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Registration is Now Open for 2015 Spring Board Meeting
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A meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Demolition Association has been scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Grand Hyatt San Francisco. New to the schedule this year, the Committee Strategy Sessions will be held on Friday, June 5. All members are invited to attend.
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The Southern California Chapter of NDA invites you to the 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner
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The Southern California Chapter of National Demolition Association would like to invite you and your company to participate in the 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner! The Chapter Dinner will be held on Wednesday June 3, 2015 and the Golf Tournament will be on Thursday June 4 at the Pacific Palms Resort in the City of Industry. This event allows us to fund our annual $7,500 NDA Chapter Scholarship.
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Benefits of NDA Membership Come Alive Through Active Involvement
NDA
When my brothers Brian and Nick and I took over as co-owners of Hayden Wrecking in Washington Park, IL, we thought the time was right to get more out of our company's long-time membership in the National Demolition Association (NDA). Our grandfather, William Hayden, founded the business in 1945 after returning home from World War II. Our father, Ron, understood the value of partnering with other professionals in the demolition industry and when the NDA was established in 1973, Hayden Wrecking became a founding member.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


How a proper engineering survey can prevent OSHA citations in construction demolition
Demolition Magazine via For Construction Pros
The demolition section of the OSHA standards in Subpart T has accounted for the most cited rule in Subpart T for the last 10 years and accounts for 15 percent of all citations and penalties issued to demolition contractors the agency has inspected. The frequency of citations may indicate many contractors are unfamiliar with the requirement to perform and engineering survey. The engineering survey provides contractors with a tool to plan and prepare for worst-case scenarios. If contractors plan for the worst, they can be well prepared to address hazards, and, in most cases, they will be compliant with OSHA’s requirement for an engineering survey.
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Ohio county executive recommends $14 million in demolition grants
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish had recommended 20 communities for approval in the first round of the Cuyahoga County Property Demolition Program in Ohio, which is used to fund the demolition of unsalvageable residential and commercial properties throughout the county. The goal of the program is to strengthen existing communities, accelerate property value growth and restore neighborhoods.
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Mayor doubts contractor followed Highway 410 demolition plan
The Seattle Times
Bonney Lake Mayor Neil Johnson said it appears to him that Highway 410 overpass contractors didn't follow their own detailed demolition plan, when a long piece of concrete barrier fell and killed a young family in a pickup below. The accident, at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 13, happened at the same time project managers and city staff were in a routine weekly meeting in city offices, to preview upcoming tasks, he said.
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Don't let desperation drive your decisions
By Anne Rose
You're short-handed and desperately need to hire another employee, so you hire the first breathing person that mails in a job application. Or maybe your bank account is desperately low and you need a client fast, so you accept the first prospective customer who calls on the phone. We've all been in those situations and know the fear and panic that can set in. But when desperation drives an impetuous decision, it seldom solves your initial problem and usually adds more problems. The wrong person is worse than no person.
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Historic Harrisburg homes slated for demolition dodge wrecking ball, for now
The Patriot-News
Two historic homes in downtown Harrisburg have dodged the wrecking ball, for the time being, after the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency agreed to put them up for sale. The finance agency bought the homes last year with plans to demolish them for an expansion of its offices along Front Street. The agency has been trying to expand its landlocked offices since at least 2008. The offices opened in 2004.
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Homeless still living on vacant property despite wall demolition
KERO-TV
It's been six days since the city of Bakersfield tore down the wall and fence at the homeless camp on union avenue known as "tent city." Despite the wall being demolished — there are still people living on the property. "None of us were prepared for what it would look like and the drastic, traumatic effect of that fence coming down that morning," said Christine Lollar.
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Stand up to keep falls down
For Construction Pros
Despite legislation, as well as educational programs and safety awareness campaigns on the part of OSHA, construction associations and other concerned parties, the lack of proper fall protection continues to rank first on OSHA's Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations. It is also the No. 1 killer of construction workers. In 2013, of the 796 workers killed in construction accidents, 294 were the result of falls.
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Asbestos discovered at Spa Resort demolition site
The Desert Sun
Demolition of the Spa Resort hotel in downtown Palm Springs, California, has taken a different turn as workers discovered asbestos in the 1960s-era building. The 229-room hotel and spa, owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, closed in June. Demolition began in September, much to the dismay of local historic preservationists who wanted to see the building re-purposed.
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