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Hilton deadline extended until Monday, March 4
NDA
The NDA's room bloc at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on Coronado Bay has been extended one last time until Monday, March 4. It is important that you call the hotel at (619) 564-3333 to reserve your rooms for the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration, March 23 – 26. Remember when you call to specifically mention that you are with the National Demolition Association's group. You can also register at the hotel should you decide to be a walk-in. Again it is important to tell the folks at the Hilton's registration desk that you are part of the NDA's 40th Anniversary Convention.
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Jeff Kroeker from Fresno, Calif., to be NDA's next president
NDA
On Tuesday, March 26 at 3 p.m. Jeff Kroeker, of Kroeker, Inc. in Fresno, Calif., will be installed as the National Demolition Association's 22nd President. The election of 2013-2014 officers and directors as well as the presentation of this year's Member-Get-A-Member prizes will take place as part of the NDA's 40th Annual Meeting being held in Room 26 A&B in the San Diego Convention Center.
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Construction materials prices increase in short, long term
AGC of America
Prices for construction materials moved higher in January, propelled by large jumps in items used in new housing and nonresidential building renovations, according to an analysis of new federal figures recently released by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that contractors were paying more for materials even as the pending federal spending "sequestration" threatens to cancel an estimated $4 billion worth of construction activity this year.
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Profiting from Obama's $50 billion infrastructure investment
StreetAuthority via MSN
In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama renewed his call for major upgrades to the nation's aging infrastructure. Obama's proposed "Fix It First" program would allocate $40 billion for urgently needed upgrades to highways, bridges and airports and set another $10 billion aside to create a national infrastructure bank. Politicians may argue, but everyone agrees there is a critical need to start repairing the crumbling infrastructure in the United States.
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Addressing mergers and acquisitions in construction software
Constructech Magazine
The construction software space looks considerably different today than it did even just a year ago. In the past 12 months, a number of acquisitions have changed the landscape of construction software, causing contractors take notice. But what does it all ultimately mean in the end for IT plans in construction? A big trend among many of the large construction software providers is using an acquired product to offer construction companies a more cohesive, integrated solution, tying together disparate technology components. One of the more recent examples of merger and acquisition activity in the construction industry comes from Illinois-based Textura Corp.
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Where's the scrap
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Nonferrous markets have begun 2013 in a moderately upbeat mood. Several scrap metal recyclers say that material is flowing at a decent pace. "We are having no problem shipping to end sources," one scrap metal dealer says. This is the case for most grades of nonferrous metal. Another scrap dealer describes markets for nonferrous metals as "steady and stable." Recyclers who handle aluminum have cause for optimism in the form of Alcoa's 2012 fourth quarter report, released Jan. 8. The company says it expects to see a moderately stronger aluminum market in 2013.
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Understanding scrap metal contamination
Elder Demolition
The Environmetnal Protection Agency regulates scrap metal demolition because it can be quite dangerous. First, a serious fire danger exists, since scrap metal recycling demolition contractors use shears and blowtorches to cut apart metal pieces. For instance, the Los Angeles Times recently reported that there has been a minimum of 23 explosions and fires at scrap metal companies in California in the last three years. Moreover, processing metal improperly releases toxic dust that can seriously harm nearby ecosystems.
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Implosion of BGE gas holder
The Baltimore Sun
VideoBriefAn unused natural gas holder near the Jones Falls Expressway in Baltimore was imploded recently.
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Hilton deadline extended until Monday, March 4
NDA
The NDA's room bloc at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront on Coronado Bay has been extended one last time until Monday, March 4. It is important that you call the hotel at (619) 564-3333 to reserve your rooms for the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration, March 23 – 26. Remember when you call to specifically mention that you are with the National Demolition Association's group. You can also register at the hotel should you decide to be a walk-in. Again it is important to tell the folks at the Hilton's registration desk that you are part of the NDA's 40th Anniversary Convention.

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Proposed federal legislation could generate millions of dollars for demolition in Cleveland
The Plain Dealer
The Cuyahoga County Land Bank soon might be empowered to issue millions of dollars worth of federal tax credit bonds to pay for demolition of vacant, abandoned and blighted properties. An Ohio delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives announced the introduction of legislation to distribute bonds worth $4 billion to states or land banks nationwide to stabilize neighborhoods by clearing the ruins of the foreclosure crisis from urban areas.

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Metrodome likely to be demolished early next year
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
It looks like the Metrodome may be down to its final year. Officials say the stadium, which opened in 1982, likely will be torn down in early 2014 to make way for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

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5 influential CEOs weigh in what makes a good leader
Entrepreneur
The question is eternal: What makes a good leader? Predictably, we have no definitive answer. But one thing is certain: As business technologies and processes evolve, hot industries come and go and employee demographics shift, the best leaders are those who can change with the times. They're the ones with foresight and adaptability, who don't rule from a manual but rather customize a culture that's specific to each company, its mission and the personality of its work force.
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Increased consumption
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Improving underlying economic fundamentals, the existence of large pent-up demand balances, and the diminishment of economic fiscal cliff uncertainty will combine to result in strong growth rates in 2013 and an increase in cement consumption. According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association, there will be an 8.1 percent growth in cement consumption in 2013, significantly higher than the tepid growth projected in its fall 2012 report.
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