DEMOLITION & RECYCLING

A tale of precision and control

A tale of precision and controlLock icon2

Miley Cyrus, American teen idol and daughter of Achy Breaky Heart singer Billy Ray Cyrus, may have made the wrecking ball a symbol of popular culture (if you're a kid of the 90s that is) but we all know that the humble wrecking ball has become more of a myth at construction sites.

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Last blast for Munmorah Power Station

Last blast for Munmorah Power Station

Munmorah Power Station's remaining boiler house and coal hoppers have been simultaneously demolished via controlled explosive demolition techniques. The blast was the final explosive demolition event to be carried out during the course of the power station's removal, following the toppling of the chimney stacks and the other boiler house last year.

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New owner for Alex Fraser

New owner for Alex Fraser

Construction and demolition materials recycler Alex Fraser has this week been acquired.

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Blastboss - improving blasts systematically

Blastboss - improving blasts systematicallyLock icon2

As operations and technical director at dust control, road stabilisation, erosion control and water management specialist Reynolds Soil Technologies (RST), David Handel admits that he had limited knowledge of the intricacies of blasting.

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Case study: inside the rehabilitation of Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town

Case study: inside the rehabilitation of Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town

Camps Bay Drive is a major scenic route within the City of Cape Town and provides access to Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Based on the project brief and geometric analysis, Camps Bay Drive required widening to safely accommodate the high volumes of tourists and MyCiti bus traffic.

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Deere completes acquisition of Wirtgen Group

Deere completes acquisition of Wirtgen Group

Exactly six months after announcing the transformative deal, Deere & Company says it has completed its acquisition of the Wirtgen Group.

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Winners are grinners

Winners are grinners

Erith Contractors enjoyed a golden hour at this year's World Demolition Awards in London.

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Case study: excavator helps contractor slash fuel costs

Case study: excavator helps contractor slash fuel costs

A demolition contractor in South Australia says the JCB JS200LC excavator has helped him slash fuel costs by up to $400 per week.

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Civil construction as a tyre recycling environmentalist

Civil construction as a tyre recycling environmentalistLock icon2

There are are too many good news stories about the use of recycled tyres in the construction industry to do justice to them all.

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C&D recycler bears "mid-range culpability" for workplace death

C&D recycler bears "mid-range culpability" for workplace death

The District Court of NSW has returned judgement on a fatal workplace accident in 2015, recording convictions but ruling only for moderate fines.

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