500 people onlinePublished 29/6 at 13:04
There are plenty of good examples on how the demolition industry finds a way to communicate despite the coronavirus pandemic.
In India for example, the Kerala Highway Research Institute organised a webinar where Mohan Ramanathan, president of ACT – Advance Construction Technologies - in Chennai, India, gave a presentation on the different techniques that can be used for demolition, concrete cutting and recycling. Almost 500 people joined the ‘Go To Meeting’ event to hear Mohan Ramanathan discuss these subjects for about an hour. The presentation ended with a questions and answers session where the participants could ask questions directly to both Ramanathan and Jan Hermansson from PDi Magazine.
During his presentation, Mohan Ramanathan pointed out the value of starting to use safe and controlled methods in order to save lives and minimise injuries, pointing out that common modern techniques are also far more efficient. A major challenge the Indian demolition industry is facing is that almost 90% of demolition work is still carried out manually in India. “This fact must be changed by informing about existing safe and more efficient methods for demolition,” said Mohan Ramanathan.
Ramanathan is the founder of the Indian Demolition Association and is together with the other association members working hard to promote controlled and safe demolition techniques in India.
PDi’s editor in chief, Jan Hermansson, was highly impressed that so many participated in the webinar and continued listening and asking question until the very end. It is a good sign of the changes being made in the demolition industry in India.