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Eurest | Being safe |  19 May 2016

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WE’VE ALL SEEN THE FOOTAGE OF UNWANTED TOWER BLOCKS CRUMPLING INTO A HEAP AS A CONTROLLED EXPLOSION CLEARS GROUND FOR NEW DEVELOPMENT.

It’s quite a spectacle and relatively safe, as it’s usually done with a wide area of empty land around it.

But what happens if you want to bring down a building in the middle of a modern megacity — without bringing down everything around it as well? One Japanese demolition company, the Taisei Corporation, has developed an eerily unobtrusive way of doing just that.

The Ecological Reproduction System (ERS) is a clean, green, and incredibly low-key. A casual onlooker might just about notice as the cranes and winches are wheeled in the front door. And if they looked carefully each day they might notice as a familiar building seems to get a bit shorter. But many people don’t because it all goes on behind the scenes; demolition teams work inside the building, lowering it slowly on huge winches as they take it apart floor by floor.

What we’re used to being a noisy, dusty ‘event’ becomes a quiet, professional job done behind the scenes, with little or no disruption to the people around.

At Eurest we pride ourselves on getting on with things — in many cases, behind the scenes — delivering the best services without getting in your face. It means that, just like the ERS, we get on with the important things so you don’t have to worry about them. And it extends to meeting health and safety regulations too, ensuring you stay compliant with the rules and legislation you face.

It leaves you free to focus on the things more fundamental to growing your business, without having to worry about what’s going on in the kitchen.

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