Full programme confirmed for WDS 2016

By Steve Ducker23 September 2016

Joe Rizzo of Cherry Companies will give the final presentation of the day on a recent project in Hou

Joe Rizzo of Cherry Companies will give the final presentation of the day on a recent project in Houston, Texas

The final programme for the World Demolition Summit (WDS) 2016 has now been confirmed.

The event, which takes place on Friday October 14 in Miami, USA, opens for delegate registration from 8am with the conference starting an hour later.

In total there are 12 presenters giving 10 papers, as well as networking opportunities, coffee and lunch breaks for the delegates.

The World Demolition Awards dinner follows in the evening.

This is the schedule of presentations for WDS 2016:

09.10 – 09.40

Defining world class demolition: case studies in US military decommissioning

Tim Barker, D4 Programme Director, Aecom, US

09.40 – 10.10

Earthquake areas and high-risk demolition sites

Dr Jan Kupec, Technical Director, Ground Engineering/Infrastructure

Aurecon Group, New Zealand

10.10 – 10.35

Can traditional demolition learn from explosive demolition?

Mike Kehoe, Demolition Consultant, C&D Consultancy, UK

11.20 – 11.45

Behaviour based safety - best practice in demolition

Brian Hornyak, Vice President, Major Projects, Sabre Demolition, USA

11.45 – 12.15

Sweating the small stuff: attention to detail in demolition projects

Mike Casbon, Technical Director, ERM, USA

12.15 – 12.40

What to expect from OSHA in 2017

Mark Lies, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw, USA

14.00 – 14.40

Demolition in Japan: major projects and future trends

Hiroshi Konno, President & CEO, Akashigumi Company, Japan

14.40 – 15.05

Imploding a pre-stressed concrete bridge

Roberto Folchi, Mining Engineer/Geologist, Nitrex SRL – Explosives Engineering, Italy, and Ahmed Amir Khalil, Vice President, International Business Development, Applied Science International, USA

15.30 – 15.55

Demolition of the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centres, London

Dave Rowe, Technical Manager, and Jim O’Sullivan, Project Director, Keltbray, UK

15.55 – 16.20

Houston building is demolished, yields recycling bonanza

Joe Rizzo, Vice President, Business Development, Cherry Companies, USA.

The event is organised by Demolition & Recycling International magazine in co-operation with the National Demolition Association and with the support of the European Demolition Association.

The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

For more details please visit www.demolitionsummit.com

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