World Demolition Awards shortlist – part 4

11 September 2017

Recycling and Environmental

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The Recycling/Environmental shortlist contains companies from Europe, Australia, North and South America

Judges: Henrik Bonnesen, Cowi, Denmark; Patrick Frye, Cardem, France; Jim Graham, Winter Environmental, USA

Centro Clinico Sudoeste (Brazil)

The condominium of the Southwest clinical centre, located in the Sudoeste neighbourhood in Brasilia, undertook important work in its premises. Between March and April 2017 it removed all polycarbonate and support beams from the central patio that were already more than 13 years old and installed a tensioned canvas structure. More than 7 t of metal were removed and shipped for recycling.

Keltbray (United Kingdom)

The Earl’s Court project in London was an extremely large and complex project located in a highly residential area, requiring the demolition of structures comparable in scale to that of a conventional power station.

High waste reuse and recycling rates have been achieved, with 99.3% of waste diversion from landfill and 111,894 t of crushed concrete reused on site of production. This prevented removal of material as waste as well as future requirements to import material for future works, saving 6,200 HGV movements and 149 tonnes of CO2e associated carbon emissions. A further 21,600 t of material was reused on other London Keltbray demolition sites.

Perfect Contracting (Australia)

As a growing demolition contractor servicing the constriction industry in New South Wales, Perfect Contracting is aware of its carbon footprint and has set goals to achieve with regards to the environment. Being ISO 14001 accredited has helped it achieve some of these goals and it is undergoing an audit for GreenStar accreditation.

Priestly Demolition (Canada)

Priestly Demolition was contracted by Daniels Humber River Corporation to perform the abatement and demolition of the former Humber River Hospital located at 2175 Keele St in the city of Toronto, Canada. The hospital consisted of the seven-storey east tower, nine-storey west tower, power plant, and service tunnel.


Safety and Training

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Safety and training will be a keenly contested category at this year’s awards

Judges: Clinton Dick, Liberty Industrial, Australia; William Sinclair, Safedem, United Kingdom; John Woodward, C&D Consultancy, UK

AR Demolition (United Kingdom)

AR Demolition’s (ARD) objective has always been to build a high quality, sustainable business where reinvestment and teamwork come together to deliver projects on budget, on schedule and while embracing best practice. This can only be achieved through a high degree of professionalism. Good quality training has always been at the core of the ARD ethos ensuring all staff remain knowledgeable about their role and what is expected of them, which in turn translates into excellent productivity and project delivery.

Coleman & Company (United Kingdom)

The Coleman Group’s training programme outlines training and development requirements for every employee on an annual basis.

With training and experience expectations clearly identified at the start of each annual cycle, the group can better risk rate and resource projects, ensuring all safety standards are exceeded through the deployment of highly trained and experienced demolition professionals.

Erith Contractors (United Kingdom)

Erith’s turnover has increased year or year, its number of man hours worked has doubled and all the while its safety statistics have remained exemplary.

It launched a new training division, Erith Training Services (ETS), aiming to improve Erith as a business and the industry as a whole. It offers over 80 training courses to the wider industry and has seen the quality of training rise since ETS’s inception.

Perfect Contracting (Australia)

Perfect Contracting strives to improve its safety and training right throughout our company for each and every team member. It has implemented a new induction and training programme for each of our new team members. During the works it carried out for the Town Hall station project for its client Sydney Trains it had zero incidents. This was a direct result from the extensive work it has put into its safety and training programme.

The World Demolition Awards are part of the World Demolition Summit, which takes place in London, UK on Thursday November 2. The event is organised by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and with the support of the National Demolition Association of the USA. The headline sponsor is Volvo Construction Equipment.

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