August 25, 2016

Important Notice about Demolition Industry CCDO Cards

The following information has been released by the NDTG regarding the implementation of the new CCDO card scheme from the end of the month.

This article is to provide clarification and to confirm the arrangements for the CCDO card scheme going smart as of the 31st August 2016 and the acceptance cut off for CCDO Assessments.

CCDO Assessments will continue to be accepted up to the smart card go live date of 31st August 2016 but only on the proviso that they have been booked, can be delivered, and resulted before the go live date, otherwise the CCDO new scheme arrangements will apply.

All CCDO card applications delivered post 31st August 2016 will require the attendance of an approved NDTG course and NVQ end test.

For further information about the new card scheme contact the NDTG on 01442-217144 option 2, or for information on booking assessments up to the 31st August contact Stuart at stuart@demolishdismantle.co.uk

August 19, 2016

World Demolition Awards shortlist has been announced

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in the World Demolition Awards in the "Collaboration" category for our work with Seaforth Towerblocks and J Bryan Victoria.

Here's the shortlist in full:

Civils Demolition

Demoliciones Mitre, Argentina
Liberty Industrial, Australia
Priestly Demolition, Canada

Collaboration Award

C&D Consultancy, United Kingdom
Erith Contractors, UK
Kiewit/Manson, USA
Safedem, UK

Contract of the Year over US$1 million

Carl Bolander & Sons, USA
Keltbray, UK
Liberty Industrial, Australia
McGee Group, UK
Priestly Demolition, Canada
Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand

Contract of the Year under US$1 million

Despe, Italy
Downwell Demolition, UK
Liberty Industrial, Australia
Priestly Demolition, Canada
Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand

Explosive Demolition

Fábio Bruno Construções, Brazil
Safedem, UK

Industrial Demolition

AR Demolition, UK
DDM Demontage, Netherlands
Despe, Italy (2 entries)
McMahon Services Australia
Priestly Demolition, Canada

Manufacturers’ Innovation – Plant & Equipment

Caterpillar, USA
Dust Control Technology, USA
Liebherr Group, UK
Powerscreen, UK
Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand
Terex Finlay, UK (2 entries)

Manufacturers’ Innovation –Tools & Attachments

Arden Equipment, France
Atlas Copco, Germany
Caterpillar, USA
Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand
Remoquip, Ireland
Rotar/Lehnhoff, Netherlands/Germany

Recycling & Environmental Demolition

Cherry Companies, USA
Hughes and Salvidge, UK
Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand

Safety and Training

Aecom, USA
AR Demolition, UK
Aurecon Group, New Zealand
Envirocon, USA
Erith Contractors, UK
Liebherr Group, UK
Lloyds Construction Services, USA
Priestly Demolition, Canada
Sabre Demolition, USA

Urban Demolition

Despe, Italy
Matte & Associates, India
Priestly Demolition, Canada
Protranz Earthmoving, New Zealand

Next is the Awards dinner taking place on Friday, October 14 at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay Hotel in Florida, USA.

Source: KHL

August 17, 2016

July 2016 edition of the ICM Midlands Regional Newsletter available

The latest edition of the Institute of Construction Management's Midlands Region Newsletter is now available to download and read.

This issue contains:

- Coverage of The National AGM held on June 4th
- Workplace Stress Report
- BRE Digital Training Platform
- Bouygues wins £43 million Pembroke Learning Centre

You can download the newsletter by clicking here.

August 15, 2016

Are you ready to vote in the IDE Elections?

Please email info@ide.org.uk for more information

August 12, 2016

C&D and Apex join forces

C&D Consultancy are delighted to announce that Apex Group have awarded C&D a new three year contract to assist the group with demolition engineering expertise and demolition training.

The award follows a successful twelve month trial period during which Mike Kehoe and Matty Bardgett assisted the group on a number of major demolition projects as well as providing training across the Apex workforce.

August 11, 2016

Speakers announced for the IDE Autumn Seminar

The IDE Autumn Seminar is set to take place on the 30th September at One Great George Street in Westminster.

We now have confirmation of the speaker line-up, which can be viewed below:
  • Andy Dyson, Project Manager, Erith Group Ltd
  • Peter McLean, SL Dive Team Supervisor, Sellafield Ltd
  • Yosof Ewing, Managing Director CPUK (Construct PRO Ltd)
  • Michael Edwards (Eddie the Eagle)
  • Michael Uylatt, Consultant Surveyor, Samuelson Consulting Ltd
  • Nichola Elvy, Managing Director, Building Health
  • Robert Johnstone, Managing Director, Keltbray Decommissioning
  • Professor Roger Willey, Managing Director, ACS Physical Risk Control Ltd
  • Duncan Rudall, Managing Director, DCS Engineered Bursting-part of DCS Training Ltd
If you'd like to book your place, please visit the IDE website.

August 10, 2016

Three safety experts attending the World Demolition Summit

The first World Demolition Summit to be held in America has announced that three safety experts will be in attendance, including Brian Hornyak (vice president, major projects, Sabre Demolition), Mike Casbon (technical director, ERM), and Mark Lies (partner, Seyfarth Shaw).

Brian Hornyak will look at behaviour based safety programs, Mike Casbon will focus on the need for attention to detail in demolition projects, and experienced labour attorney Mark Lies will report on the priorities for OSHA in 2017.

The World Demolition Summit 2016 takes place in Miami on the 14th October. To book your tickets, please visit the official demolition summit website.

August 8, 2016

Demolition and Recycling International July-August 2016 edition now available

This months edition of DRi is rammed with lots of quality articles and is well worth a look.

Of particular interest to us here at C&D are:-
  • Page 5 Article about the IDE Demolition Degree course, as announced to the EDA Conference in Glasgow by John.
  • Page 9 Article about the IDE/NDTG/Erith joint initiative to get the unemployed into work in our industry.
  • Page 49 List of judges for the World Demolition Awards in Miami where Mike Kehoe is a key speaker at the Demolition Summit.
  • Page 52 Article on the EDA Conference in Glasgow.

Download your copy now.

August 5, 2016

C&D appointed explosive demolition consultants on Oldham car park

C&D are delighted to have been appointed as explosive demolition consultants to DSR Limited for their work to demolish a failed car park in Oldham.

This particularly difficult implosion was carried out as the car park was in serious danger of collapse which prevented the use of more conventional demolition techniques.

Mike Kehoe and Matty Bardgett were the C&D team for the project.

August 4, 2016

Charity fundraising event on September 1st to raise funds for Breast Cancer Now & Bark Inn Kennels.

Here at C&D we are always willing to support charitable causes and do so on a regular basis either behind the scenes or directly. For some time now we have supported our friend Jason Guy with his fundraising for Breast Cancer Now in memory of his wife Lucy and we are doing so again in September this year.

Traditionally, Jason has raised funds for his chosen charity with events and John & Jill have raised funds for their chosen charity Bark Inn Kennels in other ways. But now we are JOINING TOGETHER with a new style of event to, hopefully, broaden the appeal of the fundraisers and raise money for both of these worthy causes.

So what are we doing then?

We are hosting a recital by International Classical Pianist Philip Lange (a personal friend of John & Jill) who has agreed to come to The Mount Hotel in Wolverhampton on Thursday evening, September 1st and perform two 45 minute recitals of some of the world's best piano music.

The casually smart evening will commence with canapes & prosecco before we move into the recital area to listen to Philip Lange's first piano recital. In the interval a silent auction will be held, as well as "£10 in the drum" and "Heads & Tails" to hopefully raise further funds before Philip returns to the grand piano for his second recital followed by cheese and wine.

Tickets are available from C&D at £25.00 each and we would ask you to register your interest ASAP by emailing john.woodward@demolishdismantle.co.uk as tickets will sell out quickly.

Philip Lange's programme is below and you can get a preview of his work by visiting his website.

Philip's Programme:
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - HANDEL
  • Nocturne in F major - BIZET
  • Walk in the Black Forest - JANKOWSKI
  • Ballade for Adeline - PAUL DE SENNEVILLE
  • Forgotten Dreams - LEROY ANDERSON
  • Rustle of Spring - SINDING
  • Ave Maria - BACH/GOUNOD
  • Rondo alla Turca - MOZART
  • Barcarolle in F sharp minor - LIADOV
  • Autumn - CHAMINADE
  • Capriccio in B minor - HURLSTONE
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - GRIEG
  • The Submerged Cathedral - DEBUSSY
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - DEBUSSY
  • Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor - CHOPIN
  • Cavatina - STANLEY MYERS
  • Dance of an Angel - PIAZZOLLA
  • Malaguena - ERNESTO LECUONA
  • Poem - FIBICH
  • Impromptu in A flat major - SCHUBERT
Please support these great causes and book tickets now!