Summit conference programme confirmed

16 September 2019

The conference programme for this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS), taking place in Boston, USA on October 23 and 24, is now complete.

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Close to 400 industry professionals attended the World Demolition Summit in Dublin, Ireland in 2018

Bob Patullo, vice-president of Philadelphia-based Ramboll Management Consulting, will give the final presentation in which he discusses recent projects the company has fulfilled in conjunction with leading American demolition contractor Brandenburg Industrial Service Company.

The programme for the conference, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place hotel on Thursday October 24, is as follows:

0900 Welcome and opening remarks

Steve Ducker, Editor, Demolition & Recycling International

0905 NDA Welcome

Chris Godek, President, National Demolition Association

Morning session chaired by Jim Graham, Winter Environmental

0915 Keynote speaker

Establishing a demolition programme for Saudi Aramco

Adam Safran, Aramco

0940 Imploding the Crystal Palace Hotel and Casino Complex in the Bahamas

Fàbio Bruno Pinto, Fàbio Bruno USA

1005 San Francisco to Oakland Bay Bridge East Span marine removal foundation project, Phase 2

Greg Mix, Kiewit

1030 – 1110 Coffee break

1110 Urban Demolition of 33 Grosvenor Place, London

Grant Styles and Stuart Accleton, Erith Contractors

1135 Pulling down the Mosaic Stadium in Saskatchewan using computer simulation

Ian Bartels, Budget Demolition

1200 The Montreal Turcot Highway Interchange dismantling project

Simon Hebert, Delsan-AIM

1230 – 1400 Lunch

Afternoon session chaired by Bill Moore, ERM

1410 Construction and Demolition Waste Management in Europe

Johan D’Hooghe, Recycling Assistance/European Demolition Association

1435 Demolition in Africa

Joe Brinkmann, Jet Demolition

1500 – 1530 Tea break

1530 Marshall Hotel Facade Retention, Asbestos Abatement and Demolition

Rodd Palon, Two Rivers Demolition

1555 The Benefits of Turnkey, Design-Build Demolition Projects

Bob Patullo, Ramboll Management Consulting

with John Webb, Brandenburg Industrial Service Company

1620 Closing remarks by Bill Moore

1630 Close of conference

These details are correct at the time of going to print but are subject to alteration and all timings are approximate.

To book your delegate place please go online at or phone +44 1892 786204 (from Europe) or +1 262 754 4180 (from the USA).

The World Demolition Summit is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the National Demolition Association and with the support of the European Demolition Association. The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

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