Once again, during the next few weeks, the eight people who form the World Demolition Awards judging panel – and who have more than 300 years of industry experience between them – will be evaluating the entries. Here’s a quick guide to this who’s who of the demolition industry:

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Awards judge William Sinclair (centre) is joined by winners Phil Bubner and Austin Williams of McMahon Services Australia at WDS 2016

Henrik Bonnesen, Cowi, Denmark

Experienced auditor and site inspector who has been EHS manager on several projects regarding major construction sites and was heavily involved in developing an audit system and training staff for the Danish Demolition Association.

Dan Costello, Costello Dismantling Company, USA

The owner of Costello Dismantling is a past member of the NDA Board of Directors and currently sits on the association’s Environmental Committee.

Clinton Dick, Liberty Industrial, Australia 

The founding director of Australia’s leading industrial deconstruction company is a highly sought after demolition and technical closure expert.

Patrick Frye, Cardem, France

Involved in the demolition industry for 30 years and currently in charge of Cardem’s major projects.

Jim Graham, Winter Environmental, USA

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Jim Graham of Winter Environmental, who is judging his first World Demolition Awards

Forty years of experience in the environmental remediation/hazardous waste clean up and demolition industry.

Bill Moore, ERM, USA

Bill spent 25 years at Brandenburg Services in variety of roles and now works as a consultant with international remediation specialist ERM.

William Sinclair, Safedem, United Kingdom

Fourth generation demolition man who became president of the European Demolition Association in June 2016. His company Safedem has demolished dozens of tower blocks and industrial structures.

John Woodward, C&D Consultancy, United Kingdom

John set up C&D in 2005 after a career in demolition. In 2015 he became the first person from the demolition industry to win the Institute of Construction Management’s award of Construction Manager of the Year.

The overall group of eight judges will be split into smaller groups to judge each individual category, and no judge will be given a category where his or her company has entered for the awards.

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