EDA puts circularity and safety in spotlight
By Steve Ducker13 June 2023
The European Demolition Association (EDA) is preparing to welcome delegates to its latest annual convention, which takes place in Amsterdam, Netherlands and starts on Thursday 15 June.
Once again, the centrepiece of the event will be a full day conference forming the association’s “professional programme”, featuring speakers from a range of European countries including Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
As well as featuring presentations on the circular economy, case studies from industry projects and updates on the EDA’s own work and research in the demolition and recycling sector, there will be a chance for delegates to learn more about this year’s World Demolition Summit.
Steve Ducker, editor of KHL title Demolition & Recycling International (D&Ri), will give a short presentation on how demolition contractors and equipment manufacturers can enter for the World Demolition Awards 2023, which will close for entries on 30 June. D&Ri will also be exhibiting throughout the convention.
The conference takes place on Friday 16 June and the full programme is as follows:
- Developments of the circular economy in European perspective - Diederik Sansom, European Commission
- Certification and circularity check of demolition projects in the Netherlands - Ejrik Hoven, Veras
- The challenge to recover and recycle mineral wool from demolition sites - Johan D’Hooghe, Recycling Assistance
- World Demolition Awards - Steve Ducker, Demolition & Recycling International
- Power alternatives for demolition sites - Mark Coleman, Coleman & Company
- Case study: BNext Projecten: Why material passports and circular hubs are a necessity for real circular demolition - Axel Hendriks, Adex Group
- Cast study: Sustainable demolition of industrial facilities: Anllarres, Narcea and Robla power plants - Erik Sandonis and Ángel Fudili - Lezama Demoliciones and Naturgy
- New EDA high reach demolition guidelines - Stefano Panseri, Despe
- Personal protective equipment for decontamination and demolition workers - Kai Salmi, Salmi and Co Consulting
- Case study: circular demolition of the city office in Roosendaal [Netherlands] - Arno Snellen, Gebroeders Snelling
- New EDA guide to recycling equipment - Marcel Kerkhofs, Keestrack Group
- Developing a market for recycled products. The Austrian experience - Martin Car, BRV - Austrian Construction Materials Recycling Association
- Case study; demolition of Carlsberg headquarters - Christian Gravholt, P Olesen and Paolo Scorza, Despe
The European Demolition Association (EDA) was founded in 1978 and is the European platform for national demolition associations, demolition contractors and suppliers.
Demolition & Recycling International is the international media partner of the EDA and you can read updates from the association in a dedicated section of the magazine.