Words from the EDA President What an incredible six months!Published 9/12, 2016 at 13:02
Since my election as president of the European Demolition Association in June 2016, we have seen the UK vote to leave the European Union, the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, North Korea conduct its biggest nuclear test, and the election of Donald Trump to the White House.
The world that we live in is sometimes difficult to understand.
Thankfully the publication of the EDA’s Industry Report, 2016, is now available to at least help make sense of the world of demolition. The 400 page report includes detailed information about demolition industry trends, forecasts and survey data on how EDA members view the key topics that effect demolition markets across Europe.
I am very grateful to the EDA’s Statistics Working Group, led by Deutscher Abbruchverband general manager Andreas Pocha, for all their hard work and analysis of the data, to produce such an excellent reference document for the demolition industry. Copies can be ordered from the EDA website: www.europeandemolition.org/industryreport
The Industry Report was first presented at the EDA Think Tank held in Brussels at the end of October. The Think Tank was hosted by the Belgian Demolition Association CASO, and was an opportunity for members to look ahead to the next 10 years. Many important and interesting topics were discussed, such as demolition techniques and methods for the future, equipment needs in the years to come, and how to handle and deal with composite waste materials.
Hot off the press, following our Think Tank, has been the release of the EU Construction and Demolition Waste Protocol, which was published early in November. Not only did the EDA contribute to this document, but the EDA will also be analysing the content to ensure members are fully aware of the protocols directives.
In keeping with our theme to look ahead, I would like to extend an invitation to all of the demolition Industry to attend our forthcoming DDR Expo. This is the first European Trade Fair dedicated to demolition, decontamination and recycling. The three day event will showcase all the latest plant, equipment and attachments used by the demolition, decontamination and recycling industries, with many exhibitors taking advantage of the early bird rates and registering before the 21st December, 2016.
I am delighted that interest in DDR Expo from both exhibitors and key industry decision makers is so high, and I look forward to seeing you in Brussels on 14th to 16th June 2017. For more information and to register please visit the dedicated DDR website; www.ddrexpo.com
And finally, I would like to welcome the new Serbian Demolition Association as the latest National Association to join the EDA. We look forward to your continued participation at EDA meetings and we wish you best wishes and support for your new Association.
The EDA was founded in 1978 and is the leading platform for national demolition associations, demolition contractors and suppliers. The EDA has a strong focus on developments in Europe, which are of interest to the demolition industry.