The World Demolition Awards have attracted a record entry for second consecutive year as contractors and manufacturers across the industry compete for high-level recognition in the USA later this year.

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Awards judge John Woodward (second from left) and event host John Inverdale (on right) congratulate the Adamo Group on its Contract of the Year win at Dublin in 2018

The awards, which recognise innovation and best practice in a range of categories, will be presented at a gala dinner during the World Demolition Summit at the city of Boston’s Marriott Copley Place Hotel in October.

Now in their 11th year, the awards have a special place for demolition and recycling professionals as the winners are chosen by people who know the industry. The international judging panel comprises European Demolition Association president Francisco Cobo, Australia’s Clinton Dick, senior North Americans Bill Moore, Dan Costello and Jim Graham, and Europe-based experts John Woodward, William Sinclair, Henrik Bonnesen and Patrick Frye.

As in 2018, the Urban Demolition category has been particularly well supported, and this will again be split into two categories either side of a US$10 million project value benchmark.

There has also been a rise in entries for the Recycling & Environmental and Safety & Training categories, while there has been a strong response to entries in the Manufacturer Innovation categories as is usually the case in a Bauma year.

The World Demolition Summit, which takes place on October 23 and 24, also includes a one-day conference and a networking drinks reception. It is organised in co-operation with the National Demolition Association of the USA with the support of the European Demolition Association, and the headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

Full details are online at www.demolitionsummit.com

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Demolition & Recycling International - July-August 2019

Included in the issue: 

  • WORLD NEWS 
    Another record year for World Demolition Awards; Turcot Interchange project to feature at Summit; CECE leads circular economy call; Metso acquires McCloskey; decommissioning of nuclear power plants set to grow; O’Keefe in four-time safety award win; AR Demolition goes for remediation relaunch; EDA hails successful Japan study tour
  • INTERVIEW – JET DEMOLITION 
    American Joe Brinkmann grew up in farming, graduated in engineering and now heads an award-winning South African demolition contractor
  • EXCAVATORS
    Manufacturers find themselves meeting increasing challenges
  • D&RI100 HEADLINERS 
    A more detailed look at the stories behind the numbers for some of the companies involved in our annual listing of contractors by turnover
  • SPECIAL FEATURE – METSO & CAREY’S
    Two companies celebrating differing milestones during mid-2019
  • RECYCLING AKTIV SHOW GUIDE
    D&Ri looks ahead to Recycling Aktiv, the demonstration trade fair for recycling machines and systems taking place in Germany in September
  • HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
    How does technology tie in with what the customer wants to achieve?
  • HYDRODEMOLITION
    A challenging project at an oil terminal in Nigeria
  • WORLD DEMOLITION SUMMIT
    A look at the 10th anniversary of the World Demolition Awards
  • OPINION – RICHARD VANN
    Exactly how important is stakeholder engagement in demolition?
  • EQUIPMENT
    Demarec and Hammer to merge; Liebherr lightens the load for Dowideit Recycling in Germany; Costello Dismantling boosts volumes with Genesis bucket crushers; Sandvik introduces nextgeneration impact crusher
  • EDA NEWS
    All set for Think Tank 2019;Industry Report on its way

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