IACDS Annual Meeting 2014


The  IACDS Annual Meeting 2014 was held on June, 12, in Madrid, in the frame of the Deconstruction Forum.

The industries of the deconstruction process have to work together: hazardous waste decontamination, concrete sawing and drilling, dismantling, decommissioning, demolition, preparation for recycling, recycling, …

For this reason, the Deconstruction Forum was organized by EDA in partnership with IACDS, the European Decontamination Institute, FIR and IDE.



Thursday, June 12th

Professional program

09:00 – 15:00 – IACDS Annual meeting


All participants

19:00 – Welcome cocktail


Friday, June 13th

Professional program

09:00 Conference session 1
Moderated by EDA President – Pilar de la Cruz (Spain)

» Lead, the new asbestos
Michael R. Taylor – NDA (USA)

» 770 m with a single click – blasting of Germany’s longest viaduct
Walter Werner – Independent Engineer (Germany)

» Case story: The daily findings on decontamination of hazardous waste
Lindsay Pepperell – ERM (UK)

Coffee break

11:30 Conference session 2
Moderated by IDE President – Steve Jack (UK)

» Development of C&DW recycling in Europe
Geert Cuperus – FIR (The Netherlands)

» Case story: Interior demolition of a building complex in Madrid
Francisco Cobo – DETECSA (Spain)

» Case story: Blast demolition of the AFE Tower in Frankfurt
Rainer Melzer (Germany)


14:30 Conference session 3
Moderated by FIR Delegate – Giorgio Bressi (Italy)

» Sustainability and end-of-life of construction products
Christophe Sykes – Construction Products Europe (Belgium)

» Construction and demolition waste management in the EU: the way forward
Gunther Wolff – European Commission (Belgium)

» Innovation on decontamination of PCB
Stine Egsgaard – J-JENSEN (Denmark)

» Case story: From construction to recycling through demolition
John Rimmer – CANTILLON (UK)

Coffee break

16:30 Conference session 4
Moderated by IACDS President – Lars Sandström (Sweden)

» Dismantling and demolition of the power stations of Sant Adriá de Besós and Badalona
Miguel Ángel Prieto – DYR (Spain)

» The Turkish market
Tamer Öztoygar– IMDER (Turkey)

» Case story: Special application on concrete sawing and drilling
Jaime Peribañez – PERFOX (Spain)

18:00 End of the conference


For companions

09:30 – Departure from the hotel to San Lorenzo del Escorial

Leisure program for the day, with multilingual support:

  • Visit to the monastery of El Escorial (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Lunch at typical Restaurant
  • Shopping tour in Las Rozas Village with VIP treatment and personal shopper

17:30 – Arrival to the hotel


All participants

19:00 – Departure for the Gala Dinner (by bus)

The Gala Dinner was held in the emblematic “Gran Casino de Madrid”


Saturday, June 14th

Visit Madrid

10:00 – Departure from the hotel

  • Guided tour on a panoramic bus (with translation to several languages)
  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in the historical center
  • Guided visit to the Royal Palace

16:00 – End of the activity




The Deconstruction Forum was held at:

Hotel Intercontinental Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana 49
28046 Madrid



If the event was interesting for you, we kindly invite you to participate in IACDS.