Demolition Austin Education

Hands-On Equipment Safety and Maintenance Class

Head to the Live DEMOlition site a day early for hands on training of equipment maintenance and safety. Equipment covered includes: excavators, pulverizers, grapples, shears, and more. Leave with a packet of best practices for a wide variety of types of equipment.

Pre-Convention Education Course - Demolition Superintendent Bootcamp

Friday, February 21 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

One day of classroom education targeted at the superintendent, foreman, or site-supervisor level with a second day of a hands-on experience at the Live Demo location. Learn best practices for the full lifecycle of job site management from experienced instructors, Steve Schwartz and Greg Menen. Topics include: planning, communication, people management, safety, and job wrap up. ​

Keynote Speaker

Sunday, February 23 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Speaker: Seth Mattison, Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

Seth Mattison is an Internationally renowned expert, author and futurist. As Founder and Chief Movement Officer of Luminate Labs, Seth advises many of the world’s leading brands and organizations on the key shifts happening around talent management, change and innovation, leadership, and the future of work. His ideas have been featured in such publications as The Wall St. Journal, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and The Globe and Mail and was recently named to the Editors’ Picks for Favorite Speakers of the year by MeetingsNet. Over the past decade Seth has shared his insight with thousands of business leaders around the world and has received accolades from many of the worlds’ best brands including: MasterCard, Johnson and Johnson, IBM, The Dallas Cowboys, AT&T, PepsiCo, GE Energy, E&Y, Caterpillar, and The Walt Disney Company.

Succession Planning Workshop

Monday, February 24 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join family business expert Cathy Carroll for an executive-focused session on succession planning in the demolition industry. This session, geared towards owners and executives, will help leaders thrive as they cultivate the new generation of leaders from within their own companies. This deep dive session will last 90 minutes and participants will leave with new ideas for the future of leadership in their business.

OSHA Update

Tuesday, February 25 | 10:30 am – 11:00 am

Joann Natarajan, Compliance Assistance Specialist at OSHA, will review regularity updates for the demolition industry as well as the top ten violations found on demolition job sites. If you have questions for OSHA, this is your chance to hear directly from the source and get your questions answered!

Fast and Furious Sessions

Fast and Furious sessions are 15-minute sessions that give overviews on topics including:

  • Government relations update
  • Workers Compensation
  • Best practices for Demolition Superintendents
  • Safety Update
  • And more!