April 29, 2016

Scottish Regional Meeting being held May 11th

The next Scottish Regional Meeting is happening on May 11th at the following location:

National Demolition Training Group (Scotland)
30 Nisbet Street

Speakers include: Jim Caldwell Snr F.I.D.E. and Shona Farrell with the meeting focussing primarily on health surveillance following the inclusion of this as mandatory within the NFDC Site Audit Scheme.

The format for the morning will take the form of a workshop with Jim Caldwell Snr taking the lead, initiating debate with the demolition engineers who attend on health surveillance within the demolition industry and the requirements thereof.

If you would like to attend, please email info@ide.org.uk

April 27, 2016

Ditton Services offering control and eradication solution for Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed can cause some serious problems in the UK. It can have a major impact on biodiversity, but from an industrial site standpoint there's problems it can cause with regards to flooding and property damage. It even classes as an offense under section 14(2) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to "plant or otherwise cause to grow in the wild" any plant listed in Schedule nine, Part II to the Act, which includes Japanese knotweed.

With that in mind, a control and eradication solution is required. If you're in the Midlands, Ditton Services provides such a service to Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Telford, Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. Ditton uses the most advanced and successful method of Stem Injection. A three year management plan is put into place, which is ideal for industrial sites that will not be used for redevelopment, public open spaces, churchyards, cemetery’s, and residential properties. Treatment is spread out over the course of 3 years but very often the Japanese Knotweed can be eradicated sooner.

If you'd like to learn more, then get in touch with Ditton Services directly by phoning 01746 712183 or emailing info@ditton-services.co.uk

April 21, 2016

EDA Annual Convention 2016 program details released

The EDA has released details of the program for their Annual Convention 2016 happening on Friday, June 10th. You can see the full program included below:

Professional program – Friday, June 10th

Multilingual conference will have simultaneous interpretation.

09:00 Opening by the moderator of the conference and institutional words


09:30 Conference session 1

» How demolition is changing Glasgow
Mr. Kenny Crookston, Wheatley Group

» FISSAC Project: Fostering industrial symbiosis in the construction and demolition value chain
Ms. Angeliki Koulouri, ACR+

» Case story: Demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Centres
Mr. Dave Rowe and Mr. Jim O’Sullivan, Keltbray

Coffee break & networking


11:30 Conference session 2

» Guidelines for safe circulation of building materials
Ms. Marianne Hedberg, the Swedish Construction Federation

» Removal and recycling of External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems
Mr. Ralf Pasker, European Association for External Insulation Composite Systems, EAE

» Case story: Salvage Baltic Ace project
Mr. Carsten Tromp, Jansen Group

Lunch & networking


14:15 Conference session 3

» Monitoring decontamination sites
Mr. Oliver Smith, SMH

» Preparation of the demolition of three skyscraper buildings in Cologne
Mr. Manfred K├╝hne, Geoexperts

» Case story: Demolition of Concordia wreck at Genoa port
Mr. Vittorio Omini, F.lli Omini S.p.A.

Coffee break & networking


16:30 Conference session 4

» Advance of the EDA Industry Report
Mr. Andreas Pocha, German Demolition Association, DA

» Deconstruction of high rise buildings using tower cranes
Mr. Thorsten Hesselbein, Liebherr

» Case story: Decontamination of heavy metals
Mr. Lindsay Pepperel, ERM

18:00 End of the Conference

For further details please visit the EDA website.

April 15, 2016

A massive year for the IDE

This year will be the 40th year that the IDE has been the only institute in the world for demolition engineers and for promoting the science of demolition engineering, and they intend to make it a year to remember.

Not only do they have the usual Autumn Seminar on Friday, 30th September at One Great George Street but, for the first time ever, a seminar North of the Border in Edinburgh on Friday, 8th July ensuring that members from Scotland can get vital IDE CPD without the need for a costly trip to London.

As it is the 40th Anniversary the CoM have decided to hold a gala black tie ball on Friday, 1st July at the Science Museum and tickets are selling well.

All in all it has been a busy year for President Duncan Rudall in his last year in the position before he hands over the President's jewel on Friday, 11th November to David Darsey.

11th November will also see a newly elected Vice President. Members should think carefully before deciding who to vote for as by the time the election comes round the IDE will be in partnership with Wolverhampton University in delivering the first ever BSc and MSc in Demolition Engineering. That will place it a long way down the road towards fully chartered status.

As of today no-one has thrown their hat into the ring for the Vice President election and I am keen to see who intends to stand to follow Dave Darsey into the chair.

Exciting times for our institute!

April 14, 2016

How to book your place at the IDE 40th Anniversary event

At the beginning of April we told you about a very special event happening on July 1st this year in order to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the IDE.

What may have been less clear is how you go about booking a place so you can attend at The Science Museum in London. Well, now a page has been added on the IDE website which offers directions and a link to the Anniversary Booking Form.

We'll see you there!

April 13, 2016

C&D's service for lifting improves thanks to Techlift partnership

Have you got a load to lift with a crane? Are you unsure about writing a lift plan? If so ring us now as C&D have partnered with Techlift to improve our service when it comes to lifting.

Alternatively, email mike@demolishdismantle.co.uk for more information.

While the below video is not a C&D job, it does show what is involved in a large lift:

April 7, 2016

ICM regional meeting April 12th

The ICM has shared details of its next regional meeting taking place in Haywards Heath next Tuesday, April 12th.

Full details can be found over on our Demolition Training site.

April 6, 2016

C&D training courses pricing announced for 2016

Just a quick note to say that our sister site Demolition Training has put up a new list of course pricing that applies for 2016 onwards.

You can view the revised pricing by clicking here.

April 5, 2016

March-April 2016 issue of Demolition and Recycling International magazine available

The March-April 2016 edition of Demolition and Recycling International magazine is out and ready for you to read completely free. This issue's highlights include:
  • Caterpillar’s new demolition boom
  • Caring for the environment
  • Demolition in Russia
The magazine is available to download as a PDF, or for Android and Apple devices.

April 4, 2016

C&D sponsors First4Staff Golf Day 2016, reserve your place now!

Here's the details courtesy of Jason from First4Staff:

Open your diaries and dust your clubs off:
  • The Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
  • The Venue: The Astbury Bridgnorth
  • The Time: 12 noon shotgun
To date just under £100,000 has been raised for Breast Cancer Now since May 2013 and our Golf Days are an important part of our fundraising so we are expecting this to sell out quickly …please note we have been limited to 25 teams this year and allocation is on a first served basis so prompt reservation will be required!!

Please find attached the ‘Team Details Form’ for completion and we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 21st September!!

You can still donate to our great cause at: www.justgiving.com/legacy4lucy2016 or for more information visit www.legacy4lucy.co.uk

Here's the Team Details sheet, please click it to view it full size: