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July 27, 2016

World Demolition Summit presentation details confirmed

On October 14th the World Demolition Summit will be held in Miami, and the final details are now being put in place. For those attending, you'll be happy to hear the list of presentation is now almost complete, with just two more waiting to be confirmed.

Here's what you can look forward to experiencing, including one from our very own Mike Kehoe:

Earthquake areas and high-risk demolition sites
Dr Jan Kupec, Technical Director, Ground Engineering/Infrastructure, Aurecon Group, New Zealand

Behaviour-based safety – best practice in demolition
Brian Hornyak, Vice President, Major Projects, Sabre Demolition, USA

Sweating the small stuff – attention to detail in demolition projects
Mike Casbon, Technical Director, ERM, USA

What to expect from OSHA in 2017
Mark Lies, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, USA

Demolition in Japan – major projects and future trends
Hiroshi Konno, President and CEO, Akashigumi Company, Japan

Imploding a pre-stressed concrete bridge
Roberto Folchi, Mining Engineer/Geologist, Nitrex – Explosives Engineering, Italy and Ahmed Amir Khalil, Vice President, International Business Development, Applied Science International, USA

Can traditional demolition learn from explosive demolition?
Mike Kehoe, Demolition Consultant, C&D Consultancy, United Kingdom

Source: KHL

July 25, 2016

C&D assists in complex Warrington car park demolition


This Sunday, Mike Kehoe of the C&D Liverpool office team were collaborating with J Bryan Ltd. on the demolition of a structurally unsafe car park in Warrington.

J Bryan asked Mike to assist with the complex job to bring his experience of over 40 car park demolitions throughout the UK to the project. The work was carried out on time with zero incidents.

Well done J Bryan.

You can see more images of the job over at the Warrington Guardian

July 22, 2016

Matt Birch gives his feedback on the first IDE Scottish Seminar


On Friday, 8th July the IDE held its first Scottish Seminar in Edinburgh at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Our very own Trainee Demolition Engineer Matt Birch was in attendance and offered some very positive feedback.

Here's an excerpt:

"As someone new to the industry and no prior experience of any of these events, I had a great time. All the exhibitors and speakers were all very friendly, passionate about their area and are more than happy to talk to you and explain what it is that they do."

You can read his full account of the seminar over on the IDE website.

July 20, 2016

Business Quarter interviews John Woodward


Our very own John Woodward has taken part in Business Quarter's Meet the MD series.

As part of the interview, John was asked to describe his role in 100 words, explain what C&D does, give a full account of his career, and discuss his challenges among other things. It's well worth your time to give it a read.

The interview in full is available on the Business Quarter website.

July 14, 2016

List of confirmed presentations for the World Demolition Summit

Demolition & Recycling International has released the most up-to-date list of confirmed presentations for the World Demolition Summit this year. Here's the list:

Earthquake areas and high-risk demolition sites
Dr Jan Kupec, Technical Director, Ground Engineering/Infrastructure, Aurecon Group, New Zealand

Behaviour-based safety – best practice in demolition
Brian Hornyak, Vice President, Major Projects, Sabre Demolition, USA

Sweating the small stuff – attention to detail in demolition projects
Mike Casbon, Technical Director, ERM, USA

What to expect from OSHA in 2017
Mark Lies, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, USA

Demolition in Japan – major projects and future trends
Hiroshi Konno, President and CEO, Akashigumi Company, Japan

Imploding a pre-stressed concrete bridge
Roberto Folchi, Mining Engineer/Geologist, Nitrex – Explosives Engineering, Italy and Ahmed Amir Khalil, Vice President, International Business Development, Applied Science International, USA

Can traditional demolition learn from explosive demolition?
Mike Kehoe, Demolition Consultant, C&D Consultancy, United Kingdom

You can find out further details about the World Demolition Summit at the official website.

July 13, 2016

Fire safety, are you prepared?


Over on our sister site Demolition Training we have an offer on fire assessment, fire procedures manual, and fire warden training with Mike Kehoe.

Please go and check it out.

There's also an excellent video reminding you just how dangerous fire can be if not handled correctly.

July 12, 2016

Dust Suppression toolbox talk from IQ



The Institute of Quarrying has produced the slide set you can see above, which acts as a toolbox talk. It acts as an overview of the differing ways in which effective dust suppression can be achieved safely and with an environmentally friendly approach to suit differing applications.



You can also view it alone with our own set of Toolbox Talks over on the Demolition Training website.

July 11, 2016

High-profile judging panel reunites for 2016 World Demolition Awards


We are very happy to announce that the World Demolition Summit and Awards is bringing back together the same elite team of judges for the Awards as convened last year, and that includes out very own John Woodward.

The panel of judges includes:
  • Henrik Bonnesen, Cowi, Denmark
  • Dan Costello, Costello Dismantling Company, USA
  • Pilar de la Cruz, EDA past president, Spain
  • Clinton Dick, Liberty Industrial, Australia
  • Patrick Frye, Cardem, France
  • Bill Moore, ERM, USA
  • William Sinclair, Safedem, United Kingdom
  • John Woodward, C&D Consultancy, United Kingdom
For more information on the judges, awards, and summit, please visit the official website.

July 8, 2016

Roystonhill High Flats demolition video

Footage has emerged from a new angle of the successful blowdown of Rosemount Street by Safedem earlier this year. It's short, but sweet:

July 6, 2016

3 Blackpool tower blocks set for explosive demolition on July 31st


Elizabeth Court, Churchill Court and Walter Robinson Court were originally due to be imploded on Sunday, May 15th. But due to safety concerns, that date got pushed back to July 31st so as to ensure the implosion happens in the safest environment possible.

The demolition will be carried out by Forshaws Demolition, with Blackpool Council holding regular discussions with the HSE regarding the job, which will require and exclusion zone be put in place around the blocks.

We look forward to seeing the three blocks come down at the end of the month.

Source: The Blackpool Gazette