The European Demolition Association (EDA) is hosting an event called The Deconstruction Forum 2014 at the Hotel Intercontinental Madrid June 12-14.
“The demolition industry is about handling the space change—taking care of the needs or requirements of the customer to leave an empty area,” says the EDA in a February news release announcing the event. “The industries involved in the process of what now is called deconstruction (hazardous waste decontamination, concrete sawing and drilling, dismantling, decommissioning, demolition, preparation for recycling, water jetting and recycling) are deeply connected and need to work together.”
The EDA says it is preparing the Deconstruction Forum as “a joint event that aims to be an open conference where all the related industries can work together toward this mutual goal.”
The multilingual conference will include what EDA calls “important and relevant topics” presented as part of a full-day conference about “new developments, case stories and roundtable discussions.”
The EDA will be working with several association partners on the event, including the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS), the European Decontamination Institute (EDI) and the Fédération Internationale du Recyclage (FIR).
Topics to be covered include hazardous waste decontamination, recycling, concrete sawing and drilling and selective demolition, according to the groups. During the three days, contractors, suppliers, association representatives and other professionals “will have the opportunity to network with each other,” adds the host organization.
In addition to the roster of speakers, “there will be a leisure program [offering] a unique opportunity to discover the cosmopolitan city of Madrid, with diverse activities organized as the welcome cocktail reception, the gala dinner and guided visits to the most emblematic places of the Spanish capital,” says EDA.
Non-industry activities to be offered include “guided visits to San Lorenzo del Escorial (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and surroundings, a panoramic tour of Madrid (Cibeles, Bernabeu’s Stadium, Las Ventas bull ring or the Main Square) and a visit to the Royal Palace.”
Those seeking more information about the event can go to www.europeandemolition.org/convention2014.