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Rockin' to a Margaretaville-themed Monday night at The Mirage
NDA
In addition to former Energy Secretary Stephen Chu and sessions on leadership training, Obamacare, and the state of the American construction economy post-recession, this year's 41st Annual Convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas will feature NDA in Paradise sponsored by Stanley LaBounty on Monday night, Feb. 24. Always one of the NDA's premier convention events this year's party will feature a seven-piece beach bum band playing some of Jimmy Buffett's greatest hits for all you Parrot Heads. The evening will also feature Steel Drum Trio and an island décor plus great Caribbean food. Sign up now for the NDA's 41st Annual Convention. Come join the NDA in Paradise.

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Feb. 14: Annual Convention registration deadline
NDA
Have you secured pre-registration for the Annual Convention yet? If not you have until Feb. 14 to do so. To attend after that date you will need to register at The Mirage in Las Vegas at the beginning of the Convention. We look forward to another great turnout!
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Play in the 27th Annual Golf Tournament
NDA
Join us at noon on Saturday for the 27th Annual Golf Tournament. The Arroyo Arnold Palmer Course, located at Red Rock Country Club, is open to public play and is located in the master planned community of Summerlin in Las Vegas. The Arroyo golf course ribbons seamlessly through the rugged terrain and is nestled between the spectacular landscapes of Red Rock Canyon, one of Las Vegas' most revered natural landmarks.
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NDA puts spotlight on business-building sessions at Annual Convention
NDA
Two experts from FMI lead educational sessions on identifying growth markets over the next five years and building company talent at the National Demolition Association event, the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world. It takes place Feb. 22-25 in Las Vegas.
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Spaces still available for the leadership training session
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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NDA Safety Committee begins work on Demolition Safety Talks upgrade
NDA
With the successful completion the upgrading of the NDA's Demolition Safety Manual, the bible of safe work practice for the demolition industry around the world, the Association's Safety Committee has begun work to incorporate many of the improvements contained in the Safety Manual in the NDA's Demolition Safety Talks. There are 52 Safety Talks currently available in the existing program. The Safety Committee will be evaluating the content of each of these talks and adding additional tool box safety training material to the program, all based on the latest Demolition Safety Manual edition. Look for new Demolition Safety Talks in an easy-to-use online format later this year.
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The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica for an additional 15 days to Feb. 11, 2014.

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Ohio: Demolition of old Inner Belt Bridge begins
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The Ohio Department of Transportation began demolition this week on the closed 1959 Inner Belt Bridge.

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Nebraska power plant demolition scheduled
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Demolition activity at a former power plant in Norfolk, Neb., that is now a United States Environmental Protection Agency Superfund site has been scheduled to begin in late January 2014.

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Eliminating the threat
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OSHA extends comment period on proposed silica rule
Construction & Demolition Recycling
The U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the public comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica for an additional 15 days to Feb. 11, 2014.
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For Los Angeles, list is a 1st step toward improved quake safety
Los Angeles Times
The University of California's release of data on nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across Los Angeles marks a key step in the city's efforts to improve earthquake safety. Now the hard part begins.
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Obama: Pass infrastructure bills soon
The Hill
President Barack Obama pushed lawmakers to approve new funding bills for the nation’s roads and ports by "this summer" during his State of the Union address. The call came during a portion of Obama's speech discussing closing tax loopholes to pay for domestic improvements.
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Hemp and straw homes: Cutting the risk of renewable materials
The Guardian
Over the past decade, the U.K. construction industry has seen a rising interest in the use of natural crop-based building materials such as hemp and straw for the construction of new homes. Such materials were historically used in the construction of houses and farm buildings, typically in cob walls and for thatching roofs. But for decades the use of these materials has been in decline, apart from in the repair and maintenance of older buildings.
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Road-building fund may run out of money
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The U.S. Transportation Department may have to slow reimbursement payments to states for roads and bridge projects during the peak of construction season to avoid emptying the Highway Trust Fund.
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