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AGM and Annual Luncheon 22nd November 2019

Written on December 2, 2019 at 12:13 pm, by

The Pall Mall headquarters of the Royal Automobile Association was the venue for the 43rd Institute of Demolition Engineers AGM and Awards ceremony. Click here to read the full minutes AGM-minutes-2019 Following on from a turbulent year in the industry, President Gary Bishop FIDE welcomed everyone to the packed venue and thanked all within the  Continue Reading »

Engineering Council Professional Affiliate Seminar

Written on October 2, 2019 at 10:40 am, by

On Tuesday 10th September 2019, IDE Council of Management Member, Mark Jack MIDE, attended the Engineering Council’s Professional Affiliates Seminar. The first item discussed was confirmation that the Engineering Council remains internationally recognised as a Washington Accord signatory. This means that the Engineering Councils 2015 policy remains in place and signatories have accepted that the  Continue Reading »

Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow’s Engineer Week

Written on September 12, 2019 at 2:34 pm, by

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week takes place 4-8 November 2019, with inaugural This is Engineering Day on 6th November. EngineeringUK and the Royal Academy of Engineering have called on Engineers and Engineering Technicians across the UK to get behind plans for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (4th-8th November 2019 #TEWeek19). Now in it’s seventh year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week provides  Continue Reading »

IDE East Midlands Regional Meeting @ Ward Recycling 13th June 2019

Written on June 21, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

The IDE East Midlands Regional Meeting was held at Ward Recycling, Chesterfield, on 13 June 2019; attended by 11 IDE Members and Ward employees the meeting was an interesting and very informative event. The meeting was in two sections, firstly a tour of the facility, followed by two talks relating to waste – ‘Changes to  Continue Reading »

Cycling for Orlaith Update

Written on June 17, 2019 at 3:56 pm, by

30 Cyclists, all prepared for the challenge, cycled from Solihull to Westminster Bridge – a total of 135 miles – on 25th May 2019!  Past Council of Managament Member, Adrian McLean FIDE informed the IDE that all completed the ride safely and raised a staggering £65,000 for NICE.  They would like to thank all friends  Continue Reading »

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

For those members who wish to pay their respects the funeral will be held at St Peters Church, 15 Button Lane, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME15 8NJ on Thursday 27th June at 10.00am. Please note that this will be an open invitation to the church service only. Tony supported a number of charities over the years  Continue Reading »

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