Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:20
Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:18
Published 27/12, 2018 at 09:17
Published 26/11, 2018 at 12:52
This year is very special for EDA because it is 40 years since its foundation, which took place in 1978. At that time, the demolition industry had also evolved significantly and EDA allowed the demolition companies to keep up itself and be actors and not mere spectators of the evolution of our sector.
Published 22/11, 2018 at 15:19
Published 22/11, 2018 at 15:06
To link a little bit to Julie White's column on this page, I unfortunately think that mental illness is a growing problem today, not only in the construction industry, but in many other businesses as well and among people in general.
Published 10/10, 2018 at 17:20
Published 10/10, 2018 at 17:17
The Millennials: sat in front of their phones, tablets or on demand TV, more worried about the latest reality TV star’s next Instagram post than they are about embarking on a career or, to start with, just finding themselves a job.
Published 10/10, 2018 at 17:15
Published 3/7, 2018 at 12:03
Dear Readers After attending a couple of concrete sawing and drilling and demolition conventions this spring, it has come to my attention that our industries seem to doing rather well all over the world. At the 2018 IACDS convention that was held in Tokyo, all member associations reported positive business conditions for the concrete cutting industry.
Published 17/4, 2018 at 11:03
Dear Readers I wrote this editorial column when flying from Stockholm to Jönköping in Sweden, sitting in a 44 passenger, SAAB 340 Turbo Prop airplane. It was an absolutely beautiful day, with not a single cloud in the sky. I landed in the hometown of Husqvarna, but I did not go to see them this time, but rather I attended the annual meeting of the joint Swedish association of concrete cutters and demolition contractors, BFB.
Published 22/2, 2018 at 14:52
Dear Readers Nowadays, it is easy to get confused when listening to the news on TV concerning market fluctuations. A couple of days before writing this column, the world’s stock markets fell dramatically, dropping to their lowest levels since September 2016, falling between 4 and 7%. I have written about these fluctuations many times previously, and believe that people paid too much heed to these occurrences.
Published 18/12, 2017 at 15:53
Dear Readers While writing this editorial the year has nearly passed and a new one close to starting. On average 2017 turned out a good year for the global demolition and concrete cutting industries. Most continents have seen an upturn in the economy. Member countries within the European Union have all shown positive figures and some increases over 5%.
Published 15/11, 2017 at 17:23
Dear Readers It is 17 years ago and at about this time of year that we started designing the layout for the first issue of PDi Magazine. At that time the aim was to publish four issues a year and in the early years the number of pages in each issue where only half the number they are now.
Published 15/9, 2017 at 10:26
Published 10/7, 2017 at 11:27
Published 16/5, 2017 at 11:57
Dear Reader I mentioned in my last editorial the list of international exhibitions at the start of this year. We had the World of Concrete in Las Vegas in January, Conexpo in March, also in Las Vegas, and the Italian show Samoter in Verona about a week before Conexpo. These are the largest international shows scheduled for construction machinery and equipment this year, but that is not to say there is not very much happening on the show front for the rest of the year.
Published 2/3, 2017 at 12:48
Dear Reader A new year and new initiatives. Here we are again, just a few weeks into the new year and not a lot of change. Donald Trump is America’s new president and some of his remarks are unbelievable. The stock market did not go haywire, as many predicted, on the contrary it rose.
Published 29/12, 2016 at 13:08
Dear Reader I am writing this, the last editorial column of the year, for the 16th time now including this year. It seems like every time I have been summing up the year there is always some frustration involved. Either there is a new war going on somewhere with people suffering, or business has turned bad in some markets, or the world’s economy is unstable and so on. It seems like things were better before. Or were they? Maybe it was just that we did not hear about all misery in the world.
Published 9/12, 2016 at 12:56
Dear Reader Here on this side of the pond we ask ourselves how was it possible for Donald J Trump to win the US presidency? Days before the election, and even as late as the voting day, most polls indicated that Hillary Clinton would win, albeit with a rather narrow majority.