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Video – Worker fined over site crush incident…

Post #3691 by RSS Bot » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:40 pm

Video – Worker fined over site crush incident…
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WARNING – This video contains graphic images. An employee of a skip firm has been sentenced after causing serious injury to a pedestrian. Southwark Crown Court was shown CCTV footage of the incident which took place on 2 August 2017. The footage showed Mr Daividas Rupeika driving into another excavator at the site in Wimbledon, […]
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The plot thickens…

Post #3692 by RSS Bot » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:41 pm

The plot thickens…
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North West Region backs incumbent NFDC President. Embattled NFDC President Paul Brown will return to the UK buoyed by the news that the members of the Federation’s North West Region have reportedly given him a vote of confidence in a hastily-arranged Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM). Ironically, the North West is the home region of KDC […]
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Video – Nanticoke no more…

Post #3693 by RSS Bot » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:42 pm

Video – Nanticoke no more…
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Controlled blast fells Lake Erie landmark. In a matter of seconds, chimney towers which had stood tall over the Lake Erie shoreline for decades were taken down. The Nanticoke Generating Station is a decommissioned coal plant located on the shore of Lake Erie near the community of Nanticoke, about 20 kilometres east of Port Dover.
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Vancouver Landmark to be vanquished…

Post #3694 by RSS Bot » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:46 am

Vancouver Landmark to be vanquished…
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JMX Contracting about to start work on Canadian record-breaker. The demolition of Vancouver’s 42-storey Empire Landmark Hotel is set to begin this month, but onlookers eager for a major implosion are likely to be disappointed. The contractor in charge of levelling the former hotel and revolving restaurant, JMX Contracting, says it will be using “cutting-edge, […]
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Video – Cougar Town…

Post #3695 by RSS Bot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:48 pm

Video – Cougar Town…
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University of Houston says fond farewell. For almost 70 years, the Quadrangle at the University of Houston was home for generations of Cougars. In 2018, demolition began to make way for new residence halls. New student housing with approximately 1,200 beds is expected to replace the Quad in fall 2018.
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Comment – No-win situation…

Post #3696 by RSS Bot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:48 pm

Comment – No-win situation…
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The warring factions within the NFDC come face-to-face at tomorrow’s EGM. And so it comes down to this. The weeks of covert conversations, political manoeuvring and intrigue; the all-too-public blood-letting; the claims and counter-claims. All of this is now done, and tomorrow the warring factions of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors will meet to […]
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Video – Savanna – Sabula bridge blasted…

Post #3697 by RSS Bot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:51 am

Video – Savanna – Sabula bridge blasted…
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Controlled blast fells bridge over Mississippi River. The 86-year-old Savanna-Sabula Bridge, a steel truss bridge that spanned the Mississippi River on the Illinois-Iowa border, was demolished late last week. The Savanna-Sabula, which connected Savanna, Illinois, with the small island town of Sabula, Iowa, was demolished around 10:30 am local time Friday
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President fights on…

Post #3698 by RSS Bot » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:53 pm

President fights on…
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Compromise the order of the day at NFDC EGM. Anyone anticipating a verbal bloodbath at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors will have been badly disappointed as all sides of the internal furore that has gripped the Federation for the past few weeks appear to have called a temporary cease […]
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Raw and unedited…

Post #3699 by RSS Bot » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:53 pm

Raw and unedited…
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You can now hear the REAL version of our latest podcast. I am red-faced with embarrassment; painfully aware that I have granted listeners an unplanned glimpse behind the curtain of professionalism. At 6.30 on Monday morning, I uploaded our latest podcast entitled “Disowning My Own Work”. It’s an episode that was weeks in the scripting […]
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FBI intensify Detroit investigations…

Post #3700 by RSS Bot » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:53 pm

FBI intensify Detroit investigations…
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Alleged bid-rigging and collusion under scrutiny. The FBI has reviewed a report that suggests bid-rigging and collusion among Detroit demolition officials and contractors, documents obtained by the Free Press show. Contractors’ bids to tear down Detroit’s blighted homes were manipulated, the documents say, as part of a scheme concealed from state overseers yet known by […]
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