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Register now for the NDA Demolition Convention and Expo!
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March 21-24, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee


Give yourself every advantage and attend the largest demolition trade show in America. Get a first-hand look at the latest innovations and technology solutions from the industry’s best resources. Exhibits from leading manufacturers and suppliers give you one-stop access to the full range of products and service offerings to help you add efficiencies, capture new opportunities and increase profits.

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Membership Provides the Tools to Build More Profitable and Productive Businesses
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NDA Member Brian Baumann of B&B Wrecking & Excavating shares why he attends NDA's Annual Convention year after year.
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DEMOLITION 2015 Announces Keynote Speakers for Industry's Premier Event
NDA
The National Demolition Association (NDA) announces that popular motivational speaker and passionate advocate for financial education, Chris Hogan, has been chosen as the opening keynote speaker for DEMOLITION 2015, the association’s annual Convention & Expo taking place March 21-24 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.

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Download This Year's Convention Brochure!
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An easy-to-print brochure for this year’s NDA Convention and Expo is available on the web site. It includes all the latest convention content as well as a registration form. It’s available by clicking here.
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Now Accepting Applications to Join the Board
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If you are interested in serving your association and would like to be considered for membership on the NDA Board of Directors, we are now accepting nominations. Please send your contact information and statement of interest to Cheryl Caulfield via ccaulfield@demolitionassociation.com or Don Rachel via drachel@rachelcontracting.com.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Drones are getting in on the building-demolition game
CityLab
When an old Xerox building went down in Dallas during a controlled implosion this month, rubberneckers weren't just gawking from the ground. Up in the sky were at least four drones, buzzing around and recording footage that later went on YouTube.
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Blight fighter who left Detroit praised in Pontiac, Michigan
Detroit Free Press
Pontiac, Michigan, is making strides on its blight problem at a rate that far outstrips that of Detroit's progress on demolition, according to a prominent blight fighter who said he headed north after Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan "asked me to not be in Detroit." Bill Pulte, grandson of Pulte Homes founder and billionaire William Pulte, revisited his abrupt departure from Detroit in March 2014 after a news conference Feb. 24 in Pontiac, where Pulte was praised for his nonprofit blight fighting in Oakland County.
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Technology can make the cash flow for material suppliers
By Nate Budde
Material suppliers are in a difficult place in the construction payment landscape. Compliance with lien and bond claim requirements in order to gain the protection of security is difficult and full of challenges, and the financial risk is high. Because material suppliers are at the bottom of the payment chain in the vast majority of construction projects, there are many potential places for money to get stuck.
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Timetric predicts bright outlook for global construction market
Construction & Demolition Recycling
The global construction industry has regained growth momentum, with the pace of expansion accelerating from an annual average of 2.7 percent per year in the years 2011-2013 to 3.1 percent in 2014. The forecast is for a further uptick to 3.8 percent in 2015, and then an average annual increase of 3.9 percent each year from 2016-2020, according to the latest analysis from Timetric’s Construction Intelligence Center, London.
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10 tips for power tool safety
Safety.BLR.com
Even though your employees may use power tools regularly, a quick refresher on their hazards and safe work practices could prevent an unfortunate incident. Read the article for valuable content you can share during an upcoming toolbox talk or safety meeting.
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Demolition at Oregon high school makes way for new construction
KVAL-TV
Crews are demolishing the old science building at Willamette High School in Eugene, Oregon, to make way for new construction. This is Phase 2 of a $10 million project. Phase 1 created new classroom space. The money comes from a $49.5 million bond passed by voters in November 2012.
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Philadelphia department's demolition papers sought
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Saying he had serious concerns about Philadelphia's oversight of demolitions, City Controller Alan Butkovitz subpoenaed voluminous documents from the Department of Licenses and Inspections on Feb. 23. In a letter to L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams, Butkovitz said he was launching an investigation into the department's adherence to stringent safety rules enacted after the Center City building collapse that killed six people in 2013.
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