World Demolition Summit 2016



The World Demolition Summit 2016, celebrated on November 2nd at the Marriot Biscayne Bay Hotel in Miami, FL (UNITED STATES), gathered more than 350 Delegates representing more than 110 companies, from 20 countries.

The European Demolition Association, EDA, was one of the main partners in this event.

It is also an excellent opportunity to network and forge relationships with all of the other professionals of the industry.




Download the program of the event in PDF


14 October 2016

09.10 – 09.40 Defining world-class demolition: case studies in US military decommissioning

  • Tim Barker, D4 Programme Director, Aecom, US

09.40 – 10.10 Earthquake areas and high-risk demolition sites

  • Dr. Jan Kupec, Technical Director, Ground Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Aurecon Group, New Zealand

10.10 – 10.35 Can traditional demolition learn from explosive demolition?

  • Mike Kehoe, Demolition Consultant, C&D Consultancy, UK

11.20 – 11.45 Behaviour-based safety – best practice in demolition

  • Brian Hornyak, Vice President, Major Projects, Sabre Demolition, USA

11.45 – 12.15 Sweating the small stuff: attention to detail in demolition projects

  • Mike Casbon, Technical Director, ERM, USA

12.15 – 12.40 What to expect from OSHA in 2017

  • Mark Lies, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, USA

14.00 – 14.40 Demolition in Japan: major projects and future trends

  • Hiroshi Konno, President & CEO, Akashigumi Company, Japan

14.40 – 15.05 Imploding a pre-stressed concrete bridge

  • Roberto Folchi, Mining Engineer/Geologist, Nitrex SRL – Explosives Engineering, Italy, and Ahmed Amir Khalil, Vice President, International Business Development, Applied Science International, USA

15.30 – 15.55 Demolition of the Earl’s Court Exhibition Center, London

  • Dave Rowe, Technical Manager, and Jim O’Sullivan, Project Director, Keltbray, UK

15.55 – 16.20 Houston building is demolished, yields recycling bonanza

Awards categories:

  • Civils Demolition
  • Collaboration in Demolition
  • Contract of the Year US$1 million or over
  • Contract of the Year under US$1 million
  • Explosive Demolition
  • Industrial Demolition
  • Innovation, Plant & Equipment
  • Innovation, Tools & Attachments
  • Recycling & Environmental
  • Safety & Training
  • Urban Demolition US$10 million or over
  • Urban Demolition under US$10 million
  • New Entrant Award
  • World Demolition Award