The face masks are back on again

Published 27/12, 2021 at 11:39

I am happy to deliver one more loaded issue of PDi Magazine. Despite both 2020 and 2021 having been maybe two of the most weird years since PDi was founded in 2000, they did turn out rather well for the international concrete cutting, demolition, recycling, remediation and concrete floor grinding and polishing industries. During the second half of 2021, restrictions were lifted in many countries around the world, in particular Europe, but the trend of opening up markets came to an abrupt end when the first cases of the Omicron mutation showed up in South Africa.

Words from the EDA President: Welcome to the digitalisation era

Published 23/11, 2021 at 14:37

If we talk about digitalisation, the moment has come to stop talking about it in terms of the future. That moment had already arrived, in a way, some time ago. But it became more evident with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, which undoubtedly transformed our lives in many ways.

“Bring your broom cos it’s a mess”

Published 23/11, 2021 at 14:28

Things are now loosening up in the market and in June, PDi Magazine exhibited at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, but only with our US personnel attending the show. In October however, some of our European staff attended the Italian show Ecomondo in Rimini. This marks a kind of a new era in travelling after being more or less locked up since March 2020.

IACDS Yearbook 2021 ready for delivery

Published 23/11, 2021 at 14:22

As we approach the end of the year, the IACDS is proud to present our annual Yearbook. This year the focus is on innovation with every member association having presented innovative projects.

Words from the EDA President: New materials for a wider audience

Published 27/9, 2021 at 13:15

One of the main objectives of the European Demolition Association, EDA, from the beginning, was to share knowledge and experiences in order to achieve, through greater dissemination, that the work of professionals in the field of demolition is valued.

Digitalisation is taking longer but fewer steps

Published 27/9, 2021 at 13:10

I was asked by the European Demolition Association to write a piece for the upcoming Yearbook. The subject was digitalisation which made me start thinking. I realised that though we have been covering the demolition, recycling, remediation, concrete sawing and drilling, concrete floor grinding and polishing industries since the mid-1990s, we have never actually worked in these fields. We work in the magazine publishing industry, which is by its very nature connected to prepress and offset printing.

Words from the IACDS President: Think positive is the motto!

Published 27/9, 2021 at 13:03

We have almost made it through the second summer of the pandemic, dealing with the 4th and 5th coronavirus waves due to the high levels of vaccination. Thus the motto is to ‘think positive’ as we approach autumn in a positive mood.

It's not over until it's over

Published 8/7, 2021 at 17:09

In addition to the internationally focused PDi Magazine, we also publish two Scandinavian and one American title.

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

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.

The world is slowly opening up

Published 10/5, 2021 at 11:15

I think I can see a dim light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccination around the world has started, albeit rather late in many countries.

Words from the IACDS President: Training saves lives and prevents injuries

Published 10/5, 2021 at 11:06

On a sunny Saturday in April, a fatal accident occurred during non-static demolition work on a construction site on which we were entrusted with the core drilling and sawing work.

Continued restrictions but now I can see a light in the tunnel

Published 10/3, 2021 at 11:25

Dear friends of the swinging saw blade and the rotating drill bit, we are now in the second year of the coronavirus outbreak and unfortunately Covid-19 is still with us.

Words from the EDA President: 2021 starts with two launches

Words from the EDA President: 2021 starts with two launches

Published 9/3, 2021 at 11:48

We at the European Demolition Association (EDA) continue with our work, beginning 2021 with more desire than ever to move forward, to share knowledge and experiences and, in short, to generate synergies.

Welcome back to life!

Published 9/3, 2021 at 11:42

I Hope all of you have had a good rest over Christmas and New Year. We are now well into 2021, but the situation has maybe not changed that much from December last year, although I can sense a little bit of optimism in the air this year compared to last year.

Words from the EDA President: Starting a new year with confidence

Published 30/12, 2020 at 08:49

2021 is a new chapter, full of challenges and opportunities that we all, after a 2020 more complex than expected, are set to face.

PDi ’s 20 years of challenges and satisfaction

Published 30/12, 2020 at 08:46

December 2020 makes it 20 years since the first issue of PDi Magazine was published, with a great deal happening in the industries PDi covers during those years.

Words from the IACDS President: It’s time to look ahead!

Published 30/12, 2020 at 08:40

It's done! The Christmas goose is eaten, the presents are unpacked, the family is back home again and New Year's Eve is over. In short, we have passed the year 2020 and we have made it through the year of the years.

What matters always remains

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:33

2020 is perhaps a year that many people would like to forget.

Was Sweden’s coronavirus policy right or wrong?

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:29

Sweden, where I am located, is right now in the middle of the second wave of the Corona pandemic.

Words from the IACDS President: A very different year has passed

Published 2/12, 2020 at 11:21

Soon it will be time again to celebrate Christmas, a time for peace and a major festive period throughout the world.

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