Category Archives: Presidential Blog

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 »

IDE Elections 2019 Update

Written on October 21, 2019 at 9:16 am, by

Your IDE – Now and in the Future

Written on May 27, 2016 at 8:56 am, by

With the 40th Anniversary celebrations just over a month away preparations are now in full swing to ensure that all guests to the Science Museum on the 1st July will have an enjoyable and memorable evening.  As part of the preparations for this occasion, current IDE President Duncan Rudall, FIDE took part in an interview to  Continue Reading »

Festive Greetings from the IDE President

Written on December 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm, by

That’s 2014 nearly over, at this point I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, the members, for your support of the Institute over the last twelve months. Thanks to the hard work of our National Secretary Maureen and assistant Michelle the website has been regularly updated and communication generally has greatly improved.  Continue Reading »

Presidents Charity for IDE Luncheon on 18th November 2011

Written on November 16, 2011 at 8:58 am, by

I would just like a few minutes of your time to introduce you to Claire House, the Presidents Charity for today’s AGM. Claire House is a hospice for children who have life limiting illnesses. The 10 bedded unit is based in Merseyside and provides care for children and their families. All the children that go  Continue Reading »

David Ross Turner RIP

Written on September 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm, by

  John Woodward, IDE President writes: It is with great regret and much sadness that I have to advise IDE members of the death of David Ross Turner at home on the morning of Thursday 8th September 2011. David, known to most people as Ross, was IDE President from 2006 to 2008 and the election  Continue Reading »

How do I get CPD hours?

Written on August 25, 2011 at 8:25 am, by

Richard Comley, my representative at the NFDC Convention, has called me from Portugal to ask for clarity as to what CPD hours are required for IDE members and how they can be obtained so I have pleasure in confirming. All IDE members need to achieve 20 CPD hours per calendar year and those 20 hours  Continue Reading »

IDE Golf/Fishing Day comes to the Midlands.

Written on July 4, 2011 at 8:08 am, by

John Woodward writes Following on from the success of last years event in Tewkesbury the IDE Golf Day, that now includes a fishing option, comes to the Midlands on Wednesday 6th July at Stonebridge Golf Club near the NEC. The day will see 16 golfers and 10 fishermen attend the event before they are joined  Continue Reading »

When will clients and Principal Contractors learn that cheapest is not best?

Written on March 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm, by

John Woodward, IDE President, writes Over the last few months it has become evident to IDE members that demolition tender prices continue to fall.  Sadly, two well established companies have recently folded putting experienced demolition workers out of work and affecting other contractors in the respective supply chains. It appears to me that the current  Continue Reading »

An awful week in Construction & Demolition.

Written on January 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm, by

John Woodward, IDE President, comments, I could not let this awful week in Construction & Demolition pass without comment as it is tragic to think that 6 people lost their lives last week in accidents in the construction and demolition industries and many more who knew the deceased, or were there at the time, will  Continue Reading »