In a world where sustainability and environmental responsibility increasingly take centre stage, industries of all kinds are looking for ways to reduce their footprint and minimise waste. The demolition and construction industries are no exception, and while demolition particularly may conjure up images of piles of rubble and scrap steel, the end of an asset’s […]

Demolition consulting services play a crucial role in the successful closure of assets in industries such as mining, industrial, and manufacturing. However, the significance of early contractor involvement in these closure projects is often underestimated, with asset owners relying solely on operational experience to handle the decommissioning and demolition stages of closure. This assumption can […]

To an outsider, demolition methods might seem unsophisticated, however, the opposite is in fact true. Safe demolition methods are contingent on many factors: management of risk, capability, experience, and the skills of the team to perform the work. Choosing the right demolition method for each project requires careful planning and understanding of impacts from the […]

How industrial demolition contractors contribute to circular economy demands Although not widely appreciated, industrial demolition contractors play a key role in meeting the social, environmental, and economic demands of a circular economy. In this article, we aim to build awareness of how this is achieved by considering some of the challenges currently faced in the […]

3 reasons to include demolition consulting services in your project budget Demolition consulting services are a legitimate consideration for project managers with responsibility for asset closure in the mining, industrial, and manufacturing sectors. It can however, be overlooked as a necessary investment, with asset owners thinking that experience in operations is sufficient to undertake decommissioning […]

How a high reach demolition contractor overcomes challenges with structures at height Our focus on the value of working with an experienced high reach demolition contractor this month comes off the back of a recent post covering the challenges of highrise demolition, which naturally falls into this category. But highrise office and residential buildings aren’t […]

Highrise Demolition Contractor: What every developer should look for Finding the right highrise demolition contractor for your development project may not be as straightforward as a quick search online.  Demolition techniques and methodologies have advanced significantly in recent decades. There is also growing appreciation of the timing of demolition in any project development pathway, i.e. […]

A little known fact among industry outsiders is that demolition can involve some very intricate work. To be completed safely and without incident, detailed planning, together with extreme caution is key. Bridge removal over water adds another layer of complexity to a demolition project. Not only must all the usual considerations be factored into the […]

What does it take to turn what was once swamp land into a site that’s safe to build on?  Our team on the Wacol Logistics Hub project can tell you. Spanning an area in excess of 18 hectares, the project site is located in the outer western reaches of Brisbane.  It most recently operated under […]

Planning a high rise demolition? Gold Coast developers in recent months have been lining up to bring forward planned new apartment and commercial developments in a post (almost) pandemic flurry of real estate activity. Closed borders and extended lockdowns appear to have driven developers from New South Wales and Victoria to opportunities further north, and […]

There is a science to safe bridge demolition methods and our work on the Chinaman Creek bridge highlights many of the challenges that must be considered in determining how to demolish a bridge over water. Located in tropical North Queensland, the Chinaman Creek bridge initially appeared to be an assignment that could be undertaken with […]

Asbestos contaminated soil probably isn’t the first thing a project owner will consider on a development project, however as with any other aspect of demolition waste management, it becomes an immediate priority that must be addressed to allow a project to proceed. Among the issues that make asbestos contaminated soil a challenge is that its […]

DEMEX is shining in the award spotlight again with the recent announcement the company has been shortlisted at the World Demolition Awards for a second year running. In this year’s awards, we have been selected in the category Contract of the Year under US$1 million dollars off the back of our efforts on the Chinaman […]

The management of construction and demolition waste has been on the radar of government1 and industry for well over a decade, with tangible measures in place to review and continually improve. Legislation, regulatory frameworks, targets, international bans on waste exports, education, and changes in practice together have contributed to changes in the ways things are […]

Demex is back on the winner’s podium again with our most recent success as recipient of the 2021 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Excellence Award for small to medium enterprises. And while winning isn’t everything, it is immensely satisfying when the efforts of our team are recognised in this way. >>> Watch the award announcement […]

Few demolition project risks match the level presented by removal of hazardous materials and asbestos. From physical handling to environmental management, there are many factors to consider before, during, and after a demolition project is completed. In light of growing awareness associated with health issues arising from asbestos exposure, robust project management that accounts for […]

Like most businesses over the past 18 months, industrial demolition contractors in Australia have faced their share of challenges.   Between market uncertainty arising from COVID-19, project delays or cancellations, and the commitment to keep a workforce going, the signs that confidence is re-emerging across the country and globe are welcomed, not only by Australian industrial […]

Local demolition firm breaks through on world stage The Todd family and their team at local Queensland demolition firm DEMEX were thrilled to learn they were named Best New Entrant at the World Demolition Awards 2020 in an online awards ceremony on 12 November, after earlier being short-listed for the Industrial Demolition Award. “At our […]

Our commitment to project excellence is recognised as industry leading by our peers. Selected from a global pool, DEMEX are very honoured to announce we are one of just four companies to be shortlisted in the Industrial category by the World Demolition Summit 2020. Determined by an international judging panel of leading industry experts, the […]

DEMEX has reached a new safety milestone in safety, gaining FSC Accreditation by the Federal Safety Commissioner through the Australian Government Building and Construction OHS Accreditation Scheme. FSC Accreditation for DEMEX assures our clients that we promote a sustainable WHS culture and identify and implement initiatives to improve our WHS performance. We will endeavour to meet the […]

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