FACHTAGUNG ABBRUCH 2020: Another exceptional edition


The Fachtagung Abbruch 2020, held in Berlin on 28 February, is consolidated as the biggest European event of the demolition industry and breaks again the record of attendance.

More than 1,100 participants, 127 exhibitors and over 1,000 square metres of exhibition space: the FACHTAGUNG ABBRUCH 2020 at the end of February in Berlin showed once again why it is one of the most important annual events in the industry.

EDA was present at this event through the participation of some of its members and the secretariat, not only as attendees but also as exhibitors.

Every year the Deutscher Abbruchverband, the German demolition association, gathers more and more visitors in the capital with its mix of professional lectures, industry exhibition and network exchange.

The total of 15 specialist presentations covered the range of topics relevant to the industry, and also showed how innovative and international the industry is. In view of the increasing challenges in the recycling of construction materials, DA Managing Director, Andreas Pocha, demands on “courage to rethink and courage to innovate”.

The DA has been promoting the courage to innovate by awarding the DA Innovation Prize since 2018. The prize is awarded for outstanding research work on demolition, dismantling and recycling of construction materials.

This year, the first prize went to Daniel Rank from the Technical University of Munich for his research about the possible uses of mineral recycling construction materials using the example of the former Bavarian barracks in Munich.

Here, in cooperation with the company Ettengruber, it was possible to construct a model building with 100 percent recycled aggregates from the demolition material of the barracks.

Note this date on your diary for next year: FACHTUNG ABBRUCH 2021, on 5 March 2021. See you in Berlin!