by Jelena Obradovic | Dec 2, 2022 | NEWS
After a two-year hiatus in organizing conferences, we finally managed to get together and have a great time. Like every conference we have organized so far, this one also had a topic which was about hazardous materials in construction.
The name of the conference was “HABITS-PRACTICE-RULES” to intrigue the public and decision-makers about the areas in which we work.
We would like to thank all conference participants, exhibitors, and visitors because the atmosphere was interactive, and everyone was extremely active.
The lectures presented examples from practice and education, and we think we made a nice step forward in understanding the new industry for which we stand.
All of this would not have happened without the activities of our members and the help of The Serbian Chamber of Engineers and the SanRock company, who selflessly supported the event we organized.
We would also like to thank the City of Belgrade, the Secretariat for Environmental Protection, who actively participated in the conference, answered all the questions raised, and thereby gave importance to the topic that was the guiding idea for the creation of the conference in this form and scope.
The experiences of our friends from abroad, which they passed on to us (Austria, Sweden, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands), are very important, so that we don’t make the mistakes they made, but learn from their mistakes and make a good domestic model of work and resource management, which we create ourselves.
Representatives of domestic science and research presented an exceptional project on the decontamination of railway ties and thereby contributed to how important this new industry is in our area. The need for better projects within the energy efficiency of buildings was also shown, as hazardous materials would have to be removed, and materials that could be more easily recycled should be installed.
We would single out the works of our members related to the conservation, rehabilitation, and stabilization of wild and unsanitary landfills and their conversion into industrial space, such as solar power plants and space for obtaining hydrogen.
It was not possible without the circular economy in construction, and one such project came to life in the municipality of Čajetina.
For the first time, we had a citizen guest, Mrs. Nataša Kovačević, who gave an overture to the whole event, about the problems that citizens face with the presence of dangerous materials and construction work on buildings.
We, as organizers are extremely satisfied with the open questions, the solutions given, as well as the fact that we ceremoniously presented internationally recognized certificates to the companies that completed the asbestos training.
We have a lot of work ahead of us in order to fulfill the assigned tasks and present them at the next conference.
by Jelena Obradovic | Nov 2, 2022 | NEWS
The Serbian Demolition association (SDA) is organizing the fourth international conference called “Habits-Practice-Rules”.
The conference will be held on November 29, 2022, at the Majestic Hotel in Belgrade, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We expect the presence of representatives of relevant ministries, the city of Belgrade, other local governments, the academic and scientific community, and contractors.
Colleagues from leading European countries in this field will also participate in the Conference. They will talk about key topics from this very important sector that is completely neglected in our country.
Colleagues from Sweden will talk about the digitalization of education, from the Netherlands about hazardous materials in construction, participants from Germany about examples of good practices in recycling demolition and construction waste, and our guests from Austria about the Austrian model of recycling.
Together with colleagues from Italy, SDA will hold a presentation on the conservation and revitalization of wild landfills in order to build solar power plants, which are a function of the development of renewable energy sources. We want to present that program to the wider community, especially local self-governments since it is a very important and current topic. It is a long-term project that requires appropriate technology and whose effects are multiple.
The importance of this Conference is great for science and the economy, for our country, which at such gatherings and events accelerates its way towards innovative technological solutions, new advanced ways of working and developing the use of its resources in this multidisciplinary field.
For more information, you can contact us by email:
by Jelena Obradovic | Jul 13, 2022 | NEWS
The event is planned to take place on November 29, 2022. as an international conference and as a mini-fair for potential equipment exhibitors.
This conference is planned for the purpose of broader education about the importance of the circular economy in construction.
We invite all interested parties who wish to participate in the work or visit to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
by Jelena Obradovic | Mar 13, 2021 | NEWS
HEMIEKO, a member of the Serbian Demolition Association, made ECOCONSOLID M, a new product, partially funded by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technological Development.
The test results showed that this tool strengthens the old mortar 500%, in addition to giving the mortar other extremely good properties, which can be seen from the test results done by our member, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade.
ECOCONSOLID M material can also be applied to new plasters where it gives unusually good results, especially in terms of strength and energy efficiency (reduces water absorption by 3.5 times).
This tool was successfully applied for the first time on the building of the Ethnographic Museum in Belgrade, a building that is under state protection.
by Jelena Obradovic | Apr 18, 2020 | NEWSEU Construction sector joint statement-COVID19-March 2020
by Jelena Obradovic | Apr 17, 2020 | NEWS
The European Demolition Association, EDA, has been the demolition platform for national associations, contractors and suppliers for over 40 years. EDA has always ensured the safety of all those who are part of this great family.
For this reason and due to the current health situation, the EDA Board of Directors decided to postpone the annual convention that was to be held from 4th to 6th June 2020, in Belgrade (Serbia).
Representing the activities of demolition, decontamination and recycling, EDA is aware of the serious impact caused by the pandemic in many ways: social, economic, delays, contracts, etc.
Therefore, the association issued a statement recommending that safety should come first, to protect the health of workers and their families, following the advice of Public Administrations and health authorities to prevent the spread of the disease.
In order to comply with these instructions and ensure the safety of the attendees, EDA will hold its Annual Convention in Paris, from 15th to 16th September 2020.
The Serbian capital will host this event next year, from 10th to 12th June 2021.
More information on the EDA website:
EDA Annual Convention 2020
by Jelena Obradovic | Mar 26, 2020 | NEWS
The European Demolition Association has issued a statement on the current situation during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The EDA proposes that safety comes first and urges cooperation.
You can read the statement here:
by Jelena Obradovic | Mar 12, 2020 | NEWS
The European Demolition Association’s annual conference will be held in Belgrade from 4-6. June 2020.
With this event, we are able to raise the importance of this industry in our country.
We expect the support of as many European colleagues as well as the domestic factor.
The EDA president announced the event and spoke about the current state of Serbia in the demolition industry in the respected PDI magazine.
Read the magazine article by clicking the link:
*logo taken from PDI website