RVA operations director takes to stage at leading industry event

RVA Group operations director Ian Wharton delivered an educative presentation entitled ‘Process Plant Sector Decommissioning & Dismantling’ at the Institute of Demolition Engineers’ (IDE) autumn seminar in London, late last month.

Speaking to a 150-strong audience of IDE members, Ian’s thought-provoking delivery encouraged delegates to reflect on what it is like to work in the complex decommissioning and demolition environment, what skills and competencies are required, and what procedures and challenges may be encountered. The overriding themes were EHS excellence, client satisfaction, reputational management and continual improvement.

With over 30 years engineering experience, Ian has developed extensive knowledge within this specialist field. Speaking about the invitation to present he said: “RVA has been approached to deliver a presentation for the IDE for many years, and we are committed to working with the Institute to help continually raise the professionalism of our industry.

“The RVA team worked hard to design an insightful, wide ranging presentation in which best practice could be shared. We hope delegates left the seminar thinking about what they could do to heighten standards within their own organisations, and those of their clients.”

RVA managing director Richard Vann added: “Demolition is an exciting and multifaceted branch of engineering just like civils, mechanical or chemical. But the institutions within these fields have existed for centuries, whereas demolition is very much in its infancy. This means there is so much potential for the discipline to continually learn, improve and flourish, and it is important that we work together to protect project personnel, stakeholders and the environment.”

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