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Education


Take advantage of both full length sessions, and the returning 15-minute "Fast and Furious" Presentations educational sessions. Use Demolition Austin to gain the knowledge and industry updates you need to advance and strengthen your business. 

General Sessions:
 
Friday February 23, 2018  
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Repurposing: A New Value Source for Demolition Materials
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. A Look Inside the Georgia Dome Project
Saturday, February 24, 2018  
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  General Contractors Forum

Friday, February 23
11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Repurposing: A New Value Source for Demolition Materials

Damon Carson, Founder and President, repurposedMATERIALS

There are a number of materials coming from demolition projects that have value you might be  overlooking. The key is finding a second, unrelated industry where the materials can be put to use. This value creation process is called “repurposing”. Repurposing can take a retired street sweeper brush and give it a second life as a backscratcher for horses or cattle, or take a decommissioned fire hose and give it an extended life as a boat dock fender. Join us for a thought-provoking session that will open your mind to new value creating ideas with obsolete materials.


Friday, February 23

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A Look Inside the Georgia Dome Project
Mahesh Baila Kanavar, PhD, Senior Project Engineer, Thornton Tomasetti; Angel Rodriguez, Project Manager, Dayton Inspection Services; Alex Sabetta, Supervising Engineer, Dayton Inspection Services


Saturday, February 24

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
General Contractors Forum

Lee Mielnik, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.; Bryan Butcher, Hensel-Phelps; Ed Mally, TRC Companies, Inc.; Ben Martin, Sundt; and Micah Hovda, Vaugh Construction
Moderated by: Jim Graham, Winter Environmental

A large number of demolition business opportunities are procured and/or managed by general contractors (GC’s) or construction managers (CM’s) representing the owners interest.  Gain insights on the risk, performance, insurance, bonding, commercial subcontracting, and operational standards that are currently evolving from the most successful and experienced GC’s to address their subcontracting metrics for CSI Division 2 work. Toegther, we will exchange information and ideas on how to shape and improve the relationships between GC’s/CM’s and our industry.  Use this opportunity to ask the experts about the metrics they are using and the challenges they face when working for GC’s/CM’s. 

Fast and Furious Presentations

Friday, February 23

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. OSHA Updates TBD
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Navigating the Revised Silica Regulations for Demolition in Real Time Timothy Hicks, CIH, CSP, MSPH, President, HHS Consulting, Inc.
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Foundations of Demolition Project Management Michael Casbon, Technical Director, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Greg Menen, Director of Demolition Services, Rocky Mountain Recycling
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Scrap Market Trends TBD
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Government Relations Update TBD
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Sustainable Business Approach Tim Barker, D4 Program Director, AECOM
 3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Electro-Hydraulic Fracturing: NASA Technology for the Demolition World Peter Kurtius; Frank Magnotti
 4:00 pm – 4:15 p.m. Foundations of Demolition Estimating Michael Casbon, Technical Director, Environmental Resources Management (ERM); Greg Menen, Director of Demolition Services, Rocky Mountain Recycling
 4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. LiUNA Training Programs Jim Urtz, LiUNA Training
 4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Workforce Management Ben Hayden, Hayden Wrecking Company