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NDA Board meets in Vancouver June 6-7
NDA
The Board of Directors of the National Demolition Association will be holding its summer Board of Directors meeting at the Pan Pacific Hotel on Vancouver’s beautiful waterfront, June 6-7. Among the items to be discussed will be the 2014/15 fiscal year budget, the progress made on the NDA’s Education Initiative and the recent upgrades to the NDA’s website. NDA President Jeff Kroeker of Fresno, California, encourages all NDA members and potential members to attend this important meeting and participate in the governance of the industry’s association.
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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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2014 Regional + National Carpet Stewardship Dialogue Meeting
NDA
Join the Product Stewardship Institute and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environment at the CT DEEP Headquarters as we explore current regional and national issues affecting carpet recycling (e.g., high costs, changing material streams, lack of end-markets), and how carpet stewardship policy could play a role in resolving those issues.
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Mother's Day is looming, find a gift with AchieveLinks
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Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11! But don’t panic. It's not too late to find that special gift and earn Links® Reward Points. Browse ideas from these merchants offering in-store pick up. Then simply order through AchieveLinks to earn your Links and pick the gift up in the store to have it in time to impress mom. Now if only brunch reservations were this easy ...

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What's new on the NDA website
NDA
You told us that you wanted the NDA website to be more user-friendly and we listened. We have worked hard to build a website that works for you. The site navigation has been streamlined, making sure that no information is more than three clicks away. Let us show you around.

As we receive your feedback, we will continue to improve and expand the new website. Please let us know what you think at info@demolitionassociation.com.

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ENR Demolition Insert to appear on Oct. 20
NDA
The annual McGraw-Hill Engineering News-Record Demolition Insert is scheduled to appear in the October 20th edition of the nation’s leading construction publication. This year’s Insert, which is one of the major Public Relations efforts the NDA undertakes every year, will be part of ENR’s Specialty Contractors Ranking issue, one of the magazine most read edition. For more information about this year’s Demolition Insert see the attached flier or contact Mike Taylor, Ex. Director at NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Don't fear the wrecking ball: Demolition as a sign of progress
AXIOMetrics Inc.
Seeing a building in the process of being demolished might have some people believing they’re in a blighted area — or that the area is heading in the direction of blight. The truth could be different, however. That teardown could be a sign that some sort of improvement is on the way.
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Construction spending edges higher in March
AGC of America
Total construction spending remained in a holding pattern in March as strong gains in apartment construction and modest growth in homebuilding and private nonresidential activity offset falling public outlays, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Associated General Contractors of America.
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Demolition vs. reconstruction of Interstate 794
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Tear down this freeway spur, replace it with surface streets and the results will be a better connected downtown Milwaukee, with more land for development and much lower road maintenance costs. The Park East Freeway? Nope. Interstate 794.
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Big earthquakes come from old, strong faults
LiveScience
When forecasting the much-feared "Big One" — the next devastatingly large earthquake — scientists should look to the oldest parts of a dangerous fault, researchers said April 30 at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Small changes could save structures, lives during tornadoes
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa via Phys.org
Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but lightweight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls
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Top 5 hazards in the construction industry
Construction
Over the last year, Construction has been regularly featuring construction jobsites and the hazards they present, as well as discussing the important ways to resolve these hazards, so they have developed their own top five most prevalent hazards in the construction industry to share with you.
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US DOT Secretary Foxx sends transportation bill to Congress
CE News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled a long-term transportation bill he is sending to Congress for consideration.

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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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Caterpillar excavators stack 600-lb. blocks in the biggest game of Jenga you've ever seen
Equipment World
We have a feeling that after seeing this, equipment operators everywhere are going to try to get their hands on their own 8.1-ton Jenga set.

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Chinese drywall continues to be a problem
By Jessica Taylor
Remember when an estimated 250,000 tons of drywall were imported from China during the housing boom and it was used in approximately 100,000 homes in the U.S.? Do you recall the reports that this drywall installed was emitting pungent, corrosive gases and ruining appliances? For years, builders feared product-related lawsuits and settlements. Unfortunately, the problem hasn't diminished yet. Nearly 10 years later, there are still reports popping up in regard to the drywall causing harm to health and homes all around.
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