When a high-rise building in Singapore needs to be demolished, contractors don’t come in with a wrecking ball.

At least not now.

“Last time, they used a concrete ball,” Ginlee Construction managing director Tommy Lim told Channel NewsAsia. “But of course, last time, the HDB (Housing and Development Board) blocks were 10 storeys tall.”

With demolition works for the iconic, multi-coloured Rochor Centre set to begin early next year, what exactly goes on when a building is pulled down?

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Posted in Construction, Featured, Technology on Dec 28, 2017