Demolition Hub Magazine - April 2022

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Cawarden’s Demolition Director strives for industry excellence

Derby-based specialist contractor, Cawarden, has celebrated the achievement of its Demolition Director and Board Member, Malcolm Lowes, who has become an Associate Member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) – the professional body that exists to promote and foster the science of demolition engineering. Malcolm, who has over 40 years’ demolition engineering experience, attended the IDE Graduation and Awards Ceremony on 25 February at The Royal Armouries in Leeds to be presented with his Associate grade achievement. To achieve the professional industry membership, Malcolm completed a rigorous assessment process involving a formal application, exam and face-to-face interview. Malcolm said: “I am thrilled to have achieved my Associate level grade with the IDE and I’m now looking forward to continuing to further my professional development and industry knowledge to achieve my full IDE membership within the next two years. The IDE is an excellent organisation that provides a host of learning and networking opportunities as well as promoting the professionalism and credibility of the demolition industry that I am so proud to be a part of.” William Crooks, Managing Director of Cawarden, said: “We are continually working to develop the skills and knowledge of our employees through investment in training and development. Malcolm’s achievement is a huge testament to his unwavering loyalty and dedication to the industry over the last four decades. Such high standards of industry excellence 42 | DemolitionHUB Magazine

means our clients can be assured of our ability to deliver quality projects. It also shows to those thinking about getting into the industry what can be achieved with hard work and that you can make a rewarding and prosperous career in the demolition industry.” During his career, Malcolm has worked on hundreds of projects across the UK involving the demolition of all types of structures including bridges, highrise concrete towers, steelframed industrial units, redundant healthcare sites, dangerous buildings, complex power, quarry, chemical and manufacturing sites, and everything in between. Whether Cawarden is working in a city centre with significant space constraints, residential areas, industrial or infrastructure sites, Malcolm oversees all of the key processes and procedures required to manage a project safely and efficiently within the constraints that each of these unique environments

presents. Working with the site teams, he ensures every project is meticulously planned, every detail is covered and costs are kept in check to deliver the best outcome. Malcolm’s ability to build a rapport with clients and subcontractors, his professional approach, excellent levels of communication and interpersonal skills have garnered a wealth of repeat business.

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