Brandenburg to present at World Demolition Summit (WDS)

One of the world’s biggest demolition contractors to highlight major Chicago project at the World Demolition Summit (WDS) in Amsterdam on 6 November 2015.

Prentice Woman’s Hospital and Maternity Center Chicago, USA-LR
The Prentice Woman’s Hospital and Maternity Center in downtown Chicago, USA.
Dennis McGarel, vice president of sales at Brandenburg Industrial Service Co will use the World Demolition Summit conference to outline the company’s work on the removal of the Prentice Woman’s Hospital and Maternity Center in downtown Chicago, USA. Brandenburg is one of the world’s top five demolition contractors.
The conference and 2015 Awards will take place in Amsterdam on 6 November 2015. See full details at
Mr McGarel will explain the challenges faced by the contractor in demolishing a cantilevered nine storey, four cylindrical tower structure sitting on top of a rectangular five storey lower structure. There were other challenges as well, with court action to prevent demolition leading to delays of more than a year on the project.
Brandenburg is the latest speaker to join a line-up that includes other high profile speakers, including:

  • Peter Craven (CDE Global) on waste recycling targets;
  • Henrik Bonnesen (COWI) on a Danish investigation into PCB sources;
  • Clinton Dick (Liberty International) on the decommissioning of a massive harbor crane in Sydney Harbour;
  • Keynote address by David Sinclair on a life in demolition;
  • William Sinclair (Safedem) on demolition and urban redevelopment.

See the full programme at
Included in the event is the 2015 Awards held in the evening. Companies have until 31 July 2015 to submit entries. For details, visit the event website.
The event is held in cooperation with the European Demolition Association (EDA) and is endorsed by the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC), the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE), the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA), and the National Demolition Association (NDA).
The Headline Sponsor for the event is Volvo CE, with OilQuick as Silver Sponsor.