The European Demolition Association, EDA, has a long tradition of working on common topics for the demolition industry across Europe.
In fact, EDA produced a variety of technical documents that were very useful for the industry: a multilingual dictionary of the industry, a guide on Health and Safety for demolition work, the High Reach guidelines, etc.
This work must continue, as the demolition industry evolves quickly. We need EDA to move on the very same rhythm, helping the demolition companies, workers and associations from all over Europe.
Even more, in order to be able to reach a set of different topics that are of interest for EDA and its members, the Technical Committee started to work on 2012 with a new and improved methodology: the working groups.
With the approval and support of its Board, the Technical Committee of EDA will have now several working groups, focused on specific topics.
Each one of these working groups will only meet by videoconference, depending on the needs of the topics considered.
Each working group will be asked to present a list of topics, and keep it updated with any ideas/comments that may come.
From that list, the leader of the working groups together with all the professionals involved will choose a topic or a set of topics and will define a deliverable with clear dates, scope, and support needed.
The working groups are meant to be composed by volunteer professionals from the industry and the leadership on one spokesperson, which will direct the group. The spokesperson will lead the group, set the goals and targets to be delivered by the group, with the support of all the participants.
Each working group is kindly asked to produce a deliverable within the next 18 months.