London date to mark IDE's 40th anniversary

08 April 2016

IDE president Duncan Rudall.

IDE president Duncan Rudall.

The Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) celebrates its 40th birthday this year – and it is marking the occasion in style with a special dinner at London’s Science Museum.

The dinner is on Friday July 1, and with under three months to go the institute is urging members of the demolition community to book their place.

The institute said: “The IDE is gathering to celebrate 40 years of achievements and to look forward to the next 40 years. Join demolition engineers from across the United Kingdom and from overseas at the Science Museum to mark a true milestone and to be part of the way ahead.

“From humble, some may even say parochial, beginnings, when a small group of the leading lights in the UK demolition industry came together in 1976 to create a new professional body, the vision of those founding fathers has become an established and respected reality.

“And under its 21st, and youngest, president – Duncan Rudall – the institute marks a special anniversary as it reaches is 40th birthday.

“The IDE has grown, settled and established for itself a national and international reputation for fostering and promoting individual and industry professionalism. It supports and represents the full breadth of the demolition sector, from the newest students to the leaders of major national and international companies.

“Proud to partner with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and National Demolition Training Group, the IDEs promotes education, training and professionalism that can take members from their first days in the industry through apprenticeships and incremental development all the way to Chartered Engineer recognition.”

For more details, please visit the IDE website at or email

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