Monthly Archives: March 2011

IDE on the Top Table of the NFDC

Written on March 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm, by

It was a great pleasure for Officers of the IDE to be present on 25 March at the 2011 AGM of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors to witness the hand over of the chains of office. It is widely acclaimed that every demolition company worth its salt has a qualified and competent demolition engineer  Continue Reading »

Refund /Return Policy

Written on March 23, 2011 at 4:20 pm, by

Our market for goods and services is among IDE members, and supporters who are engaged in the science of demolition engineering.. Problems and queries about bookings, fees, subscriptions or IDE branded goods should be directed to the National Secretary, who will do her best to offer a resolution. Booking fees for IDE events We do  Continue Reading »

Delivery Information and Policy

Written on March 23, 2011 at 2:38 pm, by

The National Secretary will always be pleased to answer questions or queries about delivery. Our on-line shop exists to help our members and supporters pay for goods and services connected with the Institute of Demolition Engineers.  IDE branded items are only supplied to current members of the Institute Bookings for Seminars, Examinations, Social /Fund Raising  Continue Reading »

Privacy Policy

Written on March 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm, by

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. What information do we collect? We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information. – Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including  Continue Reading »


Written on March 18, 2011 at 12:58 pm, by

The Institute is very keen for its members to make progress to Full Membership as soon as possible.  To give positive encouragement to this it was decided at the Annual General Meeting on 19 November 2010 to revise the subscription rates from 1 May 2011. Subscriptions will reduce as members graduate and will be as  Continue Reading »

Welcome to New Members

Written on March 17, 2011 at 5:24 pm, by

At their recent meeting the IDE Council elected and welcomed nine new members. to Affiliate grade: Mark S Anthony, Demolition News Lindsay S Gale, Demolition and Recycling International Henry Simpson, Adler and Allan to Enrolled grade Kerry-Anne Henderson, Galliford Try Anthony Mill-Irving, J R Masterton & Sons Ltd Nigel Palin, Divestment Solutions Ltd Ronald Parkin,  Continue Reading »

Aims and Objectives for the Preparation Day

Written on March 3, 2011 at 4:31 pm, by

The purpose of the entrance examination preparation day is to outline the scope of the Institutes entrance exam criteria and to prepare the candidates to understand the rational behind the questions and how to structure the answers.


The candidates will be able to identify the structure and meaning of the questions. They will be able to structure the answer to aim for maximum points.  They will be able to recognise the importance of managing the time frames to provide adequate and sufficient information to the examiners.  They will be aware of the examination rules, the penalties for infringement and the appeal process should they be censored or register a fail.

When will clients and Principal Contractors learn that cheapest is not best?

Written on March 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm, by

John Woodward, IDE President, writes Over the last few months it has become evident to IDE members that demolition tender prices continue to fall.  Sadly, two well established companies have recently folded putting experienced demolition workers out of work and affecting other contractors in the respective supply chains. It appears to me that the current  Continue Reading »