Combatting construction's mental health, one cuppa at a time
On this episode, I am joined by Rich Woods from Band of Builders, a charitable organisation that is now turning its attention to combatting the scourge of mental health issues that are impacting the UK construction industry. Rich’s contribution was insightful and thought-provoking. And his message and the message behind the Band of Builders’ Big Brew initiative needs to be heard and - more importantly - shared.
September 17, 2021
Combatting demolition dust with a man-made hurricane
Steve Wolf is a movie special effects expert who spent the formative part of his career blowing things up and lighting buildings, cars and people on fire. As a result, he has learned a lot about extinguishing those blazes; and he has recently been using that knowledge to tackle the wildfires in his native America. But he is now turning his attention to the issue of controlling dust from explosive demolition events. And his weapon of choice is a man-made Category 5 hurricane...on wheels.
September 16, 2021
UK infrastructure bonanza...?
Following the news that the UK government has earmarked £650 billion to improve the nation's infrastructure, creating some 425,000 jobs per year in the process, we speak to Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards about the implications and likely outcomes.
September 13, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #68
In today's show: Engineers call for the demolition of the fire-ravaged Grenfell Tower; Travis Perkins raises concerns (and prices) over materials shortages; and a demolition contractor is required for a big project in Chester. We will also ask why it takes four times longer to investigate a power plant collapse in the UK than it odes in the US. All that and more, in The Break Fast Show.
May 31, 2021
No Agenda #1
We're trying something new. On Saturday, I will be broadcasting a new show called No Agenda which - as the name implies - is a show with no script, no plan, and NO AGENDA. As a result, the conversation takes in trips to Japan, electric and hydrogen equipment, massive attachment jaws, and why a giraffe is so poorly designed. This episode was originally broadcast as a Facebook LiveStream that you can see here.
May 22, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #62
In today’s show: Father killed and son critically injured in site incident; Yanmar rolls VT to introduce three new mini excavators; there’s demolition work to be had in Oldham; AR Demolition is recruiting excavator operators; and Aggrecycle is letting the train take the strain. All that and more on The Break Fast Show.
May 21, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #61
In today’s show: A lift incident in Liverpool leaves two workers seriously injured; a community centre in St Albans requires the attention of a demolition contractor; the roll-out of Doosan’s new wheel loaders gathers pace; and we look back at a forward-looking show in which we posed the question: Who will be the Tesla of the construction equipment world? All that and more in The Break Fast Show.
May 20, 2021
Who will be the Tesla of the construction equipment world?
The construction equipment industry is a mature market in which changes and improvements are largely incremental variations on a proven theme. The same was true of the automotive sector until Elon Musk and Tesla rode the crest of the electric vehicle revolution and turned the car market onto its head. So where is the construction equipment’s Tesla? Who will be our Elon Musk To discuss this, myself and my co-host Peter Haddock of the Content with Media podcast are joined by two industry renowned thought leaders: Carl Gustaf Göransson, and Alan Berger.
May 20, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #61
In todays show: A trans-Atlantic co-operation comes to the field of explosive demolition; Volvo unveils its new hydrogen fuel cell test lab; and CASE Care comes to the UK. Oh, and guess who has been named as the world’s Number One demolition podcast? All that and more in The Break Fast Show.
May 19, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #59
In today’s show: JCB looks beyond the construction equipment world with its pioneering hydrogen technology; a sneak peek at the equipment and technology being used to bring the Teeside Freeport to fruition; and a demolition contractor is required to pave the way towards a number of new houses in Newhaven, East Sussex. You can find a link to the Autocar article on JCB here: https://tinyurl.com/b7d5azfz. And you can see the full-length film of Peter Haddock's trip to the Teeside freeport site here: https://tinyurl.com/pb5cp7dw
May 18, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #58
In today’s show: A British bridge lands on a highway by accident; a US bridge lands on a highway on purpose; and a demolition contractor is required to demolish a pub in Peterborough. Also, you can find out why The Break Fast Show is not going away, despite the easing of lockdown restrictions. All that and more, in The Break Fast Show.
May 17, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #57
In today’s show: Tales of Yanmars yet to come; Olympia is falling; and a demolition contractor is required to pave the way for a new builder’s merchant store in Coventry. All this and more, in The Break Fast Show.
May 14, 2021
This HAS TO STOP - Mental Health Awareness in construction
Andy Stevens is an award-winning builder and broadcaster. He was also Vice President of the London region of the Federation of Master Builders where he was on the board for nearly a decade. Andy has produced and presented his own radio show, and has just finished presenting a weekly live show for OnTheTools, which has over four million followers. He also hosts his own weekly construction podcast called Build:It. More importantly, Andy is an ambassador for both the Construction Industry Training Board and the Lighthouse Club construction charity looking specifically at the subject of mental health awareness. The following interview was recorded to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. But, as you will hear, Andy Stevens believes that mental health issues within the combined construction and demolition sectors needs more than a week-long focus once a year.
May 14, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #56
In today's show: Hyundai has a date with destiny; Caterpillar passes an astonishing milestone with its autonomous trucks; and there's a shiny new demolition contract just waiting for the right contractor in the town on Nuneaton. All that together with a surge in JCB book sales and a look ahead to our special one-off show to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, in The Break Fast Show.
May 13, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #55
In today's show: The Sirius Group invests in a Kobelco excavator fleet; electric Volvo excavators take to the Californian desert; there is a new demolition opportunity in the West Midlands; and there is a stark reminder of the scale of the mental health problem facing the UK construction sector. All that and more in The Break Fast Show. You can find a full set of extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/eham6p4w
May 12, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #53
In today’s show: Dykon fells Texan flyover in spectacular style; a small portion of Slough is facing demolition ahead of a near £4.0 million mixed-use development scheme; and the prosecution of a Blackpool company provides yet another reminder of the dangers of working at height. And working at height safety breaches is also the subject of this bonus article from today’s This Week in Demolition email newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/m7xa6e5c. You can find our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/f49wcsf9
May 10, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #52
In today's show: Mammoet carries out a big lift at Hong Kong airport; Kubota unveils its new micro machines; and Cumbria City Council is seeking a team of bridge busters. All this and more in The Break Fast Show. You can find the extended show notes for today;s show here: https://tinyurl.com/3tfk2rwk
May 7, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #51
In today's show: COVID-19 impacts upon Keltbray's profitability; there another demolition opportunity in Walton on Thames; Kings Heath Demolition commits to Doosan excavators; and we get up close and personal with some truly original equipment from Mecalac.
May 6, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #48
In today's show: Working at height breaches on the rise; a jewel of a job in Birmingham; Manitou invests for the future; and the great MB Crusher mystery. All this and more in The Break Fast Show.
May 4, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #47
In today's show: A demolition opportunity in High Wycombe; Doosan is set to unveil a new Dash-7 wheel loader; and spooky goings-on with the Digger Man Blog. In a longer than usual episode, we will also be joined by Neil Edwards, CEO of market intelligence provider, The Builders' Conference to analyse the contract awards from April 2021. You can find our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/rkc6d437
April 30, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #46
In today's show: Demolition industry says goodbye to former NFDC President; Gill Demolitions enters voluntary liquidation; and the human cost of the Qatar World Cup. All that PLUS a birthday shout-out to one of demolition's finest, former IDE President, Mr John Woodward. You can find out ore in today's extended show notes, here: https://tinyurl.com/2dzrke6p
April 29, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #45
In today’s episode: Scaffold company says categorically that the Leadenhall Street incident was NOT a scaffold collapse; Wacker Neuson and Bomag team up to provide shareable battery technology; a big demolition job is up for grabs at the site of the former Debenhams department store in Edinburgh; and the job vacancies just keep on coming. And there’s a birthday shout-out to Alessia Valerio of MB Crusher too. You can find all this and more in our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/6jeezaww
April 28, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #44
In today's episode: Exclusive footage from the aftermath of a scaffold collapse in London; demolition contractor to clear the way for a housing development in Edinburgh; and Instagram Live proves to be more popular than we could ever have imagined. You can find all this and more in our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/3cmaspa4
April 27, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #43
In today's show: Aldi offer a demolition opportunity in Coventry; DemolitionNews is launching a dedicated live show on Instagram, starting today; and - in light of last week's high profile prosecution - we look at the subject of MEWP safety with Ben Byrne of Ashview Consultants. You can find our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/rsencn85
April 26, 2021
Drugs in Demolition
The abuse of drugs and alcohol within the demolition industry is a serious and worsening problem. In this exclusive interview, we speak to expert Matt Taylor of www.itstestkits.com about the issue and what can be done to protect both employers and employees.
April 25, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #42
In today’s extended episode: Liebherr unveils new 30 tonne class Generation 8 excavator; a demolition contract at Manchester College is up for grabs; IPAF unveils a new set of free Toolbox Talks; and we look at the increasingly important issue of drugs misuse in the field of demolition and construction. You can find out more in our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/2kh5ruj5
April 23, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #41
In today's episode: Armac is seeking a graduate structural engineer to bolster its team; Manitou takes the wraps off its new telescopic handlers; and Lazarus Rising - The return of a man who had a near-death experience in service of his trade organisation. All this PLUS the birthday of the father of the atomic bomb. You can find extended show notes for today’s show here: https://tinyurl.com/3h5yysar
April 22, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #40
In todays show: The true cost of the post-Grenfell cladding remediation programme; job opportunity in the West Midlands and project opportunity in the North West; and demolition's continuing failure to learn from past mistakes. All this and more in our 40th episode. You can find extended show notes for today’s episode here: https://tinyurl.com/uj6tzb7d
April 21, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #39
In today's extended show: An historic Northumberland mansion faces demolition; Glenbarrow Demolition wins mosque contract in Cheadle; MST Parts Group celebrates a half century in business; and why this new podcast from Peter Haddock at Content with Media might just be the most important piece of industry journalism: https://tinyurl.com/9z66dnbc PLUS, we will be discussing the concept of a European demolition super league. Who would would you place on the list of Europe's demolition elite...?
April 20, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #38
In today’s show: Exciting new opportunities in the North of England; MGL Demolition carries out successful blast at former Teesworks facility in Redcar; and we’ve got the weekend all wrapped up. PLUS – Check out the informative new podcast from our Construction Collective co-founder Peter Haddock to find out everything you could possibly need to know about HVO alternative fuels. You can catch that episode here: https://tinyurl.com/4rsx9mjn
April 19, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #37
In today’s show: Self-employed wages return to pre-COVID levels; asbestos denaturing programme gets boost from University of Wolverhampton; CASE unveils the latest evolution of its G-Series wheel loader range; and we’re getting ready to bring you The Weekend Wrap. And you can view the whole of last night’s epic CASE wheel loader live show right here: https://youtu.be/1BKfyQwBU4c
April 16, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #36
In today's slightly earlier than usual show: Uptick in recruitment underlines sector positivity; a new addition to the Volvo Construction Equipment demolition machine range; a new show will allow you to binge on industry news over your weekend Corn Flakes; and we're getting ready for the grand unveiling of the new CASE G-Series wheel loaders. You can find out more in today's extended show notes: https://tinyurl.com/z3a2t9bk
April 15, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #35
In today’s show: We look back at yesterday’s massive product launch that saw 45 new or improved products join the JCB stable. Total Reclaims Demolition earns praise from commercial property specialists for its new industrial development in its native Nottingham. We look ahead to another massive machine launch, this time in conjunction with CASE. And we wish a happy birthday to Gary Short, head-honcho at Shorts Group. You can find out more in today’s extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/53tn35ur
April 14, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #34
In today's show: BPH adds OilQuick system to its increasingly impressive attachments stable; and we're looking ahead to JCB's latest virtual product launch that is taking place later today. And don't forget, we will be back at 6pm tonight to bring you all the latest news on that JCB launch. You can find the show notes for today's broadcast here: https://tinyurl.com/6t5yemb6
April 13, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #33
In today's episode: The iconic cooling towers at Rugeley Power Station in Staffordhsire have a date with destiny; North West demolition contractors should be beating a path to Stakehill Industrial Estate (via The Buillders' Conference) as a warehouse requires demolition; and we look ahead to a week in which there are several new product launches scheduled. All this and more in The Break Fast Show. You can find a full set of extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/vaca8xwk
April 12, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #32
In today's show: Research into Carillion collapse identifies "corporate deviance" at the heart of the UK construction sector; exclusive footage of a massive German power station implosion; and a demolition project that some might willingly do for free. All that and another chance to look within the CMA Files: https://tinyurl.com/jwexduwt You can find the extended show notes for this episode here: https://tinyurl.com/48hpv2d7
April 9, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #31
In today's show: An exclusive first-look at a first of its kind demolition excavator that has just made landfall in the UK; and a demolition contractor is needed for a project in Stockport. PLUS, if you have any concerns about machine security and protection against equipment vandalism, you won't want to miss this one. You can find a full set of show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/m22pkryp
April 8, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #30
In today's episode: Massive machine trundles out of Kocurek yard; blessed be the demolition brotherhood; and the questionable practice of airing dirty laundry on social media platforms. Full show notes are available here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s214/sh/d5911faa-cd73-7a39-7974-7169afa6c6e2/22042e95ff432042074a8196c1950900 In addition, you can now access our exclusive dossier on the ongoing CMA investigation into alleged collusion within the UK demolition industry here: http://www.demolitionnews.com/2021/04/06/opening-the-cma-files/
April 7, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #29
In today’s show: Miller GroundBreaking lights the way with new glow-in-the-dark bucket; Armac Group narrowly misses out on Good Food Award; and DemolitionNews’ Mark Anthony is set to give up his caretaker role as host of The Break Fast Show. All this and more in this special episode the industry’s only live daily news broadcast. You can read more in today's extended show notes: https://tinyurl.com/28tzyx82
April 1, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #28
In today's show: Kobelco unveils its biggest short radius excavator; Balfour Beatty wins big in Egham; and we're calling BS on spurious manufacturer marketing claims. You can check out all this and more in our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/37rrysnp
March 31, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #27
In today's show: JCB clinches the biggest order in its 75-year history; Liebherr enters the "used" parts business; and the Rising Sun Hotel near Sheffield is earmarked for demolition. All this, PLUS an exclusive glimpse at a Content with Media interview with Sunbelt Rentals CEO Andy Wright who has just confirmed that £65 million equipment order with JCB. You can find all this in our extended show notes here.
March 30, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #26
In today's show: The lifting of lockdown restrictions offers some well-deserved relief for the construction and demolition key workers that have carried the weight of economic expectation on their shoulders this past year; Hitachi and Norplast set to unveil new excavator vandal guards; and Hillhead Digital prepares to open its cyber doors. All this and more in the 26th episode of The Break Fast Show. You can find extended show notes for this episode here: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s214/sh/96f24fc4-f798-0e4a-bc11-54fdef5bbfdc/912a20d803f1fc94c21daea2ba3cafcd
March 29, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #25
The 25th consecutive episode of The Break Fast Show today welcomes the new NFDC President, William Crooks; bemoans the news that Volvo Construction Equipment will be absent from the Bauma 2022 exhibition; and takes a look back at last night's bumper Construction Collective show. (You can catch last night's show here: https://youtu.be/la4WuGxdW1o )
March 26, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #24
In today’s show: The Construction Collective will assemble TONIGHT; impending Easter holidays raise urban exploration and trespass fears; and The Builders’ Conference has delivered another demolition project lead, this time in Godalming. And you can view our previous coverage of the dangers of urban exploration here: https://tinyurl.com/36jrvyps
March 25, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #23
In this show: The UK construction industry racks up a staggering £83 billion in new contract awards since the national lockdown began; and the curious case of an anonymous letter calling for the resignation of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors' current 2nd vice president. And here's the link to The Builders' Conference article discussed in the show: https://spark.adobe.com/page/ms4Qr80LYuUeN/
March 24, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #22
In today’s episode: Regional construction alliance calls for local companies to be first in line for freeport work; the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to retain ownership of the National Construction College at Bircham Newton has failed to secure the sale of the facility; and the backlog of court cases waiting to come to Crown Court is on the rise. In addition, J2R Demolition is on the recruitment trail while a sheltered accommodation company is seeking a demolition company to help pave the way for a new development in the village of Chalfont St Peter.
March 23, 2021
The man who would be President
On the eve of his ascendancy to the position of President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, we speak exclusively to William Crooks about his hopes and aspirations for his two years in the NFDC hot seat.
March 23, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #21
In today's show: Digger driver arrested over dangerous operation; locomotive shed demolition contract up for grabs; The NFDC unveils its new Mental Health Awareness Hub; and DemolitionNews is to broadcast the first interview with incoming NFDC President, William Crooks of Cawarden Demolition.
March 22, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #20
In today's solemn and mostly-unscripted episode, we look at: Balfour Beatty's strides towards a greater gender balance; the rise and rise of driver aids; and Cawarden's pre-Presidential celebration. But the remainder (and the unscripted portion) of the show is dedicated to the issue of male suicide.
March 19, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #19
In today's extended show: The death of five recycling plant workers has finally come to court; North London regeneration scheme under starters orders; French architects demonstrate ignorance of demolition; and yet more demolition work is up for grabs. We also look at the ongoing uptick in construction demand and examine the potential impact upon the existing skills shortage within the industry.
March 18, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #18
In today's show: UK Government kick-starts Green Revolution with £1.0 billion cash injection; JCB is back on the recruitment drive; Bobcat's new compact wheel loader goes into full production; and we have not one but TWO hot new project leads to share, courtesy of The Builders' Conference. And if you'd like to find out more about the compact Bobcat wheel loader, then head over to the Diggers and Dozers YouTube channel here: https://youtu.be/02tzQWSbmcE
March 17, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #17
In today's show: Brokk unveils its largest-ever demolition robot; Net Zero ambitions will require 350,000 new construction workers; and the Construction Equipment Association CEA) is to host an online seminar on equipment electrification. You can pre-register for the CEA event here: https://tinyurl.com/wwxj3dnx
March 16, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #16
In today's show: Wood River Power Plant stacks imploded; contractor fined over worker burn incident; Peregrine falcons halt gas holder demolition; and JCB equipment spearheads mine clearance operations in Afghanistan. All this and more in today's Break Fast Show.
March 15, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #15
In today’s show: Newline’s John Lynch stands as 2nd vice president of the NFDC; BDO survey points to yet more construction optimism; Aquajet joins the telematics age; and Bugler Developments is seeking bids on a pub demolition in West London. All this and more on today’s Break Fast Show. You can also link directly to our exclusive video interview with John Lynch here: https://youtu.be/XsPdhNvhxuI
March 12, 2021
John Lynch - Portrait of a thoroughly modern traditiomalist
John Lynch is a man of contradictions. He’s a traditionalist and an industry veteran. But he understands the need for modernisation. He is a vocal advocate for the National Federation of Demolition Contractors. But he also believes that the NFDC and, more specifically, its members would benefit from some fundamental change. On the day he announces officially his decision to run for the position of vice president of the NFDC, we are delighted to bring you this exclusive interbiew.
March 12, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #14
In today’s show: Research shows that SME company owners bore the brunt of the COVID-19 costs; Carey gets the nod on US Embassy demolition; and Hitachi unveils its first Stage V-compliant wheel loader. In addition, three company directors are disqualified following cartel probe. And we wish a happy retirement to an “old school professional”. All this and more in Episode #14 of The Break Fast Show.
March 11, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #13
In today's show: Total Controlled Demolition becomes the latest to hit the recruitment trail; Balfour Beatty is back in the black; the US' National Demolition Association has a new president; and the Plantworx exhibition organisers are hatching plans.
March 10, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #12
In today's show: O’Keefe appoints a new managing director; McGee Group joins the Wharf pack; The construction industry is still falling short on gender equality; And the Hillhead exhibition has shifted back….AGAIN. All this and more on the Break Fast Show.
March 9, 2021
This Woman's Work featuring Jacqui Miller-Charlton MBE
Jacqui Miller-Charlton MBE was a woman in construction long before it was fashionable to call for more women in construction. She has juggled marriage and motherhood while helping to build Miller GroundBreaking into a global engineering company. And she has done it all while retaining her trademark femininity. To mark International Women's Day, Jacqui Miller-Charlton joined us LIVE to discuss all this and much more besides. If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or sister that is seeking some career inspiration, then we strongly recommend that they give this a listen.
March 9, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #11
In today's show: Construction tops table of UK start-ups; a Walsall whopper is up for grabs; CDC hits the recruitment trail; and it’s International Women’s Day. You can find out more about the start-up survey here: https://blog.circleloop.com/the-startup-index-circleloop ou can find you more on the Walsall whopper contract here: https://tinyurl.com/6used626 And you can sign-up for the Demolition News weekly newsletter here: https://share.hsforms.com/1L6DuYMSpRjCGxnQocHRrwA3m1y3
March 9, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #10
In this episode of the Break Fast Show: Free ports to drive regional expansion; Bell eyes autonomous future; Engcon upgrades tilt rotator; the British Safety Council loses the plot; and a rant that takes in sofas, boot laces and Las Vegas hotels. In addition, the show makes reference to a new CV template from UK Demolition Jobs. You can find that here: https://tinyurl.com/4237n8dz
March 5, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #9
In the latest episode of The Break Fast Show: Doosan gets Xited about Hillhead Digital; Green Remediation gets green light in Manchester; Ritchie Bros to host online industry panels; and Spring 2021 Budget – The industry reacts. You can find out more about Hillhead Digital here: https://www.hillhead.com/digital You can check out the Ritchie Bros discussion panels here: https://bit.ly/3uR6CV6 And if you'd like to watch back our exclusive one hour Spring Budget 2021 show, you can do so here: https://youtu.be/9zUlMQHz0lo
March 4, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #8
Downwell targets cladding removal, National Geographic to feature world's biggest blast, Molson adds CBI to its enormous product range, and the industry braces for the Budget speech from chancellor Rishi Sunak later today. All this and more in the latest episode of the Break Fast Show.
March 4, 2021
Spring Budget 2021 - The industry reacts
Just moments after Rishi Sunak finished delivering his Spring 2021 Budget to the House of Commons, DemolitionNews hosted a special LiveStream show to analyse the Chancellor’s first post-COVID budget speech. We welcomed along a number of key industry leaders to analyse that speech and its likely impact upon the UK construction and demolition sectors.
March 4, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #7
In the latest episode of the Break Fast Show, we look at the following industry stories: A rise in workload fuels fears of a worsening skills shortage; Manitou and JCB in patent battle; The Federation of Master Builders has called for a cut in the rate of VAT on home improvements; And Volvo has underlined its commitment to autonomous machine development by starting the construction of a dedicated new test track.
March 2, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #6
In the all-new episode of our daly news show, we look at Demolition Services third successful blast at Ironbridge Power Station; construction contract awards pass the £8.0 billion mark in February 2021; IPAF unveils "game-changer" safety and training app; and the 40th edition of the REAL Demolition magazine is here.
March 1, 2021
Business Briefing for February 2021
In a month that saw the UK construction industry post a remarkable £8.0 billion in new contract awards, we speak to Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards to find out more. In this wide-ranging discussion, we look at who won the work, and the sectors and geographic regions that will benefit. We also look at the growing issue of skills across the sector and a worrying imbalance between private and public finance that points to a tightening of the Government's purse strings.
March 1, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #5
Today's flash briefing looks at the following key stories: Car Parks in crisis; HSE restores roofing company involved in fatal fall; Armac gets the nod in Coventry;; CITB fixes rates; and a new monster machine is set to make its debut.
February 26, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #4
Among the topics addressed in today's show are Bobcat's new range of light compaction equipment, Everton's new stadium gets the planning green light, and a new report claims that construction "is a bad place to work". All this and more in the fourth episode of The Break Fast Show.
February 25, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #3
Today's flash briefing details Volvo and Steelwrist expanding their alliance; the Scottish construction sector being lauded for its COVID-19 measures; a Sussex Council targeting sustainability; and a look back at last night's emotional anniversary of the Didcot Disaster. In addition, we bring you the news that Total Reclaims had been given the green light on a big contract in its native Nottingham. That contract will involve the demolition of existing student accommodation ahead of the construction of a new 215 bed student block.
February 24, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #2
The second episode of our new daily news show aired live this morning at 10am. Among the key topics up for discussion were: Demolition firms on recruitment drive; Komatsu’s new midi marvel; Keltbray’s carbon commitment; and the largely meaningless statement issued by Thames Valley Police on the fifth anniversary of the Didcot Disaster. There’s also an explanation on why I suddenly appear desperate for coffee…!
February 23, 2021
The Break Fast Show - Episode #1
Welcome to the first episode of a new daily video AND audio show containing your daily flash briefing from the combined demolition and construction industries. This launch episode was broadcast on Monday 22 February 2021.
February 22, 2021
From construction site to Queen's garden party
Six years ago, Katie Kelleher was an apprentice crane operator who was questioning the life choices that brought her to the male-dominated world of construction. Today, she is a vocal advocate for women in construction and construction apprenticeships. She has been named as one of the "top voices" on the LinkedIn social media platform, has built up a substantial social media following, AND was invited to the Queen's garden party. But she has capped it all with an appearance on the Demolition News Radio podcast.
February 15, 2021
A Life in Demolition
Straight-talking demolition veteran Roy Gibbons lived and worked through the golden age of the UK demolition industry. He rubbed shoulders with some of the biggest names in the sector, crossed paths with some of its biggest personalities, and considered many of them friends. Now, as he hangs up his hard hat, Roy looks back over half a century at the cutting edge of the UK demolition business and the changes he has witnessed during a Life in Demolition.
February 4, 2021
Business Briefing for January 2021
The UK construction industry has hit the ground running at the beginning of the New Year. And while it failed to replicate the anomalous highs of December 2020, the latest set of monthly figures from BCLive.co.uk speak to a sector enjoying a period of prolonged positivity. Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks over some pleasing figures.
February 1, 2021
Demolition Discussion with the Demolition Master
C&D Consultancy's Mike Kehoe has crowned a lifetime in the demolition industry by earning a Masters Degree in Demolition Management. In this exclusive interview, we look back at how Kehoe came to be in the demolition industry, the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the gender imbalance within the demolition sector, and the future of the global demolition industry.
January 27, 2021
A few days ago, DemolitionNews brought you details of the report into an incident in which an excavator fell partially into an unseen underground void. Well that report has already become our most-viewed story of the past 18 months or so, even though it was published on a Saturday when things are usually quiet. So we decided to follow up with AR Demolition’s Richard Dolman to find out why he chose to be so open about the incident; but also to ascertain just what happened in the first place.
January 25, 2021
A stark warning
"...There's 250 power plants left here in the US. There's 300 in Canada. There's 300+ in Europe. If we're going just by sheer averages on the 1,500 or so power plants that are going to be decommissioned and taken down, you're looking at another 150 [demolition worker] deaths..." Following a spate of fatal accidents on both sides of the Atlantic during the demolition of power stations and boiler houses, Joe Vendetti, Senior Vice President of Industrial Services, Integrated Demolition and Remediation Inc has expressed his fears and concerns for the future. In a hard-hitting interview, he calls for the creation of guidance on the demolition of power plants and boiler houses, says that clients need to allow sufficient time and money to undertake this work more safely, and urges his fellow demolition contractors to walk away from projects they believe to be unsafe. If you would refer to watch this as a video, you can do so here: https://youtu.be/JfueApREIok
January 17, 2021
Not all heroes wear capes
The term hero is bandied about a little too much these days. All too often, it is used to describe sports stars and celebrities. But heroes and heroines DO live among us. And not al of them wear uniforms OR capes. Some of them wear hard hats.
January 12, 2021
The possibilities are endless
Despite my concerns over the Brexit fallout; despite my fears for a continuation of the Coronavirus crisis; despite my trepidation over the findings of the CMA investigation; and despite my growing frustration and anger over the endless Didcot investigation, I start 2021 with a surprising degree of excitement and optimism.
January 5, 2021
Demolition News Business Briefing for December 2020
2020 was the year in which forecasts became futile; when predictions became pointless; when the runes were rendered redundant. So, in a year in which the unprecedented became the norm, the fact that the UK construction industry recorded more than £12.2 billion (against a monthly average of £4.0 billion) in new contract awards really was the most 2020 way in which to see out an erratic and unpredictable year.
January 4, 2021
An appointment with Dr Demolition
The global demolition industry officially returns to work today after the festive break. And t returns to find a special gift waiting for it in the shape of a new book by industry veteran and former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Terry Quarmby. In this exclusive audio presentation, we speak to Quarmby about the new book which you can buy here: https://amzn.to/380ym02
January 4, 2021
Business as Usual
For some, 2020 will be the first year in which they are unable to spend time with their loved ones. For many in the demolition industry, being separated from family and friends over the festive period is merely business as usual.
December 22, 2020
Echoes of Didcot
With the news of the collapse of a power station undergoing demolition in Ohio, industry minds will turn immediately to the Didcot disaster back in 2016. This episode was originally broadcast as a live video stream.
December 10, 2020
There Goes the Judge
After 12 years, John Woodward is stepping down as a World Demolition Awards judge. During his time as a judge, the former Institute of Demolition Engineers' (IDE) president has seen many changes as the awards have gone global. In this exclusive interview, we look back at more than a decade of World Demolition Awards, and he is full of praise for companies including Erith Contractors, Liberty Industrial, Kocurek, Safedem and Despe. some of the high profile projects in which he was involved, and we look ahead to the appointment of a new IDE president.
November 25, 2020
Selling Up, Selling Out
Six high profile demolition company acquisitions is NOT a trend. But six out of less than 600 UK demolition firms represents better odds than a winning lottery ticket; and could prove to be the demolition company owner's ideal exit strategy.
November 18, 2020
What NOT to cut
Faced with a slowing in workload, demolition companies generally seek to cut costs by reducing their spend on both training and technology. Yet we cut these things at our peril. And cuts made today could impact negatively tomorrow and for months and even years to come.
November 16, 2020
Thriving or barely surviving
Some UK demolition firms are flying high while others are clinging to survival; some are recruiting and investing while others are begging for work; and some companies are doubling down on demolition while others see diversification as the path to salvation. This is the demolition dichotomy.
November 13, 2020
More bad news?
This show was originally broadcast as a video LiveStream on the evening of Tuesday 10 November 2020. It tells the story behind a story about a UK demolition company that may or may not have gone into receivership. At the time of recording this podcast version of the show, we still don’t know the outcome. And so, while we cling to the vague hope that the story will prove to be untrue, the name of the company is not mentioned.
November 11, 2020
According to a recent survey, more than half of all UK construction workers have concerns around drink and drugs in the workplace and more than a third of those surveyed have witnessed colleagues working under the influence of drink or drugs. At the same time, a report on the professions most likely to be caught drink driving revealed that the Top 10 professions are all within or allied to construction. To discuss this, I am joined by Matt Taylor of ITS Test Kits. Matt has over 18 years of “hands-on” experience within the Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Training and Testing sector. His company offers a range of simple to use drug and alcohol testing kits and devices.
November 10, 2020
More than just a hat
With our focus upon innovation, technology and the need to attract young people, we all too often dismiss the contribution made by the older generation and the experience, knowledge and wisdom they are still ale to impart.
November 6, 2020
The Baker's Tale
Just in time for the second lockdown, here's an allegorical tale on why we ignore a valuable commodity at our peril.
November 4, 2020
Extinction can't come soon enough
The days of the sexist and misogynist dinosaurs of the construction and demolition industry are drawing to a close. And not a moment too soon.
October 30, 2020
At the height of the previous recession, against a backdrop of company collapses and closures, I suggested that we were in danger of heralding in a two-tier demolition system here in the UK in which the bigger companies set the agenda and the smaller companies were forced to comply. Some nine years later, history is repeating; and that two-tier sector feels ever more real with each passing day.
October 26, 2020
Another six months, and still waiting...
Back in April this year, I broadcast a LiveStream video in which I complained about the never-ending delays in the HSE investigation into the Didcot disaster. At the time of that LiveStream, 1,521 days had elapsed since the power station boiler house had collapsed, killing four demolition men. Today, exactly six months after that LiveStream show aired, 1,704 days have passed with no preliminary findings; no prosecutions; and no explanation offered to the families of the four men so tragically killed on that day.
October 23, 2020
The future is now
From high reach excavators and demolition robots, the demolition industry has been quick to adopt technology. But, in evolutionary terms, the demolition sector has just discovered the pointed stick. Emerging technologies will provide the industry with tools, fire and the wheel. In this exclusive episode of Demolition News Radio, presenter Mark Anthony looks ahead to a technological journey that has already begun but the final destination of which is yet to be written.
October 21, 2020
Chris McFletch of McFletch Demolition chose to walk away from an industry that he once loved but for which that love has gone. What does that say about the modern demolition industry, and why are his negative views of the sector seemingly shared by so many?
October 19, 2020
Demolition News Radio #172
Through global pandemics, political turmoil and economic upheaval, 2020 has been a God-awful year for just about all of us. But it has also been a year of learning opportunities. And we will be applying those lessons in 2021 and beyond. Will you?
October 14, 2020
Demolition News Radio #171
You could be mistaken for thinking that technology is the solution to all our work challenges and concerns. But is that the reality? That’s the subject up for discussion on the latest episode of Demolition News Radio.
October 12, 2020
Demolition News Radio #170
If a near miss is a learning opportunity, why is it that one industry wears its near-misses on its sleeve while another remains determined to keep them away from prying eyes? That is a question we will examine next, on the NEW Demolition News podcast.
October 11, 2020
Demolition Daily #33
Last night, I listened to a Content with Media podcast that talked about how the construction industry charity - The Lighthouse Club - is attempting to help workers and their families impacted by the Coronavirus whilst trying to plug a financial hole in the charity's coffers also caused by the pandemic. Today's episode of the Demolition Daily LiveStream is my reaction to that podcast. You can hear that podcast right here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8hobrt
May 8, 2020
Demolition Daily #4
In today's episode, we look at the industry's response - or lack thereof - to the COVID-19 threat and the ongoing failure to close all non-essential sites. We also welcome guests Mike Kehoe of &D Consultancy and David Cant of Veritas Consulting to discuss the health and safety implications of the Coronavirus and how this outbreak might change attitudes in the future.
March 26, 2020
Demolition Daily #3
We have a bumper edition of the Demolition Daily LiveStream for you today with no less than three (count them, THREE) guests. This episode features Danny Kearney of Prosafe Consultants who talks about the likely mental health impact of the current COVID19 lockdown upon demolition and construction workers. We speak to self-employed and self-funded excavator operator Nigel Williams who yesterday parked up “Kelly the Kobelco” and who currently has no idea when he might return to work. And, if you fast forward to the 26.45 mark, you can hear Maylarch chairman Nick Williamson sharing his thoughts on how the asbestos industry might be of assistance during this unprecedented crisis.
March 26, 2020
Demolition Daily #2
Although this episode suffered an attack of the gremlins halfway through, the content of our latest daily LiveStream is still worth a listen. Our guest - operator Nigel Williams - was cut-off in the midst of all this so we will be revisiting him soon.
March 25, 2020
Demolition Daily #1
In direct response to the COVIFD-19 outbreak, DemolitionNews has committed to producing a daily LiveStream to help keep the industry informed during this unprecedented criss. The first issue is reproduced in audio-only format here (you can watch the video edition here). We will be broadcasting live on our Facebook page each day at 3pm (UK time). You can watch, comment and even appear on the show.
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 PPE Campaign
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors was born out of the Second World War; the industry coming together for the greater good to make safe buildings damaged in the Blitz on London. And now, as the country finds itself facing the COVID-19 threat, that same spirit is driving a campaign to source vital PPE for front-line NHS staff. That campaign is led by Paul Ford of DE Group, and by Cantillon managing director Paul Cluskey. We caught up with Paul just a few moments ago to find out more about the campaign. Please take a few minutes to give this a listen and – just as importantly – please share it with those in the demolition or the wider construction industry. This is a vital campaign that could save lives.
March 20, 2020
Demolition News Radio #168
Expecting major and Tier 1 construction companies to adopt and abide by a fair payment scheme that truly benefits their sub-contractors and suppliers is like asking turkeys to vote in favour of Christmas and Thanksgiving. In truth, the only way that SMEs - which make up around 85 percent of the UK construction industry - will see an improvement in payment terms and an end to slow payments and retentions is for them to unite to demand change.
March 6, 2020
Demolition News Radio #169
On 17 March 2020, the demolition world's favourite demolition TV show returns to Quest TV. Scrap Kings returns bigger and better then ever before. Ahead of the new series, we caught up with series producer Nigel Gainsborough to find out what the new series has in store.
March 6, 2020
Business Briefing - February 2020
It was a short month, plagued by atrocious weather. The Coronavirus was giving economists the jitters around the world. And the UK construction industry ignored all of that to notch up more than £7.0 billion in new contract to build upon the £7.8 billion logged in January 2020. Builders's Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks over the figures as the Demolition News Radio Business Briefing returns.
March 1, 2020
Four years and counting
It is four years since the boiler house collapsed prematurely at the Didcot A Power Station. That is 208 weeks since the worst demolition accident in living memory. 1,459 days since Ken Cresswell, John Shaw, Michael Collings, and Christopher Huxtable were ripped from the bosom of their respective families, never to return. But we are no closer to discovering the cause of the incident; no closer to learning any lessons that might arise from the tragedy; and – worst of all - no closer to providing the families and friends of the four men with the closure they so richly deserve.
February 20, 2020
The Thinking Man's Digger Driver
From the development of driver aids and in-cab technology to the implementation of changes to the training and legislative landscapes, much of what we consider "progress" is carried out without the input of those that will ultimately have to live with it - The machine operators. In this brand-new episode, we speak to CPCS blue card operator Nigel Williams about everything from GPS accreditation to NVQ poverty together with the loss of some of the industry's best operators through retirement.
February 7, 2020
Training Talk #7
If you're an Institute of Demolition Engineers member living or working in and around the Midlands, gaining your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points is as simple as attending one of the many regional meetings held locally. If you live and work elsewhere, however, CPD points are less easy to come by. But there is an alternative. And while it does carry a cost, this alternative might just provide you with some valuable and additional skills that you can apply to your work and personal life. Keith Sleightholme of training specialist ProTrainings explains.
February 3, 2020
Do you know your cost of sale?
Chances are, you know how much it will cost to get your latest demolition contract across the finish line. But do you know how much it has cost to get it to the star line?
January 26, 2020
Demolition Promotion #2
In the second episode of the all-new Demolition Promotion podcast, we look at why your accreditations, qualifications and certifications might just be the most important items on your company's website and why they should be featured front and centre. Demolition Promotion is exclusive to the Demolition News Radio network.
January 19, 2020
Demolition Promotion #1
The history of your company is an enormous source of pride, I am sure. But they year in which your company was founded is of little or no interest to potential clients and has no place on the home page of your website. Welcome to the first-ever edition of the all-new Demolition Promotion podcast, exclusive to the Demolition News Radio network.
January 12, 2020
Demolition News Radio #164
Buying and selling equipment at auction offers an excellent alternative for the discerning demolition company. And, if you know what you're doing and what you're looking for, there are bargains to be had. In this exclusive episode - which features guest presenter Peter Haddock - Ritchie Bros' sales director Rupert Craven offers some timely advice on buying and selling at auction; how to ensure that you get the best possible deal; and how auctions might just provide the equipment that you want at a price you're willing to pay.
January 7, 2020
Training Talk #6
Training Talk is BACK with a new sponsor, now format, and a funky new logo. The first episode of Season 2 features the show's new sponsor - ProTrainings - which is pioneering the use of "blended training" to make training more engaging and more accessible for students, and more cost effective for demolition companies.
November 24, 2019
Demolition News Radio #163
Following a spate of high profile scaffold collapses in the UK demolition sector, Richard Dolman - managing director of AR Demolition and vice president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers - has spoken out about how scaffolding is utilised within the demolition environment. In this exclusive interview, he expresses his fears and concerns.
November 14, 2019
Demolition News Radio #162
When I met up with Robert Young, he had just been promoted to the position of development director at Downwell Group; so he had every right to be positive, upbeat and even ecstatic. But he wasn’t. In fact, as you will hear from the conversation that follows, Robert has some very serious concerns about the state of the UK demolition industry; about the procurement process; and about pricing. And we would urge you to stick around to the very end of this show because Robert Young concludes with a truly stark message for the sector.
September 12, 2019
Training Talk #5
An extended interview with Holly Price, newly-elected president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors that covers everything from Brexit and mental health awareness to industry diversity and training.
August 12, 2019
To sleep, perchance, to survive
Regular readers of the Demolition magazine will know that, earlier this year, I was at Caterpillar’s training and demonstration area in Malaga, Spain for a major international press launch of a number of new products including the new Cat 340 SB straight boom demolition excavator. As ever, Caterpillar was the consummate host. The equipment was impressive, the weather was warm and the hospitality was even warmer still. But for all that, my lasting memory of that trip was not of machines or of sardines in the sunshine but of the work Caterpillar is doing behind the scenes to combat the perennial but potentially deadly issue of operator fatigue, alertness, vigilance and distraction. This is an issue that is addressed in this exclusive and extended episode of Demolition News Radio by Mitch Cowart of the Caterpillar Safety Technology team.
July 23, 2019
Demolition News Radio #161
Telematics don’t get a bad press. In fact, in many instances, it gets no press at all. You see, the problem is, advances in this area tend to get lost amongst details of new machine launches. Which is a shame, because telematics is perhaps the most dynamic part of the demolition and construction equipment market right now. It is developing faster than any other aspect of the plant industry, and it holds the potential to enhance safety, reduce fuel consumption, reduce emissions and make the entire industry safer, more productive and more profitable. So we caught up with three key members of the JCB team to find out more about the advances in its LiveLink product offering.
June 24, 2019
Training Talk #4
A joint venture between C&D Consultancy and Prosafe Consultants Limited recently delivered an important new demolition training course targeting the delicate and often overlooked issue of adult mental health awareness. In this episode of Training Talk, we speak to Prosafe's Danny Kearney, one of the driving forces behind the new training course and a vocal advocate for greater mental health awareness across the industry.
June 9, 2019
Demolition News Radio #160
So, an Englishman joined a party of Europeans in Japan to record an interview with an American...! During the recent European Demolition Association Study Tour to Japan, Demolition News Radio caught up with Christopher (Chris) Godek, the new president of the National Demolition Association in the US. Godek gave a memorable speech to mark the official end of the formal part of that tour, and so I grabbed him as he came off stage to capture just some of the flavour of that speech and to find out more about the hopes and ambitions of an outgoing, forward-looking and statesmanlike NDA president.
June 2, 2019
A Japanese Adventure
This extended episode of Demolition News Radio was recorded almost entirely in Japan during the European Demolition Association Study Tour to the country. Unscripted and largely unedited, this episode has been recorded to capture some of the sights, sounds and even smells that I encountered during a truly memorable trip to a truly remarkable country. My thanks to Caterpillar and to Finning UK for making the trip and this podcast possible.
June 2, 2019
Business Briefing for April 2019
Against a backdrop of political and economic uncertainty, the UK construction industry continues to confound and confuse. Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards attempts to make sense of an industry that is seemingly rewriting the rule book.
May 1, 2019
InSite #1 with Chris Charlton of CJ Charlton Group
This is the pilot episode of what we hope will evolve to become the latest series on the Demolition News Radio network. The basic premise of this show is very simple. Take a dozen or so standard questions, and ask individuals from across the demolition spectrum to answer them as honestly and comprehensively as possible. Over time, we are hoping this will give us all a unique insight into the industry, hence the name of the show. So, in our pilot show, we have set our dozen questions and asked Chris Charlton of CJ Charlton Group to share his insights.
April 30, 2019
Training Talk #3
In this episode, we feature an exclusive interview with Dr Terry Quarmby, former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and driving force/lead lecturer behind the IDE's Foundation Degree Course that is currently underway at Wolverhampton University.
April 28, 2019
Demolition News Radio #159
What if there came a time when demolition companies found themselves being prosecuted retrospectively and fined for their role in causing issues with the mental health of their workers? What if those prosecutions mirrored those handed down for physical problems such as asbestos-related diseases or conditions caused by excessive hand arm vibration? And what if those prosecutions could be effectively back-dated to cover those effected by stress or post-traumatic stress disorders today, last year or 10 or 20 years ago? Am I right to worry? Are you worried with me?
March 27, 2019
Demolition News Radio #158
On a day upon which I find myself once again taking Citalopram tablets to help with my ongoing bout of depression, here's another quick insight into my current bout of depression. I don't normally say this but can I please urge you to listen to the very end, particularly if you know someone that you think might be struggling at present.
March 21, 2019
Demolition News Radio #157
Has the demolition industry placed too much faith in certificates, competence cards and insurance policies? Is the sector guilty of a creeping complacency? And were we better (and safer) whe company management took a more "hands-on" role?
March 15, 2019
Training Talk #2
This is the second part of our exclusive interview with Howard Button and Lesley Ransome of the National Demolition Training Group. If you didn't catch the first episode, we strongly suggest that you check that out. Just search for Demolition News Radio on the podcast platform of your choosing.
March 13, 2019
Training Talk #1
Training Talk is a new show that is dedicated to the subject of demolition training, a sector that moves almost as fast as the industry it serves. In this launch episode, we are delighted to bring you the first part of a two-part interview with Howard Button and Lesley Ransome of the National Demolition Training Group. We sincerely hope you enjoy this launch episode and that you will check back soon for the second instalment.
March 6, 2019
Demolition News Radio #156
The problem with talking about mental health issues is that it is generally done in retrospect; looking back at a period of intense negativity whilst wrapped in a blanket of renewed positivity. That's like asking an alcoholic to explain their addiction after they've been sober for 20 years. I am not sure that helps anyone. As someone that has suffered from mental health issues in the past, I know the signs. And I promised that the next time I encountered that dreaded black dog of depression that I would write or record something while I was still in the midst of that encounter. And so here it is. This is how I feel today. Right now.
March 5, 2019
Demolition News Radio #155
To have moved an industry on is itself worthy of applause. To have helped shape that industry long after you have ceased to be a part of it is surely the ultimate accolade; one that is worth way more than any upward career move or positive profit report.
March 3, 2019
Business Briefing for February 2019
February is the shortest month of the year so, traditionally, it has served up some of the lowest monthly totals on the BCLive league table. It does not enjoy the post-festive period upswing that characterises January and, this year, February serves as the beginning of the final countdown to Brexit and all the uncertainty that brings with it. But the UK construction sector is notorious for ploughing its own furrow whilst marching to the beat of its own distinctive drum. So wouldn’t you just know that the UK construction sector would fly in the face of tradition and expectation by enjoying one of the biggest months since the BCLive league table was created?
March 1, 2019
Demolition News Radio #153
The annual general meeting of the UK's National Demolition Training Group took place in London on Friday last week. But, at a time when the future of demolition training in the UK is at a crossroads, non-NFDC members were grossly under-represented. Yet these same companies will be the first to complain if there is a hike in training costs.
February 18, 2019
Demolition News Radio #152
Why demolition equipment manufacturers, dealers and distributors are more than just purveyors of "dumb iron"; and why the demolition industry needs them perhaps more than it cares to admit.
February 12, 2019
Business Briefing for January 2019
After 11 consecutive months in which the value of new construction contract awards did not once dip below the £4.0 billion mark, the £2.7 billion posted in December 2018 was a bitter disappointment filled with ominous portent. So was this merely a seasonal glitch or was it a sign that the pre-Brexit jitters have finally taken hold? We spoke to Builders Conference CEO Neil Edwards to find out.
February 3, 2019
Demolition News Radio #151
Why I don't want my epitaph to read "he was quite good at spelling and grammar" and why, when the day of judgement comes, business accomplishments will likely count for very little.
January 28, 2019
Demolition News Radio #150
The digger driver that rampaged through a Travelodge hotel lobby earlier this week throws a spotlight onto the evergreen issue of non and late payments in the UK construction sector. In fact, this one man's actions were almost inevitable in a sector in which late payment by larger contractors is worn as a badge of honour; something to be proud of.
January 23, 2019
Demolition News Radio #149
To post or not to post, that is the question. Yesterday, we posted a 1987 BBC documentary on DemolitionNews.com. It provided a fascinating insight into the demolition industry some three decades ago. But it also featured a man that has subsequently been convicted of child sex crimes. So should we have posted it or not? Can we rewrite history by glossing over unpalatable events? And if we can't post this video, should we continue to feature demolition firms that have been found guilty in the injury or death of a demolition worker?
January 9, 2019
Business Briefing for December 2018
After 11 consecutive months during which the BCLive league table of new contract awards never ONCE dipped below the £4 billion monthly total, could the industry achieve a full year of unsurpassed positivity and stability?
January 9, 2019
Demolition News Radio #148
With a Brexit-shaped storm gathering on the horizon, now is the time for the UK demolition industry to forge alliances and collaborations; to unite for the greater good of the sector.
December 10, 2018
Demolition News Radio #147
An object lesson in why I should practice what I preach; and how a single comment on LinkedIn might just have saved my son's life. Our thanks to Mavis Nye for inspiring this episode. Contributions to her charitable foundation can be made here: https://www.mavisnyefoundation.com/
November 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #146
The fact that the demolition industry now has time to focus upon relatively minor health, safety and welfare issues is a sign of just how far the sector has come.
November 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio #145
After almost a year of almost unprecedented stability and consistency, the first signs of uncertainty might have just showed themselves. Is this the beginning of the end of the good times?
November 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #144
We live in an age of unprecedented transparency. And yet, the demolition industry still operates a "need to know" policy when it comes to reporting and sharing certain aspects of its business.
November 5, 2018
Business Briefing for October 2018
Clocking up a massive £6.0 billion in new contract awards during October 2018, it seems that the UK construction industry has no truck with talk of Brexit-led crises. But there is concern that the continued strength of the housing sector might ultimately prove to be to the industry's detriment.
November 1, 2018
The Girl in the Green Coat
In this Halloween special, Demolition News Radio brings you what we believe to be the world's first demolition ghost story. Our thanks to Safedem's William Sinclair for his help and inspiration in the creation of this short story.
October 30, 2018
Demolition News Radio #143
Why the language we use should depend upon the audience; and why a stripped-down and largely pictorial Risk Assessment and Method Statement might just be all your workers need.
October 9, 2018
Demolition News Radio #142
What would happen if you lost everything? Could you recover? Could you bounce back? Would you? Having recently (though, thankfully, temporarily) lost more than five years' worth of data, I have stared into the abyss. And this time, I managed to step back from the edge. Could you?
October 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #141
Why a failure to remain current and relevant could spell disaster for your demolition business. Trust me, I know!
October 2, 2018
Business Briefing for September 2018
After eight consecutive months in which the UK construction has achieved a new contracts award total of £4 billion, the BCLive league table held its breath for the outcome of the September countdown. And it wasn't disappointed. The Builders' Conference CEO Neil Edwards looks over the figures.
October 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #140
Demolition is an industry of borrowers. The industry appropriated explosive technology developed for the quarry industry. It adopted hydraulic excavators from the construction sector. And it embraced hydraulic attachments. So is there anything we might learn from the crane sector; anything that heavy lifting specialists might teach us; anything that we might apply to make the demolition industry safer or more efficient?
September 25, 2018
An unfitting legacy
Cuddy Group accomplished so much over so many years. It carried out literally hundreds of successful demolition contracts. It employed and trained thousands of men and women; men and women that would help nourish the UK demolition gene pool for many years to come. It helped raise the standards for demolition in their native Wales and beyond. But at the final reckoning, Cuddy Group's legacy is 68 slightly dog-eared A4 pages.
September 21, 2018
Demolition News Radio #139
In the social media age, the ability to tell consistent, memorable and engaging stories is a key consideration across all aspects of the demolition business. Don't believe me? Listen to this episode and see if you can remember the key facts afterwards.
September 21, 2018
Demolition News Radio #138
Deliberately or otherwise, Fake News could be costing the UK demolition industry a small fortune in wasted time and wasted resources. It pays to dig a little deeper.
September 18, 2018
Demolition News Radio #137
If clients and main contractors want their contracts to be sustainable, they should be willing to pay enough to make demolition businesses equally sustainable.
September 13, 2018
Demolition News Radio #136
The demolition industry has made huge strides in safeguarding the physical health and well-being of its workers. But the time has come for the industry to unite and take similarly good care of their mental health too.
September 11, 2018
Demolition News Radio #135
DemolitionNews will be introducing two new systems to allow readers, listeners and viewers to help support the content that love.
September 6, 2018
Further falls in scrap prices; scrap pirates target sunken Royal Navy ships; and ScrapsAway focuses on trust within the industry. All this and more in the second episode of ScrapChat, exclusive to Demolition News Radio.
September 4, 2018
Business Briefing for August 2018
Latest episode of Demolition News Radio
September 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio #134
The relationship between the Health & Safety Executive and the demolition industry should be a two-way street. But that relationship is undermined by the HSE's eagerness to enforce, and its reluctance to endorse.
August 28, 2018
Demolition News Radio #133
Every major development in the demolition business in the last 20, 30 or 40 years has made the practice of demolition – actually getting a structure on the ground – easier, faster and safer. And yet, during that same period, actually running a demolition business has grown progressively and inexorably harder.
August 24, 2018
In this launch episode, we look at how a growing trade war between China and the US is impacting on global scrap prices; how some recent rationalisation within the UK scrap sector has fallen foul of the Competition and Markets Authority. But we start by addressing the large metal elephant in the room – The ongoing fall in scrap prices.
August 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #132
Long overdue, this episode is dedicated to all the under-appreciated people that have helped make Demolition News the global force that it is today; the people who have supported me personally over the years; the demolition and construction people that brighten my day.
August 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio #131
Why we're throwing our weight behind the DemoExpo 2019 that will take place in July next year; and why we're producing a new and limited edition book to coincide with what promises to be an epic show.
August 17, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #4
With its first stand-alone contract safely completed, b-line can now officially count itself as a true demolition company.
August 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #130
The time has come for demolition accidents and fatalities to be discussed, denounced and condemned. Silence is complicity.
August 7, 2018
Demolition News Radio #129
Why does the UK demolition industry continue to kowtow to a group of big-name main contractors with a proven track record for late payments and a penchant for crucifying suppliers and sub-contractors?
August 6, 2018
Demolition News Business Briefing July 2018
A period of unprecedented stability in UK construction workload shows no signs of abating. But it is vital that we do not grow complacent and that we prepare for the downturn that is sure to arrive.
August 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio #128
The time has surely come for the demolition industry to have a dedicated charity all its own; one that can help its own in their hour of need.
July 27, 2018
Demolition News Radio #127
A man called Samuel Landis is currently in a Miami hospital as a result of a demolition accident earlier this week. I don't know Samuel or his family. But my thoughts, and those of the global demolition brotherhood, are with him and his family and friends right now.
July 25, 2018
The Day We Came of Age
The inaugural British Demolition Awards was a roaring success; and it has established DemolitionNews as an industry influencer like no other.
July 22, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #3
b-line demolition, the company we are following for our Birth of a Demolition Company audio and video show, has secured its first contract.
July 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #126
Through various means, the UK demolition industry has lost a huge number of demolition companies in the past few years. And without some timely financial prudence, more could follow.
July 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #125
The purchase of a Bentley might be a sign that a demolition director is doing well. Equally, it could be an indicator that the demolition director has lost focus and that a financial crisis might just lurk on the horizon.
July 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #124
The demolition and construction industries are missing opportunities to make small, incremental environmental strides, purely through a lack of foresight and planning.
July 12, 2018
Demolition News Radio #123
When the reaction to the publication of a rainbow-coloured digger is "get that gay shit off my Instagram feed", it is clear that the industry still has a long way to go till it achieves anything even approaching inclusivity.
July 9, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #2
Introducing the key protagonists os our new show: Ziad Mir, operations director at b-line; and Simon King, b-line's demolition contracts manager.
July 5, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company #1
Our new show will follow the fortunes of a company called b-line as it takes its first tentative steps into the UK demolition business.
July 5, 2018
Birth of a Demolition Company
For the next year, we will be following the fortunes of a new demolition company called b-line. In this pilot episode, we lay out the intentions of the show which will also appear on our Demolition TV YouTube channel AND in the Demolition magazine.
July 3, 2018
Business Briefing for June 2018
Another £4 billion month for the BCLive league table, JCB breaking ground on a new £50 million cab factory, and the buzz around the Hillhead 2018 exhibition are all cause for optimism.
July 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #122
Are plant thieves using Facebook to target victims and draw up a hit-list of equipment to steal?
June 28, 2018
Demolition News Radio #121
Despite everything I have said in recent episodes, demolition remains a great, dynamic, endlessly fascinating and - dare I say - fun industry within which to earn a living.
June 21, 2018
Demolition News Radio #120
The nomadic lifestyle of the modern demolition worker has already had an impact upon their physical health. Could it also have an impact upon their mental health too?
June 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #119
If you want your demolition news sugar-coated, then you came to wrong place.
June 12, 2018
Demolition News Radio #118
A request from the police to look at our book "A Site for Sore Eyes" was unexpected; but it provided an opportunity to look back at a book created in haste for a good cause.
June 7, 2018
Demolition News Radio #117
Sounding a warning - From this day forward, we will name and shame the industry's late payers and those that duck their financial commitments and moral obligations.
June 4, 2018
Business Briefing for May 2018
A diagram tracking construction workload over a year generally looks like the wave patterns experienced in the North Atlantic with perilous peaks and bottomless falls. But since the beginning of 2018, that chart has looked as calm as the most serene of mill-ponds. And that continued in May as the industry delivered a BCLive league table total of £4.34 billion, the fifth consecutive month in which the sector has topped the £4 billion monthly total that is rapidly becoming the accepted and expected norm.
June 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #116
Amidst a spate of costly and targeted equipment and attachment thefts, surely the time has come to get tough with the plant thieves...?
May 31, 2018
Demolition News Radio #115
A half a million pound fine for an incident in which no-one was hurt is surely disproportionate. But does it point to a Health and Safety Executive seeking to make up a financial shortfall?
May 29, 2018
Demolition News Radio #114
The Waste Exchange app developed by industry veteran Andy Hopkins of Rye Demolition is designed to marry supply and demand in the demolition and construction waste sector.
May 25, 2018
Demolition News Radio #113
An exclusive look at the new ScrapsAway.co.uk website that helps demolition companies find the best local outlet and the best price for their scrap metals.
May 24, 2018
Demolition News Radio #112
With a potential financial bonanza from the decommissioning and dismantling of oil and gas platforms, there has never been a better time to pioneer and develop new equipment, new methods, and new techniques.
May 18, 2018
Demolition News Radio #111
On 12 May 1990, my dad was best man at my wedding. Precisely 27 years and 364 days later, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
May 15, 2018
Demolition News Radio #110
The challenge of making the transition from medium-sized contractor to large contractor whilst retaining that personal touch.
May 9, 2018
Demolition News Radio Business Briefing for April 2018
Despite headlines to the contrary, the UK construction sector continues to maintain a positive level of workload for the fourth consecutive month.
May 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #109
Why the National Federation of Demolition Contractors is to demolition what Andrew Ridgeley was to George Michael in their WHAM! days; and why I am washing my hands of the whole sorry business.
May 2, 2018
Demolition News Radio #108
The UK demolition industry is dynamic, fast-paced and constantly developing. The recruitment and training systems serving the industry - sadly - are not.
April 30, 2018
Demolition News Radio #107
The National Federation of Demolition Contractors has less members than it had a decade ago, and yet it employs five times as many people and operates from about 20 times as much office space. How does that work?
April 26, 2018
Demolition News Radio #106
Why a last minute Dark Horse entrant might just put an end to the dark times at the NFDC.
April 23, 2018
Demolition News Radio #105
If the demolition industry is to truly learn, it is VITAL that mistakes are aired and that accidents are discussed.
April 19, 2018
Demolition News Radio #104
Why the National Federation of Demolition Contractors should choose its interim president wisely AND geographically.
April 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #103
Are houses rendered "evil" by atrocities that take place within and - if so - is demolition the answer?
April 10, 2018
The birth of a demolition company. We follow a fledgling company as it takes its first tentative steps on the demolition ladder. We will follow them as they recruit and train staff; as they purchase equipment; and as they win their first demolition projects. And we plan to follow them throughout their first year in this rough, tough but ultimately rewarding business. So check back soon for the first episode of: Birth of a demolition company, exclusive to Demolition News Radio.
April 9, 2018
Demolition News Radio #102
President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors - Paul Brown - has been forced to resign in what must surely rank as the saddest and most wretched day in the Federation's history.
April 4, 2018
Demolition News Radio #101
The story of how I came to be in hot pursuit of a stolen vehicle alongside a former murder squad detective.
April 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio Business Briefing for March 2018
A mammoth framework project for the residential arm of Wates Group could mean a windfall for demolition contractors in the south of England. This episode is sponsored by The Builders' Conference and the BCLive league table.
April 3, 2018
Demolition News Radio #100
In our 100th episode, we look at three quarters of the UK's demolition contractors are abiding by the training rules and regulations laid down by the other quarter; and how they're paying handsomely to do so. If you are a non-NFDC company that uses the NDTG's training services, we strongly recommend that you give this a listen.
March 29, 2018
Demolition News Radio #99
Claude Brown was always going to be a tough act to follow. But despite numerous attempts to oust him as NFDC president, Claude's son Paul Brown has stood strong...much as his father would have done.
March 26, 2018
Demolition News Radio #98
How YOU can use OUR global reach
March 24, 2018
Demolition News Radio #97
On Friday this week, I will be attending my first NFDC event for six years; and this is why.
March 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio Episode #96
We are delighted to announce the launch of DemolitionKit.com, a dedicated news resource for the demolition equipment sector.
March 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio Episode #95
My take on yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, the temporary ceasefire it triggered, and the misplaced priorities of some of those involved.
March 14, 2018
Demolition News Radio #94
Why I no longer wish to be associated with a book I researched, wrote and published some seven years ago.
March 14, 2018
Demolition News Radio #93
A non-demolition tale of how I unwittingly became part of the porn industry....for almost four years.
March 10, 2018
Demolition News Radio #92
Just days after Erith Group confirmed that it had won more work in a single month than construction behemoths Sir Robert McAlpine and Laing O'Rourke, we look at the dawning of a new era of super-sized demolition companies.
March 7, 2018
Demolition News Radio #91
Where have the great men of the demolition industry gone? If the UK demolition industry had a House of Lords, who would get to wear the ermine?
March 5, 2018
DemolitionNews Radio #73
Friends, Romans • Intro • In this episode • Hydraquip • The story behind the story • Demolition 2051 - The story behind the story • Demolition 2051 - The story behind the story • Patreon
March 2, 2018
Beware the Ides of March
With the UK's National Federation of Demolition Contractors scheduled to meet soon for an extraordinary general meeting that MIGHT decide the fate of the incumbent Federation president, Demolition News Radio acts as soothsayer.
March 2, 2018
Demolition News Radio Business Briefing for February 2018
Charting the highs and lows of UK construction and demolition demand over the past month.
March 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #89
On Friday last week, I returned to the Didcot A Power Station, the scene of an accident that killed four demolition men on 23 February 2016. I went primarily to pay my respects to those four men who were taken from the families and friends on that fateful day. I went also to be a part of a BBC Radio show that looked back on the events that unfolded on that terrible day, and the events that have unfolded since.
February 26, 2018
Didcot - Two Years On
Latest episode of Demolition News Radio
February 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #88
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February 20, 2018
Demolition News Radio #87
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February 15, 2018
Demolition News Radio #86
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February 14, 2018
Demolition News Radio #85
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February 13, 2018
Demolition News Radio #84
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February 8, 2018
Demolition News Radio #83
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February 6, 2018
Demolition News Radio #82
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February 5, 2018
Demolition News Radio #81
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February 1, 2018
Demolition News Radio #80
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January 31, 2018
Demolition News Radio #79
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January 25, 2018
Demolition News Radio #78
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January 22, 2018
Demolition News Radio #77
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January 18, 2018
Demolition News Radio #76
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January 17, 2018
Demolition News Radio #75
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January 16, 2018
Demolition News Radio #74
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January 11, 2018
Demolition News Radio #72
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January 8, 2018
Demolition News Radio #71
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January 2, 2018
Demolition News Radio #70
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December 20, 2017
Demolition News Radio #69
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December 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #68
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December 14, 2017
Demolition News Radio #67
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December 11, 2017
Demolition News Radio #66
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December 8, 2017
Demolition News Radio #65
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December 7, 2017
Demolition News Radio #64
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December 4, 2017
Demolition News Radio #63
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November 30, 2017
Demolition News Radio #62
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November 29, 2017
Demolition News Radio #61
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November 28, 2017
Demolition News Radio #60
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November 27, 2017
Demolition News Radio #59
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November 23, 2017
Demolition News Radio #58
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November 21, 2017
Demolition News Radio #57
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November 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #56
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November 17, 2017
Demolition News Radio #55
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November 16, 2017
Demolition News Radio #54
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November 15, 2017
Demolition News Radio #53
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November 14, 2017
Demolition News Radio #52
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November 8, 2017
Demolition News Radio #51
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November 3, 2017
Demolition News Radio #50
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November 2, 2017
Demolition News Radio #49
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November 1, 2017
Demolition News Radio #48
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October 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #47
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October 18, 2017
Demolition News Radio #46
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October 17, 2017
Demolition News Radio #45
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October 16, 2017
Demolition Digest #5
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October 15, 2017
Demolition News Radio #44
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October 12, 2017
Demolition News Radio #43
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October 11, 2017
Demolition News Radio #42
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October 10, 2017
Demolition News Radio #41
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October 9, 2017
Demolition Digest #4
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October 7, 2017
Demolition News Radio #40
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October 6, 2017
Demolition News Radio #39
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October 5, 2017
Demolition News Radio #38
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October 4, 2017
Demolition News Radio #37
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October 3, 2017
Demolition News Radio #36
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October 2, 2017
Demolition Digest #3
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Business Briefing \u2022 Friends Influence from Within \u2022 Knocked intro \u2022 Broke...
September 30, 2017
Demolition News Radio #35
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September 29, 2017
Demolition News Radio #34
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September 28, 2017
Demolition News Radio #33
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September 27, 2017
Demolition News Radio #32
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September 26, 2017
Demolition News Radio #31
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September 25, 2017
Demolition News Radio #30
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September 23, 2017
Demolition News Radio #29
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September 21, 2017
Demolition News Radio #28
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Demolition training \u2022 CanTrack \u2022 Special offer \u2022 Patreon
September 19, 2017
Demolition News Radio #27
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Apology for Absence \u2022 CanTrack Global \u2022 Life isn't fair \u2022 Patreon
September 18, 2017
Demolition News Radio #26
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 The king of recycling \u2022 Robert Collard interview \u2022 CanTrack \u2022 Pre-order \u2022 Patreon
September 12, 2017
Demolition News Radio #25
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Apology \u2022 CanTrack \u2022 Urban Exploration \u2022 Patreon
September 11, 2017
Demolition Digest #2
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 AR intro \u2022 AR Demolition on training \u2022 AR Demolition on training \u2022 AR Demolition on Training 2 \u2022 Mental health intro \u2022 Mental Health 1 \u2022 Mental Health 2 \u2022 Cyber \u2022 Insomnia...
September 9, 2017
Demolition News Radio #24
Intro \u2022 In the episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Hacking and cyber crime \u2022 CanTrack \u2022 Cyber crime \u2022 Patreon
September 7, 2017
Demolition News Radio #23
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Mental Health \u2022 CanTrack \u2022 Mental Health 2 \u2022 Patreon
September 6, 2017
Demolition News Radio #22
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 AR Demolition intro \u2022 AR Demolition on training \u2022 AR Demolition on training \u2022 CanTrack \u2022 Demolition Degree intro \u2022 University of Wolverhampton \u2022 Selfless \u2022 Pat...
September 5, 2017
Demolition News Radio #21
Intro \u2022 Insomnia and Internet frustrations \u2022 Hydraquip \u2022 Insomnia \u2022 CanTrack Global \u2022 Insomnia (continued) \u2022 Insomnia and Veritas Consulting \u2022 Fatigue is no snoozing matter \u2022 Fatigue \u2022 Patreon
September 4, 2017
Demolition Digest #1
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Demolition Degree \u2022 BCLive intro \u2022 Neil Edwards 1 \u2022 Neil Edwards 2 \u2022 Neil Edwards 3 \u2022 Neil Edwards 4 \u2022 Skills & Brexit \u2022 Skills Shortages & The Brexit Effect \u2022 Fat Cats in...
September 2, 2017
Demolition News Radio #20
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip ad \u2022 Bust to Boom \u2022 Business Briefing 1 \u2022 Contract numbers down? \u2022 BUsiness Briefing 2 \u2022 Companies winning work down? \u2022 Business Briefing 3 \u2022 Regional update \u2022 B...
September 1, 2017
Demolition News Radio #19
Intro \u2022 In this episode \u2022 Hydraquip ad \u2022 Didcot collapse \u2022 Alford Technologies \u2022 Alford Technologies \u2022 Demolition TV \u2022 Patreon
August 31, 2017