World Demolition Summit 2017

Presentation

The World Demolition Summit 2017, celebrated on November 2nd at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London (UNITED KINGDOM), gathered more than 390 Delegates representing more than 130 companies, from 28 countries.

The European Demolition Association, EDA, was one of the main partners in this event.

It is also an excellent opportunity to network and forge relationships with all of the other professionals of the industry.

 

Program

2 November 2017

08.00 – 09.00 Registration, networking and morning coffee

09.00 – 09.05  Conference Chair (morning)

  • Howard Button. CEO, National Federation of Demolition Contractors

Organizer’s welcome and opening remarks

  • Steve Ducker. Editor, Demolition & Recycling International, KHL Group

09.05 – 09.10 Welcome on behalf of the European Demolition Association

  • Stefano Panseri. Managing Director, Despe and EDA Board Member

09.10 – 09.40 Keynote speaker

  • Richard Vann. Managing Director, RVA Group

09.40 – 10.05 Demolishing an iconic structure

  • Duncan Rudall. Director, Rye Demolition

10.05 – 10.30 Crisis management and learning from major incidents

  • James Howard. General Manager, Coleman & Co

10.30 – 11.20 Morning coffee/table-top area

11.20 – 11.50 Using demolition simulation technology to save lives

  • Ahmed Amir Khalil. Vice President, International Development, Applied Science International

11.50 – 12.15 Safety on the ground: a new technique for soil remediation

  • Eirik Wraal. Executive vice president, AF Decom

12.15 – 12.40 Safety in the air: Operational challenges of using cranes in demolition

  • Teddy Holt. Director, Radius Crane Management

12.40 – 14.10 Lunch

14.10 – 14.40 Conference Chair (afternoon)

  • John Woodward. Demolition Consultant, C&D Consultancy

14.40 – 15.10 Demolishing a five-story mill

  • Scott Knightly. Owner, Envirovantage

15.10 – 15.40 Taking down the Nipigon Bridge

  • Ryan Priestly. President, Priestly Demolition Inc

15.40 – 16.10 Bringing demolition, logistics, and waste closer together

  • Jacqueline O’Donovan. Managing Director, O’Donovan Waste Disposal

16.10 – 16.35 Afternoon break/tabletop area

16.35 – 17.05 The global demolition equipment market of the future

  • Rupert Craven. UK and Ireland Sales Director, Ritchie Bros Auctioneers

17.05 – 17.15 Demolition and debris management in Syria

  • Aiden Short. Founding Director, Urban Resilience Platform (on behalf of Martin Bjerregaard, Director, Disaster Waste Recovery)

19.15 – 20.00 Closing Remarks. Steve Ducker.

20.00 – 22.15 Awards Drinks Reception

20.15 – 22.30 Awards Dinner & Presentations

Awards categories:

  • Civils Demolition
  • Collaboration in Demolition
  • Contract of the Year US$1 million or over
  • Contract of the Year under US$1 million
  • Explosive Demolition
  • Industrial Demolition
  • Innovation, Plant & Equipment
  • Innovation, Tools & Attachments
  • Recycling & Environmental
  • Safety & Training
  • Urban Demolition US$10 million or over
  • Urban Demolition under US$10 million
  • New Entrant Award
  • World Demolition Award

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