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Mr Keith Prangnell RIP

Written on June 11, 2019 at 11:12 am, by

It is with great sadness that we inform our members of the very sad loss of Keith Prangnell, December 1947 – May 2019 It is with deep regret that the industry must say goodbye to Keith Prangnell of Southern Demolition Company, both a loyal and respected member of the NFDC, IDE Member from 1991 to 2017  Continue Reading »

Mr Tony Tynan MIDE, RIP

Written on June 7, 2019 at 1:30 pm, by

East Midlands Regional Meeting: Tuesday 7th May 2019

Written on May 9, 2019 at 9:50 am, by

The IDE East Midlands Meeting was held at Twycross Zoo on Tuesday the 7th May, hosted by Richard Dolman FIDE of AR Demolition and current IDE Vice President. Over thirty delegates attended the event and enjoyed four thought-provoking presentations. First up, Richard Dolman delivered a case study on the Demolition of a fire damaged former  Continue Reading »

Keeping you in the Loop: CITB’s updated Health, Safety and Environment Test for the Construction industry is to launch on 26 June 2019

Written on May 2, 2019 at 9:53 am, by

CITB’s updated Health, Safety and Environment test for the construction industry is to launch on 26 June 2019. CITB has announced a major update to the Health, safety and environment test, which it introduced in 2001 in response to high levels of significant accidents and incidents in construction. Over the last 18 years it has  Continue Reading »

We Need Your Voice!

Written on April 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm, by

North-West Regional Meeting

Written on April 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm, by

Over 30 guests attended the first 2019 North West IDE Regional Meeting, hosted by ECY Haulmark.  Rik Yarwood opened the meeting with Adrian McLean FIDE with a visit to the yard where there was a large selection of demolition attachments and a demonstration of the latest Oilquick Excavator in operation switching between attachments . The  Continue Reading »

Spring Seminar 2019: Leeds

Written on March 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm, by

The 1st of March saw the annual trip to the Leeds Armouries for the IDE Spring Seminar. Yet another busy event with a good mix of industry professionals delivering interesting and informative presentations. For his first Leeds event, IDE President, Gary Bishop FIDE welcomed the packed auditorium to Leeds before undertaking the unfortunate task of  Continue Reading »

Presidents Charity: Niemann-Pick UK Receive Generous Contribution

Written on February 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm, by

The IDE President, Gary Bishop FIDE and Erith Contractor’s Managing Director and IDE Immediate Past-President, David Darsey FIDE, met with David Roberts on 8th February 2019 to personally present two cheques to Niemann-Pick UK. The Niemann-Pick UK charity works closely with families and individuals living with Niemann-Pick and helps them manage this life-limiting disease.  The  Continue Reading »

AGM and Annual Lunch 2018

Written on November 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm, by

Drapers Hall was the location for the 2018 Institute of Demolition Engineers AGM and Annual Luncheon. Yet again, the event was another sell out and marked the end of David Darsey’s two-year reign as IDE President who handed over the President’s chain to Gary Bishop. The day’s proceedings commenced with Mr Darsey thanking the Council  Continue Reading »

IDE Regional Meeting: Dublin 7th November 2018

Written on November 12, 2018 at 11:26 am, by

In conjunction with the World Demolition Awards being held at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on the following evening Wednesday 07 November saw the latest IDE Regional Meeting held at The Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin. Organiser Adrian McLean FIDE of Armac Group invited IDE members to join Demolition Engineers, from around the World who were  Continue Reading »