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New demolition technique proves its viability at Croft Quarry

Demolition specialist AR Demolition has brought down structures at a Leicestershire quarry using methods not usually seen outside of military applications.

Working with Alford Technologies, it used weapons-grade hypersonic ‘kick and cut’ charges to bring down a large screen house at Croft Quarry.

AR Demolition chief executive Richard Dolman believes that the project is the first time such charges have been used in the demolition industry, without the normal pre-weakening activity usually employed to bring a structure down. He reckons that the technique could now revolutionise safety in the industry.

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