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

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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Demolition News Radio #163

11/14/2019
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Following a spate of high profile scaffold collapses in the UK demolition sector, Richard Dolman - managing director of AR Demolition and vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers - has spoken out about how scaffolding is utilised within the demolition environment. In this exclusive interview, he expresses his fears and concerns.

Duration:00:12:08

Demolition News Radio #162

9/12/2019
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When I met up with Robert Young, he had just been promoted to the position of development director at Downwell Group; so he had every right to be positive, upbeat and even ecstatic. But he wasn’t. In fact, as you will hear from the conversation that follows, Robert has some very serious concerns about the state of the UK demolition industry; about the procurement process; and about pricing. And we would urge you to stick around to the very end of this show because Robert Young concludes...

Duration:00:24:02

Training Talk #5

8/12/2019
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An extended interview with Holly Price, newly-elected president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors that covers everything from Brexit and mental health awareness to industry diversity and training.

Duration:00:31:39

To sleep, perchance, to survive

7/23/2019
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Regular readers of the Demolition magazine will know that, earlier this year, I was at Caterpillar’s training and demonstration area in Malaga, Spain for a major international press launch of a number of new products including the new Cat 340 SB straight boom demolition excavator. As ever, Caterpillar was the consummate host. The equipment was impressive, the weather was warm and the hospitality was even warmer still. But for all that, my lasting memory of that trip was not of machines or...

Duration:00:29:42

Demolition News Radio #161

6/24/2019
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Telematics don’t get a bad press. In fact, in many instances, it gets no press at all. You see, the problem is, advances in this area tend to get lost amongst details of new machine launches. Which is a shame, because telematics is perhaps the most dynamic part of the demolition and construction equipment market right now. It is developing faster than any other aspect of the plant industry, and it holds the potential to enhance safety, reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions and make...

Duration:00:18:06

Training Talk #4

6/9/2019
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A joint venture between C&D Consultancy and Prosafe Consultants Limited recently delivered an important new demolition training course targeting the delicate and often overlooked issue of adult mental health awareness. In this episode of Training Talk, we speak to Prosafe's Danny Kearney, one of the driving forces behind the new training course and a vocal advocate for greater mental health awareness across the industry.

Duration:00:51:15

Demolition News Radio #160

6/2/2019
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So, an Englishman joined a party of Europeans in Japan to record an interview with an American...! During the recent European Demolition Association Study Tour to Japan, Demolition News Radio caught up with Christopher (Chris) Godek, the new president of the National Demolition Association in the US. Godek gave a memorable speech to mark the official end of the formal part of that tour, and so I grabbed him as he came off stage to capture just some of the flavour of that speech and to find...

Duration:00:08:16

A Japanese Adventure

6/2/2019
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This extended episode of Demolition News Radio was recorded almost entirely in Japan during the European Demolition Association Study Tour to the country. Unscripted and largely unedited, this episode has been recorded to capture some of the sights, sounds and even smells that I encountered during a truly memorable trip to a truly remarkable country. My thanks to Caterpillar and to Finning UK for making the trip and this podcast possible.

Duration:00:40:34

Business Briefing for April 2019

5/1/2019
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Against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, the UK construction industry continues to confound and confuse. Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards attempts to make sense of an industry that is seemingly rewriting the rule book.

Duration:00:05:30

InSite #1 with Chris Charlton of CJ Charlton Group

4/30/2019
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This is the pilot episode of what we hope will evolve to become the latest series on the Demolition News Radio network. The basic premise of this show is very simple. Take a dozen or so standard questions, and ask individuals from across the demolition spectrum to answer them as honestly and comprehensively as possible. Over time, we are hoping this will give us all a unique insight into the industry, hence the name of the show. So, in our pilot show, we have set our dozen questions and...

Duration:00:09:44

Training Talk #3

4/28/2019
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In this episode, we feature an exclusive interview with Dr Terry Quarmby, former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and driving force/lead lecturer behind the IDE's Foundation Degree Course that is currently underway at Wolverhampton University.

Duration:00:19:42

Demolition News Radio #159

3/27/2019
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What if there came a time when demolition companies found themselves being prosecuted retrospectively and fined for their role in causing issues with the mental health of their workers? What if those prosecutions mirrored those handed down for physical problems such as asbestos-related diseases or conditions caused by excessive hand arm vibration? And what if those prosecutions could be effectively back-dated to cover those effected by stress or post-traumatic stress disorders today, last...

Duration:00:04:46

Demolition News Radio #158

3/21/2019
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On a day upon which I find myself once again taking Citalopram tablets to help with my ongoing bout of depression, here's another quick insight into my current bout of depression. I don't normally say this but can I please urge you to listen to the very end, particularly if you know someone that you think might be struggling at present.

Duration:00:07:25

Demolition News Radio #157

3/15/2019
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Has the demolition industry placed too much faith in certificates, competence cards and insurance policies? Is the sector guilty of a creeping complacency? And were we better (and safer) whe company management took a more "hands-on" role?

Duration:00:06:33

Training Talk #2

3/13/2019
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This is the second part of our exclusive interview with Howard Button and Lesley Ransome of the National Demolition Training Group. If you didn't catch the first episode, we strongly suggest that you check that out. Just search for Demolition News Radio on the podcast platform of your choosing.

Duration:00:16:24

Training Talk #1

3/6/2019
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Training Talk is a new show that is dedicated to the subject of demolition training, a sector that moves almost as fast as the industry it serves. In this launch episode, we are delighted to bring you the first part of a two-part interview with Howard Button and Lesley Ransome of the National Demolition Training Group. We sincerely hope you enjoy this launch episode and that you will check back soon for the second instalment.

Duration:00:17:06

Demolition News Radio #156

3/5/2019
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The problem with talking about mental health issues is that it is generally done in retrospect; looking back at a period of intense negativity whilst wrapped in a blanket of renewed positivity. That's like asking an alcoholic to explain their addiction after they've been sober for 20 years. I am not sure that helps anyone. As someone that has suffered from mental health issues in the past, I know the signs. And I promised that the next time I encountered that dreaded black dog of depression...

Duration:00:09:32

Demolition News Radio #155

3/3/2019
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To have moved an industry on is itself worthy of applause. To have helped shape that industry long after you have ceased to be a part of it is surely the ultimate accolade; one that is worth way more than any upward career move or positive profit report.

Duration:00:05:32

Business Briefing for February 2019

3/1/2019
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February is the shortest month of the year so, traditionally, it has served up some of the lowest monthly totals on the BCLive league table. It does not enjoy the post-festive period upswing that characterises January and, this year, February serves as the beginning of the final countdown to Brexit and all the uncertainty that brings with it. But the UK construction sector is notorious for ploughing its own furrow whilst marching to the beat of its own distinctive drum. So wouldn’t you just...

Duration:00:08:26

Business Briefing for February 2019

2/28/2019
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February is the shortest month of the year so, traditionally, it has served up some of the lowest monthly totals on the BCLive league table. It does not enjoy the post-festive period upswing that characterises January and, this year, February serves as the beginning of the final countdown to Brexit and all the uncertainty that brings with it. But the UK construction sector is notorious for ploughing its own furrow whilst marching to the beat of its own distinctive drum. So wouldn’t you just...

Duration:00:06:58