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




The lasting legacy of mega projects

In the latest episode of the No Agenda show, we look at how mega projects like the Channel Tunnel, the London 2012 Olympics, Crossrail and HS2 are pushing the envelope for developments in construction and demolition methods, health and safety and technology.


Making the Futureworx

In March 2022, the eyes of the construction and demolition equipment world will turn towards Peterborough. But the sectors' collective minds will be focused on the future as the first-ever Futureworx event opens its doors. The CEA, hosts of the Plantworx construction exhibition, has joined forces with the Supply Chain Sustainability School to deliver a future technology event – Futureworx. The new event is taking place on the 30th and 31st of March 2022 at the East of England Arena, in...


Combatting construction's mental health, one cuppa at a time

On this episode, I am joined by Rich Woods from Band of Builders, a charitable organisation that is now turning its attention to combatting the scourge of mental health issues that are impacting the UK construction industry. Rich’s contribution was insightful and thought-provoking. And his message and the message behind the Band of Builders’ Big Brew initiative needs to be heard and - more importantly - shared.


Combatting demolition dust with a man-made hurricane

Steve Wolf is a movie special effects expert who spent the formative part of his career blowing things up and lighting buildings, cars and people on fire. As a result, he has learned a lot about extinguishing those blazes; and he has recently been using that knowledge to tackle the wildfires in his native America. But he is now turning his attention to the issue of controlling dust from explosive demolition events. And his weapon of choice is a man-made Category 5 hurricane...on wheels.


UK infrastructure bonanza...?

Following the news that the UK government has earmarked £650 billion to improve the nation's infrastructure, creating some 425,000 jobs per year in the process, we speak to Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards about the implications and likely outcomes.


The Break Fast Show - Episode #68

In today's show: Engineers call for the demolition of the fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower; Travis Perkins raises concerns (and prices) over materials shortages; and a demolition contractor is required for a big project in Chester. We will also ask why it takes four times longer to investigate a power plant collapse in the UK than it odes in the US. All that and more, in The Break Fast Show.


No Agenda #1

We're trying something new. On Saturday, I will be broadcasting a new show called No Agenda which - as the name implies - is a show with no script, no plan, and NO AGENDA. As a result, the conversation takes in trips to Japan, electric and hydrogen equipment, massive attachment jaws, and why a giraffe is so poorly designed. This episode was originally broadcast as a Facebook LiveStream that you can see here.


The Break Fast Show - Episode #62

In today’s show: Father killed and son critically injured in site incident; Yanmar rolls VT to introduce three new mini excavators; there’s demolition work to be had in Oldham; AR Demolition is recruiting excavator operators; and Aggrecycle is letting the train take the strain. All that and more on The Break Fast Show.


The Break Fast Show - Episode #61

In today’s show: A lift incident in Liverpool leaves two workers seriously injured; a community centre in St Albans requires the attention of a demolition contractor; the roll-out of Doosan’s new wheel loaders gathers pace; and we look back at a forward-looking show in which we posed the question: Who will be the Tesla of the construction equipment world? All that and more in The Break Fast Show.


Who will be the Tesla of the construction equipment world?

The construction equipment industry is a mature market in which changes and improvements are largely incremental variations on a proven theme. The same was true of the automotive sector until Elon Musk and Tesla rode the crest of the electric vehicle revolution and turned the car market onto its head. So where is the construction equipment’s Tesla? Who will be our Elon Musk To discuss this, myself and my co-host Peter Haddock of the Content with Media podcast are joined by two industry...


The Break Fast Show - Episode #61

In todays show: A trans-Atlantic co-operation comes to the field of explosive demolition; Volvo unveils its new hydrogen fuel cell test lab; and CASE Care comes to the UK. Oh, and guess who has been named as the world’s Number One demolition podcast? All that and more in The Break Fast Show.


The Break Fast Show - Episode #59

In today’s show: JCB looks beyond the construction equipment world with its pioneering hydrogen technology; a sneak peek at the equipment and technology being used to bring the Teeside Freeport to fruition; and a demolition contractor is required to pave the way towards a number of new houses in Newhaven, East Sussex. You can find a link to the Autocar article on JCB here: And you can see the full-length film of Peter Haddock's trip to the Teeside freeport site...


The Break Fast Show - Episode #58

In today’s show: A British bridge lands on a highway by accident; a US bridge lands on a highway on purpose; and a demolition contractor is required to demolish a pub in Peterborough. Also, you can find out why The Break Fast Show is not going away, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions. All that and more, in The Break Fast Show.


The Break Fast Show - Episode #57

In today’s show: Tales of Yanmars yet to come; Olympia is falling; and a demolition contractor is required to pave the way for a new builder’s merchant store in Coventry. All this and more, in The Break Fast Show.


This HAS TO STOP - Mental Health Awareness in construction

Andy Stevens is an award-winning builder and broadcaster. He was also Vice President of the London region of the Federation of Master Builders where he was on the board for nearly a decade. Andy has produced and presented his own radio show, and has just finished presenting a weekly live show for OnTheTools, which has over four million followers. He also hosts his own weekly construction podcast called Build:It. More importantly, Andy is an ambassador for both the Construction Industry...


The Break Fast Show - Episode #56

In today's show: Hyundai has a date with destiny; Caterpillar passes an astonishing milestone with its autonomous trucks; and there's a shiny new demolition contract just waiting for the right contractor in the town on Nuneaton. All that together with a surge in JCB book sales and a look ahead to our special one-off show to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, in The Break Fast Show.


The Break Fast Show - Episode #55

In today's show: The Sirius Group invests in a Kobelco excavator fleet; electric Volvo excavators take to the Californian desert; there is a new demolition opportunity in the West Midlands; and there is a stark reminder of the scale of the mental health problem facing the UK construction sector. All that and more in The Break Fast Show. You can find a full set of extended show notes here:


The Break Fast Show - Episode #53

In today’s show: Dykon fells Texan flyover in spectacular style; a small portion of Slough is facing demolition ahead of a near £4.0 million mixed-use development scheme; and the prosecution of a Blackpool company provides yet another reminder of the dangers of working at height. And working at height safety breaches is also the subject of this bonus article from today’s This Week in Demolition email newsletter: You can find our extended show notes here:...


The Break Fast Show - Episode #52

In today's show: Mammoet carries out a big lift at Hong Kong airport; Kubota unveils its new micro machines; and Cumbria City Council is seeking a team of bridge busters. All this and more in The Break Fast Show. You can find the extended show notes for today;s show here:


The Break Fast Show - Episode #51

In today's show: COVID-19 impacts upon Keltbray's profitability; there another demolition opportunity in Walton on Thames; Kings Heath Demolition commits to Doosan excavators; and we get up close and personal with some truly original equipment from Mecalac.