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Demolition Students Blown Away by Guest Speaker

University lectures, no matter how interesting the topic, can have difficulty capturing the rapt attention of a student audience at the best of times. For one lucky group of demolition students from the University of Wolverhampton, the regularly drudgery of weekly lessons was shaken up with the attendance of a rather thrilling guest speaker. Explosives expert, Dick Green, is somewhat of a rock star of the demolition industry and blew students away with his discussion at…

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Certifications & Licences Required to Operate Earth Moving Machinery

  Over the last several years licencing requirements for earth moving machinery have changed. State, territory and federal governments have made efforts to make the licencing and certification process easier to understand and to navigate for business owners and potential employees. In fact, in 2011 the government brought in the Work Health & Safety Act which replaced the existing legislation from 2008. This new legislation made it much simpler for both workers and their employers to…

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Drones and Demolition: The Safety Revolution

  Drones have become such a part of the Australian landscape of late that they’re even considered a play-thing for gadget lovers and home hobbyists. In the construction and demolition landscapes, drones are now an integral part of operation for many of Australia’s industry leaders. From aerial photography and surveying to estimating costs and calculating measurements, drones are more than worth their weight in gold for operators in terms of saved costs and increased efficiency. However,…

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How to Avoid Common Commercial Construction Delays

Today’s construction landscape is marred by time and cost pressures and seemingly ever-decreasing profit margins. Construction cost blow-outs can usually be traced back to one particular issue: delays. The ability to finish a construction project on time can have a significant impact on its cost, and keeping the budget on track means avoiding some of the most common causes for delay. Here, we take a look at some of the key areas for concern when it…

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Demolition Revival: When Old is New Again

There has been a distinct move away from traditional ‘trades’ in Australia over several decades now, as school leavers, male and female, are increasingly driven to university educations and corporate careers. Just as farmers have trouble keeping business in the family, construction has seen significant ebbs in the flow of new workers entering the industry. However, as the Australian state and federal governments put an increasingly heavy focus on new developments for the housing market, construction…

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6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe

6 Tips for Keeping Demolition Safe While many myths about the demolition industry abound, the idea that the practice is inherently dangerous still holds true today. When heavy machinery and destruction are combined, there are obvious risks involved. While the demolition industry in Australia is legislated to promote safety above all else, there is always potential for disaster. For those considering entering the industry, or those simply wanting to make their workplace safer for others, there…

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Powering Up Waste Disposal

With the help of Volvo excavators, a waste-to-energy facility in Pennsylvania is undertaking significant site improvement efforts to lay the foundation for enhanced site safety and efficiency as well as establishing the infrastructure needed to manage increased waste capacity in the future.

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