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NDA Board to review 2014/15 budget in Vancouver
NDA
One of the many items to be discussed the upcoming NDA Board of Directors’ Meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Vancouver’s historic waterfront on Saturday, June 7, will a review of the proposed 2014/15 fiscal year for the Association. Included in next year’s budget will be funding for the NDA’s 42nd Annual Convention at the Gaylord Opryland resort in Nashville, Tenn., March 21-24, 2015; the expansion of the Association’s Education Initiative; and the Board’s Disaster Response Committee’s program to provide the first response community in the U.S. and Canada with information about the capabilities that a modern demolition contractor can bring to bear at a man-made or natural disaster site. For more information about the NDA’s Summer Board Meeting in Vancouver, contact NDA headquarters at 1-800-541-2412 or info@demolitionassociation.com.
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Make plans to attend the So Cal Chapter's 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles
NDA
The Southern California Chapter of the National Demolition Association will be celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary Golf Tournament on June 4-5 at the Pacific Palms Resort in City of Industry, Calif. The program includes a cocktail reception and dinner on Wednesday evening followed by the So Cal’s golf tournament on the Pacific Palms beautiful course. For more information, contact NDA headquarters or see the attached flier.
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Webinar: What to expect from OSHA in 2014 and beyond
NDA
Mark Lies, Labor and Employment Attorney and Partner at Seyfarth Shaw, will present a two-part webinar program for employers facing the daunting task of complying with OSHA's numerous federal and state occupational safety and health standards and regulations. The webinar will be held on May 15 from 2-3 p.m. ET.

The price for this webinar is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers.

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NDA press release: California earthquakes a reminder to strengthen disaster response efforts
NDA
Demolition contractors, with fleets of specialized equipment and highly trained employees, are uniquely qualified to support disaster response teams. The NDA urges local governments and agencies to pre-qualify contractors now in order to provide immediate and effective response.
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Special offer for NDA members: AGC Contractors Environmental Conference
NDA
The Associated General Contractors of America will hold its third Contractors Environmental Conference on June 12-13, in Arlington, Va. As an industry partner for this conference, NDA members receive a savings of $100 off the non-AGC member rates that kick in on April 26.

From leadership in sustainability to compliance with legal requirements, the 2014 AGC CEC will provide invaluable resources for environmental professionals in the construction industry. Here are five reasons why you should attend: (1) Learn how to manage the issues that keep you up at night before they result in an emergency situation; (2) Get up-to-date information on compliance and sustainability issues that most often show up on your to-do list; (3) Hear about initiatives and trends that could be a new source of savings or revenue for your company; (4) Interact and learn from federal agency representatives; and (5) Network with your peers.

NDA members can take advantage of their membership discounts with a special Industry Partner Code to use during registration. Start your registration as a “non-AGC member” but then enter the code PTNR14CEC to receive the member rate for normal registration, which begins April 26. Everyone benefits from the early bird registration savings through April 25.

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Clean up and head outdoors with April deals
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Demolition freeze may cover 80 percent of Manhattan
Crain's
A politician's proposal to protect the thousands of older buildings in New York that face demolition each year has triggered a backlash not just among powerful developers, but also among construction unions and advocates for affordable housing who fear the measure could drastically curb residential construction in the city.
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At long last: Concrete that's nearly maintenance-free
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee via ScienceDaily
A cement composite that is durable, water-resistant and malleable has been created by engineers. It has such a high level of "crack control" that the researchers estimate it has a service life of 120 years or more. To compare, the average life span of concrete roads falls in the 40 to 50-year range, with up to 10 percent of reinforced bridge decks needing replacement after 30 years.
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Excavator destroys bridge with one nudge, creates huge wave in domino effect
Equipment World
The article shows one of the most beautiful bridge demolitions ever. You can only see the final nudge that broke the bridge’s back, but you can assume some very careful weakening of the structure had to have preceded it.
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Construction firms worried about worker shortage
ABC News
The construction industry is concerned they do not have enough workers to keep up with the increase in construction projects. Current workers are aging and the upcoming generation of workers is being pushed into college and other career fields. Recently, the Associated General Contractors of American kicked off an effort to increase employment in the industry.
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US public-private partnerships in play
Reuters
Across the United States, more state and local governments are tapping private dollars to build, repair and maintain public infrastructure. Here are some of the biggest and most-watched projects.
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Green building gets an upgrade
Constructech
For the construction industry, green building is becoming more common on commercial and residential building projects. This is especially the case when owners consider how much a facility costs: Commercial buildings in the United States account for roughly 20 percent of the nation's energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, which costs more than $100 billion annually.
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Construction firms worried about worker shortage
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The construction industry is concerned they do not have enough workers to keep up with the increase in construction projects. Current workers are aging and the upcoming generation of workers is being pushed into college and other career fields.

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Demolition crews uncover lost reminders of former hotel's elegance
MLive
Demolition crews for Rockford Construction are uncovering reminders of the day when the Morton Hotel was the hot spot for business travelers and socialites in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.

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Recyclable materials drywall and plaster expected to become a hot commodity by 2016
Elder Demolition
Drywall is a major component in demolition asset recovery. Demolition outfits recover drywall for its key component, gypsum, a mineral that is also used in cement, fertilizer, and compost, among other applications.

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Demolition at Apple Campus 2 site yields stunning drone photos
San Francisco Business Times
What do 176 acres of (practically) bare land look like in Silicon Valley? The website Apple Toolbox yielded stunning aerial images of the Apple Campus 2 site in Cupertino, where demolition now appears to be largely complete.
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