Demolition Summit programme takes shape

By Steve Ducker05 July 2016

Dr Jan Kupec of the Aurecon Group in New Zealand is among the speaker at the World Demolition Summit

Dr Jan Kupec of the Aurecon Group in New Zealand is among the speaker at the World Demolition Summit

With the exception of a couple of presentations to be confirmed soon, the programme for this year’s World Demolition Summit is almost complete.

Here’s the list of confirmed presentations that delegates will be hearing on October 14:

Earthquake areas and high-risk demolition sites: Dr Jan Kupec, Technical Director, Ground Engineering/Infrastructure, Aurecon Group, New Zealand

Behaviour-based safety – best practice in demolition: Brian Hornyak, Vice President, Major Projects, Sabre Demolition, USA

Sweating the small stuff – attention to detail in demolition projects: Mike Casbon, Technical Director, ERM, USA

What to expect from OSHA in 2017: Mark Lies, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, USA

Demolition in Japan – major projects and future trends: Hiroshi Konno, President and CEO, Akashigumi Company, Japan

Imploding a pre-stressed concrete bridge: Roberto Folchi, Mining Engineer/Geologist, Nitrex – Explosives Engineering, Italy and Ahmed Amir Khalil, Vice President, International Business Development, Applied Science International, USA

Can traditional demolition learn from explosive demolition? Mike Kehoe, Demolition Consultant, C&D Consultancy, United Kingdom

Peter Banks, president of the US National Demolition Association, will chair the morning session, with NDA board member Scott Knightly taking over in the afternoon.

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