Demolition San Diego Education

In addition to the opportunity to reconnect after what will be two years apart, Demolition San Diego provides hands-on education taught by experts in the field. From our keynote speaker to the Demoliton Superintendent Bootcamp, bookmark this page for more information, dates, and times.

Keynote Speaker: Siri Lindley

Siri Lindley, a world champion triathlete and high-performance coach, shares fear-shattering strategies for changing the thoughts, habits, and behaviors that hold people and organizations back. With an infectious and authentic passion, she empowers audiences to strive for peak performance, work through and ultimately conquer the demons of fear and self-doubt. Join us at the Annual Convention and Expo to hear more from Lindley!


Demolition Superintendent Bootcamp

Classroom Course:
Friday, February 25 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join NDA for the only course in the industry geared directly at jobsite supervisors! Through course materials and interactive discussions with other attendees, you’ll learn best practices for the full lifecycle of jobsite management. From preplanning and safety awareness to documentation and record keeping, you’ll learn how to make better use of your manpower and equipment. Hear from others about their positive experiences and learn from their mistakes. This one day classroom based course is a wonderful introduction for new superintendents and a great refresher for seasoned professionals.

Hands-on Equipment Maintenance Course:
Saturday, February 26 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Visit the Live DEMOlition site a day early for hands-on training! Available as an add on to the classroom course or as a stand-alone registration, this course gives you a chance to see equipment up close and to learn best practices for safety and maintenance directly from the equipment manufacturers.

Education Sessions

Monday, February 28

11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Building a Strong Safety Program
Caitlin Dickinson, ASP, CSP, Field Safety Specialist, Independence Demolition
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Tech Tips to Keep your Company Safe​
Nathan Brainard, AAI, Vice President, Insurance Office of America
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Maintaining Company Culture During a Leadership Transition
Allie Lloyd, Treasurer, Lloyd’s Construction Services & Amanda Barke, Lloyd’s Construction Services
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Fighting the Highs and Lows of Seasonal Work
Dean Kinslow, CRM Workforce Solutions, LLC
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Exhibitor Showcases
  • Showcase 1: Gaining Engagement on New Equipment
  • Showcase 2: Bulk Up with Hilti
  • Showcase 3: CAT-like Reflexes for a Smooth Project
  • Showcase 4: Get Connected with Oil Quick
2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

High Tech vs High Touch
Panel discussion on generational differences in the workplace. More details coming soon!

Tuesday, March 1

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Scrap Market Update
Aaron Thomas, Vice President of Brokerage, TMS International
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Preparing for Updated Federal Taxes
Victor Ramsauer, CPA, CEO, Shareholder, and President, LEVITZACKS
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Government Affairs Update
Kevin McKenny, Director of Government Affairs, National Demolition Association
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Foundations of Demolition Management
Tim Barker & Greg Menen, NDA Course Facilitators
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Women in Demolition Panel
Simone Bruni, Demo Diva; Bonnie Solis, Border Demolition; and Colleen Loredo, Independence Excavating


*Education sessions, including the popular “Fast and Furious” presentations will take place in the exhibit hall. Check back here as we add more details on sessions and additional speaker information.