EDA Annual Convention 2018

EDA Annual Convention 2018

June 7-9, 2018
Vienna (AUSTRIA)


The European demolition & decontamination Annual Convention is possible thanks to:














Thursday, June 7th – Professional program

  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch (for participants in the workshops)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Workshop 1: Demolition estimating, how to prepare the most qualified bid
  • 15:30 – 16:30 Workshop 2: Demolition project management: set up, implementation and closing the job
  • 17:00 – 18:30 EDA General Assembly (for EDA members only)


Thursday, June 7th – For all participants

  • 19:00 – Welcome cocktail


Friday, June 8th – Professional program

Multilingual conference with simultaneous interpretation.

  • 9:00 – Official Opening
    Mr. William Sinclair, EDA President
  • 9:15 – Conference introduction
    Mr. Andreas Pocha, Chairman of the conference

9:30 – Conference session 1

  • Business intelligence about the European DDR (demolition, decontamination and recycling) activities
    Mr. Martin Seban, IHS MARKIT
  • City-wide monitoring of demolished buildings and material quantities based on satellite images and GIS models
    Mr. Fritz Kleemann, TUWIEN
  • Case story: Extreme demolition in the heart of Munich
    Mr. Johann Ettengruber and Mr. Michael Appel, ETTENGRUBER

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

11:30 – Conference session 2

  • European Construction Sector Observatory: general trends for resource and energy efficiency in construction
    Ms. Olga Mala, PWC
  • IAEA considerations on decommissioning (focus on decontamination, dismantling and demolition) of nuclear facilities
    Mr. Vladimir Michal, IAEA
  • Dismantling technologies in nuclear power plants
    Mr. Jakob Walchetseder, BRAUN 

Lunch break, networking and exhibition

14:00 – Conference session 3

  • Identification of materials (including hazardous substances) prior to demolition. The new Austrian regulation
    Ms. Julia Schimek, PORR Umwelttechnik GmbH
  • Development of a Safety Manual for demolition operations, practical materials and better communication
    Mr. Michael Casbon, ERM
  • Case story: Decontamination and demolition of petrochemical plants in South Africa
    Mr. Joe Brinkmann, JET DEMOLITION

Coffee break, networking and exhibition

16:30 – Conference session 4

  • Bringing the industry together, the experience of the French Demolition Association 
    Mr. Nathanael Cornet Philippe, SNED
  • Case story: Engineering analysis and demolition modeling for the GA Dome, Atlanta
    Mr. Mahesh Raju Bailakanavar, THORTON TOMASETTI

17:30 – End of the professional program


Friday, June 8th – Leisure program

Discover Vienna, including:

  • 9:30 – Departure from the hotel
  • Citiwalk to hidden Vienna
  • Visit to St. Stephan Cathedral
  • Entrance to the Spanish horse riding school
  • 13:00 – Lunch at restaurant Führich
  • Free time for visiting or shopping
  • 17:00 – Arrival to the hotel


Friday, June 8th – For all participants

18:30 – Departure for the Gala Dinner (by bus or wlaking)

The EDA Gala Dinner 2018 will be held at:

Palais Pallavicinni
Josefsplatz 5
1010 Vienna (Austria)
Tel.: (+43) 01 512 27 18


The EDA Gala Dinner includes:

  • Welcome reception
  • Live music
  • Dinner in a unique location
  • Change of EDA President
  • Announcement of new members of the EDA Club of Honor

22:30 – First bus departs to the hotel


Saturday, June 9th – For all participants

Visit Vienna, including

  • 9:30 – Departure from the hotel
  • Visit to Schönbrunn palace and gardens
  • 13:00 – Lunch at restaurant Residenz Schönbrunn
  • Discover the historic city at Ringstrasse
  • 17:00 – Arrival to the hotel


Download the program of the event