Building demolitions are dangerous and difficult, so much so that even explosives have trouble bringing down buildings. Having said that, it’s always amazing to see footage of workers and companies who totally disregard the severity of the hazards involved.
Our most recent example shows two men standing on the edge of a 3 story high building (roughly 30 feet in the air), without shoes on, chipping away at the same structure that he’s standing on with a sledgehammer. About the only thing they’re doing right is that they’re not hitting the part of the wall directly below their feet. There’s absolutely no evidence of safety precautions to be found, no harness and no nets, only relying on each of their own balance and the strength of the wall to stay upright during the process.
You can watch the amazing footage below, uploaded to Youtube by David Peterson.
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.