RVA to deliver Demolition Expo seminar this September

RVA Group will take to the industry stage once again, when the doors open for the Demolition Expo 2021, this September. And what an exciting opportunity this will be to see everyone, in person, at last.

On Thursday 16 September, managing director Richard Vann will deliver a 45-minute session on the topic – ‘Is this the decade that demolition gains deserved respect in the value chain?’

Organised by the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC), the prestigious event will be co-located with the environmental showcase, LetsRecycle Live, and is forecast to attract more than 2,000 visitors over the two-day programme.

With indoor, outdoor and live demo exhibition stands, this highly interactive expo will be complemented by a conference theatre inviting industry professionals to attend thought-provoking sessions from demolition experts.

Commenting on the importance of his particular seminar theme, Richard said: “Ask anyone outside of the demolition industry what our engineering profession does, and they’d no doubt describe scenes full of dozers and excavators – even cranes and balls – pulling down tired buildings, plant and other assets, in order to make way for something more exciting.  Some, sadly, still perceive it as quite ‘rough and ready’.

“Those of us within the industry, of course, know there’s far more to it than that. Our scientific discipline thrives on the breadth and depth of engineering skills within it, which combine to mitigate risks and execute inherently hazardous projects safely, cost-effectively, and with maximum respect for both the environment and surrounding communities.

“And the really exciting thing is that I think the dial is shifting further. We’re seeing decommissioning, decontamination, dismantling and demolition gaining increasing respect for the role it plays in the wider built environment – evidenced, not least, by growing demand for front-end engineering services, not just in earlier phases of decommissioning works, but sometimes before assets are even constructed! The next ten years could be very exciting for demolition, indeed.

“I look forward to delving into the topic with delegates, this September.”

The Demolition Expo is scheduled to be held at Stoneleigh Park, near Coventry. The event will only go ahead if the Government’s Covid-19 guidelines confirm it is safe to do so.