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Decommissioning: the end, or the start of a new beginning?
Published on: 13 November, 2023
In his final column for D&Ri, Richard Vann discusses the importance of helping the next generation of demolition professionals
Does 30 years in a role become boring?
Published on: 04 October, 2023
OPINION: Richard Vann of RVA Group, discusses why jobs in the demolition industry are interesting and fulfilling
7 key points on international demolition work
Published on: 19 April, 2023
Richard Vann, RVA Group managing director and D&Ri columnist, on overseas opportunities
Comment: the importance of construction site safety
Published on: 06 December, 2022
The topic of safety should always remain a key topic for construction sites, writes Richard Vann of RVA Group
Richard Vann: 8 reflections for demolition from 2022
Published on: 30 November, 2022
RVA Group director and D&Ri columnist Richard Vann looks back on the year in demolition
The importance of scenario planning in demolition
Published on: 16 November, 2022
Richard Vann of RVA Group on demolition preparedness 
8 tips for ‘navigating the unexpected’ in demolition
Published on: 21 September, 2022
RVA Group MD and D&Ri columnist Richard Vann talks scenario planning
How will decarbonisation impact demolition?
Published on: 26 July, 2022
Richard Vann, managing director of RVA Group reveals why the sector should take note of decarbonisation goals
Why a decommissioning engineer should sit at the finance table
Published on: 01 June, 2022
D&Ri columnist Richard Vann says communiction with finance stakeholders is essential
10 ways to tackle a ‘health and safety gone mad’ attitude
Published on: 16 March, 2022
Like many industries, demolition suffers from a safety stigma - but it can be overcome
OPINION: What’s in store for demolition in 2022?
Published on: 23 November, 2021
Richard Vann, D&Ri columnist and managing director of the RVA Group, gazes into his crystal ball
The ever-growing demands of decision-making in demolition
Published on: 05 August, 2021
Strengthening capability by learning when to say no to a demolition assignment
Richard Vann: When should a demolition engineer get involved?
Published on: 15 July, 2021
When should a demolition engineer get involved?
OPINION: What does a return to work really mean for demolition?
Published on: 17 June, 2021
Richard Vann, RVA Group managing director and D&Ri columnist, on the easing of Covid-19 restrictions
Is demolition about to get the respect it deserves?
Published on: 24 February, 2021
Richard Vann, RVA Group MD and D&Ri columnist looks at our industry’s place in the value chain
Lessons to be learned from onshore decommissioning
Published on: 13 November, 2013
Today's demolition contractors have a lot to offer when it comes to offshore oil and gas decommissioning, believes Richard Vann
The power of the feasibility study
Published on: 14 February, 2012
The concept of the feasibility study is not new. However, the role that it is playing in the modern-day global processing environment is changing at a phenomenal rate.