24th Demolition Conference in Berlin

Published 22/2 at 14:09

From the 2 to 3 March 2018, the German Demolition Association (DA) will host its 24th demolition conference at the Maritam Hotel in Berlin. In 2017, the European demolition and dismantling industry’s largest event was attended by over 900 delegates and 115 exhibitors from 15 different countries, with expectations being high for the 2018 event.

The conference will open with a keynote speech by former State Minister Michael Groschek which will be followed by a high level technical conference programme. This features 15 talks by leading industry experts on a wide range of topical demolition issues including practical information, project reports, key law changes and innovative recycling processes. Amongst this year’s topics subjects include, ‘Extreme demolition in the heart of Munich – a symbiosis of demolition, specialist civil engineering and new construction’, and ‘The hazardous substance inventory as the essential basis for professional demolition planning’. 

As has been usual with past events, the conference will cover a wide range of themes. Further talks on challenging subjects such as ‘300 t of sprayed asbestos – the extensive rehabilitation of a high-rise building: the Deutsche Welle building in Cologne’, and ‘Liability issues for demolition company executives’ have been scheduled. Construction site reports will also be presented including the demolition and gutting of the Zeilgalerie shopping centre in Frankfurt am Main, and practical examples from the DA’s Technical Committee on blasting technology. 

Simultaneous interpretation from German into English and French will be provided to cater for the growing numbers of international visitors. For further information the conference programme is available for downloading both from the DA website and from the dedicated conference website: www.demolition-conference.com 

As well as the conference, an industry exhibition will be run in parallel. As of November 2017, 90% of exhibition space had already being booked by leading equipment manufacturers and service providers. A wide range of exciting products is expected to be displayed, with potential exhibitors being advised to contact the organisers as soon as possible, due to exhibition space being limited.

Immediately following the conference and exhibition, a ‘Dialogue Evening’ will be held on the second floor of Ludwig Loewe Höfe. The Dialogue Evening provides an excellent opportunity to for attendees of the conference to interact, share knowledge and experiences, as well as make new and strengthen old connections. 

Delegates will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of Berlin on the second day of the conference.

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