Howard Button is the best known and most influential 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
· President of the European Demolition Association
Button is Chief Executive Officer of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, and has overseen the Federation’s move from its former premises in Staines to a new headquarters in Hemel Hempstead with purpose-built training facilities that are operated by the National Demolition Training Group of which Button is also chief executive.
Button is also the co-author of a number of important and groundbreaking industry guidances that are now in widespread use across the world. These include: Guidance on the Safe Use of High Reach, Demolition Specification Excavators; and the Guidance on the Safe Use of Track-Mounted Mobile Crushers in a Demolition Environment.
In 2011, Howard Button received a Lifetime Achievement award at the World Demolition Awards in Amsterdam.