Deconstruction Forum 2014

Deconstruction forum

June 12-14, 2014
Madrid (Spain)


The Deconstruction Forum was possible thanks to:



Thursday, June 12th

Professional program

10:00 – 14:00 Optional visit to SRR – Recycling and Recovery Trade Fair 2014

14:00 – 17:00 Optional visit to demolition job site: “Interior demolition of a building complex in Madrid”

09:00 – 15:00 IACDS Annual meeting

17:00 – 18:30 EDA Board of Directors and General Assembly


All participants

19:00 Welcome cocktail


Friday, June 13th

Professional program

09:00 Conference session 1 – Moderated by EDA President – Pilar de la Cruz (Spain)

  • Lead, the new asbestos, Michael R. Taylor – NDA (USA)
  • 770 m with a single click – blasting of Germany´s longest viaduct, Walter Werner (Germany)
  • Case story: The daily findings on decontamination of hazardous waste, Lindsay Pepperell – ERM (UK)

Coffee break

11:30 Conference session 2 – Moderated by IDE President – Steve Jack (UK)

  • Development of C&DW recycling in Europe, Geert Cuperus – FIR (The Netherlands)
  • Case story: Interior demolition of a building complex in Madrid, Francisco Cobo – DETECSA (Spain)
  • Case story: Blast demolition of the AFE Tower in Frankfurt, Rainer Melzer (Germany)


14:30 Conference session 3 – Moderated by FIR Delegate – Giorgio Bressi (Italy)

  • Sustainability and end-of-life of construction products, Christophe Sykes – Construction Products Europe (Belgium)
  • Construction and demolition waste management in the EU: the way forward, Gunther Wolff – European Commission (Belgium)
  • Innovation on decontamination of PCB, Stine Egsgaard – J-JENSEN (Denmark)
  • Case story: From construction to recycling through demolition, John Rimmer – CANTILLON (UK)

Coffee break

16:30 Conference session 4 – Moderated by IACDS President – Lars Sandstrom (Sweden)

  • Dismantling and demolition of the power stations of Sant Adriá de Besós and Badalona, Miguel Ángel Prieto– DYR/DETECSA (Spain)
  • The Turkish market, Tamer Öztoygar– IMDER (Turkey)
  • Case story: Special application on concrete sawing and drilling, Jaime Peribañez – PERFOX (Spain)

18:00 End of the conference

Friday, June 13th

Leisure program

09:00 – Departure from the hotel to San Lorenzo del Escorial

  • Visit the monastery of El Escorial (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Lunch at typical Restaurant
  • Shopping tour in Las Rozas Village with VIP treatment and personal shopper

17:30 – Arrival at the hotel

All participants

19:00 – Departure for the Gala Dinner (by bus)

The Gala Dinner will be held in the emblematic “Gran Casino de Madrid” and it includes:

  • Welcome drink
  • Unique dinner by the prestigious chef Paco Roncero
  • Words from the EDA President and a delegate of Ritchie Bros, sponsor of the Gala Dinner
  • Live entertainment and music

23:00 – The first bus departs to the hotel


Saturday, June 14th

All participants

10:00 – Departure from the hotel

  • Guided tour on a panoramic bus (with translation to several languages)
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in the historical center
  • Guided visit to the Royal Palace

16:00 – End of the activity


Download the program of the event