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Walk-in to the NDA's 40th Anniversary Convention in San Diego
NDA
For those you of you that haven't made up your mind about whether or not to attend the NDA's largest Member Service and the largest exposition of demolition products, equipment and services in the world, March 23–26 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, remember that you can always register at the show. Simply come over to the NDA's registration area in the San Diego Convention Center right in front of exhibits halls G&H. We take all major credit cards. There are also still rooms available at the Hilton. Remember to mention that you are part of the NDA 40th Anniversary Convention group.
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Class action settlement for owners of a 2003-2007 Ford Diesel Powerstroke 6.0 liter engine
Diesel Settlement
If you had a Ford with a 6.0-liter diesel engine, you could get benefits from a class action settlement. The notice comes from the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois.

If you:

1. purchased or leased a model year 20032007 non-ambulance Ford vehicle in the United States equipped with a 6.0-liter PowerStroke diesel engine; and
2. the vehicle received one or more repairs covered by Ford's New Vehicle Limited Warranty during its first five years in service or 100,000 miles, whichever came first, to a fuel injector; the EGR valve; the EGR cooler; the oil cooler; or the turbocharger; and
3. you had not, as of Nov. 1, 2012, filed (and not voluntarily dismissed without prejudice) an individual lawsuit based on that engine;

Then you may be a member of a proposed settlement class and entitled to reimbursement for certain engine-related repair costs and deductibles.

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ENR Demolition Insert scheduled for Dec. 2 issue
McGraw-Hill
The 2013 Demolition Insert is scheduled to appear in the Dec. 2 edition of McGraw-Hill's "Engineering News-Record," the nation's premier construction magazine. This great advertising opportunity to appear in ENR's annual demolition-specific insert which reaches over 250,000 subscribers is one of the NDA's most valued Member Services. It allows the demolition industry and its Association to showcase their skills and experience to the broadest possible construction/real estate markets.
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Obama names McCarthy to top EPA post
Bloomberg BNA
President Barack Obama's selection of Gina McCarthy March 4 to be the Environmental Protection Agency's next administrator drew compliments from environmental advocates and industry sources, who described her as a pragmatist who listens to all interest groups. McCarthy, the agency's assistant administrator for air and radiation, has overseen some of the most stringent air regulations in recent history, and while industry groups have not always supported the rules, they acknowledge she has been open to hearing their concerns.
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NIOSH issues report on overexposure to hexavalent chromium
National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, part of the Centers for Disease Control has issued a comprehensive new study on the dangers of overexposure to hexavalent chromium. This 126-page document provides the latest findings on the risks of exposing workers to hex. chromium, as in the torch cutting of stainless steel, and recommends monitoring and personal protective measures to prevent overexposure. The full report can be ordered from the CDC at cdcinfo@cdc.gov: Publication # 2013-128, published in January.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


At Florida sinkhole, demolition continues
NPR
The grim work continues at a home near Tampa, Fla., where a man apparently died when a sinkhole opened up under his bedroom. Demolition efforts are resuming. At some point today, according to news reports, crews should be able to remove walls, roofing and other materials from atop the room where 37-year-old Jeffrey Bush had been sleeping — exposing the sinkhole and giving authorities a better view of what's said to be a 60-foot-deep chasm.
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Sequester's construction cuts exceed $4 billion
Engineering News-Record
Federal construction programs stand to take a hit totaling several billion dollars under mandatory spending cuts that took effect March 1. Among the construction accounts absorbing the biggest reductions in the budget sequester are Department of Energy environmental cleanup at former nuclear weapons plants, Environmental Protection Agency water infrastructure and military construction. Cuts to major construction programs will amount to more than $4 billion, according to an initial Engineering News-Record review of a March 1 Office of Management and Budget report to Congress on the sequester.
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Demolition projects at Ft. Belvoir increase post recyclable resources
Belvoir Eagle
Construction crews are currently demolishing facilities no longer needed on Ft. Belvoir and will recycle and reuse the leftover materials for future projects, according to the Directorate of Public Works. A contracting company began razing the old buildings Feb. 1 and the projects should be complete by the end of March.
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St. Albans, WVa, end of bridge blown down
The Charleston Gazette
VideoBriefHundreds of people braved a cold, damp and snowy morning to watch a big chunk of the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge in St. Albans, W.V., get blasted into the Kanawha River. The St. Albans end of the span, which crosses the river between Nitro and St. Albans, came down in a controlled explosion at 10 a.m.
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Superstorm Sandy cleanup begins on Fire Island, NY
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Removal of Hurricane Sandy debris on Fire Island, N.Y., began March 2 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of March, according to the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers. "It is crucial that this work get under way before environmental restrictions prohibit debris removal and halt the recovery for thousands of Fire Island homeowners," said Sen. Charles Schumer. "The work will not only speed up the recovery process for homeowners but will put local businesses to work."
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Scientists develop self-healing protective coating for concrete
American Chemical Society via Phys.org
Scientists are reporting development of what they describe as the first self-healing protective coating for cracks in concrete, the world's most widely used building material. Their study on the material — which is inexpensive and environmentally friendly — appears in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
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Company removing asbestos at Palm Beach Mall cited, fined by OSHA for worker's death
The Palm Beach Post
A Boynton Beach, Fla., hazardous material removal company working on the Palm Beach Outlets project has been cited and fined $10,780 after a fatal accident in 2012. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration investigated after Juan Arias died in August on the job. Ultimately, the workplace safety agency said Best-Tec Asbestos Abatement "employees were exposed to electrocution hazards when removing electrical conduits that were energized," according to a citation issued Jan. 17.
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Demolition projects at Ft. Belvoir increase post recyclable resources
Belvoir Eagle
Construction crews are currently demolishing facilities no longer needed on Ft. Belvoir and will recycle and reuse the leftover materials for future projects, according to the Directorate of Public Works. A contracting company began razing the old buildings Feb. 1 and the projects should be complete by the end of March.

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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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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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Claims, litigation and e-discovery readiness for firms of all sizes
Construction Executive
Large companies have no excuse for being unprepared to pursue claims or defend lawsuits, as they tend to have their own legal, IT and HR staffs and budgets. Many learn from experience that they absolutely must spend time on, and invest money in, information governance. But small companies get sued, too. Unlike many large firms, small companies ultimately may fail or succeed based on their ability to defend a lawsuit. While it certainly is tough for small companies involved in relatively few legal challenges to rationalize spending money on policies for retaining records and planning for electronic discovery, they must do so or constantly live in fear that a single claim or lawsuit may lead to bankruptcy.
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