NDA announces 2009 Convention programme…

The National Demolition Association has announced the schedule of events for its 36th Annual Convention to be held April 4-8, 2009 at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort®, Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

Frank Addeman, Vice President of Walt Disney Imagineering, will speak on Monday April 6 about that creation of the Walt Disney World resort and what goes on behind the scenes to maintain it.

Educational breakout sessions on Tuesday April 7 will be on the topics of the emergency response to the I-35W bridge collapse in the Twin Cities and the subsequent cleanup; the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program and how demolition plays an important role; and the issues and obstacles inherent in succession planning.

On Wednesday April 8, a presentation will be made by Michael Casbon of Brandenburg Industrial Service Co., Chicago, and chairperson of the National Demolition Association’s Safety Committee, on the BP Texas City refinery disaster.

The exhibit hall of the Annual Convention, which is the largest exhibition of demolition equipment and services in the world, is open Sunday April 5 through Tuesday April 7.

There is still space remaining in the 100,000-sq.-ft. exhibit hall. Prospective exhibitors can contact the Association at info@demolitionassociation.com or at 800-541-2412.