CONTEST RDF 2021
The forum will host the RUSSIAN DEMOLITION FORUM 2021 competition. Based on the results of the competition, the best projects of the demolitioning industry in Russia and the most innovative manufacturers of construction and demolitioning equipment and attachments will be selected.
Lead Project Engineer Saudi Aramco
Adam Safran (Saudi Arabia)
Lead Project Engineer Saudi Aramco
Fábio Bruno Pinto (South Africe)
General director Jet Demolition
Joe Brinkman (South Africa).
Partner of Edifice Engineering
Uttkarsh Mehta (India).
Lead Project Engineer
Adam Safran is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience and training in business management who loves conceptual and analytical thinking to execute organizational plans. He is fully committed to designing, developing innovative tools and strategies to achieve goals. He strives to learn from anyone, regardless of industry.
Adam received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Petroleum and Minerals. King Fahd in 1999 and received his MBA in 2007. In addition, he earned relevant PMP certifications and a Master’s degree in Applied Research from the Swiss Business School in 2019.
After graduation, he worked as an engineer for Saudi Aramco, where he succeeded in planning and organizing general maintenance at the Abkaik gas plant. He was then assigned to the Department of Engineering Facilities, where he managed, executed and completed renovation projects ahead of schedule. As part of his work, he also supervised other junior engineers in the execution of external maintenance contracts.
He is currently leading the demolition of the existing damaged ASL tank and the construction of a new facility to ensure a reliable supply of crude oil to customers.
As an experienced leader and team player, Adam has the experience and innovative mindset to carry out any construction project.
Adam was the keynote speaker at the 2019 World Demolition Summit, which was held in Boston, USA.
Principal Resolute (USA)
Mr. Barker has over 30 years of leadership experience working with Decommissioning, Decontamination, Deactivation and Demolition (D4) projects and programs. He has managed and overseen some of the largest, most challenging D4 projects throughout the U.S. and around the world with proven exceptional safety, quality, schedule and budget results.
Tim works on overseeing D4 projects for many utilities and industrial private Fortune 500 companies as well as the public sector managing larger D4 programs for DOE-EM, DoD, Dept. of Army, Chemical Materials Activity (CMA). One of Mr. Barker’s greatest contributions to the Demolition industry as the Chair of the Certification Committee was the idea to provide formal certification training for the industry which is now being developed and Mr. Barker is co-leading in this effort.
This in part led to Purdue University offering demolition as an elective to the Construction Management major in 2012. Mr. Barker was a regular guest lecturer at Purdue for this program. Mr. Barker was cofounder, co-developer and is currently a trainer of the National Demolition 40-hour Association (NDA) Fundamentals of Demolition Project Management certificate program.
As a demolition contractor for two decades, Mr. Barker led many teams on several of the largest, most complicated and environmentally above grade projects in the industry. His experience ultimately led Mr. Barker to DOE-Em D&D projects where he discovered proven approaches to mitigate risk on very environmentally challenging and physically hazardous sites. Mr. Barker learned how these D&D programs sites achieved a million accident free workhours. As the programmatic AECOM demolition subject matter expert (SME) of the D4 of the DoD Dept. of Army, CMA Chemical Weapons Demilitarization sites, Mr. Barker and the Clouse Managers applied these mitigation measures and achieved the same safety and environmental success. There were zero TRIR while demolishing six Chemical Weapons Demilitarization Plants and over a dozen Support Facilities using ten different demolition contractors. Mr. Barker and the four CMA AECOM Closure Managers were recognized by the CEO, C-Suite and organization and earned AECOM’s greatest project and program performance award. Mr. Barker discovered that exceptional results in “safety is synonymous with savings” as the $1.6 billion dollar closure program was completed a year ahead and nearly $300 million under budget. Mr. Barker has continued to apply this approach in the D4 management for private owner utility, commercial and industrial sites with the same safety and overall success.
International Development Manager
CURIUM is a French company founded in 1994, specialized in the management of chemical and radiological risks.
Our team of highly qualified chemical engineers develops solutions for all sectors involving hazardous substances, from technical studies to in situ works and large-scale project management. CURIUM’s expertise includes contamination assessment and decontamination operations prior to the dismantling and demolition of facilities and processes that used toxic, corrosive, flammable, explosive, radioactive, or infectious substances.
Anna Chtorkh has started at CURIUM in 2017 as Business Developer for Central and Eastern Europe, located in Vienna, Austria. She is now International Development Manager at the company HQs in Lyon, France. Her mission is to develop mutually enriching partnerships with companies whose expertise is complementary to CURIUM’s, and to seek opportunities to share CURIUM’s know-how abroad.
Anna represents CURIUM in the framework of the Hazardous Substances Working Group of the European Demolition Association, and has contributed an article to the EDI Special Publication 2021.
Managing Principal Fabio Bruno Pinto
Fábio Bruno Pinto graduated in Mining Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 2000 and in Business Administration in 2005 at FGV, both in Brazil. He established his own company in 2001, specializing in the use of explosives. Following numerous successful demolitions with no accidents in his career, he has been responsible for many of the more important demolition projects in Brazil, including projects for Soccer World Cup in 2014 and the Olimpic Games in 2016. After many services in South America, he made his first service in North America in 2018, with the implosion of 3 buildings in Nassau, Bahamas. After this implosion he created a company Fábio Bruno USA to operate in the biggest market of the world.
After being born and raised on a farm in Illinois (USA) and receiving a blasting-focused Master’s degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1982, Joe and Liz, his wife and a Metallurgical Engineer, moved to South Africa in 1983 in pursuit of adventure and opportunity. Joe then undertook applied blasting research for the Research Organization of the Chamber of Mines of South Africa until 1989.
This was followed by 5 years of technical consulting, field projects and product development relating to many facets of explosives applications. He developed a patented range of shaped explosive charges for demolition and rock breaking, and this is what pulled him to the demolition industry in 1991. He discovered the ultimate occupation, and formed the company Jet Demolition (Pty) Ltd, with the company name and logo being inspired by the jetting action of a shaped explosive charge.
Soon after, he was joined by Liz, and they set about building a technically-based company from scratch with the objective of providing the highest quality of safe demolition services in Africa.
Jet Demolition undertakes mainly heavy industrial demolition projects for multinational companies who demand the highest levels of safety and quality in the developing world, and also large and difficult commercial projects. They undertake projects throughout Africa and have also worked in Indonesia. Whilst originally planning to spend 2-3 years in South Africa, Joe and Liz fell under the spell of Africa, raised a family of 4 wonderful sons, and became fully entrenched there.
They are now in their 38th year in South Africa and the adventure continues.
Finance Management, member of the executive board MB Spezialabbruch (Germany)
Anne holds degrees in International Business and Economics as well as Linguistics and Literary Studies.
In 2016, she joined the family-owned company MB Spezialabbruch located in Thuringia, Germany. She is part of the executive board and responsible for finance management and project controlling.
Anne has been involved in several complex demolition projects, such as the demolition of the 162 m cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in Mülheim-Kärlich, Germany.
Anne lives in Meiningen, Germany.
MB Spezialabbruch GmbH & Co. KG is an owner-operated company situated in the very center of Germany.
For more than 30 years, the company has been a reliable partner for complex demolition and dismantling works, such as controlled demolition of industrial chimneys, cooling towers or industrial buildings.
With specially developed equipment and innovative technologies, MB Spezialabbruch provide secure and efficient alternatives to demolition by blasting.
The major concern of the company is the achievement of the highest possible level of safety and quality. Therefore, they are constantly seeking for innovation and further improvement in the field of specialized demolition.
Ph.D., Dipl.-Ing. Constructure (Germany)
Dr. Tristan Giesa is a mechanical and a civil engineer with a diploma degree from Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Universität (RWTH) in Aachen and a Ph.D. in civil engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, USA.
After his doctoral studies, Dr. Giesa was employed by Exponent Inc. since 2016, and transitioned to the German subsidiary of Exponent Inc. in 2018, which has since continued as Constructure GmbH located in Ratingen, Dortmund, Hamburg and Berlin.
Dr. Giesa specialises in the analysis and modelling of complex mechanical systems, including damage and failure mechanics, fatigue and corrosion analysis and nonlinear finite element analysis. He has applied his expertise to the assessment of complex mechanical and industrial structures, such as wind energy plants, cooling towers, chimneys, high pressure equipment and other machine elements. As licensed mechanical engineer in the United States, he has conducted failure and accident investigations of welded and non-welded structures also in litigation cases.
Tristan Giesa has modelled highly nonlinear, dynamic and large timescale failure scenarios, particularly for the demolition of industrial structures. He has developed material subroutines to capture the complex behavior of various engineering materials (metals, concrete, plastics) and developed debris models to assess the impact of falling masses on ground vibrations and surrounding structures.
Dr. Giesa has published numerous papers in the field of mechanics of materials and serves as peer reviewer to several journals in the field of damage mechanics. He has supervised Bachelor’s and Master’s theses at RWTH and MIT.
Together with his wife and his two children he lives in Hamburg, Germany.
Dipl.-Ing. Constructure (Germany)
Markus Rost studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund and graduated with Diplom-Ingenieur.
He was employed by Exponent GmbH, the German subsidiary of Exponent Inc. since 1998 and took over Exponent GmbH in 2020 with his colleague Dr. Andreas Harling, which has since continued as Constructure GmbH located in Ratingen, Dortmund, Hamburg and Berlin.
Markus Rost specialises in the assessment of complex industrial structures with a focus on chimneys, cooling towers, boiler frames, conveyor bridges, bunkers and silos. His broad spectrum of knowledge enables him to carry out structural analyses of temporary construction stages, demolition planning and accident engineering. In this context, the close-to-reality analysis of structural behaviour, taking into account previous damage and ageing, is of high priority.
Markus Rost is certified by the SLV-Duisburg as an international welding engineer. In this context, he carries out failure-cause analyses on cracked, corroded and fatigued steel structures. He is specialised in the investigation of cyclic loading of steel structures caused by transient effects such as temperature and pressure.
During conversion and demolition planning, he carries out hazardous substance investigations in industrial plants, for example with regard to building materials containing asbestos, PCBs and heavy metals. He is an expert in accordance with TRGS 519 for the handling of asbestos products and an expert for the remediation of hazardous substances in buildings.
Markus Rost is also certified as a demolition consultant by the German Demolition Association. As part of the lecture series “Building in Existing Contexts” at the Hochschule Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences in Mülheim (HRW), he gives a block lecture on “Demolition in Existing Contexts”. He supervises Bachelor’s and Master’s theses in the field of demolition at the HRW and the Technical University of Dortmund.
Markus Rost is a member of numerous industry associations and technical committees, where he develops guidelines on demolition and hazardous substances.
Together with his wife and his two children he lives in Essen, Germany.
Partner of Edifice Engineering (India)
Uttkarsh Mehta, born on 16th September 1976 & raised in Mumbai, a financial Capital of India is currently a Partner in Edifice Engineering, a Company involved in Engineering and Safe Demolitions of Cricket Stadiums, Hospitals, Multiplex Theatres, Shopping Malls, Bridges & Residential and Commercial buildings in India and brings 11 years of relevant experience in the Demolition Industry.
His Core Expertise is to mechanise execution of Demolition Contracts. His academic qualifications of Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Stream supports the over all cause of mechanisation in his day to day activity. He equipments, increasing excels in the up-keep of the productivity & Speed of execution at site and is committed to the profession. Safety is another area which is close to his heart and has certified his company for ISO 45001:2018 & ISO Certification of 9001: 2015.
After graduation, did his post graduation in Foreign Trade & Diploma in Marketing Management, started his career with Jobs in various industries in Sales department such as Sale of Equipment for Sugar Factories, Fastening& Demolition Industry and then plunged into business with a working Partner of complete Engineering Dismantling and Demolition jobs across India.
His key success areas are Sales & Marketing. He manages a company of 55 Employees with a turn over of about USD 7 Mio. He loves travelling, music & is a hardcore field guy with good man management skills. Combining his interest with business he travels abroad in search of good equipments and technologies and establishes new technologies in India.
He shall be proud to say that his company Edifice Engineering is the biggest Demolition Company in India with 6 Nos High Reach Excavators in their asset list with tallest being 34M Pin Height (Only Machine in India of this height) and 3 Nos of 85KW Track Saws, 4 Nos of Shears , Demolition Robots and various other equipements.
He dreamt of being an entreprenuer and today he is successful based on his core values of hardwork & Smartwork.
Selection of projects using the best practices and technologies, which will be determined by an international team of jury members – industry professionals.
1. Applications for the competition must relate to projects in the field of demolition of buildings and structures, as well as related activities. Projects that were completed in the period 2019 – 2021 can participate.
2. The participant can declare his project in several nominations of his own free will. The exception applies only to specific projects. For example, an application can participate in the nomination project of the year over 50 million rubles, or the industrial dismantling of the year award, but not simultaneously in these 2 nominations.
3. All applications must be completed on the official form.
• Description of the project in the nomination (maximum 1200 words – 5 pages), outlining the main reasons why the jury should choose your project.
• Brief annotation (maximum 250-300 words) covering three theses – exceptional features of the project.
• Additional information as indicated on the application form.
• Applications sent without the specified information will not be considered.
Tell the judges why your industrial demolitioning project deserves an award. The execution of a project can be fraught with non-standard difficulties and a high level of labor costs. Evaluation criteria taken into account: experience in performing similar work / competence, tightness of conditions, performance of work on the territory of an operating production facility, tight deadlines for work, hazardous waste management – concept and result.Download application form
Within the framework of the nomination, the best demolitioning projects implemented within the city limits will be considered. These projects include demolition of buildings and social infrastructure. The customer can be both a government agency and a commercial company, a development organization. Attach letters of thanks and customer reviews. The evaluation criteria will be: experience in performing similar work / competence, overcoming certain difficulties, managing the budget and timing of work, safety indicators.Download application form
Projects in this category should demonstrate the use of modern technologies in the field of diamond cutting, drilling, and drilling of dismantled structures. Within this category, the technical complexity and accuracy of the work are of prime importance. For example, these can be projects for the dismantling of bridges or structures inside an active production facility. The evaluation criteria will be: experience in performing similar work / competence, technical complexity of work, tightness, safety.Download application form
The winner of this category must demonstrate their work aimed at reducing the negative impact on the environment. Along with compelling evidence of efficient recycling methods. Judges will take into account the application of green technologies, investments in cleaning equipment and effective control of generated noise and pollution. The assessment criteria will be: experience in performing similar work / competence, environmental impact, recycling technologies.Download application form
The main criteria by which the applications will be evaluated are: teamwork of several contractors; general professionalism / competence; overcoming a specific problem; control over finances and terms of work; safety indicators; customer satisfaction.Download application form
This category recognizes the innovative approach to the design and manufacture of new construction and demolition equipment introduced between 2019 and 2021 that meets the modern requirements of the demolition and recycling industry. Submissions must objectively demonstrate what is special or unique about the product, and include information about the development of the product, the requirements that it had to meet, and the specifications of the product. Please do not include promotional brochures or other promotional material in your application.Download application form
This category recognizes new attachments, hand tools or other product not included in the category “Construction and demolition equipment”, released to the market specifically for the demolition sector in the period 2019 – 2021. The submitted materials must objectively demonstrate what is special or unique about the product and include information about the development of the product, the requirements that it had to meet, and the product specifications. Please do not include promotional brochures or other promotional material in your application.Download application form
An international jury will choose one of the best projects from all the applications received.