World Demolition Awards 2020 – the full shortlist

24 August 2020

A total of 46 entries from 29 companies across have made the shortlists for this year’s World Demolition Awards, with the winners to be announced at the World Demolition Summit (WDS) on Thursday 12 November.

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The 2019 award winners on stage in Boston, USA. Their successors will be announced on Thursday 12 November

The shortlists cover 12 categories across the best and most innovative demolition projects and new equipment launches completed in the year to the end of June 2020. Two more awards, for Best New Entrant and the overall World Demolition Award winner, will be announced on the night.

Due to Covid-19 affecting preparations for the WDS, it will take place this year as online event starting at 3pm (UK time). To register for the event, which will include several conference-style project presentations as well as the awards ceremony, please visit

But for now it’s congratulations to all our shortlisted companies. To find more details of the entries shortlisted, please click on the relevant link.

Civils Delta Group, Despe, Erith Contractors, Flesan

Collaboration Delta Group, Demoliciones Mitre, Jet Demolition, Priestly Demolition

Contract under US$1 million Apex Demolition/C&D Consultants, Despe (two entries), Liberty Industrial

Contract US$1 million or over Brandenburg Industrial Service Co, Despe, Erith Contractors, Priestly Demolition, S Evans & Sons

Explosive Alford Technologies/Delta Group, Jet Demolition, Precision Demolition

Industrial Demex, Erith Contractors, Liberty Industrial, McMahon Services

Innovation, Plant and Equipment Blastrac, Caterpillar, Dragon Equipment, ES Manufacturing

Innovation, Tools and Attachments Bladecore, Demolition Resources, Epiroc, Webster Technologies

Recycling and Environmental Costello Dismantling, Demoliciones Mitre, Despe

Safety and Training Brandenburg Industrial Service Co, Budget Demolition, Demoliciones Mitre, Priestly Demolition

Urban Demolition under US$10 million Budget Demolition, Despe, Flesan, Veit & Company

Urban Demolition US$10 million or over Erith Contractors, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co, Mainland Civil

Sincere thanks to the awards judges Henrik Bonnesen, Francisco Cobo, Dan Costello, Clinton Dick, Patrick Frye, Jim Graham, Bill Moore, William Sinclair and John Woodward.

The World Demolition Summit is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and the National Demolition Association of the USA. The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment

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