Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
Controlled Demolitions Inc, of tallest building to ever be demolished by implosion fame, recently took on a project at Great River Energy (GRE) Power Station in Stanton, North Dakota. 2 Hung Boiler units and a 255 foot tall brick lined concrete chimney were taken down with explosives, which made for a pretty impressive video.
According to The Bismarck Tribune, GRE announced the power station’s closure in 2016 and began the initial demolition process, which included removal of the nonstructural interior materials and equipment, in December. It took 108 detonation points to bring the 3 structures down.
Crews will spend the next 3 or 4 months cleaning up the debris after the implosion. After cleanup, the area will be re-graded and seeded to return it back to prairie land.
Enjoy the video from Controlled Demolition, Inc below:
On October 12, tragedy struck at a construction site in New Orleans, when an 18-story under-construction hotel partially collapsed, killing 3. Due to the unstable tower cranes on site, crews have yet to be able to recover 2 of the bodies inside the building.
Tragedy struck in New Orleans over the weekend when an under construction 18-story hotel suddenly collapsed, killing at least 2 with 1 still missing and injuring up to 30 others.
Infrastructure projects can require some pretty massive heavy equipment to perform all necessary tasks, so it’s a great opportunity to get some stunning footage of the machines and workers during the process.
Drones are used for a variety of different tasks on construction sites, like for tracking employees, calculating the volume of on-site stockpiles, or even performing OSHA inspections, but I’ve never actually seen any tools attached to them before. Well, engineers recently strapped a nail gun to one to see if it could potentially perform roof shingle installation.
The most popular method of demolition these days is by implosion, but not always welcome in certain areas or situations. The use of explosives can greatly damage neighboring buildings and spread hazardous materials over a large radius, which is why a cooling tower at the Mülheim-Kärlich power plant in Germany had to be slowly dismantled from the top.
After causing devastation in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian worked its way up the U.S. East Coast last week and eventually made its way up to Nova Scotia, Canada as a Category 2 storm. The storm left more than 369,000 without power in the Canadian Region, according to CBC, but also caused a tower crane to buckle and collapse in the city of Halifax.
While placing concrete on the 7th floor of a new hotel in Houston, TX, 16 construction workers were suddenly sent falling to the 6th floor below, sending 9 of them to the hospital, according to local news reports.
As a storm blew through the Dallas, Texas area on Sunday afternoon, a tower crane standing near an occupied apartment building collapsed causing at least one fatality and 6 injuries.