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Thank you for picking up (or clicking on) the first issue of Demolition Hub magazine for 2021. Believe it or not, this is only the third issue of Demolition Hub magazine. The fact that this could be any surprise is down to the industry for making it such smooth transition to us feeling like part of the furniture. We have five more issues planned for 2021 and after last year’s success, we will be producing the Demolition Directory once again as well. I personally guarantee you that there will be a full complement for your reading pleasure, whatever direction this year may take. We are now old hands at this lockdown working malarky. In November we put together the December issue whilst all working remotely, with bad internet connections interrupting Zooms, kids and cats crying out and the distraction of the fridge. But we recognise we are the lucky ones. Other companies aren’t able to trade, other magazines aren’t able to be produced, so it is therefore our duty to inform, entertain and bring a positive view of demolition to you, the industry and those that supply to it. We have managed to put together a comprehensive issue and we are delighted to feature the our regular column from Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal, on page 58. Editor Toby has been extremely busy and he has conducted the contractor interview with Simon Barlow of Rye Demolition (page 38), and the supplier interviews with David Ward, Commercial Director of WARD (page 18). Only last week, the Hub was invited to Malaga as virtual guests of Caterpillar for its online European launch of the next generation of CAT demolition excavators. Needless to say it was a fantastic display of big, innovative demolition kit, please read about that on pages 68 to 76. We are proud to showcase the latest innovation from the Hub brand with a handy website tool allowing contractors to find the relevant service provider based on their specialism. The site www.DemolitonSupport.Directory is explained in more depth on page 26. Here is my email address: ben@chambers.media any feedback well received.

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Tank Bay Structure – successful explosive demolition ProcurePublic and Central Cecil Homes announce winners of £80 million demolition framework NDA cancels Demolition New Orleans due to COVID-19 CPA Stars of the Future Hitachi Construction Machinery UK pledges £5000 to Lighthouse Club – the construction industry charity



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Bay in July 2020 and the four Cooling Towers in December 2019. The collapse design of the Tank Bay itself was complicated in that it relied upon only one set of legs, following the separation of the structure from the remaining boiler house. This was an uncommon approach as competitors can be seen to have demolished tank bay structures at the same time as demolishing the turbine hall. The absence of the back legs, typically hinged as part of the collapse design, were absent in this structure. This meant that less rotation of the structure was expected and more of a gravitational collapse would be seen. Demolition Services took the decision not to use explosives in the demolition of the Turbine Hall and instead employed high reach mechanical methods which saw the impressive cutting capabilities of their “Fortress“ shear in action. The Turbine Hall demolition was completed over a 12 week period, which to the benefit of the programme, allowed progress on site to continue while essential asbestos removal works were ongoing in the Boiler House. The separation of the Tank Bay and its ultimate collapse relied upon the use of both cutting and kicking charges, which resulted in another incident free explosive demolition event for Demolition Services. As the project moves towards its final stages, it is clear that as technology and legislation evolves, Demolition Services can expect to be at the very front, leading the way to a better industry.


At the 11th hour before going to press Demolition Hub was notified by our friends at Demolition Services Group of their successful explosive demolition of the Ironbridge Power Station today, Friday 22 January 2021. The last 12 months have been a difficult time for the industry with a world pandemic that has resulted in disruption, uncertainty and despair for many. Demolition Services has fought to ensure its high standards are met and they remain strong as an organisation while striving to complete the demolition of the Boiler House. The Tank Bay structure, as it is referred to, is the front section of the Boiler House, measuring 58 metres tall and 120 metres wide. The steel structure is substantial enough on its own, but the ultimate success will be the demolition of the remaining section of the boiler house, which is expected to follow in the coming weeks. Extensive asbestos removal works in the Boiler House has recorded the removal of c.865 tonnes of asbestos containing materials over a 22-month period and taking 20,800 man hours. The organisation has held an asbestos removal license for more than 30 years, but Ironbridge Power Station is undoubtedly the largest single project that the team, headed by CEO Jenna Romani, has completed. This is testament to the team and continued growth of the business. The Tank Bay structure demolition was achieved working in partnership with Explosives Engineers, SES, headed up by Ian Beasley, who had worked with the team to see the successful explosive demolition of the Bunker

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Central & Cecil Homes Housing Trust (C&C) and ProcurePublic have announced the successful demolition contractors that tendered to be part of an £80 million demolition framework. The national framework provider launched the Framework alongside C&C, a London housing trust that develops and manages affordable homes for the over-55s. ProcurePublic estimates the Framework could account for spend across the UK of up to £80m over the next four years. It is available for use by any UK public sector organisation that seeks demolition, site preparation, civils or clearance work. Mark Harrison, Procurement Director for ProcurePublic said: “ProcurePublic’s Demolition Services Framework showcases the best the industry has to offer and is available for use throughout the public sector. We are delighted to be working in partnership with C&C, acting as National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) ambassadors. “It was important for us to focus on demonstrable demolition experience in Top Down and Large Panel System construction. We were extremely impressed with the calibre and quality of tenders received and the supplier partners, who now feature on our locked in four-year agreement.” Thirteen of the 16 successful applicants are members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC). These contractors were 777 Demolition and Haulage, AR Demolition, Bath Demolition, Clifford Devlin, DDS Demolition, Erith, Frank O’Gara and Sons, Goody Demolition, Keltbray, O’Keefe Demolition, R. Collard, Safedem, and Squibb Group. Andrew Farquharson, Demolition Director at O’Keefe, said: “This framework demonstrates the demolition capabilities we have as a business and the high standards required to provide our demolition services to the

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members who can call-off from this framework. We look forward to regular involvement in the framework over the next four years.” Robert Collard, Managing Director of Collard Group said: “We’re delighted at winning a place on the ProcurePublic and Central & Cecil Homes Trust demolition framework. With demolition, remediation, earthworks, waste management and recycling capabilities all in-house we believe we have a comprehensive offering to efficiently tackle a wide range of projects. This national framework will allow us to offer competitive solutions through the portal, from which we hope to win work and continue to grow the business.” NFDC CEO, Howard Button, said: “The Federation is rightly proud

that so many of our members have been selected for the Framework and we look forward to seeing the projects unfolding over the coming years. ProcurePublic are great ambassadors for NFDC, clearly recognising the very high demolition industry standards that our accredited contactors represent.” Central & Cecil has helped Londoners from all walks of life to thrive in a home of their own for more than 90 years. It offers both affordable and luxury properties for sale and rental, as well as running care homes, all exclusively for those aged 55 and over, in outstanding locations across the city. For further information see: www.procurepublic.co.uk/ framework/demolition and www.ccht.org.uk. demolitionhub.com

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As we went to press we heard from the National Demolition Association, which has been closely following the developing news regarding COVID-19 in regards to its New Orleans demolition event. Although promising news is coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the future of the pandemic, there is still uncertainty around in-person events for 2021. Earlier this month, the Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards extended his modified Phase 2 order, keeping COVID-19 mitigation measures in place for another 28 days, and strongly recommending against large gatherings. Due to this uncertainty, and to protect your health and the communities you serve, the NDA Board of Directors voted unanimously to cancel Demolition New Orleans. The cancellation of the event, which we at Demolition Hub had been due to attend as guests of leading demolition software company FieldFlo, comes as a disappointment so early on in 2021. Demolition New Orleans was due to feature the latest innovations and technological

solutions, alongside exhibits from leading manufacturers and suppliers offering a full range of products and service offerings. The NDA stated: “While we regret cancelling the event, we are confident that this decision is in the best interest of all attendees, exhibitors, and volunteers. “The vaccine roll-out and improvements in rapid testing programmes give us great confidence for the prospects of our industry and we are confident that we will be able to deliver a successful Demolition Convention and Expo in San Diego, California, from 26 February to 1 March 2022. “We value your participation in the Annual Convention and Expo and appreciate your support of the association. We prioritised making the cancellation decision to lessen the impact on your shipping and materials planning.” The National Demolition Association will transfer all monies paid towards booths, sponsorship packages, and Live DEMO participation to 2022 Demolition San Diego. Refunds will not be issued for 2021 Demolition New Orleans. The NDA encourages anyone who has booked



flights for Demolition New Orleans to contact their airline immediately to inform them of their changed travel plans. The association has cancelled all rooms booked within the NDA block at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. If you do not receive a cancellation notice, please contact the hotel directly. The association’s statement continued: “The NDA will be issuing full refunds for registration fees back to credit cards on file. Please allow 14 business days to process these refunds. “The NDA is exploring opportunities to celebrate those who have reached great milestones in their careers and innovative project work within the last year. We will share details about upcoming education and the presentation of the 2021 awards as they become available.” The association would like to thank the Convention Committee, and in particular, Scott Laird and Scot Stein for their amazing work in planning this year’s event. If you have any questions about the event, please contact NDA Show Management at (+1) 312.673.4938 or exhibit@ demolitionassociation.com. DemolitionHUB Magazine | 11

news Nominations are now open for the Construction Plant-hire Association’s (CPA) Stars of the Future apprentice and trainee awards for 2021. Six national titles are up for grabs and nominations are welcomed from plant-hire companies, manufacturers, contractors, suppliers and others in the construction plant sector with apprentices and trainees in their workforce. The Stars of the Future winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 1 July 2021. The closing date for nominations is Wednesday 31 March and nomination forms are available now at www.cpa.uk.net. Stars of the Future is a national awards scheme for apprentices and trainees in the construction plant-hire industry, organised by the CPA. The association has over 1,700 members who supply 85 per cent of hired plant to the construction industry. The awards categories for 2021 comprise Plant Mechanic of the Year (Level 2); Plant Technician of the Year (Level 3); Plant Operative of the Year; Lifting Technician of the Year; Hire Controller of the Year; and a brand new category, Plant Installer of the Year. The CPA has decided to introduce the Plant Installer of the Year award due to the number of trainees undertaking what is a dedicated occupation

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that builds, installs and in most cases, dismantles plant from a component base to one configured for operational activities. These typically include tower cranes, crawler cranes, mobile cranes, hoists, tunnelling and material processing equipment. Though a formal apprenticeship for this occupation has yet to be devised, CPA entry criteria require applicant trainees to be on an employer-programmed training programme of at least 12 months duration and working towards or holding either the Plant Installations NVQ or SVQ or other form of formal occupational competencebased qualification for the machine type. A training programme for tower crane and hoist installers has been devised by respective interest groups in conjunction with CITB and the Plant Installer occupation is listed as a CSCS category. Kevin Minton, CPA Chief Executive said: “Stars of the Future recognises the UK’s most promising apprentices and trainees in the construction plant sector and the awards scheme is now in its ninth year. Each year it has grown in stature and it is now firmly established as the premier event of the construction plant sector for recognising and rewarding the skills and calibre of the industry’s apprentices and trainees. “Last year we had over 70 nominees for Stars of the Future and the standard of entries was

exceptional. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to extend the awards programme even further this year by introducing another new national title of CPA Plant Installer of the Year. We’d like to urge employers and companies in the construction plant sector to nominate apprentices and trainees they believe should be recognised as stars in the making.” Winners will be in contention for a number of prizes, as well as national recognition. Previous prizes have included Snap-on tool kits, iPads and an all-expenses paid trip to Germany to visit a Liebherr crane manufacturing plant. National winners for Stars of the Future 2020 were Adam Rees of Machinery Movements and Crane Hire (Plant Mechanic of the Year), Rhys Nigel John of MarubeniKomatsu (Plant Technician of the Year), Danielle Taylor of Flannery Plant Hire (Plant Operative of the Year), Luke Reddish of Wolffkran (Lifting Technician of the Year), Iveta Tomasevska of Flannery Plant Hire (Hire Controller of the Year), Senghan Carr of L Lynch Plant Hire (CPA Award for Best Personal Statement) and Scott Laurenson of EMN Plant (Judges’ Special Award). Sponsorship opportunities are available for Stars of the Future 2021. For further information, please contact Lisa Collins on 07968 840 390 or lisa@ lisacollinscommunications.co.uk.


HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY UK PLEDGES £5,000 TO LIGHTHOUSE CLUB –THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CHARITY Hitachi Construction Machinery UK is proud to pledge its support to the Lighthouse Club, the only charity to provide mental, physical and financial wellbeing support to those in the construction community and their families. David Roberts, CEO of HCMUK said: “The Lighthouse Club provides amazing support to the construction industry during the best of times, but this year their work is more invaluable than ever. “The club has suffered like most through this crisis, but it continues to provide the same high quality and varied support across the country when it’s needed more than ever. That’s why it was an easy and unanimous decision by the team at Hitachi Construction Machinery UK to make this donation.” Bill Hill, CEO of the Lighthouse Club said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Hitachi for pledging an annual donation and becoming Company Supporters. Their pledge means that we have a predictable income to enable us to continue to provide as much proactive support as possible to our construction community.”


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It’s a new year and this means a new NFDC yearbook, packed full of useful and interesting information for members of the federation. And this year’s issue is a bumper 120 pages long. This year, the NFDC celebrates its 80th anniversary and there is much to shout about. Readers will be aware that NFDC membership is

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the gold standard for demolition contractors, and all are deserving of credit for working hard to achieve and maintain these professional standards. They may not all be aware of the detailed history of the organisation, however, or its links to historical events and personalities. “Still mighty at eighty” takes a look at the NFDC’s timeline, and highlights its landmark achievements over the years, one of the most recent being the appointment of the “first lady of demolition”, outgoing President Holly Price. Not only was she the first female President of the NFDC, she was the first female explosives engineer in Europe. Excelling in the business of demolition is about much more than taking things down. A number of articles in the yearbook outline ways in which we can all improve our business practices, to the benefit of our people and our bottom line.

Natalie Barlow, Marketing Manager of the NFDC and NDTG outlines how to use your NFDC membership in your marketing to maximum effect. Rules, human behaviour, safety and mental health have all been highlighted by the Covid pandemic and there are articles on all of these. Behavioural safety expert Simon Napier-Munn discusses going beyond compliance and leading safety from the top. More than 90 per cent of accidents are attributable to human behaviour or human error, Napier-Munn argues, and this is a good thing. It means that they are preventable. Above all, he argues for leadership and against complacency where safety is concerned. David Price, Managing Director of Vector Equilibrium, reminds us of what we all know all too well, mental health issues have been highlighted and exacerbated by the pandemic. There are strategies to improve wellbeing, however, and alongside these, he draws attention to the Lighthouse Construction Industry Helpline (mentioned later in the yearbook) and the Mental Health First Aid Kit that was sent to all NFDC members to support their employees a few months ago. Equally topical, and even more critical to our collective long-term wellbeing is climate change. Holly Price argues that the demolition industry, like humanity, must adapt to survive, as well as seizing the opportunities positive change brings. Language matters; it frames the way we think and our choice of words both describes the way things are and drives the way things will be. Perhaps we will be hearing a bit more of disassembly and deconstruction, emphasising the highly skilled reuse demolitionhub.com



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and recycling that we know is already such a large part of our industry. Grassroots NFDC members will always have a voice in the organisation and this is reflected in the contractors’ and service providers’ surveys, reviewed in the yearbook. Incoming President of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Richard Dolman, offers his views in his IDE President’s Report, emphasising how education, training and knowledge sharing should be encouraged for the common good of the industry. For inspiration and information, there are demolition case studies from Keltbray, Northeast Demolition, Cawarden and Safedem, including a power station, a school, local authority offices and the record-breaking case of the tallest building to be brought down using explosive demolition. Another remarkable high energy case study featured in the yearbook is that of Rob Collard and

Collard Racing. Having raced touring cars for twenty years, Rob switched to the GT class in 2020 – and won his debut championship. This is just a brief summary of some of the articles contained in the yearbook. There is of course much more in terms of practical information, member news and opinion, directories of contractors organised by region – complete with comment from regional Chairs – and of industry service providers. Demolition Hub is delighted to confirm that the NFDC Yearbook makes both an interesting, informative and inspiring read, a must for desks, coffee tables and bookshelves this year. 16 | DemolitionHUB Magazine


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SUPPLIER INTERVIEW David Ward, Commercial Director of WARD, speaks to Demolition Hub about the development of the waste recycling business, outstanding projects and future plans How did your company start how has it developed since then? WARD was started in the 1940s by my great grandfather, although his father was in a similar line of work a couple of decades prior to that. The business started as a metal collection business in wartime, and has grown consistently through the generations to the business it is today. WARD remains family owned and is run by third and fourth generation family members. The largest development in recent years has been the diversification of services of material handling to demolition contractors and the broader geographical coverage of the business.

Tell us about the services you provide and how your relationship with clients works

We provide a comprehensive service that caters for all material arising from a demolition project, from ferrous and non-ferrous metals, mixed wastes to more specialist wastes such as hazardous liquids and asbestos.

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Our business has grown through having a genuine interest in our customers’ requirements and going the extra mile where we can. The reciprocal support with our customers has been fantastic recently, especially during the tough last 12 months of the Covid pandemic.

What are the standout projects/contracts from your company’s history?

Initially the business traded locally, as many businesses do, so I believe the Royal Ordnance site was a particularly prestigious job in Nottingham and there were many “pit jobs” due to the location of the first site in Swadlincote near Burton. Speaking from my own experience, however, every few years a demolition contractor takes us into uncharted territory, whether it be a chemical processing plant for KDC in Belgium or working with Squibb on a large manufacturing facility at the Celanese plant close to us in Derby, which was the largest contract we had yet completed as a business. Additionally, we are currently engaged on a number of power stations, which prove both interesting and challenging projects. demolitionhub.com


How has the scope of your business developed over time and are you in the process of developing your range of services?

We have a wide range of services available to the industry in general. I think rather than simply increase this we are in a period of developing and improving these as they are wide ranging. I’m not sure there is a business in the UK that offers the range of material services to the industry in the numbers we do. We are looking to increase our offering on muckaway and aggregates over the coming years.

What makes your company different? The relationships we build with our customers and vice versa. We have enjoyed the opportunities of working with many new business in the last few years, businesses that have then continued to trade with us beyond those first dealings, and formed a close working relationship on future projects. It’s an infectious industry for relationships that many times go beyond business.

How do you gain business and spread the word about your services?

Ward has supported the industry at events where possible over the past years and actively promoted the business through the usual channels. However, our best business development opportunities come through recommendations and word of mouth. I think we could do more to market our services to wider industries, however the demolition industry is currently keeping us busy.

You are members of the NFDC. How does your membership benefit you, and what aspects do you most value?

If we disregard the last 12 months, the NFDC has provided us with access to its members in a range of environments. We try not to hassle demolitionhub.com

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our customers as we know what it is like, perhaps sometimes we aren’t in contact enough! However at the regional meetings or at events, you can chat to people without the pressure of business. It’s always nice when you get a phone call a year or so after chatting with someone and they are calling to see if they can do business with you. It isn’t unnoticed that members do try and support the ISPs.

migrated from learning “on the job” in the metal and waste recycling industry in years gone by, we have programmes for almost every member of staff to enable every individual to progress within the business. Personally, I completed courses such as Wamitab and Institute of Directors some time ago, and when time permits, I’d like to look at further development.

Do you undertake any ongoing training or Continuous Professional Development?

Ward has been affected by the pandemic like every other business. We spent a great deal of time at the start of the pandemic to see if there was any way we could continue to operate safely and effectively

Training is something that is integral to our staff development. Having

How has COVID 19 affected your business in the short/ medium term?

and provide services to all our customers. We provide services to hospitals, distribution centres and clients that operate and maintain national infrastructure. This necessity to supply meant we had the opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to assist our customers, rather than just talk about it. It was well received so we’re pleased we took the decision to invest time and effort in scrutinising those health and safety procedures.

What plans are you making to further mitigate the effects of COVID-19?

Ward, like many other businesses, has dispersed areas that had previously concentrated staff, offices in the main with many working from

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How do you see the outlook for your sector and demolition generally, in 2021 and over the following years?

Ward has a positive outlook for 2021, with lots of opportunities to increase efficiencies for our own business but also for our customers. There seems to be a lot of activity as industry tries to push on through this difficult period. Hopefully on a return to a more normal

environment there will be further opportunity for all as the country pulls together to make up for the lost ground. From a commodity pricing perspective, the markets are volatile and as well as providing reward they also present great risks, so we are conscious not to over expose ourselves or our customers to those dangers.

Do you have any notable projects in progress or in planning?

We have a number of notable projects in planning and if we manage half of what we’re looking at, I think we will be pleased. Projects in progress are the power stations that we are fortunate enough to be working on with a range of

contractors. It has been good to learn about these huge and demanding sites.

How do you envisage your company in five to 10 years?


home where possible and those in the office wearing masks. We carry out temperature testing across sites as well as COVID testing frequently and continue to monitor the most current and ever changing best practice.

Ward has a desire to be the company of choice for the demolition industry, for metals and waste services across the UK and we have a deliverable and measured growth plan to enable that. We have recruited a number of new faces to the business in recent years and there has been a degree of succession, certainly in the last 12 months, with fourth generation family members taking more of a leading role.

AND FINALLY What’s your tipple of choice?

A good pint and an espresso martini – two I know but put that down to lockdown.

Favourite cuisine?

Migrated from Indian to Chinese recently.

What’s your bucket list activity?

I haven’t created one yet, however there’s been talk of a trip across America with my dad and a few friends so that’s the aim for now.


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After two years’ service as IDE Vice President, Richard Dolman was elected President in November 2020. Here he speaks exclusively to Demolition Hub about his experiences and ambitions for his presidency Having been elected as President, tell us, is this a path you’ve always seen yourself on?

No, it’s not been like a burning ambition. I first got involved about 12 years ago because I wanted to put something back into the industry and around eight years ago, I got on the council of management. I thought I wouldn’t mind having a crack at presiding over the IDE and doing my bit. Why not? I’ve made myself fairly active in the Council of Management and I’ve been very active in helping develop the demolition degrees. Some other Council of Management members and I got involved with Wolverhampton and we developed the Foundation and Master’s degrees. We have a memorandum of understanding with Wolverhampton; we support them with the with the MSc, and they support us and ratify the Foundation degree, which the IDE delivers. We get students through the Foundation and encourage them to go on to the Master’s. The funny thing is, when we’d got them all rolled out and ready to go, I said to the university, tongue in cheek: “So, are you going to give me an honorary degree?” And they said: “No, if you want it, you’ve got to do it.” So I’m working like crazy now and I’ve nearly finished my Master’s. It’s been a challenge, but I’m nearly there. The last bit is my dissertation, researching the merits of all-risk contracting, where the contractor shoulders all the risk. That’s three quarters done now. 22 | DemolitionHUB Magazine

How much power do you have as President to drive forward your agenda?

I can influence, but I can’t bulldoze it through. I’ve got to get the agreement of the Council of Management. But they’re like minded and if I put a good case

forward for what I’d like to do, then they’ll support me on it. I’ve got a few topics I want to work on. My biggest thing is that I’d really like to see us as an industry get better at sharing best practice. But more than that, sharing lessons learned. That’s really close to my demolitionhub.com


What do you see as the raison d’etre of the IDE? The objective to me is that if somebody involved in a demolition project has got an Institute of Demolition Engineers member on their team, they’ve got somebody that really understands all sides of demolition. Someone that can manage, run, carry out, and in theory, design a demolition project. Becoming a member is not an easy thing to do. You can’t just sign up and become a member, you’ve got to demonstrate and pass quite strict criteria. And we enforce those criteria, because we don’t want to water down the standard.

The IDE is for individuals and the NFDC is corporate. What is your relationship? We have an NFDC representative on our Council of Management, so if there is anything where the NFDC can help us or we can help them, we’re joined up. The NFDC asks the IDE to get involved with activities that they’re doing, so there are synergies.

How did you get into the world of demolition?

I started from nothing in 1994. Aged 20, I fancied a career change so I bought a JCB digger and got a round doing hire work. I did quite a few years just doing plant hire and groundwork and in the late 90s I started doing demolition. A customer of mine said: “I’ve bought a fuel station, I’m going to build houses on it. Can you knock it down?” So I said: “Yeah, I can do that.” And I did it. Then I looked at the demolition industry and thought: “I like this, I’m going to have a go at this,” and away I went, worked hard on recruiting, training and improving, and always looking for an angle to do something better. I was on my own, but as my business grew, I involved my cousin Andrew, who was doing a similar type of thing to me. Andrew and I’d always worked really well together, and in 2007 we said: “Come on, let’s join forces.” And that’s where AR came from.

Off the back of that we formed AR aggregates, which is a recycling facility, an urban quarry that stands on its own recycling aggregates and selling them to the construction and civils world.


heart. We’re not good at it as an industry. I’m not saying other industries are streets in front – there are some – but we’re not good as an industry at saying: “We’ve learned this,” or even what early learnings are. There are high profile things that have gone wrong in our industry and years down the road we’ve still not discussed them, maybe because we’re frightened of prejudicing a legal battle. It’d be terrible if there was an incident and, because of the legal implications, we didn’t talk about it and then a similar incident happened again. The aero industry is the opposite. The minute Rolls Royce has an issue with its engines, they ring up General Electric, their direct competition, and say: “We’ve just learned this.” In our industry, anybody who says: “I’ve not had a close one,” is not telling the truth. I’ve had a close one. I’d go as far as to say everybody in the industry has had a close one. But we’re not open enough about saying what went wrong and what we learned in order to stop it happening again. I don’t think anybody will lose out if we learn to be more open. The other thing that I want to push is education. I’d like to see an offering of more technical, short courses where people can come and learn something that they’re not fully familiar with. For example, for somebody who is knowledgeable in that field to teach how to take a lift out, how to take an escalator out etc. If you get a group of people together and you talk about these things, you’ll find learning through sharing. People will open up and say: “You know, I did this.” All of the time I’ve spent at university, the best learning is the open discussion. The presentations are very interesting, but they stimulate open discussion. So, as regards the IDE, I’m passionate about it. I want to get it more and more recognition so that when somebody does employ a member of the IDE, they know they’re employing a switched on, knowledgeable demolition engineer.

What is AR Demolition’s guiding ethos?

The big thing for me is training the workforce and offering the customers what they want, to find the right people to do a job and the right machinery to do a job. I try to avoid the race to the bottom. We offer a quality service and we charge for what we offer. If you want a Rolls Royce, you pay for a Rolls Royce. If you want a cheaper car, you buy a cheaper car. I believe if it’s not broke, don’t fix it, but I also massively believe in trying to find new and better ways of doing things.

You mentioned always looking to do things better. What do you see as the big game changers in the future?

I really think we should be pushing BIM modelling so we’ve got great information as demolition contractors when we come to do a project. Not only having electronic models of structures for us to work with, but also modelling how we’re going to do a project. If you can model how you’re going to do a project and show stakeholders, you get a lot better buy-in from them. I’m not sure it’s right that our industry is governed under the same regulations as construction because we really are quite different. We often find ourselves on projects being managed by construction professionals who are really good at construction, but perhaps don’t always quite get demolition. And because of the stigma attached to demolition – all thugs with hammers and wrecking balls; blow it up with explosives – people feel the need to micromanage us. I see demolition as, in a way, more challenging than construction. DemolitionHUB Magazine | 23


When you construct something, you design it, measure it, test it, build it, weigh it, do what you like before you build it. There’s a drawing, a plan for every last detail. Whereas in demolition we’re quite often given no information. There’s an element of the unknown and we have to expect the unexpected and engineer around it. “How heavy is that bridge we’re going to take down and how’s it supported?” “How’s that building that we’re going to take down put together?” That takes some seriously skilled people, so I would argue that some of the greatest engineers are in demolition. That’s why there are really good reasons to encourage school leavers and educated people into our industry, there are fabulous career opportunities. Don’t get me wrong, there’s great jobs in construction, but there are great jobs in demolition. And generally, it’s one of those things where people dip their toes in the water and then love it.

people say no, they want them to be a doctor or a lawyer or something. I think people don’t give trades the credit they deserve. We need tradespeople. It’s no good becoming a highly paid lawyer if you can’t find a bricklayer to build your house.

Those who’ve entered an industry as boots on the ground and learned on the job sometimes resent those who come in at a higher level via a formal education. How do you see that?

What are the standout projects during your career?

I think both are equally important. Like all industries, we’re suffering from a skills shortage. So, people who make a career change can come in and learn a new job. Why not? I do think we suffer from people not wanting to put in the hard work at the dirty end first. Sometimes people have got to start out on site doing the hard miles, and I’m not sure how many people want that. A pet hate of mine is that the education system favours the university route and if you don’t go to university, you’re seen to have failed. I don’t see it like that. I challenge people: “If your child came home from school and said they wanted to work in demolition or be a bricklayer or a hairdresser, would you encourage them?” And a lot of 24 | DemolitionHUB Magazine

The IDE has helped develop and deliver the Foundation and Master’s degrees in Demolition Management at the University of Wolverhampton. Would there be a place for a specific Bachelor’s degree between the Foundation and the Master’s?

The Foundation in Demolition Engineering and Management itself is quite difficult, so you could top that up with other modules to gain a Bachelor’s degree, but we encourage people to go straight for the Master’s. Conversely, people who are doing construction degrees can do some demo units within their Bachelor’s course.

One of them was demolishing the car park at the Broadmarsh Centre in Nottingham. That was a real challenge because there was a bus station, various subways and four shops in the structure underneath and we were tasked with keeping them open through the

duration of the project. There was no end of other constraints, but it went really well. I did a flyover in Leicester where there was concern about traffic carnage, but it went very well. Another standout one for me was the ticket concourse at Kings Cross Station, London. There was a lot more to it than meets the eye, it was a very challenging structure that could have easily collapsed.

Do you have a bucket list activity, personally or professionally?

As far as demolition is concerned, I want to demolish a ship. I think most demolition contractors want to do something on the scale of a large power station. I don’t see those as a particular challenge – they’re big and they’re in the middle of a field. I just love the technically challenging jobs that other people might shy away from. Another one is a big stadium. That’d be challenging.

And any personal bucket list activities?

I have an interest in steam engines. I have a steam engine that I love tinkering with and driving round on. But I don’t really, no. I just love doing what I do. I just crack on with that, you know, I love my job. I’m like a Formula One racing driver. I’m being paid to do what I love doing. I’m very satisfied.





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DEMOLITION HUB LAUNCHES THE DEMOLITION SUPPORT DIRECTORY For many years we have made it our duty to find all active UK demolition contractors and have those companies listed with us in our Demolition Directory, which we produce in print at the end of each year. This is alongside the more malleable and up to date online version – www.Demolition.Directory. These are now established as a very useful service for construction companies and contractors, fire stations, local authorities and just about anyone ever requiring a demolition contractor. On the flip-side, every demolition contractor requires kit to do their job proficiently, be that machinery, PPC and workwear, security, safety equipment, comms, excavators, dozers and a plethora of more services to support their aim. With that in mind, we have now launched an online portal named the Demolition Support Directory, where contractors can browse categorised lists of suppliers of whatever service they desire. This comes within a very user friendly model, enabling them to easily contact the service provider for a quote. The site is brand new and as part of our promotional agreement with the NFDC, all

NFDC ISPs get a free listing, so as of now there are 81 listed. Please take a look at the website here: www.demolitionsupport.directory We will be promoting this directory in all parts of Demolition Hub – this magazine, the weekly eNewsletter and online at www.demolitionhub.com. In March we go properly live and we encourage non-NFDC service suppliers to get in touch and be a part of what is sure to be a reliable resource for the industry. Service providers’ participation brings a lot more than just a listing – on the Demolition Support Directory you will not only be able to (rather obviously) list your location, phone number, website and email address, but also showcase what you can offer a demolition contractor in terms of your brand and products. We encourage as many updates to your listing as required whilst a live member. Listings for non-NFDC members were to be made available at £2,000 for 12 months. But as a promotion during this current lockdown, we are offering the rate at £1,500, alongside a listing until the summer of 2022 – 15 months in total, all with as many changes and updates as you require.

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Doosan has expanded the company’s Material Handler range with the launch of the new 23-tonne DX230WMH-5 model, which joins the recently introduced DX250WMH-5 25-tonne machine. Both models are aimed at material handling duties in the solid waste, recycling, demolition and forestry industries. Like the existing larger model, the DX230WMH-5 has two arm cylinders for extra balance and more stability and less movement when using attachments such as grapples. The maximum pin height in the DX230WMH-5 is 11.7 metres, the maximum operating reach is 10.1 metres and the maximum working depth is 4.2 metres.

Elevating cab provides excellent visibility

Another feature that is standard on the DX230WMH-5 is the elevating cab, which provides excellent visibility and high flexibility for the operator. Easily accessed from ground level, the cab can be adjusted to a maximum height of 2.5 metres to give the operator the best view of the work in hand, especially when combined with the rear view camera display in the cab. The operator can adjust the height from within the cab, with an emergency lowering lever installed at the rear of the seat. In the cab, a standard seveninch colour LCD display provides maintenance history and monitoring information. It also displays a video feed from the standard rear-view and side-view cameras, which give even better visibility. Split screen mode displays a camera view and vital machine information at the same time. The feed from the side-view camera can be reviewed independently or in a split screen mode. Designed to carry out the toughest tasks, the DX230WMH-5 is built with front and rear stabilisers, and a boom and arm specifically designed for material handling tasks. The DX230WMH-5 material handler is easy to operate with ergonomic joysticks and a steering wheel. The machine comes equipped with two-way auxiliary and rotate circuit hydraulics to improve efficiency. The operator can use buttons on the joysticks or an optional foot pedal to control auxiliary attachments. demolitionhub.com

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Doosan can also provide a range of options such as gooseneck and straight arms, solid tyres and FOGS, as well as different attachments to match customers’ applications. These can enhance productivity for a wide range of material sorting and handling applications such as those in the scrap metal and other solid waste and recycling industries, as well as logging. There are a number of factory installed options for the Doosan DX230WMH-5 material handler, including the following: • Additional work lamps • Cab guarding • Frame guards • Fuel filter pump • Rotating beacon • Solid tyres • Air compressor An optional generator is available as a turnkey solution without requiring additional modification. For added durability, an optional V-guard protects the machine sides and components behind the doors. The new DX230WMH-5 material handler is powered by the sixcylinder, turbocharged Doosan DL06PA water-cooled diesel engine, providing an output (SAE J1995) of

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129.4 kW (173.5 HP). The DL06PA engine offers convenience and lower costs by meeting Stage IV emission regulations without the need for a diesel particulate filter, using cooled exhaust gas recirculation and selective catalyst reduction aftertreatment technologies.

Power modes to match the application

A special Doosan-developed system, Smart Power Control (SPC), improves machine efficiency while maintaining productivity through variable speed control and pump torque control, automatically adjusting RPM according to the load being handled. With the gooseneck arm, the SPC can be used with all four work modes available on the Doosan DX230WMH-5 material handler. These power modes help the operator to balance fuel consumption and power according to the working conditions. The four selectable power modes are: • Power+ (P+) mode: delivers the fastest work group speeds and greater power for those highly demanding material moving applications • Power (P) mode: provides exceptional power and superior performance for tough heavy lifting, quick truck loading and fast travel speed

• Standard (S) power mode: enhances the machine’s fuel consumption while delivering high performance in everyday lifting and moving of materials • Economy (E) mode: helps reduce fuel consumption for lowdemand applications and slows down machine movement for conditions that require more precise movements. In addition to the four power modes, the DX230WMH-5 includes a lifting work mode, which provides increased pump torque, low engine RPM and an automatic power boost.

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NEW DOOSAN EXCAVATORS AT EIS WASTE SERVICES EIS Waste Services Ltd, based in Aberdeen, has purchased two new Doosan DX180LC-5 18-tonne crawler excavators from Balgownie, the authorised Doosan dealer headquartered in Inverurie in Aberdeenshire. With roots dating back more than 45 years, EIS Waste Services is an independent waste management provider specialising in bespoke waste collection, recycling and disposal services. Working on behalf of a wide range of public and private sector clients in the industrial, commercial, construction and domestic sectors in the city of Aberdeen and across Aberdeenshire, EIS Waste Services has grown steadily over the last three decades and now handles in excess of 100,000 tonnes of waste materials every year. The new DX180LC-5 excavators are the first Doosan machines purchased by EIS Waste Services and are part of the continuing investment being made to further increase capacity at the company’s Gallowhill Waste Recycling Facility. This includes a new £1 million processing plant, one of three now 34 | DemolitionHUB Magazine




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installed at the Gallowhill site. Already Aberdeen’s largest purpose built Waste Transfer and Recycling facility, there are plans to further expand operations at Gallowhill. The increased capacity allows EIS Waste Services to divert even more waste from landfill, providing clients with more environmentally friendly and sustainable disposal and recycling solutions. With a fleet of more than 35 collection vehicles, a

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container fleet in excess of 4,500 units and 105 full time employees, EIS Waste Services has grown to become Aberdeen’s largest dry waste collection and recycling provider, successfully managing more than 1,500 planned waste and recycling collections per day in the busiest periods. Supplying waste to the operations at the Gallowhill site, EIS Waste Services runs a fuelefficient, state-of-the-art fleet of specialist vehicles featuring the latest GPS satellite tracking and communications technology,

providing complete operational control and real-time job status. As part of the company’s Zero Waste to Landfill package, monthly environmental reports demonstrate performance with statistical data derived on accurate weights using the latest dynamic on-board truckweighing technology.

Continuous picking and loading operations

The new Doosan DX180LC-5 excavators have been equipped by Balgownie with raised cabs, hydraulic grabs and several other


of machine we prefer, providing the nimbleness and quick hydraulics we need to move quickly in and around waste piles, initially sorting and picking out materials that cannot be loaded into the processing plants. “Our excavators need to be highly dependable as they work continuously 11 hours a day, clocking up 3,500 hours a year, so the five-year/10,000 hour warranty that Balgownie has provided is a key element for us, showing real confidence in the performance and durability of the Doosan machines.”

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features to meet the specifications required by EIS Waste Services. The raised cabs, rear/side cameras and side mirrors on the excavators provide excellent visibility for the operators to sort and pick through the many piles of waste arriving at the site, removing large items made of wood, metal, plastic and other materials, before feeding the remaining waste into the processing plants at the Gallowhill facility. Neil Sharp, Managing Director at EIS Waste Services, said: “The new DX180LC-5 excavators meet our requirements in terms of the size

The DX180LC-5 is driven by the Perkins 1204F diesel engine, providing 97.9 kW of power at 2,000 rpm. Like all Doosan crawler excavators, the DX180LC-5 has innovative and exclusive features that lead to huge reductions in fuel consumption, amounting to an average of 10 per cent compared to the previous generation machines. Among these features is the Trip Meter Setting screen, which allows operators to check fuel consumption daily (or over a desired period) directly from the control panel; Auto Shut-Off shuts down the engine after a pre-set idling time (three to 60 minutes, configurable by the operator); and a Doosan-developed system, SPC (Smart Power Control), optimises the balance between the pumps’ output and the diesel engine.

Doosan dealer for the north of Scotland

Balgownie is responsible for sales and servicing of the Doosan range of construction equipment from the one-tonne DX10z mini-excavator to the DA45-7 articulated dump truck and everything in between. As an Authorised Doosan Dealer, Balgownie covers the area from the Scottish Highlands and Islands down to as far south as Fife. Customers like EIS Waste Services benefit from a superb on-site service network, covering everything from emergency repairs to routine maintenance. Balgownie‘s factorytrained engineers have many years of hands-on experience of repairs and servicing of plant and machinery. As well as covering existing contracts, Balgownie provides flexible service agreements, depending on the requirements of the customer. The company offers service and warranty work on all existing Doosan machines in its area, backed by a full selection of genuine accessories and parts. Balgownie also holds a stock of new and used Doosan branded machines to respond quickly to customers’ needs. demolitionhub.com

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THE DEMOLITION DISCUSSION Simon Barlow, Managing Director – Rye Group What kind of projects do you work on most frequently?

Typically we work on projects that comprise multiple disciplines and methodologies. Our experience of dealing with complex projects means that we are well equipped to deal with the variety of challenges that jobs throw at us. By way of example, we are currently working on a longrunning programme of work that has involved extensive hazardous 38 | DemolitionHUB Magazine

waste removal, remediation and treatment, combined with extensive demolition. The project is being conducted under the pressure of time, working in close proximity to a busy railway line and bordering large residential estates. The work has also included civil engineering and significant groundworks. Most of the projects we work on now involve a similar level of complexity and restrictions that come with working in busy areas. It’s a challenge we relish though.

What are the standout projects from Rye Group’s history?

There are many, but from a profile perspective, one of the most exciting was the demolition of West Ham Football Club’s Boleyn Stadium – better known as Upton Park. Any football fan knows about Upton Park – a historic ground – and so it was an interesting project, not least removing and lowering a 140-metrelong, 170-tonne steel truss that ran along the top of one of the stands. demolitionhub.com

How has the scope of your business developed over time and are you in the process of developing your range of services?

When we first set Rye up in 1994, we only hired out plant and machinery but, as time progressed it became clear that we had the opportunity to provide more and more services. At all times it has been important to me that Rye maintains a family feel and that we grow organically. This approach has allowed us to develop team members and gradually expand our services over time in a way that ensures we only deliver services we are qualified and comfortable to do. We have learned as we have gone along and are now in a position where we directly supply almost all services involved in the demolition process. This organic growth and family feel is something I’m very proud of and it enables us to deliver the level of professionalism and service we do while maintaining strong, personal relationships with our clients.

What makes Rye Demolition different?

www.ryedemolition.co.uk/projects/ westham-boleynstadium Another major project of interest for us has been the ongoing works at the Kodak factory in Harrow. It may not be that well known outside of the local area, but due to its big white chimney and the amount of employment it has brought to the area for more than 120 years, it has a lot of history. Alongside the story attached to the site, it has presented interesting challenges and the project has evolved as it has demolitionhub.com

Since I established the company, it has been important to me that Rye stands for more than demolition and the other services we provide. As a leader I know that I have the ability to make a difference to our clients, my team, their families, the communities in which we work and society as a whole. Therefore, in recent months we have placed a strong focus on developing our credentials in this area and are pursuing a philosophy of “The Sustainable Standard”. This is a framework that ensures we hold ourselves accountable to delivering our services in a way that makes a positive impact everywhere we work. There are five pillars; Health and Safety, Quality, People, Environmental and Communities. Under each pillar we have a


progressed, so we’ve really enjoyed working there for the past two years. www.ryedemolition.co.uk/projects/ kodak1

programme of work that will keep pushing us forward and fuelling that appetite to improve. My aim is to ensure that we continue to improve how we deliver quality services to our clients in a safe and sustainable fashion and I believe that this framework not only demonstrates our commitment to this end, but also ensures we push ourselves every day. We know that our clients’ reputations depend on how we perform and we understand our responsibility in this area, as well as the wider positive impact we can make to society.

What does this look like in practice?

Under each pillar we have a list of activities and targets that we are pursuing. For instance, we are committed to maintaining our three ISO accreditations for quality, environmental practices and occupational health and safety. This requires us to continually audit our processes and update our working practices. In others we are seeking to enhance our recycling and reuse rates, ensure we have personal development plans in place for all employed staff and embark upon a number of community outreach initiatives such as inviting schools on to sites to learn about the industry, participating in careers shows and supporting local charities and outreach initiatives. The nature of what we can do is clearly different at the moment, but we are being agile and will continue to look for new ways of making a positive difference.

You are members of the NFDC. How does this benefit you, and what aspects do you most value? For Rye, the most important aspect of being a member of the NFDC is the opportunity to engage with the wider industry and work together to maintain standards. It is vital that we protect and develop the reputation of the industry and this is made

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far easier by working closely with other organisations and building a profile of how our services should be delivered. As Chairman for the London and Southern region, I am lucky to have the chance to talk with, not only local firms, but those across the UK. I’ve learned a lot through this role that I can bring back into Rye and also share with other demolition firms to ensure the industry has a positive perception and continues to grow. I strongly urge all demolition companies to actively engage with the NFDC and its members and to take on board the lessons and practices that will drive us all forward together.

Do you undertake any ongoing training or Continuous Professional Development?

We do and, linking back to The Sustainable Standard framework, this is something we are going to focus on more and more. Clearly there are a number of mandatory elements that we cover, such as regular health and safety training and ensuring all operatives’ cards and certifications are up to date. Beyond that, we are looking to expand our training programme and to have an active career progression plan for every member of the team that we employ. We are also committed to bringing on apprentices and employing and developing ex-forces personnel and ex-offenders with a range of skills. By pursuing such initiatives, we believe that it will not only help us as an organisation but also allow us to deliver better services to our clients and improve the lives of our team members and their families.

How has COVID 19 affected your business in the short to medium term? Covid has clearly impacted every home and business across the world and, while it has been a challenge for us as a business, we have generally managed to keep operating for much of the time. Our work is fairly well positioned to deal with the situation, with operatives working in isolation in cabs and much of the work being outside. We have invested heavily in additional resources such as social distancing wardens, personnel to check temperatures on site entry, additional signage and training etc. While this isn’t something we had needed to plan for before the pandemic, the positive side is that we have re-examined many working practices and made changes that improve how we operate. I see many of these changes staying well beyond the end of the pandemic and the continued focus on improvement forming a core of how we operate. 40 | DemolitionHUB Magazine



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What plans are you making to further mitigate the effects of COVID 19?

With health and safety, we try to be as proactive as possible. Unfortunately, with Covid 19 being a new and unknown quantity, we have had to respond quickly to changes and be more reactive than we would normally like to be. To mitigate the effects of Covid 19 further, we will continue to listen and act on any government or Health and Safety Executive guidance that is issued. We will also continue to review our working practices to ensure we make improvements as soon as we see the opportunity. Having a dedicated Health, Safety and Environmental team is a great enabler of this.

What are the biggest technological developments you have seen in demolition and what do you envisage to be the future game changers? The plant that we use in demolition has improved markedly over the years in terms of efficiency, comfort and safety. For example, excavator cabs are now fitted with voice activated Bluetooth so communication between drivers can be carried out hands-free. The newer diesel engines are extremely economical and emit far less airborne contaminates

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than plant of old. We must meet efficiency targets when working within the Greater London area to comply with non-road mobile machine regulations. Plant drivers spend most of the day in their cabs. These are now a much more pleasant place to work from, with sound proofing fitted as standard and much more ergonomic controls. We also have far better safety features such as automatic engine cut-out if a person walks within a certain proximity. 360-degree cameras fitted to machinery also allow a much better view of the working area.

How do you see the outlook for the demolition industry in 2021 and over the following years?

I am an optimist. While times are tough for many firms at the moment, the trend of our economy only leads me to believe that the future is bright. The demand for new housing is not about to slip away and the need to regenerate communities is more important than ever. With the government’s commitment to construction and improving communities across the UK, this presents great opportunities for the demolition industry. We are working on one such project in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire, where we are preparing a tired 1950s development for transformation

into new residential and commercial space – a development that will make a massive difference to the local population and businesses. There are thousands of potential sites across the country in desperate need of attention and we look forward to being part of that positive change. If the industry can work together to continually improve how we operate, I am confident that the future really is positive for us.

Do you have any notable projects in progress or in planning?

We have a number of projects that have either recently started or are in the preparation stages, all of which present different challenges. One of the most interesting though is our work with St James’ at Centre House, White City. We are working almost directly over White City Underground Station and within metres of new residential properties on the other side. The complexity and tightness of the site makes this a challenging site to work on, but also really interesting. We are dealing with several hazards and utilising a range of methodologies and equipment to execute the project and I’m really pleased with how the team is working together and how we are collaborating with a number of external parties to ensure it is completed to time and budget, in a safe and secure manner.




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BPH Attachments, a family-run nationwide supplier and attachments specialist since 1972, was approached by LaBounty to become its exclusive distributor in the UK and Ireland. The decision to work together with BPH was easily made as its core values and long-standing excellent relationship align with those of LaBounty. The main focus for BPH will be LaBounty’s unrivalled and market leading MSD range of steel shears, which add to its already vast collection of attachments. Being the only dealer for LaBounty creates new opportunities in the demolition and scrap metal arenas and, with BPH’s extensive facilities, the company will also be able to refurbish and service the existing LaBounty users’ equipment. Matthew Bastable, Sales Director at BPH Attachments, said: “We are known in the industry for being a supplier and distributor of quality attachments, no matter the job. Being chosen to work with LaBounty, the world’s best and most sought-after brand, is a very proud moment for us. It’s testament to the focus we place on customer service and having a friendly team filled with expert knowledge who can ensure we best match our products to our customers’ projects backed up by our in-house team of mobile specialist engineers.” Kenan Cirak, Regional Sales Manager – Europe, said: “We are looking forward to supporting our existing LaBounty customers in UK and Ireland Republic with BPH’s intensive sales and aftersales network. LaBounty has a strong presence in the UK and Republic of Ireland and our focus will be on helping our existing customers to keep their productivity at optimum levels with active product, service and spare part support as well as reaching out to new customers who are looking to improve their productivity and profitability.”


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to hire trained, safe and insured drone pilots. There was a need not only for a directory of professionals, but a safe and secure network of likeminded and passionate drone operators and so, Drone Safe Register was born. Over the past five years, the standardised approach to connecting customers with drone services has developed, alongside the increasing demand for aerial data capture. In addition to the introduction of an instant quote system, simplifying the search

by location process to allow instantaneous results, Drone Safe Register has numerous tools on its website to make finding and hiring a trained, safe and insured drone or ground camera operator easier. As a result of this hard work, thousands of people are now using its professional network of drone operators, hundreds of members are making their mark in the drone industry and the company remains the nation’s most trusted platform for commercial drone operators, with more than 500 subscribing members. Capturing construction and demolition is a bold new way to demonstrate the development in action. Using a combination of time-lapse and hyperlapse (moving time-lapse) not only provides data that supports the reporting of progress on site, but also quality demolitionhub.com



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aerial data for marketing purposes. Drones are increasingly being deployed in the construction and demolition industry to track progress, save time and resources and to collect realtime data for better understanding of on-site events. These aerial insights can increase progression tracking and ensure that any problems are caught early on, avoiding increased cost or projected project time. Aerial data can provide extremely accurate 3D Mapping, measurements and thermosensitive data for applications prior to construction or demolition commencing, providing extensive evidence for comprehensive reports. Over the years DSR has implemented numerous other platforms, some with the purpose of adding incentivised services to subscribing members (Drone Safe Transfer, partnership with Coverdrone, partnership with Altitude Angel), others creating additional streams of revenue (Drone Safe Store and Drone Safe Partners). In a time when access to information is expected to be instantaneous, the platform not only offers an opportunity for direct contact with industry professionals, but also makes choosing an

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operator who is safe, qualified and legal easier. Drone Safe Register has established a community based network for subscribing members. In an industry that promotes primarily independent working situations, it is imperative to network with like-minded individuals with shared passions. The network Drone Safe Register provides encourages members to operate to the highest standards, following the latest regulations and it further encourages discussion regarding technical compliance, advice, insurance, qualifications and additional training. Following new drone laws implemented by EASA, there has been some confusion regarding the safe flying of drones. There has

never been a better time for Drone Safe Register to expand its platform and encourage the safe and legal flying of drones by professionals who are passionate about working together to grow the reputation of their industry. As such, the company is currently crowdfunding on Crowdcube to accelerate its growth and launch overseas. For more information on Drone Safe Register and its members, services and products, or to participate in its crowdfunding campaign, go to https://dronesaferegister.org.uk.

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Skylapse Media is a professional drone and aerial videography production company servicing the construction industry. It is owned and operated by qualified airline pilots, who because of the Covid pandemic, have found themselves facing an uncertain future working as pilots for various global flagcarrying airlines. Originally trading as Specialist Drone Technologies we rebranded last May because we wanted to highlight the media production side of our business. Using state of the art drones and patented software we can provide site managers and construction companies with real-time snapshots of progress to date. We also provide restricted access images of hard to see areas of the project. 2D and 3D mapping and modelling capabilities allow site planners to develop ideas and move projects forward in a safer environment. Our speciality, however, is the Skylapse video. Using our skills and technology, we fly a fixed route around clients’ sites bi-weekly or monthly then professionally edit the images to produce a stunning timelapse from the sky. Our clients can watch their project literally spring up from the ground, from the first spade to the last decal.



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These impressive videos are then used to promote their work on their websites or any social media platforms. As airline pilots, safety and security are in our DNA. We bring coolness under pressure and our standard operating procedures to every drone job. Clients can rest assured they are getting the highest quality drone pilots available, with hundreds of hours of commercial drone operation and thousands of hours of airline piloting behind them. We have an ever growing client base, including Interserve Construction, Willmott Dixon, Canbury Construction and RDG Engineering. In the last week in January, weather permitting, we will be filming and live streaming the demolition of a chimney stack north of Birmingham. We are looking to take on more drone pilots and expand our client base and are in talks with Mace construction and Berkeley homes on bigger projects. Our vision for the future includes setting up a drone pilot academy, providing candidates with the training, skills and qualifications they would need to fly for us commercially. It never ceases to amaze me and my fellow directors how far we came during the troubled year of 2020 and we are very much looking forward to seeing where we can take this remarkable company in 2021. www.skylapsemedia.com

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drone technology Until recently, aerial filming was a luxury few could afford; with helicopters costing upwards of £1,000 per hour, elevated imaging was simply out of reach. UAV (drone) technology has advanced quickly over the last few years, however, making aerial image gathering a realistic option. From broadcast aerial and commercial filming to thermal imaging and specialist surveying imagery, drones are fast Gilpin Demolition brings down Plymouth’s Union Street footbridge

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becoming the norm across all commercial industries. When drone technology became usable within a non-military environment, Gavin Crowther and Jim Bishop were among the first people to experiment with the technology and its uses in the TV broadcast and structural development industries. They got

together in 2015 while delivering a talk about the use of drones in various industries for the Apple Store in Plymouth, Gavin speaking about broadcast filming and Jim speaking about construction and development filming. They soon

Aerial view of domestic demolition in Plymouth


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realised they could work together and capture a greater audience. The result was Red Air Drones, now Red Air Media, a production company using the specific skills of its highly experienced and talented operatives to build full media packages for clients’ promotional and social media requirements. Five years on, Gavin and Jim have built a strong brand and a company that not only uses the tools available Red Air Dones makes an aerial view of a tower block cheap and easy


Jim Bishop and Gavin Crowther

Gavin and Jim have more than 40 years’ combined experience in media and visual data collection. Gavin has been a broadcast documentary cameraman covering war and local and network news since 1986. For the first ten years of his career in television, he spent much of his time in some of the most demanding and extreme environments in the world. These included adventure documentaries and “first attempt” expeditions such


but develops new technologies to suit specific requirements. It creates stills and video packages for its clients, ultimately developing long lasting relationships with companies across a wide range of industries from broadcast news and documentaries to construction and demolition to redevelopment. The Red Air Media media team are all highly experienced UAV pilots and camera operators/ photographers, used to working in broadcast and commercial environments to deliver the footage required for clients to enhance their creative narrative using stunning visuals from a unique perspective. All pilots have trained using Flyby Technology www.flybydronetraining. co.uk, giving the best foundation for flying different drones in each application to the highest standards. With more than 1,000 hours of combined flying time, the team is one of the most experienced in the UK.

as climbing the highest sea cliff in Britain, caving in south west China, flying from the UK to Jordan in a microlight without ground support and following the migration of steppe eagles down the Great Rift Valley in central Africa using hang gliders and microlights. He has worked with most of the major television networks, winning an EMMY Award for outstanding electronic camera work for the American Outdoor Life Network. Moving over to local and network news in 1995, he spent a lot of his time with the military in wartime scenarios, refining his aerial photography skills filming from helicopters and developing bespoke camera systems to suit the environments he was working in. Jim has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and co-founded Red Air Drones with a vision to innovate in drone technology. Drones are now playing a major role in the construction industry and he is continually working with clients on developing new UAV drone technology to fulfil imaging demands in a variety of industrial environments. Jim has also been the driving force behind Red Air Media’s invitation to be a member of the British Drone Consortium, working on innovative ideas for dealing with COVID issues and deployment of spraying drones for large-scale exterior sanitisation.

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Over the past few years, the company has brought onboard extremely talented specialists to fulfil its goals, moving into using Real-Time Kinematic technology (RTK) to map large areas and accurately show detailed 3D computer models for volumetric assessment for mining

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and development companies. Aerial 3D mapping measurable to two centimetres is now available and affordable, saving time and labour on the ground. The technology can produce 3D images for CAD overlay, Point Cloud models and measurements of distance, area, and volume. Thermal imaging drones use this software and are available

at different levels, depending on resolution and final data output required. Infrared imagery is captured alongside JPEG and RAW images. This takes a fraction of the time required by traditional groundbased GPS surveys. Using drones to gather high resolution information remotely has a huge health and safety benefit for operators and clients, as it can be done from one safe point for the pilot and crew, with the drone pre-programmed to gather the shots needed. This technology gives accuracy down to two centimetres per pixel, something that was impossible before the advent of drones using RTK technology. A substantial proportion of Red Air Media’s work is capturing regeneration and development projects from conception to completion using aerial, ground based and time-lapse images. The company worked with Gilpin Demolition on several landmark sites across the city of Plymouth over the last few years and has developed new and dramatic filming techniques to highlight not only the complexities of successful professional demolition work, but also the visual aesthetic to produce a completely new perspective to the art of demolition. The marketing arm of Red Air Media helps clients build an online presence and develop a marketing format to push their product to the front of the queue. The company’s policy is to develop friendly lines of communication not only with clients, but with members of the public who could potentially be affected by work. For example, when surveying domestic locations, representatives are always on hand to talk to and put at ease people whose properties they are working around. As drone technology is still relatively new, explaining the advantages of using drones garners a positive response. Red Air Media always operates following the aviation rules set down by the CAA, including permissions for night flying operations. The company is fully insured with dual employers’ liability. demolitionhub.com

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KEEP WORKING SAFE WITH CASELLA TECH Casella launches social distancing and contact tracing kit

Casella, expert manufacturer of smart monitoring technology, is launching an innovative, technological solution to simplify social distancing in the workplace. Orbi-Trace smart tag is a flexible social distancing solution that provides simple proximity alerts all the way up to full effective contact tracing. The body-worn OrbiTrace smart tag is simple to operate, with a stop/start input and single LED power alert. It gives the wearer fully configurable vibration and audible alerts whenever a two-metre safe distance is breached, and can operate indoors and out, with a battery life of up to seven days. The sophisticated Ultra-wideband (UWB) connectivity detects distances down to 10 cm – making it 20 times more accurate than Bluetooth and 50 times more accurate than GPS. The connectivity will not cause interference with WIFI or other RF technologies. When combined with 56 | DemolitionHUB Magazine

the wall-mounted anchor unit and proprietary, free-to-use Infection Insights software, the Orbi-Trace can be used to generate connection graphs and risk and contact assessments, should an employee test positive for COVID-19. Adding additional anchor units to the system expands this to full realtime contact tracking, giving users access to heat maps of areas where social-distancing may be consistently challenging, and a full contact tracing history, making enforcing controls much more straightforward. For those mediating employee privacy concerns, the Orbi-Trace system is also fully GDPR compliant. “The Orbi-Trace smart tag is a combined solution to the challenges employers and employees alike face in ensuring a COVID-secure, compliant workplace; maintaining social distancing; enforcing the correct control measures; contact tracing where needed and, most importantly, giving workers and workplaces vital peace of mind that their safety is top priority.” For more information about the Orbi-Trace smart tag and Casella’s range of market leading personal monitoring equipment, visit www.casellasolutions.com. demolitionhub.com







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WELCOME 2021! WE HAVE GREAT EXPECTATIONS... by Jacqueline O’Donovan, Managing Director of O’Donovan Waste Disposal

What a rollercoaster of a year 2020 was. Happy New Year has never been a more welcome phrase as it is normally associated with a time of expectation and change and the joy of ringing in the new. I think we can all agree that the joy this time round is ringing out the old year. Never have I been gladder to see January arrive, even though we have been hit with the severest of restrictions. When I think back to the beginning of 2020, I was extremely optimistic, glad to move on from the last decade and the doom and gloom of bank bailouts and Brexit. What a shock lay ahead as the absolute disaster unfolded. COVID-19 has had a huge impact and changed the world we live in. 2020 brought about challenges we never dreamed of and everyone, young and old, has had to adapt. We have had to learn new ways of co-existing at breakneck speed and have had to change the habits of a 58 | DemolitionHUB Magazine

lifetime in terms of working, shopping, travelling and interacting. The Coronavirus pandemic has introduced us to phrases like social-distancing, R-number and contacttracing. It has made most of us reassess and prioritise what is important, recognising how much we did not appreciate the life we had and the freedom we enjoyed until they were restricted. As we have steered our way through COVID-19, one thing that has become abundantly clear is just how precious our mental health is. The last year has put tremendous strain on people with existing mental health challenges but also on people who have never previously experienced any issues. The pandemic has made us realise how fragile we are mentally and how important it is to prioritise our health. As employers, it has fallen to us to support our teams and help them cope with changes to the way they work, such as from home, or being furloughed. This will have to be a major priority for business leaders as we plan ahead. It will be imperative to continue to support staff as the inevitable effects will continue to emerge for some time to come. If anything positive has come from the pandemic, it will hopefully be that people are more able to talk about how they feel and are coping and will go some way to remove

the unnecessary stigma attached to having mental health issues. Although we are currently back in lockdown, the next three to six months will see the continuation of the rollout of the vaccine after the UK became the first country in the world to approve a fully tested inoculation. Forty million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were initially ordered and now the world is watching as the UK manages the challenges of logistics, storage, delivery and administration of this brand new class of vaccine (mRNA vaccine) as well as the others that are coming onstream. Until the most vulnerable of our society are vaccinated, we must continue to endure the restrictions, adhere to the guidelines of wearing masks and social distancing, but this time with the knowledge that there is light at the end of the tunnel and we will hopefully be able to revert to some normality again. Once this current wave of restrictions has passed, I will renew my enthusiasm for 2021. Although we are hoping for things to return to how they were before the pandemic, we will remember the lessons we have learned. We have a chance to implement the more efficient ways of working that we have adopted but also, we need to recognise the importance of prioritising our collective health and wellbeing. We would be foolish if we did not examine the failings of the past year and use the lessons learned to build a better, more resilient future. demolitionhub.com





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MONITORING VIBRATION ON DEMOLITION SITES John Campbell explains why it is essential to monitor cracks on buildings during demolition activities

Why monitor cracks in buildings?

Cracks in a structure are one of the first signs of dislocation due to ground movement and observing the appearance of and measuring the change in crack

width is a common technique used to assess structural damage. This is pertinent to planning the use of heavy demolition machinery on site, predicting the effects of demolition itself and evidencing the effects of demolition post completion.

Typical ground movements associated with demolition and construction activities:

Heave • When large structures are demolished, there can be an upward movement of the ground beneath nearby structures due to soil expansion. Settlement (also known as compaction) • Downward movement as a result of soil being compressed by the weight of a building after construction. Subsidence • The ground beneath a building sinks, usually occurring when the ground loses moisture and reduces in volume. Areas with clay soil can be more susceptible. Changes to a water course, removing trees and vegetation and collapsing drains can all contribute to subsidence. Landslip • Downward movement of sloping ground. Cracks can also indicate whether there has been stress on the structure due to excessive transient and cyclical vibration. Guidance on vibration from construction and demolition activities is provided in BS5228-2 Code of practice for noise and vibration control on open sites.

Monitoring crack movement techniques

The traditional method for measuring cracks is by installing a manual crack monitor. Once the monitor is in position across a crack, movement can be read off the device and noted by the engineer during a construction project. This relies on regular site visits and good note keeping. There are more consistent and reliable methods, however.

Automated crack monitors

It has become popular to use digital crack monitors, which can be linked to data loggers for remote access and send alerts if there are significant changes. Sensors often record temperature at the same time to display how a crack varies as structures naturally heat and cool. Data is typically displayed on a cloud platform at an hourly resolution for easy and complete analysis. The system should be left in place for as long as possible to build a picture of evidence to assess whether the movement is still accruing and the direction of travel. Modern loggers can run on internal batteries for several years.

Vibration in buildings and structures – selecting the correct sensor for measurement

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opinion services. Excessive vibration can cause serious damage to nearby structures. In order to evaluate risks and monitor compliance, it is common to measure vibration levels. Limits and guidelines are published in BS 5228-21, BS 73852 and BS ISO 48663, which indicate where vibration induced events may cause adverse response from people and damage to structures. These standards require that the vibration is measured in terms of peak vibration velocity, (Peak Particle Velocity).

Sensor selection

It is possible to measure acceleration using an accelerometer and convert this to velocity, but it is not recommended for construction and demolition activities. With steady signals on a laboratory shaker it is possible, but in the real world, vibration events are more complex and the process (integration) does not work so well. The use of a sensor that gives a direct readout in terms of the metric specified in the standard is demolitionhub.com

recommended. A direct reading vibration velocity sensor, also known as a geophone, will give better results and less uncertainty than trying to process data from alternative measures. Geophones are routinely used for this reason and they will also be more power efficient as the energy required to make the complex conversions is not required. Advice on this subject is given in ISO 4866:2010, Section 8.2: “It is better to use an appropriate transducer to measure the required quantity directly and avoid the process of integration or differentiation.”

Sensor mounting

It is better to have a freestanding sensor that can be directly mounted on the structure to be monitored, as this provides direct coupling between source and instrument without the complexity of associated electronic correction networks. It also means that the sensor can be accurately calibrated to ensure ongoing compliance.


BS 7385-1: 1990 Evaluation and measurement for vibration in buildings. Part 1: Guide for measurement of vibrations and evaluation of their effects on buildings 1

ISO 4866:2010 Mechanical vibration and shock – Vibration of fixed structures – Guidelines for the measurement of vibrations and their effects on structures 2

BS 5228-2:2009 Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites – Part 2: Vibration 3

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Basewell Ltd of Gibraltar – a Casella Guardian2 case study Establishing any construction project is a careful balancing act between many legal, financial and social responsibilities. Firms not only have a responsibility to shareholders and business partners, but to their workers, the local authority and site neighbours in the wider community as well.

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CONCRETE FABRICATION Managing the latter set of responsibilities while maintaining consistent project delivery is something that Gibraltarbased concrete fabrication and construction contractor, Basewell Ltd, found to be a learning curve during the early days of the company. Established in 2010, the company was on the ground level of Gibraltar’s construction boom and has since grown to supply major construction companies on the island including GJBS, SITUS, SACYR and CASAIS. Supplying and fabricating concrete meant that Basewell Ltd was faced with managing one of the most pervasive of construction site environmental hazards – dust. Exposure to high levels of dust can lead to long term health effects including respiratory illnesses and more immediate health risks such as eye and airway irritation and asthma attacks. The United Nations’ International Labour Organisation estimates that around 17 per cent of global worker deaths are attributable to respiratory diseases, making the monitoring and control of respiratory hazards such as construction site dust a vital responsibility. demolitionhub.com

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CASELLA GUARDIAN2 There are several methods of monitoring construction site dust, which include fence line or site boundary monitoring. Several monitoring solutions are set up around the perimeter of the site and consistently monitor levels of dust (and potentially other hazards like excess levels of noise and vibration), capturing data and alerting users to any breach in acceptable levels. The Environmental Agency Gibraltar sets out a need to monitor and control dust levels in the Environmental (Control of Dust) Regulations 2010. In order to gain its certificate of approval to operate, Basewell Ltd needed to outline a dust plan policy and provide monthly dust level reports from its sites to the agency. Basewell Ltd employed the Casella Guardian2 combined boundary monitoring solution to achieve this.

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Prior to the installation of the Casella Guardian2, monitoring for dust levels was conducted visually, and inspectors from the Environmental Agency would visit Basewell’s sites frequently to conduct inspections. Managing legal and regulatory responsibilities and the expectations from external agencies and local authorities is a key part of project management. This can be very time consuming, managing site visits from inspectors and producing reports of hazard levels to a regular schedule. The Guardian2 is equipped with a function that allows data to be captured and reports to be automatically generated and sent to multiple recipients via SMS or email. This also enables users to set up alerts for when parameters for a particular hazard are exceeded, meaning site safety managers can monitor hazard levels remotely across multiple projects. This allowed Basewell Ltd to easily automate

reports on dust levels and send these reports on to the Environmental Agency. The result was not only eased regulatory compliance and hazard monitoring, but substantially reduced site visits by the Environment Agency over the course of a year as Basewell is able to provide all the necessary monitoring data remotely. Using the Guardian2 site boundary monitor has not only allowed Basewell Ltd to increase worker safety on site by identifying which activities produce high levels of dust, but also promoted a positive and responsible relationship with the environmental authority. The use of automated, hands-free reporting and continuous data capture ensures a record of full accountability is easily accessible at all times and allows Basewell Ltd to focus on what it does best – servicing Gibraltar’s concrete needs as one of the most reliable contractors on the Rock. For more information, visit www.casellasolutions.com




The third annual British Demolition Awards has rather unsurprisingly taken a leave of absence in 2020. All things being well, we are booked in to be back on Friday, 16 July 2021 in Brighton. Following on from successful awards ceremonies and dinners in Birmingham and Manchester in 2018 and ‘19 respectively, this year’s event, which is to be attended by 400+ contractors and suppliers from the UK demolition industry, will be held at the home of our local (hopefully still) Premier League football club, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, The American Express Community Stadium. We are very proud to holding the awards at this prestigious venue. The awards and dinner will be in the Mayo Wynne Baxter Lounge and additional stand and networking area will be in the iTalk Lounge, both with pitchside views of the Premier League ground. Chambers Media, the creator of this event, has run the awards for the past two years and is bringing them to the south coast for the third celebration of all things within British demolition. It

is delighted to have secured the BBC’s Mike Shaft as the host after Chambers Media’s Ben Chambers was wooed by the award winning broadcaster’s fun and upbeat compering at The Builders’ Conference Awards in December 2019. Now in its third year, the event is going from strength to strength, recognising the foremost national and international players in the demolition industry and providing industry professionals with a forum to meet, socialise and talk business. The annual event, hosted at premium conference hotels across the country, consists of a networking reception, the awards dinner and an afterparty. For the third year running, Chambers Media is proud to have secured McCloskey Equipment as the event’s principal sponsor. The British Demolition Awards is an unmissable opportunity for all those in the industry, and for that reason a perfect marketing opportunity for your company. We invite you all to attend. For table bookings please email awards@chambers.media.


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Chambers Media and Demolition Hub were among the invitees at Caterpillar’s online European launch of the next generation of CAT demolition excavators. Due to the ongoing pandemic it was of course a socially distanced affair, presented live from Caterpillar’s Malaga Demonstration and Learning Centre by Michael Loyer, Industry Segments and Work Tools Manager, Global Construction and Infrastructure division at Caterpillar. Speakers joined the press conference from around the world, starting with Brian CAT 352 UHD at work Abbott, Worldwide Product Manager for Large Excavators. Abbot started by expressing his delight at having won specific improvements that had the World Demolition Summit award been made: “The 352 UHD now for Manufacturer Innovation, Plant reaches 28 metres high with a 3.7 and Equipment for the CAT 352 tonne work tool. That is the highest UHD next generation high reach height to weight work tool ratio in demolition machine. the industry.” “I’m not sure that I can put into The event also took attendees words how excited I was when I on-site, where in a previously heard the news that morning that recorded segment, Giles Ronnet, we had won the award. Caterpillar Product Application “It’s fantastic recognition of a Specialist spoke to customer Bruno lot of hard work by Caterpillar and Chastagner, General Manager of the Caterpillar dealer team on the Chastagner Demolition, who had 352 UHD,” he said. “We are humbled the opportunity to operate one of to be recognised by the experts of the first 352 UHDs on his job-site in demolition. We’re over the moon.” southern France. Speaking about the product, Chastagner mentioned Abbott emphasised the demolitionthe stability of the machine at demolitionhub.com

products height, due to its wider and longer undercarriage. He was also impressed by its ability to support heavier work tools, which was particularly important in the industrial demolition applications his company carried out. Finally, he mentioned the reduced fuel consumption of the machine. High reach operator Claude Riboulon confirmed these findings from the cab of the machine. Giles Ronnet then joined Loyer on stage to talk about the 340 UHD Next Generation, which boasts hydraulic variable gauge as an option, ranging from three to four metres to allow easier demolitionhub.com


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transportation; UHD or retrofit booms; electrohydraulic controls; stability monitoring and a whopping work tool weight of up to 3,700kg. To top this off, the new

machine has up to 15 per cent lower operating costs. The product was brought to market, Ronnet explained, based on what customers told Caterpillar. “Reducing fuel consumption and maintenance cost whilst improving CAT 352 UHD


performance,” he said, “and this is exactly what we did.” Highly efficient engine, controls and transmission of power result in up to 15 per cent lower fuel consumption and consequent emissions. Hydraulic oil intervals went from 2,000 hours to 3,000 hours, while engine oil intervals went from 500 hours to 1,000 hours. These lead to a five per cent maintenance cost reduction. Summarising the UHD 340, he said: “You can tear down structures all day long with speed, precision and control. Caterpillar offers the best in class.” The final presentation was from Bas Timmers, Global Work Tool Specialist, who spoke about the Hydraulic Coupler S-interface (HCS). “The big advantage is that you do not leave the cab to swap work tools. Operators typically swap work tools between two and 20 times a day, so this makes it a safer solution.” Dedicated software depressurises the system automatically when the operator is exchanging and engaging the tool. “When swapping work tools, the operator does not need to leave the cab,” he said. “The coupler itself is also a very safe solution. We’ve got four features to ensure the tool remains with the coupler.” These are sensor technology; an additional flat area on the wedges; spring loaded wedges keeping the wedge in place in the case of loss of pressure; and a check valve in the cylinder. Secure lock sensor technology communicates with the operator in the cab. Timmers concluded by saying: “Caterpillar is unique in the market as we are able to provide a total solution to our customers in demolition.” The press conference concluded with questions from the virtual audience, including where the demolition excavators were produced (Akashi in Japan) and when the 340 UHD would be available in Europe, to which the answer was April 2021. For further information see www.cat.com.

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Sky high – the CAT 352 UHD

The Cat® 352 UHD Ultra High Demolition excavator is designed to handle difficult demolition of tall structures using a range of Cat demolition attachments, including multi-processors, grapples, shears and hydraulic hammers with the retrofit boom. The UHD front can be switched for a straight or bent (retrofit) boom position for lowerlevel demolition and earthmoving applications. This switch, with no special tool required, typically takes two people about 15 minutes. The 352 UHD features a variable-gauge undercarriage (hydraulically activated), as well as the Cat Active Stability Monitoring system, which continuously informs the operator of work tool position within a safe working range and warns when the machine is approaching stability limits.

Working parameters


In the UHD configuration, the 352 UHD provides 28 metres of vertical height to the work tool attachment pin, and 15.8 metres’ horizontal reach, when working with a 3.7-tonne tool. These ample specifications allow the 352 UHD to demolish structures eight or nine storeys high fast, with precision and control thanks to the electro-hydraulic control system. Undercarriage gauge is four metres for optimum stability when working, and three metres for transport with 0.6-metre track shoes. In retrofit straight boom configuration, the 352 UHD uses a 9.1-metre retrofit boom with a choice of 2.9 or 3.4-metre retrofit stick. Equipped with the longer stick and a 3.06 cubic-metre-bucket, the 352 UHD has a digging depth of 6.7 metres and a maximum reach at ground level of 11.9 metres. The 352 models use the Cat C13 engine, rated at 408 horsepower (304 kW), and meeting EU Stage V/ US EPA Tier IV Final emissions standards. The C13 also is capable of operating on biodiesel up to B20. Three power modes in the machines allow the operator to match machine performance to the task at hand and a new high efficiency, hydraulic, reversing fan demolitionhub.com

Operator safety and comfort

The Cat demolition cab features a falling objects guard structure (FOGS) and includes front and roof laminated glass with a P5A impact rating. The cabs tilt 30 degrees upwards for an optimum line of sight to the work tool and a more productive and comfortable working position for the operator. The windshield and roof glass feature one-piece, parallel wipers with three intermittent settings with washer spray. A premium seat,

heated and cooled, is standard. Rear-view and right-hand-side view standard cameras provide clear images on the monitor. The left console tilts up for easy cab entry and exit, advanced viscous mounts reduce cab vibration up to 50 per cent compared with previous excavator models and controls are easily accessible. UHD models are equipped to accept a work-tool camera, which can be installed by the Cat dealer with a kit. Standard radio has USB ports and Bluetooth technology to connect personal devices and to make hands-free calls. In the cab, each joystick button can be programmed, including power mode, response and pattern, and these settings can be recalled using appropriate operator identification. An automatic hydraulic oil warm up feature quickly brings the system to operating temperature and helps prolong component life. A high resolution 10-inch touchscreen monitor allows fast navigation, including operating

and maintenance tutorials.

Maintenance simplified


cools the engine on demand to help reduce fuel consumption. When using the retrofit boom, the machine can use the Cat GRADE with 2D grade control system, swing e-fencing and the Cat Payload on-board weighing system. The Payload system can be used with VisionLink® (online telematics interface) to remotely manage production targets via the machine’s Product Link™ (telematics system).

Extended service intervals help reduce maintenance costs. Ground-level hydraulic oil checks and fuel system water drains speed routine service. Filter life and maintenance intervals can be tracked via the in-cab monitor. All fuel filters can be changed at a synchronised 1,000 hours and oil and fuel filters are grouped on the right hand side of the machine for easy access. The engine air intake filter with pre-cleaner has double the dust holding capacity of the previous filter and the hydraulic oil filter provides improved filtration performance and anti-drain valves to keep oil clean when the filter is replaced at a 3,000-hour interval. Oil sampling ports simplify maintenance and allow for easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis. There’s no limit – the CAT 352 UHD


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Built to withstand the difficult demolition of tall structures, the new CatŽ 340 UHD Ultra High Demolition excavator boasts a more than 13 per cent higher pin height than the 340F UHD, to reach up to eight-floor structures. More UHD and Retrofit boom/stick configurations, along with a range of Cat demolition attachments, deliver increased machine flexibility to meet contractors’ jobsite needs to maximise machine utilisation. Its unique coupling system allows for switching between two UHD fronts and Retrofit booms and sticks with no special tools in 15 minutes. The hydraulically actuated variable-gauge undercarriage is built to deliver both outstanding stability and efficient transport by offering a 4,000mm extended width that retracts to only 3,000mm with 600The CAT 340 UHD

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Flexible efficiency

The new 340 UHD allows for the sticks to be configured with either a Cat CW, S-type or Pin grabber coupler to optimise machine versatility and productivity. With two UHD front options available, the 22-metre front offers a maximum 3.7-tonne weight at stick pin and maximum horizontal reach of 13.55 metres at stick nose over the front and side of the machine. Working with a 3.3-tonne maximum weight at stick pin, the 25-metre front offers a 13.33-metre maximum reach at stick nose over the front and side of the machine. It matches the line of Cat MultiProcessors, specifically the MP332 and MP324. The hydraulic boom lines are quickly connected/disconnected by hand and without special tools, allowing the UHD front to be switched to the Retrofit boom in a matter of minutes. Contractors can choose between one or two-piece boom options for high productivity truck loading or lower level demolition work. Three stick options are available at lengths of 2.8, 3.2 and 3.9 metres, providing ultimate flexibility for maximum machine utilisation. Standard Cat Payload provides on-the-go weighing and realtime estimates of the payload, so operators can achieve precise load targets when working with the one piece Retrofit boom. (Caterpillar Payload monitoring will be activated at a later date in 2021) Rated at 232 kW, the EU Stage V emissions standard-compliant Cat C9.3B engine powering the new 340 UHD excavator runs on either diesel or biodiesel fuel up to B20 to meet jobsite requirements. Three engine power modes – Power, Smart and Eco – match the machine to job needs to significantly lower fuel demolitionhub.com

consumption over the 340F UHD. Smart mode automatically matches engine and hydraulic power requirements, providing maximum power output when needed and reducing power on less demanding tasks to save fuel. A new high efficiency, hydraulic, reversing fan cools the engine on demand to also help reduce fuel consumption.


one-piece cradle design, compared to two-piece on the 340F UHD, reduces UHD boom transportation height to less than 3000mm. 340 UHD with fixed undercarriage has a reduced transportation height of 3,403mm, a 117mm reduction compared to the previous F-series.

for more productive demolition and a comfortable sight line without neck strain when working on eight-floor buildings. For better visibility of the tool when working at height, the UHD front is work tool camera ready. The demolition cab is equipped with

Built for comfort and control: The Cat 340 UHD cab

Operator productivity and comfort

Operators efficiently navigate machine configuration and operating parameters on the new 254mm high-resolution touchscreen monitor. Viewed through the new monitor, the Cat active stability monitoring system continuously informs operators if the work tool is positioned within the safe working range and provides audible and visual warning alerts when approaching the stability limit. Ranging from 1.5 to 100 per cent, the stability ratio side bar changes length and colour from green to yellow to red, depending on the ratio. Built to accommodate operators of all sizes in comfort, the width of the new premium heated and cooled seat has been increased by five per cent over previous designs. Its new left-hand tilt-up console helps to improve ingress/egress up to 45 per cent. Operators can programme machine operating settings, including the joystick button controls, and the system stores each setting, based on the operator ID. The 340 UHD features a 30-degree tilt-up cab design

Falling Object Guard Structure (FOGS), and front and roof P5A, 10mm laminated glass for safety. The windshield and roof glass feature one-piece, parallel wipers with three intermittent settings with washer spray. Standard rearview and side-view camera provide enhanced visibility of the operating area on the in-cab monitor. A 360-degree bird’s eye view camera system is optional.

Simplified maintenance

Maintenance intervals are extended and more synchronised on the Cat 340 UHD excavator to lower operating costs and reduce service time. Offering a 50 per cent longer service life, the new hydraulic filter improves filtration and features a 3,000-hour change interval, while anti-drain valves keep the oil clean during filter replacement. The engine air intake filter with precleaner delivers double the dust holding capacity of the previous design. Grouped on the righthand side of the machine, all fuel filters change at a synchronised 1,000-hour interval. Operators conveniently track filter life and DemolitionHUB Magazine | 75


maintenance intervals on the new in-cab monitor. A ground-level shutoff switch stops all fuel to the engine and shuts down the machine, improving safety while servicing. The machine’s new flat engine hood improves rear visibility and incorporates a wide opening design for simplified serving and oil level checking. All other daily maintenance routine checkpoints are easily accessible from ground level as is the location for draining fuel system water and fuel tank water, saving time. To efficiently collect fluid samples for analysis, all Cat S·O·S SM ports are conveniently accessed from ground level.

Technology increases management efficiency (Software to be activated in 2021)

Beyond Cat Payload, the new 340 UHD with the single retrofit boom is equipped with a host of Cat technologies designed to drive productivity and service efficiency. Cat E-fence and Cat Grade with 2D automatically guides depth, slope and horizontal distance to grade through the touchscreen monitor to boost machine productivity. The machine automatically compensates for excavator pitch and roll caused by sloping ground conditions through use of GPS and GLONASS systems. Standard Cat Product Link™ captures critical machine operating data and condition and reports this data to field managers and the office via VisionLink™, boosting fleet management efficiency. Remote Troubleshoot analyses real-time machine data captured by Product Link for diagnostics without impacting machine productivity and saving a service trip to the jobsite. Remote Flash conveniently assures the 340 UHD is working with the most current version of on-board software by updating around the machine’s production schedule. The Cat App allows workers to manage fleet location, hours, and maintenance schedules and delivers alerts to mobile devices. 76 | DemolitionHUB Magazine



S TYPE COUPLERS BOOST PRODUCTIVITY, EXTEND MAINTENANCE INTERVALS, AND KEEP SAFETY A TOP PRIORITY CatÂŽ Hydraulic Connecting S Type (HCS) couplers are changing the landscape for couplers, with the ability to switch between hydromechanical attachments and be fully operational in a matter of seconds, all while the operator is safe in the cab. Excavators of similar sizes can share attachments, with HCS couplers covering a wide range of machines from 311340 tracked and M314-M322 wheeled excavators. HCS couplers average 37 per cent better flow capability when compared to leading competitors. They are designed for high-flow performance suited to hydromechanical tools in demolition and in city earthmoving applications. The lower hydraulic restriction results in better machine fuel efficiency. With the minimal amount of time to transition between attachments, operators will be more inclined to


switch attachments and use more taskappropriate attachments when needed. The internal quick disconnects average ten times better life when compared to leading competitors. The quick disconnect design prevents contamination of the hydraulic system, while the coupler design protects important hoses and components from damage inside the coupler. HCS couplers feature industryleading sensor technology and multiple measures to keep attachments connected in the event of a hydraulic pressure loss. The coupler also gives visual and audible cues, as well as confirmation on the machine’s in-cab screen of a successful connection to the attachment. A complete list of Hydraulic Connecting S Type Couplers is coming soon to cat.com.

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As effective dust control continues to gain priority across a wide range of industries, a new equipment design has been engineered to provide an unmatched level of mobility and performance, delivering effective particle suppression for new and existing applications. With a throw of 30 metres, the adjustable elevation angle and user-defined oscillation allow precise aiming of a powerful dust-capturing mist, which is comprised of millions of droplets per minute in the range of 50-200 microns – proven to be the most efficient size for most project needs. The DustBoss Atom from BossTek is a true innovation in mobile dust suppression, a fan-less, self-contained design that incorporates remote control and 4G LTE telematics technologies as standard equipment to deliver an unprecedented combination of suppression and monitoring. The compact, diesel-powered unit fits demolitionhub.com

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on the back of a pickup truck, so it can be quickly positioned and relocated to address dust-generating activity directly at the source. It also has forklift pockets on the front and back. Mike Lewis, BossTek VP of Sales said: “After more than 15 years of designing purpose-built dust suppression equipment in a variety of sizes and styles, we found that some companies expressed a desire for a smaller, more manoeuvrable unit, with a lower price point. “This machine is well suited to demolition projects, recycling operations, transfer stations, bulk material processing, ports/shipping applications, quarrying/crushing, biomass handling, concrete curing and even indoor operations where significant air movement may be undesirable.” The Atom features a Kohler KD440 power plant – a 9.1 horsepower (6.8kW) air-cooled

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Tier-IV-compliant engine. A unique air filtration system increases performance and lengthens service intervals, even in dusty environments. Its integrated fuel injection system and overhead cam design are coupled with a cast iron cylinder liner for consistent, reliable service. The engine and pump subassembly are secured by four isolation mounts that minimise vibration transfer to the frame. The high-impact stainless steel nozzle features a quick disconnect for easy replacement. Lewis continued: “In addition to its compact size, what really sets this unit apart from other designs is the built-in communications features. The hand-held remote controls virtually every function and the telematics provide a web-based platform to monitor status and streamline service and support. “The system tracks engine hours, operating temperature and average run time per day, and provides

readouts of suggested maintenance. It can be programmed to monitor machine location via GPS and can even troubleshoot remotely or geo-fence each unit, so it will only function within prescribed locations. The telematics are so sophisticated that users can remotely disable machines, if needed.” The system is fitted with a Cat Pumps 56G1 water pump that requires just 40 PSI (0.344 BAR) minimum inlet pressure, connected by a one-inch cam and groove quick disconnect fitting. Considered the world’s most dependable high pressure reciprocating triplex plunger and piston pump design, the unit has specially formulated seals and high density, polished ceramic plungers that are optimised for long service life and durability. It also includes protection against pressure drops. If a low-pressure situation is detected, the unit shuts down to prevent damage to the pump or overheating of the engine.




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Civils – Dublin Growing civils contractor seeks experienced project manager to oversee a new apartment development from groundworks to RC frame and interior works.

Sub Agent / Site Agent – West London Major civil engineering contractor project engineer required to join a leading civil engineering contractor working on an exciting station build in West London. This is a permanent opportunity for a sub agent / site agent looking to join a project from inception through to construction, delivery and handover! Essential experience: • Self delivery experience and managing a team of engineers delivering works on site • Early stage civils experience on similar projects • Experience managing a variety of packages including groundworks, drainage, reinforced concrete, demolition etc Preferred: • Have worked for a tier 1 main contractor within the rail and civil engineering sectors. Roles and Responsibilities: • Managing a team of engineers • Procurement / ordering of materials • Quality Control • Health and Safety production of weekly rolling programmes • Providing support to site engineers • Management of site activities • Progress reporting • Producing quality assessments • Completing health and safety inspections • Dealing with design issues • Management of sub-contractors. Candidate Requirements: • Civil Engineering Degree or equivalent PTS is advantageous, not essential • SMSTS or SSSTS is advantageous • Proven track record in civils and rail • Confident to work on own • Available asap. • Must be eligible to live and work in the UK. £70-£75,000 plus package

Experience: • Three years’ experience overseeing new build small to medium residential projects • Degree in Civil Engineering • Trajectory from Site Engineer into Site and Project Management • Experience setting out and of preconstruction demolition works The Role: • Develop project plan and detailed project reports • Oversee initial demolition of retaining walls • Set out and manage groundworks phases • Manage structural and interior crews as site develops The Package: • £ 50–60,000 • Company vehicle with car allowance • Company laptop and phone

Qualified asbestos surveyor to join UKAS accredited consultancy – London / South East Qualifications & Experience: • Excellent client facing skills • BOHS P402 qualified or equivalent RSPHH qualification • Good working knowledge of asbestos Health & Safety procedures • Knowledge using tracker Role: • Asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveys on commercial and residential properties • Working in team and autonomously • Filling in reports of findings • Building and maintaining professional working relationship with clients Package: • £25,000 - £30,000 plus overtime • 23 days plus bank holidays • Van, mobile and tablet • Travel time paid • Pension

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