There goes the judge…

After 12 years, John Woodward is stepping down as a World Demolition Awards judge. During his time as a judge, the former Institute of Demolition Engineers’ (IDE) president has seen many changes as the awards have gone global.

In this exclusive interview, we look back at more than a decade of World Demolition Awards, and he is full of praise for companies including Erith Contractors, Liberty Industrial, Kocurek, Safedem and Despe.

We also discuss some of the high profile projects in which he was involved, and we look ahead to the appointment of a new IDE president.