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Registration is Still 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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Renew your NDA membership for the 2015-2016 year
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We invite you to renew your company’s membership for the 2015-2016 membership year! As a renewing NDA member, you and your company continue to receive a variety of benefits including discounts on association events, education programs, training aides, and merchandise. NDA recently appointed a government affairs task force to develop a policy agenda and establish a working Government Affairs program. As members, you also receive our newly redesigned Demolition Magazine which holds more relevant content to ensure it is a must read for our membership. Current members can easily renew online by logging into the member’s only section of our website and clicking on the Membership Renewal sidebar.

Prospective members can view our membership categories and fill out our online Membership Application by visiting, http://www.demolitionassociation.com/assoc_subscribe.asp.

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NDA Helps Develop the Next Generation of Demolition Leaders
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As younger professionals take leadership posts, the association is providing training and networking opportunities for tomorrow’s senior executives.
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Membership in the NDA Has Become Absolutely Essential for Demolition Professionals Today
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Gaining first-hand knowledge from your peers and networking with the "best of the best" are just a few of the reasons why the decision to join was simple for this NDA member.
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The Southern California Chapter of NDA invites you to the 26th Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner
NDA
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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INDUSTRY NEWS


How cities are starting to turn back decades of creeping urban blight
The Washington Post
Cities from Detroit to Philadelphia are increasingly finding novel techniques to fight back against urban blight. Detroit deployed more than 150 residents, survey software in hand, to document the most extensive census of vacant land that has ever been conducted in a U.S. city. Now the land bank in Detroit is trying to strategically auction abandoned homes worth salvaging, as the city prioritizes neighborhoods with the best chance of recovery.
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Recycled water not permitted for Candlestick demolition
SFGate
Drought-shaming reached a new peak recently when reports that the company working to tear down San Francisco’s Candlestick Park was using drinking water to control dust halted the demolition. But city water officials countered that no wrongdoing had taken place, and the work is expected to continue soon.
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Prompt payment laws: Explaining your right to get paid fast
By Scott Wolfe
Many are engaged in a global debate about an apparent problem with capitalism. Specifically, that as business organizations get large and powerful, they use their leverage and influence unfairly. This debate is seen across many issues. Since the construction industry frequently sees big, well-funded organizations contracting with smaller, capital-needy companies, the industry is already extremely experienced in these issues.
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Is it work-related? OSHA answers common recordkeeping questions
Safety.BLR.com
Determining when an injury or illness is work-related for the purposes of OSHA 300 recordkeeping can be a challenge. While the distinction may seem straightforward, applying OSHA’s criteria to real-world situations is often anything but. In two recent letters of interpretation, OSHA attempts to shed light on some common questions surrounding the work-relatedness of injuries that result from motor vehicle accidents. Keep reading to learn what OSHA has to say.
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Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, considers demolition moratorium to study historic district possibility for street
OnlineAthens
To halt the destruction of an Athens, Georgia, home, Clarke County commissioners recently considered a moratorium on issuing any demolition and building permits for an entire section of West Rutherford Street.
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Bio-based insulation materials may be the construction industry's best kept secret
Youris.com via Phys.org
Good news for those planning to build a new building: novel insulation materials based on plant waste, such as straw, clay and grasses could offer 20 percent better insulation than traditional materials. And it is not just once in place they are potentially more effective. By reducing the energy and CO2 emissions needed to create and transport traditional construction materials, the reduction in total "embodied energy" across the whole life cycle of a building could be up to 50 percent.
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Evansville, Indiana, officials seek blight reform ideas at national conference
Evansville Courier & Press
Seeking information about how other communities combat housing vacancy and blight, a delegation of Evansville, Indiana, city officials traveled to Detroit recently for a conference on the subject. The six-member group of code enforcement, housing development and elected officials attended the Center for Community Progress’s sixth national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference.
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