Words from the EDA President: ‘The end of life of industrial facilities’ to be next EDA

Published 10/5, 2021 at 11:22

To build a strong and long lived industry, it is important not to stop developing in ones work, not to get too comfortable, and be aware of the importance of adapting to changes and new times.

It is thus essential that we learn how to look around, listen and detect problems and points of interest, in order to offer solutions almost before the needs arise.

The EDA tries to actively listen and answer every question that arises among professionals in the demolition sector, attempting to do this in many ways. One of them is the publication of informative guides, one of the association's main lines of activity in 2021. In addition to the publications mentioned previously in EDA bulletins, such as the guide about attachments and carriers for demolition and recycling, the EDA is working on other publications of interest, such as a guide titled, ‘End of life of industrial facilities’, which is already being produced.

This guide is aimed at asset owners and customers and will focus on the dismantling of industrial plants (chemical, oil and gas, nuclear etc.), intending to collect the best practices of the demolition industry in these activities. The publication will be prepared based on the progress made by the working group of the same name, whose activities began this March. The work of this group will be divided into two phases: a first phase (between March and October 2021), focused on the development of the aforementioned guide, and a second phase (between October 2021 and March 2022), in which the focus will be on the dissemination of the publication.

This means that those interested will have to wait until the end of this year to be able to consult the guide and access the information found within in its pages, but the EDA believes that the wait will be worthwhile. In the meantime, of course, the EDA will continue working on other projects, including the aforementioned guides on attachments and carriers, which will be launched in April and May, and the next European Demolition Industry Report, which is already underway. 


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