Returning once again to its traditional venue of One Great George St in Westminster, London, on Friday, 25 September, 2015, the IDE Autumn Seminar is now a well-established event for the UK demolition industry. This year’s event will see a number of presentations from some of the industry’s leading figures as well as providing the usual networking opportunity and the chance to see some of the latest innovations from the suppliers to the industry that are sponsoring the event.

Topics announced to date for this year include practical presentations on specific projects, and health and safety issues. Wayne Bagnall will outline the work carried out on the Marine Quay demolition, while David Darsey and Grant Styles from Erith will cover demolition work it has been carrying out under the Local Development Plan in the Farringdon area of London. Andrew Friedrich from Swanton Consulting will take as his topic the management of safe and effective demolition, while Lynne Morgan, from the BOHS Occupational Lung Disease Campaign, will present on the Breath Freely initiative, which is a collaborative scheme aimed at reducing the occurrence of occupational lung disease in the demolition and construction industries. Another speaker that has been announced is Stuart Campbell from Inglenorth Contracting Ltd, who will take as his topic ‘Inglenorth Contracting v Environment Agency’. He is joined by Coleman & Company’s Chris Holland, who will discuss the collaboration between that company and JCB to develop a large remote control excavator for demolition duties.

Other speakers will be announced in due course to complete the programme for the event. IDE members attending will also garner the usual, and essential, core CPD points, of which up to six are available.

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