All 10 conference speaking slots are now filled for next month’s World Demolition Summit (WDS) in Dublin as the high profile international line up of presenters prepares for what should be a valuable and informative day for delegates.

Patrick Tinnelly, commercial director of Northern Irish contractor Tinnelly Demolition is the latest and final addition to the programme for the November 8 conference, which forms the WDS together with a networking drinks reception the previous evening and a gala awards dinner on the Thursday evening.

He will speak on managing demolition businesses through an economic downturn and will be the first speaker after the Demolition & Recycling International (D&Ri) editor Steve Ducker and European Demolition Association president Francisco Cobo welcome delegates to Dublin.

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EDA president Francisco Cobo

The event, which attracted close to 400 delegates in 2017 when it was held in London, is organised by D&Ri in co-operation with the EDA and with the support of the National Demolition Association (NDA) of the USA. Headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

Other presentations this year are as follows:

  • The Marble Arch Place Demolition Project

(World Demolition Award winner 2017)

David Darsey and Grant Styles

Managing Director, Demolition and Operations Director, Erith Group, United Kingdom

  • Demolishing the former Bannister Federal Complex

Dennis McGarel

Vice President Sales and Estimating, Brandenburg Industrial Service Company

  • Challenges involved in demolishing India’s Mahatma Ghandi Setu Bridge

Uttkarsh Mehta

Partner, Edifice Engineering, India

  • The Russian experience: unique features of demolition in the extreme north

Artem Kondratiev

Head of Moscow Division, Raz-Max, Russia

  • Demolishing pre-stressed concrete gas tanks at Munich’s main sewage plant

Florian Trinkl

CEO, Sauer Bau & Projektenwicklung, Germany

  • Digital technology and equipment – what it means for demolition

Riccardo Viaggi

Secretary General, CECE (Committee for European Construction Equipment)

  • The role of drone mapping software in demolishing a shopping centre in Finland

Julian Norton

Business Development for Construction, Pix4D, Switzerland

Jouni Ojala

Owner, Rakennuslordi, Finland

  • The OSHA dust regulations applied to international demolition markets

Brent Willson

Project, Product and Compliance Manager, Dustless Technologies, USA

on behalf of Dave Murray

Safety and Health Consultant, State of Nevada, USA

  • Completing a 12-month demolition and asbestos removal project in five months

Stefano Panseri

CEO, Despe, Italy

Delegate places are selling quickly and you can book by contacting Julia Bossie on +44 (0) 1892 786204 or

If you would prefer to book online, please go to

Members of the EDA and the National Demolition Association of the USA can use the code WDS20 to qualify for a 20% discount on the cost of entry.

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Demolition & Recycling International - July-August 2019

Included in the issue: 

    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
    American Joe Brinkmann grew up in farming, graduated in engineering and now heads an award-winning South African demolition contractor
    Manufacturers find themselves meeting increasing challenges
    A more detailed look at the stories behind the numbers for some of the companies involved in our annual listing of contractors by turnover
    Two companies celebrating differing milestones during mid-2019
    D&Ri looks ahead to Recycling Aktiv, the demonstration trade fair for recycling machines and systems taking place in Germany in September
    How does technology tie in with what the customer wants to achieve?
    A challenging project at an oil terminal in Nigeria
    A look at the 10th anniversary of the World Demolition Awards
    Exactly how important is stakeholder engagement in demolition?
    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
    All set for Think Tank 2019;Industry Report on its way


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