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    08:00 – 08:45

    Registration, networking and morning coffee


    08.45 – 09:00

    Welcome & Opening Remarks:

    Session Chairman: Bill Moore, Brandenburg Industrial Services, USA


    WELCOME: Minister, Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey


    09:00 – 09:25

    SPEAKER: Howard Button, Chief Executive, National Federation of Demolition Contractors

    TOPIC: National associations and their role in training the industry


    09:25 – 09:50

    SPEAKER: John Woodward, C&D Consultancy & immediate past president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, UK

    TOPIC: Demolition works – Safety is king

    • Why do we have accidents in demolition?

    • Prevention of those accidents.

    • Training for all - keep it simple.

    • Team work pays.

    • We can do this.



    09:50 – 10:15

    SPEAKER: Lindsay Gale, Editor, Demolition & Recycling International, UK

    TOPIC: Overview of modern equipment

    • Overview of modern demolition techniques

    • Today’s demolition equipment

    • Recycling the buzzword


    10:15 – 10:40

    SPEAKER: Burkhard Janssen, Product Marketing Manager, Kiesel GmbH

    TOPIC: High Reach Demolition Business in Central Europe. Market trends and tendencies from a distributors/manufacturers perspective

    • Market size, demolition company structures, leading products and preferred demolition tools

    • Typical jobsites, transport conditions, legal limitations and special applications

    • Excavator as a single-purpose demolition machine or as a multi-purpose tool carrier (multi carrier) for various demolition applications?

    • Customer expectations: Traditional sales,

    One-stop-shopping, System Provider Solutions?

    • Outlook: Trends regarding versatility, high reach dimensions, tool weights and environmental requirements (noise, dust, emissions)


    10:40 – 10:55 Q&A Session


    10:55 – 11:25 Morning coffee



    11:25 – 11:55

    SPEAKER: Dick Green, Index Ltd, UK

    TOPIC: Explosive demolition – a precision tool at the right time and the right place

    • The different phases of works involved in the preparation of a concrete tower block for explosive demolition.

    • Criteria for a successful explosive demolition.

    • An example of type of explosive required and how by using delay detonators you can dictate the direction of fall of a structure.

    • Briefly cover the setting up of the on the day Exclusion Zone.

    • The need for Test blasting and examples of protective measures that can be employed.


    11:55 – 12:20

    SPEAKER: David Sinclair, Past Demolition Consultant to UNOPS

    TOPIC: Red Road – urban explosive demolition in practice


    12:20 – 12:40 Q&A Session


    12:40 – 13:40 Lunch



    Session Chairman:

    Howard Button, Chief Executive, National Federation of Demolition Contractors




    13:40 – 14:05

    SPEAKER: Bill Moore, Brandenburg Industrial Services, USA

    TOPIC: Demolition after disaster – emergency response capabilities

    • American demolition experiences after the Murrah Federal Building bombing and the New York City World Trade Center attack.

    • Earthquake damage and demolition in the United States and India.

    • Preparation and training of government agencies for future emergency disaster rescue situations and demolition.

    •  Advances in demolition equipment.


    14:05 – 14:30

    SPEAKER: David Sinclair, Past Demolition Consultant to UNOPS

    TOPIC: After Haiti – the UN experience


    14.30 – 14:55

    SPEAKER: Diana Stil, Managing Director of Nikau Contractors, New Zealand

    CASE STUDY: Christchurch – Demolition following disaster

    • The event and the search and rescue operation

    • The scale of devastation

    • Challenges for the demolition industry

    • Key lessons and the implications for procedures and best practice

    • The road to recovery


    14:55 – 15:15 Q&A Session


    15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon tea



    15:45 – 16:10

    SPEAKER: Dan Costello, President, Costello Dismantling, USA

    PROJECT REPORT: Site report 1


    16:10 – 16:35

    SPEAKERS: Stuart Accleton MIDE Grad IOSH MIIRSM, Group Health and Safety Director & David Darsey FIDE FRSA, Managing Director (Demolition), Erith, UK

    PROJECT REPORT: Waste reduction & recycling of materials in demolition

    • Site Waste Management Plans (pre contract start)

    • Waste Identification

    • Identification of recycling partners

    • Waste segregation at source

    • Cradle to grave recorded process


    16:35 – 17:00

    SPEAKER: Representative from Turkish contractors, Turkey

    PROJECT REPORT: Site report 3



    Questions followed by closing remarks and a networking drinks reception


Demolition Conference Turkey 2013 a hit


More than 300 delegates from Turkey and the region attended the first joint KHL/Apa Demolition Conference Turkey, held at the Marriot Asia Hotel on the Asian side of the city of Istanbul on March 7, 2013.


The event included a mix of Turkish speakers and some of the best-known names in the industry from around the world, including Brandenburg's Bill Moore, Erith's Dave Darsey and Stuart Accleton, the NFDC's chief executive Howard Button and Diane Stil of Nikau Contractors, who without question scooped the prize for the furthest travelled attendee.


With a major demolition drive announced, the country will see some 6.5 million buildings deemed not sufficiently earthquake resistant demolished over the next 20 years. However, the demolition industry in the country is at a relatively early stage in its development and the expertise and advice of contractors from outside the country is being welcomed.


With this in mind, the final announcement of the day was that the second Demolition Conference Turkey will be held in early March 2014, once again with key figures from the demolition sector once again offering an insight into the best the industry can offer. The date and venue will be announced in due course.




Suna Kotan

Genel Müdür Yardımcısı


Cüneyt Divriş

IMDER yönetim kurulu başkani


Howard Button

Chief Executive, National Federation of Demolition Contractors


Stuart Accleton - presentation on behalf of John Woodward

C&D Consultancy & immediate past president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, UK


Lindsay Gale

Editor, Demolition & Recycling International, UK


Burkhard Janssen

Product Marketing Manager, Kiesel GmbH


Dick Green

Index Ltd, UK


Bill Moore

Brandenburg Industrial Services, USA


David Sinclair

Past Demolition Consultant to UNOPS


Dan Costello

President, Costello Dismantling, USA


Dr. İbrahim Sönmez



With the support of the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey

Supported by the leading manufacturers association in Turkey