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Thank You for Making Demolition 2015 a Success!
NDA
NDA’s 42nd Annual Convention and Expo, Demolition 2015, came to a close on Tuesday, March 24 after four days of creating valuable connections within the demolition industry. Attendees and exhibitors gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, to network, learn and celebrate accomplishments in demolition. Demolition 2015 highlighted NDA’s strong focus on industry education and provided demolition professionals the chance to connect with their peers in the industry. To view photos from the Convention, visit NDA’s Facebook page.
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Demolition Workforce Development: One Essential Way NDA Serves its Members
NDA
Association executives and NDA members are helping educate young people about the wide variety career opportunities that await them in the demolition industry.
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Forge Partnerships with Demolition Industry Leaders through NDA Membership
NDA
Membership allows companies involved in the demolition process to share best practices, find solutions, and benefit from the invaluable networking opportunities.
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Now Accepting Applications to Join the Board
NDA
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


City officials: New Orleans' 2014 blight enforcement hit more properties
The Times-Picayune
New Orleans' blight enforcement process picked up steam in 2014, increasing the number of properties inspected, brought to hearing and ultimately forced into compliance. Testifying before the City Council's Community Development Committee, Code Enforcement Director Pura Bascos said the city is making great strides in improving the office's efficiency while working to remove "bottlenecks" that are slowing down the process.
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Candlestick Park demolition offering stark images of disintegrating stadium
KPIX-TV
There was a time when the popular preference for doing away with Candlestick Park was for a spectacular implosion, much like has been done with other stadiums — with the signature moment captured in videos and photos. However, with the decision to dismantle the 'Stick piece-by-piece instead of in one fell swoop, the slow-motion disintegration is providing many moments and images to record as longtime fans reflect on end of the Candlestick era.
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Demolition begins on Daytona International Speedway's iconic Sprint Tower and press box
NASCAR Talk
One of the biggest — and potentially more emotional — parts of the Daytona Rising project is taking place today at Daytona International Speedway. The dismantling of the Sprint Tower section of the DIS grandstands, including the press box, began March 25, the latest part of the $400 million Daytona Rising transformation of DIS, which was first opened in 1959.
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Atlanta-area's Glenridge Hall faces demolition in the near future
Creative Loafing
Glenridge Hall, a majestic 86-year-old Sandy Springs, Georgia, mansion, has hosted private benefits, film shoots, and weddings since being restored in the 1980s. But potential plans for a new residential development could lead to the historic site’s demolition.
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Q&A on workplace safety and security with ReAct consultant Bill Gage
Safety.BLR.com
Active assailants are a risk that every employer is aware of these days. On March 27, award-winning law enforcement professional Bill Gage presented an all-new webinar titled "Active Assailants in the Workplace: 5 Ways to Increase Employees’ Chance of Survival." Ahead of this event, Gage took time to provide his expert insights on many commonly asked questions about workplace safety and security.
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How 3-D printing can save on your company's tax bill
By Tracy Szwec
3-D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is one of the hottest topics in manufacturing today. After all, this technology is solving many problems, and it could actually be quite cost-effective for some organizations. In some cases, it is possible that additive manufacturing could be labeled as research and development. Anyone who follows tax law will quickly realize that obtaining the R&D classification quickly makes for some interesting tax ramifications.
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Construction to grow 8 percent in 2015
Construction Equipment
Total construction for 2015 is predicted to grow 8 percent according to the latest report from FMI. This supports earlier FMI predictions that construction will top $1 trillion in 2015, something the market has not seen since 2008. This indicates that the economy is on track for a resilient recovery.
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How bio-based products may be the new frontier in asphalt mixes
ForConstructionPros.com
Use of reclaimed asphalt pavement is ubiquitous in road construction. This is confirmed in the National Asphalt Pavement Association’s latest annual asphalt pavement survey, which found that in 2013 all 249 U.S. companies polled in used RAP in warm mix asphalt. The advantages of using RAP are twofold: significant cost savings because of the reduced use of more expensive virgin asphalt material, and environmental, reduced need of landfill space reserved for used asphalt.
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