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All the latest news and views from the global demolition industry.

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All the latest news and views from the global demolition industry.

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English


Episodes

Demolition's Greatest Threat #2

1/30/2023
A wave of projects being halted or cancelled due to embodied carbon concerns is sweeping through the UK construction industry and threatens to wash away at least part of the demolition industry workload. And, all the while, the demolition sector remains silent. If you enjoyed this episode, if you got value from it or if you would like to help support this podcast, then please consider buying the author a coffee...or two. You can do so here.

Duration:00:08:28

Tech 4 Sites #3 | featuring Navtech Radar

1/23/2023
Depending on your viewpoint, robots are the keys to man’s freedom from labour or a mass unemployment event just waiting to happen; the inevitable next step in human development or the first step towards a dystopian future. Regardless of your viewpoint, there can be little doubt that the robots are coming. And one of the key areas they’re targeting is demolition and construction. Tech 4 Sites caught up with Sam Wood at Navtech Radar to discuss the potential for robots in the construction...

Duration:00:24:14

Predictions 2023

1/19/2023
The New Year is just a few weeks old and it already looks set to be a challenging 12 months filled with financial woes and workload lows. But there will be highlights too. In this special one-off LIVE show, Mystic Mark Anthony breaks out his crystal ball in an attempt to see the future for the demolition and construction sector. If you enjoyed this episode, if you got value from it or if you would like to help support this podcast, then please consider buying the author a coffee...or two....

Duration:00:59:41

In conversation with | Ben the Operator

1/10/2023
Ben Wade is just 17-years old. But he has set his sights on inspiring the next generation of construction professionals. If you enjoy this episode, please be sure to follow Ben on Instagram - @bentheoperator And please be sure to subscribe to this channel. Better still, please leave us a review.

Duration:00:18:05

Tech 4 Sites #2 | featuring JCB

1/9/2023
The demolition and construction industry is facing its biggest change since mechanisation - The switch from traditional diesel fuel to a new and largely unproven future fuel. Quite what that fuel might be is still open to discussion. But, having experimented with electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology, construction equipment giant JCB looks set to pioneer and pursue a hydrogen combustion path. Please consider subscribing to this podcast. If you would like to speak to the author - Mark...

Duration:00:11:39

Demolition's Greatest Threat #1

1/8/2023
Are you concerned about the threat from the environmental lobby over embodied carbon? You should be. In this new series, we will be looking at an issue that has been described as the greatest single threat to the demolition industry status quo. Please consider subscribing to this podcast. If you would like to speak to the author - Mark Anthony - you can book an appointment here. If you enjoyed this episode, if you got value from it or if you would like to help support this newsletter,...

Duration:00:06:22

In conversation with | John Christofides | Bobcat

1/5/2023
At Bauma 2022, Bobcat showcased a number of new machines and innovations that place it at the very cutting edge of demolition and construction equipment development. In this exclusive conversation, we caught up with Bobcat's John Christofides to find out how Bobcat maintained its high level of innovation and product development even during the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown.

Duration:00:20:56

In conversation with | Timur Abied | Volvo Construction Equipment

1/2/2023
When it comes to the electrification of demolition equipment, Volvo Construction is thinking outside the box and inside the building. In this exclusive interview with Timur Abied, we discuss the potential application of electric mini excavators as a replacement for the manual labour involved in the soft stripping of structures prior to demolition and a whole lot more besides.

Duration:00:10:41

In conversation with | Bill Law | Volvo Construction Equipment

12/30/2022
Volvo Construction Equipment has nailed its colours to the sustainability mast with its Change starts here initiative. In this exclusive interview with Bill Law that was shot at the world-famous Nurburgring race circuit, we hear how the company is putting emissions reduction and sustainability at the very heart of all that it is doing.

Duration:00:04:36

In conversation with | Dr Hubertus Muenster | Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe

12/28/2022
One of the companies making the biggest splash at the recent Bauma 2022 exhibition was unquestionably Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe. The company staked its claim as an innovation leader, showcasing its first hydrogen-fuelled excavator, electric mini excavators and even a demolition specification wheel loader. In this exclusive interview, DemolitionNews' Mark Anthony caught up with Hyundai’s Dr Hubertus Muenster.

Duration:00:09:06

In conversation with | Alexander Sturm | Sennebogen

12/22/2022
Equipment manufacturer Sennebogen used the Bauma 2022 exhibition as the international launch-pad for its latest demolition excavator: The 830E. In this exclusive interview, we caught up with Sennebogen's head of Business Unit Deconstruction & Demolition Machines Alexander Sturm to find out more about the new model and what marks Sennebogen demolition machines as unique in the industry.

Duration:00:05:29

In conversation with | Paul Latham

12/21/2022
You never know quite where life and your career might lead. And that is certainly true of former construction demolition man Paul Latham. Having been diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain tumour, Latham's life took a sharp left turn. This conversation is among my favourites of this part year - It is horrific yet life affirming; scary and yet somehow funny. And, unless you know Paul Latham personally, you probably won't guess the outcome of the story before we get to it. This is a long...

Duration:00:47:00

Tech 4 Sites #1 | featuring Built Robotics

12/16/2022
The demolition and construction industry is developing at a faster pace than ever before. New equipment, new technology and new forms of fuel are revolutionising the sector and changing the very landscape of the industry. We have created an entirely new audio and video podcast series to chart that progress, and to help keep you abreast of these rapid and revolutionary changes. This is Tech 4 Sites. In this first-ever episode, we speak to Erol Ahmed of San Francisco-based Built Robotics; a...

Duration:00:17:29

Tackling construction's mental health epidemic with sport

10/26/2022
The mental health crisis that has gripped the UK demolition and construction industry has divided the sector into two distinct camps. There are those that speak of their awareness; who post well-meaning social media posts on World Mental Health Day; and who appoint mental health first aiders to place a big tick on the mental health checksheet. And then there are those that take actual, tangible action. Steve Kerslake is of the latter category. A groundworker by trade and a survivor of...

Duration:00:35:38

Rail beats demolition in safety stakes

10/14/2022
In the rail sector, an accident has been thoroughly investigated, findings published and recommendations announced in under a year. In the demolition industry, we have been waiting almost seven years to learn the cause of an accident that claimed the lives of four men. Why is there such a disparity? If you enjoyed this episode, if you got value from it or if you would like to help support this podcast, then please consider buying the author a coffee...or two. You can do so here.

Duration:00:04:48

Misinformation and the death of a demolition worker

10/14/2022
An internal investigation, a Health and Safety Executive investigation and a corner's court enquiry have each failed to determine that cause of an accident that would ultimately lead to the death of a demolition worker. So what really happened at Ironbridge Power Station on Valentine's Day 2021?

Duration:00:03:09

World Mental Health Day 2022

10/10/2022
To mark World Mental Health Day 2022, we look at how the demolition and construction industry has chosen awareness over action; and how tis mistake is set to be repeated in the fight against on site drug and alcohol abuse. Useful links: The Lighthouse Club charity:Bill Hill interview:Awareness vs Action article:

Duration:00:03:08

IPAF sets the safety standard

10/6/2022
The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has placed accident reporting at the very heart of its activities; and that information is now used to hep develop training. The global demolition industry would do well to follow the access industry's lead.

Duration:00:03:36

A tale of two pities

10/6/2022
We are constantly told that the UK demolition industry is suffering from a skills shortage; that we need to find another 50,000 people each year for the next decade to meet workload demands; that we need to attract more young people into the sector. So why is the industry giving the run-around to willing workers?

Beyond the reporter's notebook #8

9/30/2022
In the third and final instalment of "The Boudoir Trilogy", we look back at why I was late for dinner at Gleneagles, why elderly Americans don't do black pudding, and how canny Scots hang on to their cash. If you enjoyed this episode, if you got value from it or if you would like to help support this podcast, then please consider buying the author a coffee...or two. You can do so here.