NDA adds new members to board of directors
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The National Demolition Association announces the addition of four new demolition professionals to its 2012-2013 board of directors. Click here to see who the four new board members are.
C&D Recycling Forum heading to California
As a past attendee of the C&D Recycling Forum, the Recycling Today Media Group and Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine would like to thank you for your support of the event and look forward to seeing you this fall when the C&D Recycling Forum heads to the West Coast. The three-day event will take place Sept. 23-25 at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center in Long Beach, Calif. We hope you can join us again as we bring you new sessions and speakers to engage you in a dynamic forum.
Sessions will cover a wide range of topics and will include case studies and information essential for building successful businesses around C&D recycling. To view the full schedule click here.
As an attendee you'll also have plenty of opportunities to network with companies that deliver services and equipment to the industry in the exhibit hall between sessions.
For more information or to register, visit www.CDRecycler.com/Forum or contact a conference representative at 800-456-0707 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell the world about the work you are doing
Demolition magazine, the voice of the Demolition Industry and the official trade publication of the National Demolition Association, is one of the best vehicles to tell the industry and your customers about the type of work you do and the capabilities of your company. The magazine is vitally interested in project stories which showcase the industry's engineering acumen, environmental stewardship, safe work practice and professional competency. Demolition goes to every demolition contractor in the U.S. and Canada, hundreds overseas, the industry's suppliers, and the 500 largest general contractors. It is a great way to let your fellow contractors and potential clients know what you are doing.
It's easy. You can upload your project story and photos at the home page of the magazine's website, www.demolitionmagazine.com. Simply push the RED button entitled SEND US YOUR AD and you can "drag and click" everything directly to the magazine. Demolition wants to help your company grow and educate its readership about the skills of NDA members. For more information, contact Mike Taylor at NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412. More
NDA Member-Get-A-Member Program
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. More
Guidance for managing caulking materials containing PCBs
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has recently developed a guidance document for building owners and construction contractors that encounter PCBs on their project sites. It provides some basic guidelines and presents some useful information about EPA regulations when handling PCB-containing materials. There is information on testing and sampling, proper removal procedures, transportation and disposal of these materials, and current reporting requirements. To see the entire guidance document, click here .
Ohio excavating company plans demolition of Chrysler Stamping Plant
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The downsizing of the U.S. automotive manufacturing segment in recent years may have been disheartening for many, but in many cases it has also led to business growth opportunities and the chance for a clean slate. That's the hope of Independence Excavating Inc., based in Independence, Ohio. The company won the contract last year to demolish the former Chrysler Stamping Plant in Twinsburg, Ohio, so that the site would be suitable and attractive for redevelopment. More
Architect's success inspires redevelopment in downtown Illinois
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What started as a search for office space has turned into an investment adventure for Springfield, Ill., architect Larry Quenette. He took a gamble when he decided to turn the three-story Dunn Building into high-end loft apartments in Springfield's downtown, but the gamble appears to be paying off. Quenette's apparent success with the Dunn Building illustrates what some Springfield business and political leaders hope becomes a new trend: a re-purposing of existing vacant buildings that transforms the city's downtown into a new center of commerce and entertainment. More
OSHA extends temporary enforcement measures on fall protection
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In an effort to reduce the number of falls in residential construction projects, OSHA recently extended its temporary enforcement measures stemming from its residential fall protection directive. The original plan, which began June 16, was originally slated to end March 15. However, the directive will now be extended until Sept. 15. More
4 ways small size is your biggest advantage
What's so bad about being small? Given the recent economic crisis and the deep-seeded resentment consumers feel towards many large corporations, there is no better time to be a small business. Small businesses have the advantage of being easier to reach, customer-centric, innovation-driven and incredibly nimble. Showing the value of size in savvy ways can help beat big competitors with ease. More
Commercial compactors rolling in a flat market
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Because of the housing market and the downturn in commercial construction, sales of midsized, tandem rollers have taken a tumble — by as much as two-thirds in 2010 — according to one leading manufacturer. So it's no surprise that there hasn't been a whole lot of activity in this particular size class, except for upgrading engines to meet Tier 4-I emissions standards coming down the pike in the next couple of years. Some manufacturers have already made that move; others have yet to make the transition. More
Go green with construction software
Building green can certainly be a challenge. In order to find the right product, manage all the documentation and coordinate with partners, successful green construction projects need all stakeholders on board early. Construction software can also aid in managing the projects better. Today, a number of initiatives exist to help the architecture, engineering and construction industry go green. More
Minneapolis tussles over a faded plaza
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In 1975, a two-acre outdoor public space called Peavey Plaza opened in downtown Minneapolis, offering city dwellers an "urban oasis" at a time when many Americans were re-embracing city life, its designer, M. Paul Friedberg, said in a recent interview. But things have changed. Even as preservationists argue for rehabilitation of what they consider the finest surviving example of Friedberg's work, the city of Minneapolis, which owns 75 percent of it, has commissioned a significant redesign of the space. More
Success story of a Maryland C&D recycling facility
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Bennett Construction has been demolishing buildings and excavating areas around Maryland's eastern shore for more than half a century. Throughout the years, the company has continued to evolve and expand into related businesses. More
Wisconsin DNR awards grant to city to clean up former scrap yard
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The city of La Crosse, Wis., has received a $250,000 brownfields grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist in cleaning up an old scrap yard and steel supply company in the city. Ed Pryztarski, president of La Crosse's Redevelopment Authority, says, "We are excited to use these funds to help move the site forward toward cleanup and eventual reuse." More
What your company's website really says
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People don't visit your website to look at design or ask about your content management system. They come for the content. If you want to keep viewers coming back, it's worth your time and money to get it right. Here are a few companies that do — and some that don't. More