World Demolition Awards shortlists announced for 2021

By Steve Ducker18 August 2021

More than 50 projects and products from 36 companies have emerged from a record number of entries to contest this year’s World Demolition Awards in Chicago, USA.

Now in their 13th year, the awards – covering 14 categories recognising innovation and best practice among demolition contractors and equipment manufacturers - will be presented at the World Demolition Summit on the evening of Thursday October 21 as the summit returns to an in-person event.

Adam Safran at the World Demolition Summit 2019 This year’s World Demolition Summit, including the awards, returns to being an in-person event for the first time since the 2019 version in Boston

The ceremony, at the city’s Loews Chicago O’Hare hotel, follows a conference that takes place during the daytime of October 21 and a networking drinks reception for delegates the previous evening.

The winners gathering on stage is the traditional ending for the World Demolition Awards ceremony. This was the scene in London in 2017

As in recent years, the Urban category has been split into two sections due to the large volume of entries received.

The New Entrant Award, now in its fifth year, will be presented once again on the night, as will the overall “best of the best” World Demolition Award decided by the judges from the various winners.

World Demolition Awards 2021 shortlists:

Civils

Coleman Group
Erith Contractors
Mainline Demolition
Manson Construction
Veit & Company

Collaboration

C&D Demolition Consultants
Despe
Erith Contractors
Flesan Demolition Chile

Contract of Year under US$1 million

Crushmash
Demex
Despe
Erith Contractors

Contract of the Year US$1 million or over

Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
Despe
Grant Mackay
Priestly Demolition

Explosive Demolition

Liberty Industrial
Precision Demolition Company
Safedem

Industrial Demolition

Delsan-AIM
Erith Contractors
Goodline
Independence Excavating
Volgaspetsstroy

Innovation Plant & Equipment

Dragon Equipment
Kocurek Excavators
Volvo Construction Equipment

Innovation Tools & Attachments

Caterpillar
KTEG
Open S-Alliance
Piston Power

Recycling & Environmental

Despe
Drumderg Services
Grupo Mitre
O’Rourke Wrecking
Priestly Demolition

Safety & Training

Cantillon
Despe
Erith Contractors
Grupo Mitre
Ward Demolition

Urban Demolition under US$10 million

Coleman Group
Flesan Demolition Chile
Mann Group
Priestly Demolition
Rosenlund Contractors

Urban Demolition US$10 million or over

Cantillon
Deconstruct UK
Erith Contractors
McMahon Services

The World Demolition Awards are organised by Demolition & Recycling International magazine in co-operation with the US National Demolition Association and the European Demolition Association.

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