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Miami Board Meeting generates ads for 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook
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The Board of Directors of the National Demolition Association as well as other attendees at the NDA's Winter Board meeting held on Jan. 11 - 12 at the Trump International Resort in Miami Beach, Fla., showed their support for the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook that will be presented to every attendee in San Diego, March 23 – 26. Over 30 of the people attending the Miami Beach Board meeting have purchased ads in the Yearbook to salute the NDA's 40 years of service to the Demolition Industry. There is still time to participate in this important Association giveaway which will include a history of the organization, an expanded convention program and an Exhibit Hall map to aid in finding our Associate members' booths at our 40th Anniversary Convention. For information about advertising in the 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook contact NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412. Pricing information is available on the attached flier. All funds generated by this special commemorative will be used to support and expand the NDA's programs and services to the Demolition Industry.

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MCM Director of Marketing and Media Steven Setteducati in ENR Construction Photo Issue
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Steven Setteducati, the director of marketing and media for Detroit-based MCM Management Corp. is one of the photographers highlighted in the Jan. 14 "Images in Construction" issue of McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record publication. Steven snapped a photo of one of MCM's employees repairing an attachment at the former GM Stamping Plant in Grand Rapids, Mich., where the company is currently working. ENR's 2013 "The Year in Construction Photo Contest" drew 1,564 entries from all over the world. More

40th Anniversary Convention registrations begin rolling in
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Registrations for the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration in San Diego have begun to pick up. With a little over two months left to register for the organization's 40th annual convention, which will include an opening night reception aboard the U.S.S. Midway in Coronado Bay, the inauguration of Jeff Kroeker of Fresno-based Kroeker, Inc. as the NDA's next president, a "Shore Leave" Monday Night Theme Party, and the NDA's black-tie Annual Banquet. This year's convention in San Diego promises to be one of our best shows ever. The exhibit hall in the San Diego Convention Center is one of the finest convention venues in the nation and our Associate members will be displaying every product and service you will need to make your business grow in our resurging economy.

Register NOW and join the fun in San Diego, March 23 – 26!

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San Diego Bayfront Hilton pool to be rebuilt during NDA Convention
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Just by way of a heads-up, the pool at the San Diego Bayfront Hilton on Coronado Bay will be undergoing construction and expansion during the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration, March 23 – 26. We didn't want anyone to be surprised by this work. The Hilton has made arrangements to bus anyone interested in taking a dip while in San Diego to the San Diego Marriott at the other end of the San Diego Convention Center. We certainly appreciate your understanding of this inconvenience.

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Best practices for sustainable highways
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In 2010, the Federal Highway Administration selected a CH2M HILL-led team to assist in identifying the characteristics of a sustainable highway and to define best practices for the planning, design, construction, and operations and maintenance of sustainable highways. An outcome of the research project was the development of INVEST, which is a practical, Web-based collection of best practices that allow states to integrate sustainability into their transportation projects and programs. More

Demolition contractors to speak about 2011 New Zealand earthquake cleanup
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Three demolition contractors who have been on the ground cleaning up following the deadly 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand, will give their first-hand descriptions of how the demolition industry has responded to the disaster in a major metropolitan city. The multimedia presentation takes place at the National Demolition Association's 40th Anniversary Convention in San Diego on March 25. More

Mission complete
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Chemtron Corp. and B&B Wrecking and Excavating dismantle a former NASA nuclear test reactor using careful maneuvers and extra force. Every job a demolition contractor encounters has its own set of safety and structural challenges. But when those challenges include potentially radioactive material, a 25-foot hole and 5-foot-thick concrete walls, the potential risks become greater than on a more routine job. More

World's coolest futuristic buildings
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Zooming around with jet packs and living in rocket-shaped buildings seemed our destiny during the space age-obsessed 1950s and '60s. With civilian space travel now nearly a reality, how do today's starry-eyed architects see the future? Well, it turns out a survey of morphing city skylines reveals abstract structures inspired by nature or cultural symbols and engineered to reach higher, glow brighter, curve and swoop. More

Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulatory agenda for 2013 and beyond    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The federal government's Fall 2012 Unified Regulatory Agenda was published on Jan. 3. The Unified Agenda provides information about regulations that government agencies are considering or reviewing. The Agenda includes OSHA initiatives, including consideration of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, updating consensus standards, injury and illness prevention program (I2P2), confined spaces rule for construction, and reviewing various permissible exposure levels. More

Associated General Contractors' 2013 construction outlook a mixed bag
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The national construction outlook for 2013 appears mixed among industry professionals, the majority of which believe a full industry recovery still is another year or two away, according to a recent survey by the Associated General Contractors of America. On the one hand, the industry is looking forward to more private-sector projects, increased hiring capabilities and a greater ability to boost rates and bid prices this year. On the other hand, the optimism is offset by widespread concern about rising materials and health care costs, declining public-sector jobs and continued hesitancy to invest in new equipment. More

Support to C&D waste recycling investment lent by British Prime Minister
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British Prime Minister David Cameron visited a construction and demolition waste recycling plant in Oxford on Jan. 4 to see the latest recycling technology in action. Cameron's visit preceded the publication of the U.K. government's mid-term review which sets out plans for investment in new road programs. During his visit he witnessed how construction and demolition waste material could be effectively recycled for use on road construction projects. More

Incredible shrinking building in Tokyo skyscraper demolition
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The ongoing demolition of a Tokyo skyscraper makes it look like the 460-foot-tall building is shrinking. Taisei Corp., the construction company taking down the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, is using a new demolition technique, disassembling the building from the top down, floor by floor. No mess, no dust — and it's eco-friendly to boot. More

New bricks can be made out of junk we aren't using
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Technology to turn the millions of tons of waste from factories, building sites, and processing facilities into something besides landfill has led researchers to fabricate bricks out of TVs, computers, paper waste, incinerator ash, rubble and other materials that were conventionally considered useless. More

NYC starts demolition on homes damaged by Sandy
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The houses aren't the first razed in the 11 weeks since Sandy. A handful of property owners called in bulldozers on their own to remove shattered remains. But the first city-facilitated demolitions started recently. More


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