WORLD DEMOLITION AWARDS 2014
Liberty Industrial's Clinton Dick with awards judge John Woodward and Simon Gill, also from Liberty Industrial
LIBERTY GOES DOUBLE DUTCH, TAKING HOME ULTIMATE ACCOLADE In a comprehensive performance at the 2014 awards night in Amsterdam, Liberty Industrial took home both the Industrial Demolition category award and the overall 2014 World Demolition Award.
Photos by AJ Carter
Sydney-headquartered Liberty Industrial celebrated in style at the 2014 World Demolition Awards, taking home two trophies for their work on a large scale demolition project in Western Australia, including the very first overall World Demolition Award; the evening’s highest accolade. The overall 2014 World Demolition Award win came shortly after Liberty Industrial had won the Industrial Demolition category award, both received for the company’s innovative work on the demanding deconstruction of a smelting facility in Kwinana, Western Australia. Liberty Industrial directors Clinton Dick and Simon Gill were both on hand at the awards evening to be presented with the awards. The
awards were presented by one of the judging panel, John Woodward, immediate past president, Institute of Demolition Engineers & Consultants for C&D Consultancy, UK. In addition to the Industrial Demolition category win, Liberty Industrial were awarded the highest accolade a demolition contractor could receive, taking out the 2014 World Demolition Award, an award recognising the ‘best of the best’ across all 2014 award categories. New to the format for 2014, the award is the result of a request from the judging panel at the end of the 2013 event. The judging panel asked for the creation of an award that – based on their assessment of all the submitted entries made that year – they could present to the entry that shows off the industry at its very best. “This award is intended to recognise the single entry from all those submitted in a given year that the judges consider shows the demolition industry at its very best” commented Lindsay Gale of Demolition & Recycling International. “To have taken the 2014 World Demolition Award in its first year of existence is a true testament to your company’s capabilities.” The night cemented another first for Liberty Industrial, which was also the first Australian company to reach the finals of the World Demolition Awards in 2012 (when their Boodarie HBI closure project was shortlisted). They’re now also the first company in the world to have won the overall World Demolition Award. Liberty Industrial’s HIsmelt closure project was delivered safely and sustainably with optimal outcomes delivered for all project stakeholders. The large scale dismantling and salvage operation was hugely successful with around 40 percent of the plant methodically deconstructed and transported to China for reuse. Innovative asset and resource recovery solutions saw 108,000 tonnes of material recycled. Read more about Liberty Industrial’s multi-award winning project over the page.
Published on Jan 1, 2015
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