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Register now for the world's largest demolition show
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The NDA's 41st Annual Convention is the largest exposition of demolition equipment, products and services in the world. This year's show is less than six weeks away. Multinational suppliers like Caterpillar, Liebherr, Volvo Construction Equipment, Stanley LaBounty, Genesis Attachments, Allied Gator, Link-Belt, Husqvarna, Brokk and a 100 other associate members firms will be in The Mirage Exhibition Center Feb. 23-25 to show the latest innovations to make your business more profitable.
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Affordable Care Act decoded at National Demolition Association Convention
NDA
The new Affordable Care Act and its implications to small and entrepreneurial businesses will be analyzed by Jennifer Berman, a labor and employment attorney, during an educational session at the NDA Convention, Feb. 22-25 in Las Vegas.
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Nobel Prize winner and former US Secretary of Energy headlines 2014 National Demolition Association Convention
NDA
Dr. Steve Chu will share how a culture of innovation can be fostered within any organization. The Feb. 22-25 event also includes a golf tournament, a first-time Leadership Training Program, business-building general sessions, and a fun-filled stay in Las Vegas.
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National Demolition Association's Demolition safety manual updated to reflect industry changes
ForConstructionPros.com
Recognized as the "final word" in safe work practices on demolition jobsites, the manual has been updated with new information about a variety of topics, including the latest on hazardous material handling and quick coupler safety. It is also more easily searchable on mobile devices.
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NDA offers leadership training session at annual convention
Construction & Demolition Recycling
The National Demolition Association will be offering a Leadership Development Program during the association's annual convention in Las Vegas. The session will be held Feb. 23 and will be presented by FMI, a provider of management consulting services to the engineering and construction industries based in Raleigh, N.C. The program is limited to 30 attendees.
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Find hundreds of discounts for all your office supply needs
NDA

You’ve been given early access to deep discounts on office supplies and equipment from a new AchieveLinks program. Through AchieveLinks, members will save up to 60% off all office supplies and equipment at Office Depot. Buy for your association and spread the word to members to save on office supplies as well!

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Public/private sector collaboration improves building safety
Structural Engineer
Federal agencies conclude and agree that code adoption and compliance, training for code officials and updating codes based on lessons learned from natural disasters are major factors in creating more resilient structures and safer communities.

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Video: Ground view of Astrodome ramp towers demolition
KHOU-TV and The Associated Press
The three exterior ramp towers outside the Astrodome were demolished recently in southwest Houston. In what took only a matter of seconds, the towers came down right at 9:30 p.m.

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South Carolina county takes 1st step to repeal C&D flow control
Construction & Demolition Recycling
South Carolina's Horry County Council passed a first reading of an ordinance that would repeal the construction and demolition portion of its flow control ordinance. According to a report in Sun News, the ordinance will take three readings to pass.

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Ohio: Demolition of old Inner Belt Bridge begins
The Plain Dealer
The Ohio Department of Transportation began demolition this week on the closed 1959 Inner Belt Bridge. The bridge’s concrete barriers, lights and railings are being removed first, followed by the removal of the deck using traditional methods. Once that is complete, several spans of the bridge, east of the Cuyahoga River, will be removed by a controlled demolition using explosives.
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Industrial demolition services: Staying safe during winter months
Elder Demolition
Numerous factors make autumn and winter a dangerous time of year for contractors. Shorter days means less daylight to avoid hazards such as slippery fallen leaves, ice, and rainwater. Indeed, worker compensation claims shot up 14 percent during a bout of severe weather in January 2004, according to an OSHA article.
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BIM academic looks to gaming for lessons
The Construction Index
A lecturer from the University of Wolverhampton is using computer games technology in a bid to improve computer design in the construction industry.
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US houses are big, but not the biggest
EarthTechling
The size of the average American homes has surpassed 2,000 square feet, according to information pulled together by Lindsay Wilson at the website Shrink That Footprint. How does this compare with the rest of the world? Well, as you might expect in the land of the McMansion, U.S. homes are big by global standards, even compared to wealthy nations. But the U.S. isn't the king of big houses, at least not using the 2009 data: Australia won that distinction, at 2,303 square feet.
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Video: Ground view of Astrodome ramp towers demolition
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Highway 99 tunnel team 'going hyperbaric' to inspect Bertha
The Seattle Times
After drilling four deep shafts and sending a man down to look, Seattle Tunnel Partners and the state Department of Transportation don't fully know yet what's blocking tunnel machine Bertha, some 60 feet deep next to Pioneer Square. So the DOT announced it is "going hyperbaric," by sending workers to the pressurized cutting face. Teams of five or six workers would take turns inspecting the huge area.
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Public/private sector collaboration improves building safety
Structural Engineer
Federal agencies conclude and agree that code adoption and compliance, training for code officials and updating codes based on lessons learned from natural disasters are major factors in creating more resilient structures and safer communities.
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