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Outline of the Examinations

Written on March 27, 2010 at 8:05 pm, by

You will be allocated an examination number which will identify your papers to the Examiners. Your name will not be used. There are two papers Paper 1 – 45 minutes in length – consisting of multiple choice questions on regulations /legislation Paper 2 – 3 hours in length – 3 questions must be answered from  Continue Reading »

IDE Examination Dates

Written on March 27, 2010 at 7:57 pm, by

Preparation Days will be held at the Family Conference Centre, Bordesley, Birmingham on 11 March 2013 9 September 2013 10 March 2014 The main examination centre will be at the Family Conference Centre and examinations will be held on 25 March 2013 23 September 2013 24 March 2014 It is possible that the Institute may  Continue Reading »


Written on March 26, 2010 at 9:19 pm, by

Entrants to the Institute are expected to offer themselves as soon as possible after entry for the Institute’s examinations which test the candidate’s knowledge, experience and, as far as written papers can, competence in demolition engineering. There are two examinations and both are taken on the same day. Part 1 consists of a multiple choice  Continue Reading »

Joining the Institute

Written on March 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm, by

Our members say they join to: gain accreditation as a competent professional Demolition Engineer acquire knowledge through attending seminars and meetings. participate in an exchange and discussion of ideas and information enjoy a representation of common interests have continuing professional development noted and valued.  Categories of Membership Professional. Membership is for individuals who are involved in  Continue Reading »

Entrant Grade

Written on March 26, 2010 at 8:48 pm, by

The first step on the road to full membership is election and admission to the basic grade. The Rules of the Institute set out the criteria for election and admission to this grade. The applicant must be sponsored by a Full Member or Fellow who certifies that they recommend him or her to be a  Continue Reading »

Robyn Rushforth

Written on March 14, 2010 at 11:12 pm, by

Robyn Rushforth – Precision Demolition Company Ltd – has been working in the demolition industry for the last 20 years. Prior to entering the demolition business he qualified as a mechanical engineer and worked in the explosives industry for Royal Ordnance, (now BAE Systems) on research and development projects.

As a demolition engineer he has worked for many blue chip clients on some of the highest profile contracts.

John Faulkner

Written on March 14, 2010 at 11:11 pm, by

John Faulkner, Precision Demolition Company Ltd, is one of the leading explosive demolition experts in the UK.

John has worked in the industry for more than 35 years in designing and demolishing well in excess of 1.5 Million tons of structures. During this period having gained a degree in civil engineering and becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer uniquely having specialized in Demolition in carving a niche for himself in this specialized business. In 1994 he set up his own company, PDC Ltd. John travels throughout the UK and beyond to demolish structures by explosives and provides a ‘one stop shop’ in designing and carrying out explosive demolitions directly for Blue Chip Companies aswell hundreds of demolition contractors.

Ron Callan

Written on March 14, 2010 at 11:07 pm, by

We welcome to the seminar, Ron Callan, who has been the Sales Manager of Kocurek Excavators since 1998. He previously travelled all over the UK and Ireland as an experienced saleman of Samsung excavators, the JCB range, Hitachi and Kubota, to name a few.  Ron also has international experience selling bespoke excavator front end equipment throughout the world.

Gary Eastman

Written on March 14, 2010 at 10:58 pm, by

We look forward to meeting and hearing Gary Eastman, who has been Managing Director of Bierrum International Ltd since the company became part of the Beroa Group in 2003. Before the amalgamation, Gary was Contracts Director and Technical Director for Bierrum and Partners and has worked for Bierrum since 1964.

He is currently President of the International Chimney Committee, CICIND

Past Presidents

Written on March 14, 2010 at 10:48 pm, by

2010-2012 – John Woodward FIDE 2008-2010 – Dr Terry R Quarmby FIDE 2006-2008 – David R Turner Hon FIDE RIP 2004-2006 – John J Law Hon FIDE 2002-2004 – David M Keane FIDE 2000-2002 – Howard M Button FIDE 1998-2000 – Charles Moran Hon FIDE 1996-1998 – Richard P Vann FIDE 1994-1996 – Mary C  Continue Reading »