Category Archives: Members

Hello and Welcome to Isobel!

Written on June 28, 2022 at 10:37 am, by

We are very pleased to welcome Isobel Woodbury to the team at IDE HQ  as our new Education, Training and Events Administrator. As some of you are already aware, we will be saying  goodbye to Lisa Belsom on the 30th June. Lisa who joined us last December has decided to leave us for pastures new  Continue Reading »

Engineering Regulator Updates Industry-wide Risk Guidance

Written on October 28, 2021 at 10:04 am, by

Risk is an inherent part of all engineering activities, so it is essential that all engineers and technicians are able to identify, assess, understand and appropriately manage risk. It is also crucial to be able to communicate about risk, both to other professionals and the public. To support this, the Engineering Council, the regulatory body  Continue Reading »

NFDC advocates shift to low-emission HVO fuel on members’ Demolition sites

Written on August 10, 2021 at 3:31 pm, by

NFDC, the UK’s trade federation for the demolition sector, announces that its members will be expected to phase out the use of red diesel on demolition sites and move to HVO (Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil) fuel, or an alternative low-carbon solution, as part of its wider commitment to tackle climate change. The alternative fuel policy will  Continue Reading »

Long-awaited Waste Wood Classification Guidance is Launched

Written on July 26, 2021 at 11:22 am, by

Guidance on how to handle and process all items of waste wood is being published today (Thursday 22nd July) after a four-year project led by the Wood Recyclers’ Association. The culmination of the Waste Wood Classification Project will see two separate sets of Waste Wood Assessment Guidance published, one for those working in the wood  Continue Reading »

IDE President to support the Alzheimer’s Society during his term of office

Written on March 30, 2021 at 2:18 pm, by

As members are aware, with each new Presidential term, the incoming President chooses a worthwhile charity to support during their term of office.  We are pleased to announce that Richard Dolman FIDE, has chosen to support the Alzheimer’s Society, a charity close to his heart, and there are many ways you can help him with  Continue Reading »

NFDC officially announces the appointment of William Crooks as President

Written on March 30, 2021 at 9:07 am, by

NFDC, the leading trade body for the demolition industry, officially announces the appointment of Derby-based Cawarden’s Managing Director, William Crooks, as President following this morning’s 80th Annual General Meeting of the Federation. Presidential roles within NFDC are appointed biennially, typically via a traditional ceremonial handover of the Chain of Office at AGM events hosted by  Continue Reading »

In the Know: Circular Economy

Written on March 4, 2021 at 5:45 pm, by

During the IDE Virtual Spring National held on 25th February we were lucky enough to welcome a newcomer to our talented list of  Speakers.  Julia Messenger, Sustainability Advisor for BAM Construct UK Ltd, joined us to present on Circular Economy. A Circular Economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which  Continue Reading »

Engineering Council release their Guidance on Sustainability

Written on February 9, 2021 at 4:37 pm, by

During the last 12 months the  Engineering Council have been busy reviewing their Guidance on Sustainability Many comments have been contributed and several Professional Affiliates formed part of that review.  They have now launched  a digital version of the revised guidance along with revamped/updated supporting webpage links, useful documents etc.  A more formal launch is  Continue Reading »

FREE online Covid-19 e-course launched by CITB

Written on February 9, 2021 at 4:12 pm, by

FREE COURSE The CITB have issued a free online course for managing COVID 19 on construction sites – to find our more click here The course takes only 1 hour of your time and you will receive a certificate when successfully completed

Lessons Learned: A Message from the IDE President

Written on January 27, 2021 at 4:35 pm, by

Dear Members, In my speech at last year’s AGM, I mentioned the importance of collaborating and working together to improve standards throughout our industry. I also encouraged us all to be open and honest about reporting incidents and sharing best practice. I plan to lead by example during my tenure as your president. AR Demolition  Continue Reading »