works were certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB), with the aim being to achieve ‘platinum status’.

Contractor renovates flow control structures using a Kemroc drum cutter

Contractor renovates flow control structures using a Kemroc drum cutter

Published 10/5 at 11:57

The flow control barrage at the village of Viereth am Main (Germany) went through major renovation work with the pillars to the side of the weir having to be modified to fit the design of the new weir gates. To do this, specialist contractor Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG, used a Kemroc KR 120 drum cutter attachment mounted on a 35t excavator to carry out the work.

Two new high demolition excavators

Two new high demolition excavators

Published 10/3 at 11:30

Caterpillar has released two new ‘Ultra High Demolition’ excavators, the 340 UHD and the 352 UHD, together with new ‘Hydraulic Connecting S Type’ couplers providing the ability to switch between hydromechanical attachments.

Cost effective solution

Cost effective solution

Published 9/3 at 15:38

Possibly the largest retention basin in Austria is currently being built in Triestingtal (Lower Austria) with engineers from the company PORR being given the task of installing a diaphragm wall along the centre line of the dam during the construction phase.

Combined Epiroc power contribute to a successful bridge demolition

Combined Epiroc power contribute to a successful bridge demolition

Published 9/3 at 15:37

Following a tanker accident on the A40 motorway just under the railway bridges in Mülheim-Styrum in September 2020, experts determined that the traffic safety of the structures was no longer assured.

McCusker Demolition purchases first Bobcat

McCusker Demolition purchases first Bobcat

Published 9/3 at 13:14

McCusker Demolition Ltd, based in Belfast in Northern Ireland, has purchased the company’s first Bobcat machines from Northern Excavators, the local authorised Bobcat Dealer. McCusker has added a new Bobcat T40.180SLP 18m telehandler and a Bobcat E62 6t mini excavator.

New Doosan DX530DM used to tear down Belloli oil mill

New Doosan DX530DM used to tear down Belloli oil mill

Published 9/3 at 13:08

Demolition is a vibrant sector that has seen market growth both in Italy and in Europe. To meet this demand, Doosan has launched a new range of high reach excavators comprising of the DX235DM and DX530DM models introduced in 2020, and the DX380DM, which will be launched in the first half of 2021.

Trevi Benne, still a vibrant pioneer

Trevi Benne, still a vibrant pioneer

Published 9/3 at 12:22

It all started in Italy in the early 1990s when a father and his three sons laid the foundation of what today is Trevi Benne S.p.A. - a €30M business producing various hydraulic attachments with 80% of its business coming from exports.

Epiroc and Erkat deliver high performance

Epiroc and Erkat deliver high performance

Published 30/12, 2020 at 10:04

During the demolition in Siegen, a deep bunker from the 1930s had to be demolished in order to carry out the planned development with commercial and residential units on a site of around 4,000 m2 in the middle of the city centre.

Kemroc EK 100 chain cutter for high speed trenching

Kemroc EK 100 chain cutter for high speed trenching

Published 30/12, 2020 at 09:56

Under normal circumstances, the Bavarian company Verbautec relies on their own excavator with hydraulic quick coupler and specialist attachments for trenching projects. However, for a project in the city of Furth, Bavaria, the company rented a Kemroc EK 100 chain cutter as the trenching tool of choice.

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