25th German demolition conference to be held on 15 February 2019

Published 27/12, 2018 at 11:02

The German Demolition Association will again organise its popular annual demolition conference, with next year being the 25th, with over 900 participants being expected.

The conference is the biggest demolition event in Europe, with 115 companies exhibiting at the event’s new venue located at the Station-Berlin on the 15 February 2019. The new venue means that for the first time all the programme items will be under one roof, including  lectures and presentations, industry exhibition and also the dialogue evening. Furthermore, for the first time the exhibition of large machines and devices will be possible. 

Premium sponsors of the event are Epiroc and Wirtgen. Gold sponsors are Kiesel GmbH, Lehnhoff, Hartstahl  GmbH, Liebherr France SAS, MBI Deutschland, OilQuick Deutschland, Skancraft, Volvo CE Germany and Zeppelin Baumaschinen GmbH.

A large number of rooms may be booked at the Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Luetzowplatz 17, 10785 Berlin, through the link: https://www.fachtagung-abbruch.de/en/teilnehmer/. On the evening before the conference, Thursday 14 February, the traditional industry meeting in the bar of the hotel will take place. There will be full day free shuttle bus service between the Hotel Berlin, Berlin and the venue.

The registration deadline is 1 February 2019. 


The full conference programme consists of:

From 7:45 am registration at Station-Berlin

09:00 am Conference opening by Andreas Pocha, German Demolition Association (Deutscher Abbruchverband e.V.), 

09:20 am Keynote speech by Wolfgang Bosbach, CDU politician and lawyer.

09:50 am Interfaces and solutions for urban demolition  by Jürg Blechschmidt, Sakosta CAU GmbH.

10:10 am Processing and recycling of fine grained construction waste by Dr. Sebastian Dittrich, Fraunhofer Institut, Bauphysik IBP.

10:30 - 11:20 am coffee break  allowing a visit to the exhibition. 

11:20 am Demolition of a cooling tower at the nuclear power plant Mülheim-Kårlich with remote controlled robots, by Peter Mittelsdorf, Mittelsdorf Erdbau Abbruch Recycling and Olaf Day, RWE Power AG, Kƒln 

11:50 am Vibration monitoring and vibration predictions for mechanical demolition methods with Dr. Max Gündel, Wülfel Engineering GmbH + Co. KG.

12:10 pm Particle filtering respiratory protection masks; what are they about and what needs to be considered? Mario-Alexander Lehmann, 3M Deutschland GmbH.

12:30 pm Quality proven recycling building materials, what is the role of BQsE? Jurgen Weber, Bauer + Moosleitner Entsorgungstechnik GmbH, Austria.

12:50 - 14:10 pm Lunch / visit to exhibition 

14:10 pm Taking down the Nipigon Bridge, Ryan Priestly, Priestly Demolition Inc., Ontario, Canada 

14:30 pm Recycling building material in earthworks and road surface construction; is appropriate usage possible? 

Stefan Huber, Dr.-Ing. Dirk Heyer, Zentrum Geotechnik, TU München.

14:50 pm Situation of disposal sites in Germany: bottlenecks, remaining maturities and new plans for disposal sites - an overview on the level of Germany’s federal states, with Hartmut Haeming, Interessengemeinschaft Deutsche Deponiebetreiber e.V.

15:15 pm DGUV industry regulations, Demolition and dismantling work, by Günter Eisenbrandt, BG BAU, 

15:35 - 16:25 pm Coffee break / exhibition visit.

16:25 pm Demolition work during ongoing train operations. Dismantling of the DB high rise building at Essen's main railway station, with Michael Maurer, BST Becker Sanierungstechnik GmbH.

16:45 pm Load safety for heavy machines with Alexander Hoffmann, RUD Ketten Rieger & Dietz GmbH & Co. KG.

17:05 pm Demolition explosives; selected best practices of controlled blasting of buildings by members of the Professional Committee Blasting Technology of the German Demolition Association with Martin Hopfe, Chairman of the German Demolition Association’s Professional Committee Blasting Technology 

17:50 pm Closing words 

07.00 pm Dialogue evening / get together at Station-Berlin (admission starts at 7:00pm, with access only permissible with name badge and admittance bracelet of the 25th Demolition Conference)

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