WDS 2020 – full programme

02 November 2020

15:00 Welcome by Steve Ducker, thanks to sponsors and introduction of Alex Taylor (host)

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15:05 Conference presentation 1

Churchill Way Flyover Demolition – Demolition sequencing, propping and temporary works design

Angus Holdsworth, Andun Consultants, UK

15:20 Q&A

15:25 World Demolition Awards judges’ comments

15:30 Awards announcements

  • · Urban Demolition under US$10 million
  • · Urban Demolition over $10 million
  • · Explosive Demolition
  • · Civils Demolition
  • · Innovation, Plant & Equipment

All above presented by Francisco Cobo

President European Demolition Association

  • · Recycling & Environmental

Presented by Volvo Construction Equipment

  • · Safety & Training

Presented by Epiroc

3.50 Conference presentation 2

Hazelwood Power Station demolition – taking down eight chimneys at an iconic former coal fired facility

Bartek Kogutowski, Delta Group, Australia

Roland Alford, Alford Technologies, UK

16:00 Q&A

16:05 Headline sponsor’s raffle by Volvo Construction Equipment

16:10 Break sponsored by Komatsu

16:15 Welcome back from Alex Taylor

Conference presentation 3

The Oakmont Point project – involving four post-tensioned structures connected by interior pedestrian bridges

James Milburn, managing principal, Milburn Demolition, USA

16:30 Q&A

16:35 Announcement from World Demolition Awards judge John Woodward

16:40 Awards announcements

  • · Industrial Demolition

Presented by Steelwrist

  • · Innovation, Tools and Attachments
  • · Contract of the Year under $1 million
  • · Contract of the Year over $1 million
  • · Collaboration in Demolition Award
  • · New Entrant Award
  • · Overall World Demolition Award (‘Best of the Best’)

All above presented by Chris Godek

President, US National Demolition Association

17:00 Conference presentation 4

The demolition of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge, which collapsed in 2018, and the construction of its successor.

Andrea Gazzola, Fagioli, Italy

17:15 Q&A

17:20 Closing comments by Steve Ducker and announcement of WDS 2021 venue

17:30 Close


All timings UK time, approximate and subject to change


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