Council of Management

The Institute is managed by a Council of Management, the membership of which collectively and individually seeks to combine talent and experience in the field of Demolition Engineering and make this available for the general benefit of the industry.

Members of the Council are elected annually in accordance with the Rules.

  • Stephen J Jack FIDE – President
  • Duncan Rudall FIDE – Vice President
  • John Woodward FIDE – Past President (Ex Officio)
  • Richard D Comley FIDE – Hon Treasurer
  • President of the NFDC (Ex Officio)
  • Stuart Accleton MIDE
  • Howard M Button FIDE
  • David J Darsey FIDE
  • Richard Dolman MIDE
  • Robin A Powell MIDE
  • Terry R Quarmby FIDE
  • Trevor Symonds MIDE
  • Michael Ulyatt MIDE
  • Vernon Watson FIDE

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Aims and Objectives

The Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) exists to promote and foster the science of demolition engineering.

The main objectives include the:

  • promotion of use of more efficient techniques in the industry
  • encouragement of safer methods of working
  • provision of a qualifying body for the industry

Professional Body

The Institute is a Professional Affiliate of the Engineering Council

The qualified Demolition Engineer is a professional within the industry.

The Institute is an organisation committed to continuing professional development and has its own scheme which is mandatory for all active members.

It also provides a forum where colleagues may exchange ideas and meet others with allied interests.

The reputation of the Institute is rightly bound up with that of its members. The Institute will take such steps as are necessary to ensure that its members conform to professional and ethical standards.

The required standards are described in the Rules of the Institute

Continuous Personal Development (CPD) – Am I Bovvered?

As you will be asked for proof of CPD throughout 2010 and beyond why not decide now to make CPD one of your goals for this year. Attend as many seminars or training days that you can, record your attendance and use those records to prove your CPD.

The CPD record will allow you to demonstrate to potential clients that you take institute membership seriously, that your industry knowledge is up to date and that you are dedicated to your status as an institute member.

With two major seminars a year and numerous regional meetings the opportunity to obtain IDE CPD points has never been better so make a decision to attend as many as possible and keep recording those points as “Points make competence”.

Here is a list of emails to contact other members if you wish:

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Autumn Seminar 2009 – Presentations

Following a very successful Autumn Seminar on 25 September the following presentations and videos are available to view:

Demolition from the structural engineer viewpoint by Simon Simpson

Demolition of concrete chimneys by robotic means by Rainer Cremer to follow shortly
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Blow Foam Panels – an alternative viewpoint by Peter Jones

Changes to MDHS100 surveys by Jonathan Francis

Earth Exchange, improvements to recycling by Alex Albon

New developments in shear technology by Arne Marx

Explosives demolition in India by Dick Green


The man who created a monster …
Exclusive video of Ruud Schreijer’s presentation from Demolition News

(Opinions expressed in any of these presentations are those of the speaker and cannot be attributed to the IDE.)