Sinclair takes EDA top job…

European Demolition Association (EDA) elects new President from the UK. William Sinclair, the 47 year old Scotsman, has succeeded Pilar de la Cruz – the EDA’s first lady President – to become the 17th President of the EDA in the organisations 40th year. Sinclair was elected President at the EDA’s annual conference on 10th June,…Read moreRead more

Woodward bags notable first…

Demolition man lands Institute of Construction Management title John Woodward achieved a notable coup last week when he became the first demolition expert to be named as the Institute of Construction Management (ICM)’s Construction Manager of the Year. The founder of C&D Consultancy beat off the challenge of over 50 professionals to claim the prestigious…Read moreRead more

Accused contractor asserts his innocence…

Griffin Campbell pleads innocence in collapse that killed six. For five hours Thursday, demolition contractor Griffin Campbell sat in the witness box and tried to negate 11 days of witnesses who blamed him for the 2013 collapse that crushed the Salvation Army thrift store in Center City, killing six people and injuring 13. It was…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Quarmby quits IDE Council…

Former president cites apathy as he resigns after almost 20 years’ service. Dr Terry Quarmby, the former president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, has resigned from the Institute’s Council of Management. Quarmby was officially president from 2008 to 2010 (although he performed the role in 2007 when the late Ross Turner was side-lined by…Read moreRead more

Dominic Ogden – Paying respects…

Family announces funeral details following untimely passing. The family of Dominic Ogden of DSR Demolition who sadly passed away last week have announced details of his funeral. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 5th August 2015. 2.15pm – Service at St John The Baptist C OF E Church, Church St, Dronfield, S18 1QB Family…Read moreRead more

Demolition says goodbye to industry stalwart…

DSR Demolition announces passing of MD Dominic Ogden. We are devastated to inform you all of the passing of Dominic Richard Ogden on the morning of 20th July, at the age of 56. Dominic lived and breathed demolition nearly all his life. After leaving school, he initially joined the Naval Ordnance in Sheffield as a…Read moreRead more

What Carroll did next…

Former Kocurek man joins Worsley Plant. Worsley Plant has announced that Brian Carroll has joined its team. According the Worsley Plant, Carroll’s most recent role as General Manager at Kocurek Excavators in Ipswich made him the ideal candidate to help Worsley Plant grow their presence in the demolition, construction and recycling markets in the South…Read moreRead more

Carroll leaves Kocurek…

General manager to seek new challenges. In a surprise statement, Kocurek Excavators has announced the departure of general manager Brian Carroll. The statement reads: It is with regret that we have to announce that Brian Carroll (General Manager) is leaving the company on 29th May 2015, to embark on a new chapter of his career…Read moreRead more

Exclusive – Masterton calls in receivers…

Masterton calls in the receivers – Demolition News exclusive report.

Sophie Cox departs NFDC…

Group training manager and Federation CEO-in-waiting quits. DemolitionNews understands that Sophie Cox, group training manager of the National Demolition Training Group and regional secretary for all five regions of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has resigned. Cox (nee Francis) had enjoyed a meteoric rise through the NFDC/NDTG ranks during her time at the combined…Read moreRead more