Published Today at 11:20
Demolition is a word that doesn’t seem to be liked by many people. Outside the industry, it means ‘to destroy’, and brings things such as rubble, dust and noise to mind: things people don’t want to be associated with.
Published 7/3 at 12:24
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of opening the international conference, ‘Industry and sustainable demolition’, organised by the Serbian Demolition Association (SDA) in collaboration with the European Demolition Association (EDA).
Published 7/3 at 12:21
That’s the question, as an industry, we must continue to ask ourselves and, overwhelmingly, I believe the answer has to be the latter; as we should we looking to work together rather than against each other.
Published 7/3 at 12:18
A new year with many new challenges, with time flying quickly meaning we are already in March. The first, at least, four months of this year are intensive, mainly due to the bauma show which will be held in Germany from 8-14 April.
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