Demolition Awards shortlists determined

By Lindsay Gale08 September 2009

After careful and full discussion by the full judging panel, the shortlists for the first annual Demolition Awards can be announced.

All the judges were singularly impressed by both the quantity and quality of the entries that were received from demolition contractors and manufacturers from around the world. The discussions that flowed around the tables concerning the qualities of the various entries was stimulated at times but, somewhat surprisingly, almost entirely unanimous.

To keep it brief, the shortlists are as follows:

Demolition Company of the Year
Cantillon Ltd
Cuddy Group
EDS
General Demolition
Keltbray
Safedem

Demolition Contract of the Year
Carl Bolander
Detecsa
General Smontaggi
Keltbray
McGee Group
Safedem

Demolition Safety Award
Cantillon
DH Griffin of Texas
General Smontaggi

Demolition Training Award
Cuddy Group
Dorton Group
Keltbray

Environmental & Recycling Award
Brandis
Cantillon Ltd
Cherry Demolition
Costello Demolition
General Smontaggi

Explosive Demolition Award
Safedem
TDS
Thueringer

Industrial Demolition Award
Cuddy Group
General Smontaggi
Lee Demolition

Urban Demolition
Keltbray
McGee Group
Schijf Group

Innovation Award - Series Product
Case Construction Equipment
Dehaco
Hilti
Omlock
Volvo

Innovation Award - Custom Product
Liebherr
Rusch Special Products

Service & Support Award
Hilti
Liebherr

KHL would like to take this opportunity to thank all the judges who devoted their time and effort to make the judging process as simple and painless as possible.

The judging process took place efficiently and in a commendably short time, according to D&Ri editor Lindsay Gale.

"Given the number and quality of the entries received for the various categories, I had expected the decision-making process to be considerably more contentious than proved to be the case. In particular, the Contractor of the Year and Contract of the Year (arguably the most prestigious of the various awards on offer) were particularly popular and I did not envy the judges' task. Despite this, in both cases, it soon became clear who were the strongest contenders," said Mr Gale.

The eventual winners of each specific category will be announced at the Demolition Summit, which is being held in Amsterdam on Friday 6th November - you will need to be there!

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