“Grandfather of demolition” shows no signs of slowing.
Someone recently described David Sinclair as the “grandfather of demolition”. I am sure it was not intended to be disparaging in any way. Sinclair turns 74 fairly soon and he has spent much of his working life in the demolition sector. He is also a grandfather.
But the term grandfather of demolition suggests that he will soon be sat in a rocking chair, a blanket strewn across his lap, reminiscing about the “good old days” in his native Scotland; Australia, where he lived for some time; and the US where he now resides.
And that could not be further from the truth. Sinclair was recently recruited by the international firm of consulting engineers, Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions Inc. He will operate from his base in the USA and will be involved in the future with Wood on demolition and dismantling projects on a global basis.
He plays a major role in the development of project specific demolition and decommissioning execution plans including assisting with the preparation of the health and safety plan, means and method statements, risk assessments, scheduling and project budget costing.
In addition to his new role, Sinclair will continue to assist US-based Envirocon Inc.
A grandfather he might be. But David Sinclair shows no signs of slowing. If anything, he just got his second breath!