Full programme confirmed for WDS 2016
By Steve Ducker23 September 2016
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