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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 »

Council of Management

Written on March 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm, by

The Institute is managed by a Council of Management, the membership of which collectively and individually seeks to combine talent and experience in the field of Demolition Engineering and make this available for the general benefit of the industry. Members of the Council are elected annually in accordance with the Rules. Stephen J Jack FIDE  Continue Reading »

Aims and Objectives

Written on March 14, 2010 at 10:37 pm, by

The Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) exists to promote and foster the science of demolition engineering. The main objectives include the: promotion of use of more efficient techniques in the industry encouragement of safer methods of working provision of a qualifying body for the industry Professional Body The Institute is a Professional Affiliate of the  Continue Reading »

Continuous Personal Development (CPD) – Am I Bovvered?

Written on February 5, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

From John Woodward, IDE First Vice President

Now that you have achieved membership of your desired institution you may feel that CPD is something that you are not bothered about.

However I would say that, to be not bothered is a major mistake as more and more clients are now seeking proof of, not only membership of institutes such as The Institute of Demolition Engineers, but proof of CPD within the institute and in your working life.

Autumn Seminar 2009 – Presentations

Written on October 9, 2009 at 12:00 am, by

Following a very successful Autumn Seminar on 25 September the following presentations and videos are available to view: Demolition from the structural engineer viewpoint by Simon Simpson Demolition of concrete chimneys by robotic means by Rainer Cremer to follow shortly Film (When page loads scroll down to and click on ‘Film’) Blow Foam Panels –  Continue Reading »