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Dublin, Ireland

7-8 November, 2018

Conference

A high level technical conference that will feature presentations covering some of the most challenging demolition projects carried out around the world in recent months.

 

PROGRAMME

Speakers and topics

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David Darsey

Managing director, Erith Group’s demolition division

 

Grant Styles

Operations director, Erith Group

 

TOPIC: The Marble Arch Place demolition project

Marble Arch Place in London won the overall World Demolition Award at the 2017 Summit, and Erith will explain the particular challenges of the project.

Artem Kondratiev

Head of the Moscow division of Russian contractor Raz-Max

TOPIC: The Russian experience – unique features of demolition in the extreme north

An English language presentation aimed at non-Russian contractors.

Dennis McGarel

Vice president, Sales & Estimating, Brandenburg Industrial Service Company

TOPIC: Demolishing the former Bannister Federal Complex

This multi-million dollar contract challenged Brandenburg with easing the health and safety concerns of city and state leaders around beryllium, asbestos and lead contamination

Uttkarsh Mehta

Partner, Edifice Engineering

TOPIC: Challenges involved in demolition of Mahatma Ghandi Setu bridge, India

His presentation will discuss the challenges of dismantling and demolishing the Mahatma Ghandi Setu bridge, which links Patna and Hajipur across the River Ganges and measures almost 6 m (20 ft) each way

David A Murray

Safety and health consultant for the State of Nevada.

TOPIC: The OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) dust regulations applied to international demolition markets

David has contacts in several manufacturers in the field of dust suppression and will draw on their experiences in this presentation.

Brent Willson

Project, product and compliance manager with Dustless Technologies in Utah, USA.

Brent is giving this presentation on behalf of Dave Murray of the State of Nevada who is unable to attend because of ill health. We thank Brent for stepping in at short notice and send our sincere best wishes to Dave for a speedy recovery.

 

Julian Norton

Business development manager, Pix4D

TOPIC: The role of drone mapping software in demolishing a shopping centre in Finland

At the World Demolition Summit Julian will co-present alongside construction consultant Jouni Ojala, owner of the Rakennuslordi company

Stefano Panseri

CEO of Despe

TOPIC: Completing a 12-month demolition and asbestos removal project in five months

To be awarded this contract, Despe guaranteed to remove asbestos from 60,000 sq m (646,000 sq ft) of roofing, 12,000 t of railway ballast containing asbestos, and further reclamation and demolition of all reinforced concrete structures in an area covering 450,000 sq m (4.85 million sq ft).

Florian Trinkl

CEO, Sauer Bau & Projektentwicklung

TOPIC: Demolishing prestressed concrete gas tanks at Munich’s main sewage plant

His presentation will discuss the challenges of demolishing prestressed concrete gas tanks at a sewage plant in Munich.

Riccardo Viaggi

Secretary General CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment)

TOPIC: Digital technology and equipment – what it means for demolition

A paper discussing current thinking and the impact of digital technology and equipment on the demolition industry of the future

Patrick Tinnelly

Chairman, Irish Association of Demolition Contractors and Commercial Director, John Tinnelly & Sons

TOPIC: Surviving the crash: managing a demolition business through an economic downturn

 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We can provide you with a certificate of attendance, allowing participation in the Summit to become part of your CPD process.

 

Conference programme

0800 – 0900

REGISTRATION, NETWORKING BREAKFAST

Breakfast sponsored by KTEG

 

0900 WELCOME

Steve Ducker

Editor, Demolition & Recycling International

 

0905 EDA WELCOME

Francisco Cobo

President, European Demolition Association

 

MORNING SESSION CHAIRMAN

Henrik Bonnesen

Market Director, Cowi, Denmark

 

0915 – 0940

Surviving the crash: managing a demolition business through an economic downturn

Patrick Tinnelly

Chairman, Irish Association of Demolition Contractors and Commercial Director, John Tinnelly & Sons, Northern Ireland

 

0940 – 1005

The Marble Arch Place Demolition Project

(World Demolition Award winner 2017)

David Darsey and Grant Styles

Managing Director, Demolition and Operations Director, Erith Group, United Kingdom

 

1005 – 1030

Demolishing the former Bannister Federal Complex

Dennis McGarel

Vice President Sales and Estimating, Brandenburg Industrial Service Company

 

1030 – 1120

DRINKS BREAK AND EXHIBITION AREA

Sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment

 

1120 – 1150

Challenges involved in demolishing India’s Mahatma Ghandi Setu Bridge

Uttkarsh Mehta

Partner, Edifice Engineering, India

 

1150 – 1215

The Russian experience: unique features of demolition in the extreme north

Artem Kondratiev

Head of Moscow Division, Raz-Max, Russia

 

1215 – 1240

Demolishing pre-stressed concrete gas tanks at Munich’s main sewage plant

Florian Trinkl

CEO, Sauer Bau & Projektenwicklung, Germany

 

1240 – 1410

LUNCH, NETWORKING, EXHIBITION AREA

Sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment

 

AFTERNOON SESSION CHAIRMAN

Richard Vann

Managing Director, RVA Group, United Kingdom

 

1410 – 1440

Digital technology and equipment – what it means for demolition

Riccardo Viaggi

Secretary General, CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment)

 

1440 – 1510

The role of drone mapping software in demolishing a shopping centre in Finland 7

Julian Norton

Business Development for Construction, Pix4D, Switzerland

Jouni Ojala

Owner, Rakennuslordi, Finland

 

1510 – 1530

DRINKS BREAK AND EXHIBITION AREA

Sponsored by Volvo Construction Equipment

 

1530 – 1555

The OSHA dust regulations – lessons for international demolition markets

Brent Willson

Project, product and compliance manager with Dustless Technologies in Utah, USA.  speaking on behalf of Dave Murray, Safety and Health Consultant, State of Nevada, USA

 

1555 – 1620

Completing a 12-month demolition and asbestos removal project in five months

Stefano Panseri

CEO, Despe, Italy

 

1620 – 1630

CLOSING REMARKS

Steve Ducker

 

 

1830

AWARDS DRINKS RECEPTION

Sponsored by Demarec

 

 

 

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Conference Chairmen

MORNING

Henrik Bonnesen

Market Director, Cowi, Denmark

Henrik is an experienced auditor, site inspector and environment, health and safety manager across a range of projects, and a long-standing member of the World Demolition Awards judging panel.

AFTERNOON

Richard Vann

Managing director of RVA Group

Richard, who made a big impression on the WDS in 2017 as the keynote speaker, brings his experience of chairing demolition and decommissioning events to Dublin.

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