Monthly Archives: August 2014

Herbs Notes from the US

Written on August 15, 2014 at 10:54 am, by

MAN GETS 3.5 YEARS FOR CARELESS DEMOLITION ANDERSON, S.C. — An Anderson man is headed to prison for continuing to demolish an old mill after knowing the building contained hazardous levels of asbestos. Scott William Farmer, 37, was sentenced to nearly three-and-a-half years in prison and three years’ supervised release for knowing endangerment by release of  Continue Reading »

Your chance to get involved with the Demolition Engineer

Written on August 13, 2014 at 12:46 pm, by

At its next AGM, on 14th November, the Institute of Demolition Engineers will re-launch its in-house magazine, Demolition Engineer.  Demolition Engineer will be packed with news, articles and features, from Texas to New Zealand in addition to home grown pieces on design for deconstruction, the NFDC form of contract and some history of the IDE  Continue Reading »

Happy Friday from Your National Secretary

Written on August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm, by

As National Secretary to the IDE sometimes I wish I could say that there is a routine in place at HQ.  Not to say there is ever a dull moment, as this indeed is very rare. Today for example, whilst discussing the intricacies of Portfolio Preparation with a Member who is currently working on his  Continue Reading »

Demolition Engineer to be Re-Launched!

Written on August 8, 2014 at 1:29 pm, by

Dear Members Demolition Engineer is to be re-launched for the AGM on 14th November 2014. Those attending will pick up a copy on the day. To make the re-launch a success your Institute needs your involvement on producing content for the magazine.  Copy is coming in but we need more. By the end of September we  Continue Reading »

Terry Jago November 1941-August 2014

Written on August 6, 2014 at 10:51 am, by

We were very sad to hear that Terry Jago passed away at the weekend following a long battle with Cancer. Terry, a Retired Member of the IDE had been with us since 1996.  As a Director of Training at The Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA) Terry’s work laid the foundations for the Association which were  Continue Reading »

Herbs Notes from the US – August

Written on August 4, 2014 at 2:49 pm, by

Salem Massachusetts Demolition began at Salem Harbor Station this past month, with crews first setting upon one of the power plant’s 11 steel tanks. Workers on site said they were thrilled the plant is finally hitting the demolition milestone. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Lou Arak, project director. B5 is a large oil  Continue Reading »

Fatal and Major injuries at work dramatically reduced over past 40 years

Written on August 1, 2014 at 8:48 am, by

Marking the Anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 – fatal and major injuries at work dramatically reduced over past 40 years Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act receiving royal assent. The British Safety Council joins with many other organisations in placing on record  Continue Reading »