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Demolition makes room for bright future
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Demolition crews tore down a crime-plagued apartment complex in Norfolk, Va. The city bought Denby Park's seven apartment buildings for $2 million last year. The purchase is part of the city's plan to build safe, healthy neighborhoods that will sustain future generations. "I can't say I'm sad. This marks the beginning of a turnaround for Wards Corner and Denby Park," said Lacrystal Locks, president of the Civic League. More

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NDA Member-Get-A-Member Program
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The best indicator of a vibrant, service-oriented association is a growing membership base. The Member Services Committee of the board of directors of the NDA believes now is the time to recruit new members to our organization. Therefore, the committee has developed its exciting new Member-Get-A-Member program that provides valuable incentives for our current members to assist the NDA in attracting new members.

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SRS seeks to break world record
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Sims Recycling Solutions, with North American headquarters in Chicago, has announced that it will be holding a number of collection events throughout April in celebration of Earth Day, April 22. Branded as Earth Day events, these collections will take place in the United States, Austria, Belgium, England, Germany, Scotland, South Africa, Sweden and the Netherlands. More

Competition, risk and construction company failure
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The construction industry has been for many years, and certainly continues to be, one on the most highly competitive of all industries. Second, risk permeates the industry in general and construction operations in particular. Third, the failure rate for construction companies is among the highest of any business. Competition is at the heart of most contract awards in the construction industry. For many years in recent U.S. history, owners have employed lump-sum competitive bidding or unit-price competitive bidding as the primary method for awarding contracts to prime contractors. More

Experts say Astrodome demolition price tag seems high
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The expected price tag to demolish the Reliant Astrodome in Houston that Harris County officials have cited in recent years far exceeds the cost of razing other stadiums across the country, including domes of comparable size. Officials with the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. are preparing to release a study comparing the cost of knocking down the dome with the price of renovating it in several forms. More

Decrepit Rideau Street buildings in Ottawa slated for demolition
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Ottawa is poised to give Richcraft permission to tear down a clutch of tumbledown buildings on Rideau Street now that the two sides have agreed on a park to replace them, says a report due to be presented to city council's planning committee. The property at Rideau and Charlotte streets is slated to eventually get a medium-height condo building, but the existing water and sewer pipes aren't ready for it. More

When boom spells doom
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Dr. Donald Kowalski knew that a demolition delay might be coming when he decided to tear down the abandoned residential structure next to his dental office in Boston. But with no interest from an agency interested in running it as a rooming house, no buyers and no desire to become a landlord, making it a parking lot for his business seemed the best alternative. More

On block in Harlem, N.Y., neighbors' push for restoration will end in demolition
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Gentrification, or at the very least prettification, has reshaped block after block in Harlem, N.Y., but it has not fully arrived at East 126th Street between Madison and Park Avenues. There, handsome rows of century-and-a-half-old brownstones line the north and south sides of the street, just as they do one block west, on a pristine tree-lined stretch where homeowners keep polished doorknobs and spotless front stoops. More

PCA recognizes Holcim plants for safety, environmental impact
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Holcim Inc. announced that two of its plants — located in Holly Hill, S.C., and Theodore, Ala. — were recognized during the Portland Cement Association's Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Chicago on April 16. The Holly Hill plant received the PCA's prestigious Chairman's Safety Performance Award in recognition of its exceptional health and safety programs. More

TxDOT reports decrease in work-zone fatalities
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Texas has seen a decrease in work-zone fatalities in 2010 from the previous year, the Texas Department of Transportation announced ahead of the upcoming National Work Zone Awareness Week. The state attributed the decrease in fatalities to increased safety measures and public outreach efforts. The 2012 National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 23-27. More
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