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WDS 2018 Speakers

Adam Safran at the World Demolition Summit 2019

Adam Safran at WDS 2019

Keynote speaker discusses Saudi Aramco’s demolition programme

Dennis McGarel

Demolishing the former Bannister Federal Complex

WDS 2018 Speaker Dennis McGarel talks about Demolishing the former Bannister Federal Complex

Stefano Panseri

WDS 2018 speaker: Stefano Panseri, Despe

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

Brent Willson

WDS 2018: Brent Willson, Dustless Technology

The impact on demolition of new OSHA dust regulations

Julian Norton & Paavo Hurskainen

Drone mapping software in demolition

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

Riccardo Viaggi

WDS 2018 speaker: Riccardo Viaggi, CECE

Digital technology and equipment: what does it means for demolition?

Florian Trinkl

WDS 2018 speaker: Florian Trinkl, Sauer Bau

Demolishing prestressed concrete gas tanks at Munich’s main sewage plant

Artem Kondratiev

WDS 2018 Speaker: Artem Kondratiev, Raz-Max

The Russian experience: the unique features of demolition in the far north

Uttkarsh Mehta

WDS 2018 speaker: Uttkarsh Mehta, Edifice Eng.

The challenges involved in the demolition of Mahatma Ghandi Setu bridge, India

David Darsey & Grant Styles

WDS 2018: Erith Group presentation

David Darsey and Grant Styles on the Marble Arch Place demolition project

Grant Styles and Stuart Accleton

Grant Styles and Stuart Accleton at WDS 2019 - Full Presentation

Operations directors from Erith Contractors discuss urban demolition project

Greg Mix web index

Greg Mix at WDS 2019 - clip

Greg Mix of award winning contractor Kiewit speaking at the World Demolition Summit in Boston, USA

Jim Graham web index

Meet the judges: Jim Graham

Jim has managed over 2,000 projects during more than 40 years in the industry

W Sinclair web index

Meet the judges: William Sinclair

Former European Demolition Association president William comes from a demolition family

Bill Moore web index

Meet the judges: Bill Moore

Bill was a session chair in 2019 and has been involved with the World Demolition Summit since its early days

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Meet the judges: John Woodward

John ‘semi-retired’ from demolition two years ago but has been as busy as ever for the awards

Clinton web index

Meet the judges: Clinton Dick

Clinton has extensive experience with large scale demolitions in a range of industries

D Costello web index

Meet the judges: Dan Costello

Dan formed the Costello Dismantling Company in the 1980s and is well respected in US demolition

P Frye web index

Meet the judges: Patrick Frye

An explosive demolition specialist, Patrick has judged three categories in total this year

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Free registration for virtual World Demolition Summit

Join us for this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS), which will be held as a virtual event on 12 November because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Summit is free to attend and registration is now open.
The event, starting at 15:00 (UK time) on the 12th, will comprise four presentations highlighting world-class demolition projects from around the world, together with a virtual awards ceremony, with winners announced in the 13 categories.
Speakers and topics already confirmed include:

  • Demolition of Churchill Way flyover in Liverpool, UK
    Angus Holdsworth, managing director, Andun Consultants, UK.
  • Demolition of Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy
    Speaker from Fagioli SpA to be confirmed
Covid-19 is preventing us from meeting in person this year, but that will not stop the Summit from being the demolition and recycling industry’s premier event for education, celebrating excellence and networking.

Register for free today

We would like to thank all our current sponsors for this year’s World Demolition Summit 2020

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Meet the judges: Francisco Cobo

Francisco is now into his third year as president of the European Demolition Association

Henrik web index

Meet the judges: Henrik Bonnesen

Dane Henrik is a long-serving awards judge and was a World Demolition Summit session chair in 2018

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Sponsors sign up for ‘virtual’ summit

First companies to give their commercial support to revamped World Demolition Summit announced

Demo Summit No Year2

It’s time to enter the World Demolition Awards

Deadline for entries is June 30 and all 11 categories are open

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WDS 2020 goes virtual

A slightly different World Demolition Summit this year – but it goes ahead on the original date