Demolition in Action
08:00 – 08:50
Registration, networking and morning coffee.
08.50 – 09:00
CHAIRMAN OF THE MORNING SESSION: Howard Button, Chief Executive, National Federation of Demolition Contractors, UK
09:00 – 09:30
SPEAKER: Chris Sleight, Editor, International Construction
TOPIC: Trends and forecasts for the global construction industry.
- Current construction market conditions around the world
- Overall economic outlook and how this will impact on construction activity
- Forecasts for the construction industry
- The world’s largest contractors and their profitability
- Trends in international work and regional hotspots
09:30 – 09:55
SPEAKERS: Øyvind Omnes, Project Manager, and Eirik Wraal, Manager, AF Decom
TOPIC: Caring for the environment during deconstruction of the ex-Russian Navy light cruiser Murmansk on the coast of Norway
- The “piece small” idea
- The environment friendly plan and innovative dry dock design
- The implementation
- Various challenges
- The outcome/result
09:55 – 10: 25
SPEAKER: David Sinclair, Safedem
TOPIC: Redevelopment of Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, Georgia, USA
- Central State Hospital (CSH) Reuse Initiative Executive Summary
- The CSH Campus - History and Layout
- The Walker Building
- Hazardous Materials Abatement
- Facade Retention System
- Partial Demolition
- Education and Skills Training
10:25 – 10:35
10:35 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30 SPEAKERS: Andy Dyson, Project Manager, Erith & Steve Jack, Programme Manager, Magnox
TOPIC: Coordinating nuclear decommissioning in the UK
- Magnox Ltd is in the process of decommissioning and demolishing its 10 nuclear power stations in the UK. A 10 year framework contract has been set up with 6 contractors and Erith are one of these.
- This presentation refers specifically to the deplanting and demolition of the Turbine Hall at Bradwell Power Station carried out by Erith in collaboration with Magnox.
- It looks at the bureaucracy that caused problems with the project
- How the problems were overcome
- How the project was completed safely, on programme, within budget.
11:30 – 11:55
SPEAKER: Piyush Gandhi, Managing Director, Genesis Engineering, India
TOPIC: Challenging urban demolition in Mumbai, India
- Method of urban demolition in India.
- Case study on one urban demolition project (Atrium II) executed by Genesis Engineering.
- Application of manpower versus machine power against cost.
- Demolition methodology.
11:55 – 12:20
SPEAKER: Stefano Panseri, Managing Director, Despe, Italy
TOPIC: The first outing for the TopDown high rise deconstruction system in Lyon, France
- Demolish of the Uap Tour skyscraper, next to a market, the Exhibition Centre and in the business district
- Minimising noise and pollution, reducing dust and vibration, creating no disturbance for shopping malls and roads, while doing the job faster than traditional methods.
- We invented the TopDownWay ® to meet this challenge. This is a modular system installed on the top of the skyscraper, encasing three floors at a time, and which descends as the demolition proceeds by mechanical means enclosed within it.
12:20 – 12:45
SPEAKER: Patrick Frye, Project Manager, Cardem, France
TOPIC: Simultaneous Dismantling of 3 chimneys in RICHEMONT (FRANCE)
- Unusually short schedule
- Structure diagnosis
- Risk analysis
- Static and visual representation of forces and constraints in interim phases
- Customized and adapted techniques
12:45 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:00
CHAIRMAN OF THE AFTERNOON SESSION: William Moore, Brandenburg Industrial Services, USA,
14.00 – 14:45
SPEAKER: Diana Stil, President of the New Zealand Demolition and Asbestos Association and Managing Director of Nikau Contractors, New Zealand
CASE STUDY: Overview of the demolition work currently under way in Christchurch following the February 2011 earthquake.
- The event and the search and rescue operation
- The scale of devastation
- Challenges for the demolition industry
- Key lessons and the implications for procedures and best practice
- The road to recovery
14:45 – 15:10
SPEAKER: Dick Green, Managing Director, IndEx, UK
TOPIC: Imploding Sheffield’s Chantrey Tower – a textbook concrete structure blowdown
- Demolishing by the controlled use of explosives a 15 storey residential tower block in Sheffield, UK
- The tower was situated within 6 metres of a newly built 4 storey elderly person’s residential home with 70 residents.
- 20m away was a 22 bed care centre for patients who required after care whilst recovering from hospital treatment and needed constant access and minimum disruption.
- Design of collapse had to ensure building fell precisely as predicted to avoid damage to services and properties
15:10 – 15:20 Questions
15:20 – 15:45 Afternoon tea
15:45 – 16:10
SPEAKER: Fabio Bruno, Director of Operations, Fabio Bruno Construçöes, Brazil
TOPIC: Implosion and emergency plans – real time training
- Implosion and emergency plans – the real time training
- The importance of one leadership
- Explosion inside a building in Rio, 2011
- Collapse of a building in Rio, 2012
16:10 – 16:35 SPEAKERS: John Woodward, IDE President, C&D Consultancy & Hardy Worsey, Director, HDI (Heavy Decom International)
TOPIC: Demolition of the ship Jolly Amaranto, run aground on the coast of Alexandria, Egypt
- Demolition of a ship that ran aground outside Alexandria, Egypt
- Use of heavyweight machine and attachments
- Paperwork required for such an unusual contract
- Working the attachments under water
- Dealing with local customs and permits
16:35 – 17:00 SPEAKER: Noel McLean, Rail & Civils Director, Armac, UK
TOPIC: Dismantling the Catthorpe Viaduct: a major challenge at the M1/M6 motorway interchange in the UK.
- Description of the complex pre-planning required for the project
- The major challenges that had to be faced
- Details of the plant and machinery required to complete the project
- How the work was successfully completed to time, cost and safety requirements
17:00 – 17:20
Questions followed by closing remarks
The organisers reserve the right to change the programme at any time.