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Pomerleau, Delsan AIM picked to tear down old Champlain Bridge in Montreal

March 6, 2020 by David Kennedy

The bridge will be taken apart piece by piece with a focus on reusing as many components as possible

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Demolition of eight-storey Toronto hospital building sets stage for multibillion-dollar SickKids expansion

February 24, 2020 by David Kennedy

An era ended at the Hospital for Sick Children last summer as demolition crews carefully tore down a distinctive teal pedestrian bridge that had extended over Elizabeth Street in downtown Toronto for a quarter century. A mobile crane hoisted the

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‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’ becomes online star after partially surviving implosion

February 19, 2020 The Associated Press

DALLAS—A social media sensation dubbed the “ Leaning Tower of Dallas” was born when a portion of a building survived an implosion in Dallas. After the implosion Feb. 16 failed to bring down the core of the 11-story former Affiliated

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PCL starts demolition work at Edmonton hospital, making way for $85M expansion

February 19, 2020 On-Site Staff

A significant expansion project expected to take about three years is underway at Misericordia Hospital at the west end of Edmonton. Sledge hammers in hand, government and hospital officials kicked off the demolition phase of the job late last week.

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Concrete structure collapsing onto excavator, trapping worker leads to fine for Ontario company

December 6, 2019 On-Site Staff

A workplace incident that left an excavator operator buried in rubble for several hours has led to a $65,000 fine for an Ontario company. 1481410 Ontario Ltd., which was doing business as SL Marketing, was carrying out demolition project at

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Kinshofer introduces KFX-Series Breakers

November 25, 2019 by Megan Hoegler

  New from KINSHOFER is the KFX-Series of hydraulic breaker excavator attachments. The 14 models in the KFX-Series offer operators a wide range of weight and power options. The smallest model, the KFX 14, is designed for excavators weighing eight

News Demolition

Explosives topple leaning cranes at partly collapsed New Orleans hotel

October 21, 2019 Rebecca Santana, The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS—Thundering explosions toppled two cranes Oct. 20 that had loomed precariously for days over a partially collapsed hotel in New Orleans, in what city officials hailed as a success and said efforts now would focus on retrieving two bodies

News Demolition

Controlled demolition levels remnants of Nanticoke, Ont. coal plant, once the largest in North America

August 22, 2019 by David Kennedy

In less than a minute, carefully placed charges safely brought down the nearly 500,000 sq. ft. facility

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PCL consortium wins $1.5B contract to rebuild four-tower government complex in Toronto

August 12, 2019 by David Kennedy

TORONTO—Infrastructure Ontario has awarded a contract for a major reconstruction project in downtown Toronto to a construction group led by Fengate Asset Management and PCL Constructors Inc. The government agency said Aug. 9 the Fengate PCL Progress Partners consortium will

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Demolition progressing on downtown Vancouver tower as crews prep for new 32-storey development

July 2, 2019 David Kennedy

VANCOUVER—Six months into demolition, crews working at 1090 West Pender Street in the core of downtown Vancouver have reduced a seven-level parkade essentially to ground level. They’ll soon turn their attention to tearing down an adjacent 12-storey office tower that’s

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Remnants of Italian bridge that collapsed last year demolished in controlled explosion

June 28, 2019 The Associated Press

GENOA, Italy—A spectacular planned explosion June 28 knocked down the remaining spans and supporting pillars of the Italian bridge that collapsed last year with the loss of 43 lives. The blast in Genoa at 9:37 a.m. triggered a huge cloud

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Solar facility opens at former Ontario coal plant once the largest in North America

April 2, 2019 by David Kennedy

NANTICOKE, Ont.—What was once the largest coal generating station in North America has exchanged its stacks for solar panels. Ontario Power Generation announced March 29 a new 44-megawatt solar facility has begun producing power at the site of the former

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N.S. to spend another $22.3 million on ferry including renos to Maine terminal

March 20, 2019 The Canadian Press

HALIFAX—The Nova Scotia government says it will fund renovations of a ferry terminal in Bar Harbor, Maine, at an expected cost of $8.5-million. It will also provide another $13.8 million to the privately owned ferry service for its 2019-20 operations.

Product Demolition

Aquajet releases Super Lance 3000 designed for hydrodemolition robots

February 26, 2019 On-Site Staff

A more versatile lance system for hydrodemolition robots was shown off by Aquajet at this year’s event. The Super Lance 3000 allows contractors to use a single lance for any pressure up to 43,500 psi (3,000 bar). The system is

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As new Champlain Bridge nears completion, feds prepare for $400M project to tear down old bridge

February 24, 2019 by David Kennedy

The steel truss cantilever bridge has carried traffic over the St. Lawrence River for more than 50 years

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Big chunk of New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge demolished with explosives

January 15, 2019 Rebecca Gibian, The Associated Press

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.—A big chunk of the Tappan Zee Bridge went down in history — and the Hudson — Jan. 15 after a detonation that thrilled onlookers who played hooky from work and school to watch the spectacle. Despite a few

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Commuters brace for dreaded ‘Seattle squeeze’ as construction crews demolish city’s waterfront viaduct

January 9, 2019 Lisa Baumann, The Associated Press

The West Coast city has spent years digging a tunnel to replace an aging double-decker highway. The final drive to complete the project is expected to bring three weeks of mayhem

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Dewalt releases line of combination and demolition hammers

January 7, 2019 by On-Site Magazine

The Flexvolt 60V Max brushless 1-7/8 in. combination hammer (DCH733) from Dewalt features an E-Clutch system and Shocks Active Vibration Control technology. The hammer achieves 13.3 joules and 350 RPM. The new line of large SDS Max hammers also includes

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Bronte Construction wins $5M contract to demolish piers left after Cornwall, Ont. bridge replacement

December 3, 2018 by David Kennedy

OTTAWA—The federal crown corporation that oversees four international Ontario bridges, including one in Cornwall, Ont., has awarded Bronte Construction a $5 million demolition contract. The funding from the Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. will pay for the removal of three in-water

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Kinshoffer drum cutters offer efficiency, power

August 20, 2018 by On-Site Magazine

The WS drum cutter series from Kinshoffer is designed for mining, tunneling, road construction and demolition. The cutters feature a pick angle and chisel arrangement. Four chisel tips are available to attach to the wear pick: standard, heavy-duty, wear-protected and