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DemolitionNews | Video – Aston University towers fall to plan…

Post #41 by RSS Bot » Sun May 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Amateur video of twin tower implosion in Birmingham.
Less than an hour ago, a pair of high rise towers at Birmingham’s Aston University were felled in a simultaneous implosion conducted by DSM Demolition and Professional Demolition Consultancy (PDC) that, judging by this amateur footage, went exactly to plan.
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DemolitionNews | Woman killed in Atlanta house demolition…

Post #42 by RSS Bot » Sun May 08, 2011 4:32 pm

Crew faces investigation after house is demolished while resident was still inside.
A woman was killed Saturday afternoon in southeast Atlanta as a demolition team tore down a house. Witnesses said the woman was inside the home when the building began crumbling around her.
Residents in the area said the demolition crew began working from [...]



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DemolitionNews | Poignant discovery at Berks county building…

Post #43 by RSS Bot » Mon May 09, 2011 4:33 pm

As news of Osama bin Laden’s death was hitting the airwaves, a US demolition crew makes timely discovery.
Two weeks ago, a crew from O’Brien Wrecking was working in the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) building on a renovation project. An office was being converted to a mechanical room and they were told to remove the [...]



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DemolitionNews | New addition to job board…

Post #44 by RSS Bot » Mon May 09, 2011 4:33 pm

A South-East of England company is seeking an estimator/surveyor.
Our sister website Demolition-Jobs.co.uk has seen another telling upsurge in activity in the past few days; surely another sign that the demolition industry’s fortunes have turned a corner.
One of the key reasons for this increase in traffic is the addition of a new “position vacant” advertisement from [...]



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DemolitionNews | Comment – Are you reading this Mr Shapps…?

Post #45 by RSS Bot » Mon May 09, 2011 4:33 pm

UK housing minister’s financial lifeline addresses syptoms but is no cure for stalled demolition
Here at Demolition News Towers, we have long believed that politicians operate in a vacuum, basking in expense account, secretary humping luxury, isolated from the needs and challenges of people forced to live in the real world. But the latest [...]



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DemolitionNews | Firefighters recover body from Atlanta site…

Post #46 by RSS Bot » Mon May 09, 2011 4:33 pm

Atlanta firefighters recover body from demolished Atlanta home.
Firefighters have confirmed that a body has been recovered from a house demolition project in Atlanta, the Firefighter Nation website has reported.
Firefighters confirm it was the body of a woman. “We do not know if this was due to the demolition, or if it happened the night before,” [...]



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DemolitionNews | Update – Atlanta woman was killed by debris…

Post #47 by RSS Bot » Mon May 09, 2011 4:33 pm

County coroner confirms that woman was killed by demolition.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta says a woman found dead in an Atlanta house after it was demolished was killed by falling debris.
Investigator Mary Beth Hauptle says an autopsy conducted Sunday shows the woman died of blunt force trauma, caused when the house was [...]



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DemolitionNews | Second time lucky for Indian mall blast…

Post #48 by RSS Bot » Tue May 10, 2011 4:34 pm

Anti-encroachment drive gets off to shaky start with partially-successful implosion.
It took two attempts to shoot it but, with the assistance of some heavy equipment, Bhopal’s Minal Mall was eventually razed, kick-starting an anti-encroachment demolition drive designed to remove illegally-erected structures from the Indian city.
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DemolitionNews | Safedem to do Sunday best at Coll Place…

Post #49 by RSS Bot » Tue May 10, 2011 4:34 pm

Former world explosive contractor of the year confirms date for Glasgow blast.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, the city of Glasgow will briefly witness a sound only slightly louder than a crowd at an “Old Firm” derby as Safedem tackles its 16th tower block demolition for the Glasgow Housing Association.
Following a successful test blast [...]



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DemolitionNews | Drop in empty homes “too good to be true”…

Post #50 by RSS Bot » Tue May 10, 2011 4:34 pm

Large drop in empty UK homes put down to demolition write-offs, says charity.
A dramatic fall in the number of empty homes may have been caused by councils writing off properties previously earmarked for demolition under the housing market renewal programme.
The charity Empty Homes says a 4 per cent drop in the number of vacant dwellings [...]



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