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Managing Director, Safedem, United Kingdom
Demolition of 165-metre Meena Plaza building in Abu Dhabi
William is a fourth-generation demolition man who has plied his trade both in the UK and in Australia since earning a Master’s Degree in Management and Economics at St Andrews University.
He is also a past president of the European Demolition Association.
William’s company, Safedem, is renowned for its expertise in demolition by a variety of means, and is a leading exponent of complex facade retention methods. He and his company are also recognised as global leaders in the use of explosive demolition methods.
Under his direction, Safedem has demolished numerous high rise tower blocks and industrial structures by the controlled use of explosives.
In November 2020 it received Guinness World Record certification for the demolition of the Meena Plaza building, which was the tallest ever demolished by controlled use of explosives, and it is this project that William will present on at the World Demolition Summit in Chicago.