Canadians shortlisted for the World Demolition Awards

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Canada’s Priestly Demolition and Budget Demolition have both been shortlisted in several categories of the 2020 World Demolition Awards.

As part of the World Demolition Summit, the winners of the awards will be announced on Nov. 12. The event is organized by Demolition & Recycling International in co-operation with the European Demolition Association and the National Demolition Association of the United States.

In the Safety and Training category, Budget Demolition, based in Hamilton, Ontario, was nominated for achieving Certificate of Recognition health and safety accreditation after a five-year overhaul of its entire safety program.

Priestly is also nominated for achieving a Certificate of Recognition in Ontario, and has started bringing safety and training programs in-house for increased flexibility.

In the Urban Demolition under US$10 million category, Budget is nominated for its work at the Old Windsor City Hall, which presented challenges including limited site access, limited workspace, dust migration and nearby historic monuments.

For the Collaboration in Demolition award, Priestly is shortlisted for its work on the demolition portion of the Province House historic site conservation project on Prince Edward Island.

Priestly is also shortlisted for Contract of the Year US$1 million or over for the first phase of the Victor Mine Demolition, near Attawapiskat in a remote part of Northern Ontario.

Several equipment manufacturers are also shortlisted in two categories of the World Demolition Awards.

For the Manufacturer Innovation, Tools and Attachments award, the shortlist includes:

  • Bladecore for its NiCore premium blade series for demolition shears.
  • Demolition Resources for the Simple Shim solution to keep equipment running safely.
  • Epiroc for Hatcon (Hydraulic Attachment Tools Connectivity) fleet management system.
  • Webster Technologies for the Rockhit hydraulic breaker designed for carriers between 13 and 18 tonnes.

The shortlist for Manufacturer Innovation, Plant and Equipment includes:

  • Blastrac for the BMC-335Elite RC remote-controlled heavy-duty sawing machine.
  • Caterpillar for the Cat 352 UHD next generation high reach demolition excavator.
  • Dragon Equipment for the CR300H hybrid concrete crusher.
  • ES Manufacturing for the Akula diesel and electric hybrid demolition robot.