The demolition industry is today bigger and more connected than ever before.
With associations, magazines, social networks, conferences… our industry is actively engaging customers, contractors, suppliers, engineers and Public Administrations.
The European Demolition Association, EDA, is an active part of this global movement of our industry and is aiming now to go one step further.
For this reason and as every year, EDA celebrates a new edition of its Annual Convention.
Under the topic “Innovating together”, the EDA Annual Convention 2016 was held in Glasgow (Scotland) on June 9th – 11th 2015, in order to bring together the industry to present, debate and define the steps to take in the close future.
More information and details will be published in the following days.
The EDA 2016 Annual Convention was possible thanks to:
Thursday, June 9th – Professional program
The following meetings were in English only.
- “Assessment of Construction and Demolition Waste Streams prior to Demolition or Renovation of Buildings and Infrastructures”, presented and moderated by TECNALIA (Coordinators of HISER H2020 project and the EU Specific Contract on Pre-demolition Audit)
17: 00 EDA General Assembly
For EDA Board of Directors, delegates of National Associations and EDA members.
Thursday, June 9th – All participants
19:00 Welcome cocktail
- Welcome words by Ms. Pilar de la Cruz, EDA President
Friday, June 10th – Professional program
The multilingual conference had simultaneous interpretation.
09:00 Opening by Mr. Howard Button, moderator of the conference.
09:30 Conference session 1
» How demolition is changing Glasgow
Mr. Kenny Crookston, Wheatley Group
» FISSAC Project: Fostering industrial symbiosis in the construction and demolition value chain
Ms. Angeliki Koulouri, ACR+
» Case story: Demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Centres
Mr. Dave Rowe and Mr. Jim O’Sullivan, Keltbray
Coffee break & networking
11:30 Conference session 2
» Guidelines for safe circulation of building materials
Ms. Marianne Hedberg, the Swedish Construction Federation
» The Institute of Demolition Engineers – where we are today
Mr. Duncan Rudall, Institute of Demolition Engineers, IDE
» Removal and recycling of External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems
Mr. Ralf Pasker, European Association for External Insulation Composite Systems, EAE
» Case story: Salvage Baltic Ace project
Mr. Carsten Tromp, Jansen Group
Lunch & networking
14:15 Conference session 3
» Monitoring decontamination sites
Mr. Oliver Smith, SMH
» Preparation of the demolition of three skyscraper buildings in Cologne
Mr. Manfred Kühne, Geo experts
» Case story: Demolition of Concordia wreck at Genoa port
Mr. Vittorio Omini, F.lli Omini S.p.A.
Coffee break & networking
16:30 Conference session 4
» Advance of the EDA Industry Report
Mr. Andreas Pocha, German Demolition Association, DA
» Deconstruction of high rise buildings using tower cranes
Mr. Thorsten Hesselbein, Liebherr
» Case story: Decontamination of heavy metals
Mr. Lindsay Pepperell, ERM
18:00 End of the Conference
Friday, June 10th – Leisure program
09:00 Departure from the hotel to Edinburgh
- Escorted walk from the New Town to Edinburgh Castle
- Guided visit of the Edinburgh Castle
- Lunch at the Amber Restaurant at the Scotch Whisky Experience
- Special tour at the Hamilton and Inches Jewellers
- Free time for visiting or shopping
17:00 Arrival at the hotel
Friday, June 10th – All participants
This was an elegant activity. The recommended dress code was black tie.
18:30 Departure for the Gala Dinner (by bus)
The Gala Dinner will be held in the Trades Hall of Glasgow and it includes:
- Civic reception offered by the Glasgow City Council
- Change of EDA President
- The announcement of new members of the EDA Club of Honor
- NFDC Lifetime Achievement Award
- Live music
The EDA 2016 Gala Dinner was possible thank to the support of LIEBHERR
22:30 First bus departs to the hotel
Saturday, June 11th – All participants
10:00 Departure from the Hotel
Panoramic City Tour which will include the following highlights:
- Glasgow Green and the People’s Palace
- The Botanic Gardens
- Riverside Museum
- Kelvingrove Museum
- George Square and the City Chambers
- Glasgow Cathedral
12:30 Lunch in the city center
16:00 End of the activity