CONFERENCE: NFDC – The Future Thinking Federation

Join NFDC CEO and long-time demolition industry champion, Howard Button, to find out more about the burning issues on the Federation’s Agenda and what action is being taken. Howard will take to the conference stage on 15th September and will be available at the NFDC stand for the duration of the show.


As NFDC celebrates its milestone 80th anniversary since its war-time inception, recognising the significant and transformative impact its had upon the demolition industry, rest assured, the Federation’s leaders are not resting on their laurels.

In this session, Howard will share the Federation’s Areas of Focus and key strategic initiatives that will ensure the relevance, sustainability, longevity and worth of NFDC now and in the future.


Howard Button is the best known and respected figure in the global demolition industry today.

A second-generation demolition man with some 30 years on-site experience under his belt, Button has dedicated his entire working life to promoting a greater public awareness of the demolition sector, and to improving the working conditions and safety of everyone associated with his beloved business sector.

Button’s dedication has earned him a well-deserved position among the industry’s elite and he has held senior roles with all of the major demolition trade organisations including President of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, President of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and President of the European Demolition Association.

Button is Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, and Chief Executive of the National Demolition Training Group which pioneered the industry acclaimed CCDO card scheme.

Button is also the co-author of a number of important and groundbreaking industry guidance notes that are now in widespread use across the world.