WDS 2023 - Conference schedule

03 October 2023

Montage of event: people hug, people accept awards, dinner (PHOTO: D&Ri)
World Demolition Summit 2023 - Conference schedule

*Timings are liable to change at short notice

17 October, 2023

18.00-20.00 - Cocktail reception

18 October, 2023

08:00 Networking registration breakfast


Morning session chair: Agnes Wietrzynski, President and CEO at QM Environmental
Welcome by James Milburn, president, National Demolition Association

09.10 Pierre Migny Torres and Alexandre Druet, EDF - Challenges to be addressed as a client

09.40 LaJuan Counts, City of Detroit Construction & Demolition Department - The blueprint: A case study in strategic demolition planning

10.10 Dennis McGarel, Brandenburg Industrial Service Co: Johnsonville Fossil Plant - Tennesee (2022 World Demolition Award winner)

10.40 Coffee and networking break

11.20 Dr. Ahmed Amir Khalil, ASI and Simon Hebert, Delsan-AIM - Risk Analysis during mechanical demolition of Champlain Bridge

11.50 Tom Koerner, Thompsons of Prudhoe - Industrial demolition project: Redcar Steelworks in the north of England

12.20 Brian Priestly, Priestly Demolition - The rapid demolition of the Gardiner Expressway eastbound ramp, Toronto

12.50 Lunch and networking break


Afternoon session chair: Margaret Taylor, Executive director, Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors

14.00 Christina Murray and Jeremy Later, York 1 Demolition -Decommissioning of former OPG Thunder Bay Generating Station

14.30 Simone Bruni, Demo Diva - The Who and Why of demolition

15.00 Coffee and networking break

15.30 Jonathan Cox, Rye Group - Survey into people shortages, problems and solutions

16.00 Mark Loizeaux, Controlled Demolition - The use of explosives in felling selected structures, as compared to conventional demolition methods

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