Deconstruction Forum 2014

Deconstruction forum

The Deconstruction Forum 2014 consisted of 3 days of conferences, and it was celebrated from Thursday 12th to Saturday 14th of June.

The evening of Friday 13th was a very special occasion, The Gala Dinner, which was held in the emblematic “Gran Casino de Madrid”.


The Deconstruction Forum was possible thanks to:

Consult the conference book of the EDA Deconstruction Forum 2014

This publication contains the presentations given during the event




Download the program of the event in PDF



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 the 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
  • A 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 was held in the emblematic “Gran Casino de Madrid” and it included:

  • 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 departed 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


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