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6 students presented with 2011 NDA scholarships
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The National Demolition Association presented six college scholarships to deserving students at the 38th Annual National Demolition Association Convention in Las Vegas. The NDA has recognized exemplary students with scholarships for more than 10 years. "These students have demonstrated a commitment to serve the local community while maintaining a high level of academic achievement and we're pleased to salute them," said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, executive director of NDA. More

One World Trade Center rising on 'super concrete'
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The concrete core of the new One World Trade Center Tower has now ascended above the 66th floor, and its steel columns stretch several floors higher. For New Yorkers and, indeed, for all Americans and civilized people around the world, it is a potent symbol of freedom's triumph over terrorism. The building may no longer be called "Freedom Tower," but that name will surely embody its enduring legacy. After 9/11, reinforced concrete's superior safety and robustness has been the focus of impassioned public-awareness campaigns and appeals for wider use of cast-in-place reinforced concrete for security sensitive structures by the Concrete Alliance, Inc., and its member organizations, including nine building-trades unions. More

Heavy equipment operators and engineers aid in flood fight in Canada
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Spring in southern and western Manitoba, Canada, almost always brings at least some flooding. This year is no exception, as rivers swollen with water and debris have overflowed their banks in many parts of the province. Fortunately, provincial and municipal governments, consulting engineers and heavy equipment operators have been working to prevent an emergency from becoming a disaster. More

Kodak demolition begins in Windsor, Colo.
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With one swipe of an excavator, the first piece of Kodak Colorado's Building C13 came down. A crowd of 300 onlookers, made up of current and former Kodak employees, business partners and guests lightly applauded. It was difficult to tell if the applause was for the symbolic beginning of the demolition of four key buildings on the Windsor, Colo., campus or for Kodak Colorado Plant Manager Vikki Wagner, who was at the control of the giant excavator. Once the decision was made to take the buildings down, the company was committed to doing so in the most environmentally friendly way, officials said. More

Tough-as-nails demolition trailers from Clement

With rugged efficiency Clement's DemoStar handles a variety of demolition materials. DemoStar’s Clement Bathtub body of abrasion-resistant AR450 steel minimizes weight while handling really tough loads. A characteristic of Clement’s bathtub design is longitudinal braces that efficiently support the body. Choose DemoStar in either frameless or frametype models. Learn More. 

9 days after tornado, rebuilding begins in Joplin, Mo.
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Electrical crews hoisted power poles, small businesses opened in tents and residents snatched up construction supplies as rebuilding got under way nine days after a tornado tore through the southwest Missouri town of Joplin. Cleanup from the tornado that carved a 6-mile swath through the city of about 50,000 will be expensive and environmentally delicate. Environmental officials have already warned of potential hazards, including gasoline leaks and asbestos used in the construction of old homes. But with debris removal to begin June 1, residents have started looking ahead. More

Growth weak in manufacturing, jobs, building
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Economic reports offered little solace for fears that the U.S. economy is slowing. Manufacturing activity expanded in May at the slowest pace in 20 months, the latest sign that the sharp rise in energy prices is hampering economic growth. Although manufacturers in most industries reported growth in May, all said they felt squeezed by the rising costs of fuel, chemicals, metals and other inputs. High prices for oil and other commodities have also dampened consumer spending, which has led to less demand for factory goods. More

Bright idea — solar power over landfills
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Last year the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced that they are evaluating the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on superfund, brownfield and former landfill or mining sites. They identified more than 11,000 sites that are good for renewable energy. While the federal government evaluates, private investors, private and public landfill owners are on the prowl to generate more income or reduce expenses on their vast expanses of denuded real estate. Putting photovoltaic cells on closed landfills, whether in the form of flexible solar-geomembrane technology or conventional panel arrays, is beginning to emerge as a practical solution. More

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Renovations lift April construction spending
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Construction spending rose in April to record the largest gain in six months, likely boosted by home renovations, but the outlays from March were revised down sharply, a government report showed. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast construction spending rising 0.3 percent in April. More

Taking a look at the debate over using stainless steel
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Corrosion of reinforcing steel has long been an issue for design engineers. Oxygen and sodium chloride penetrate concrete and come into contact with carbon steel reinforcing bar. This leads to corrosion and a corresponding loss in structural strength. There are a number of solutions to this reality. More

Boom time for ferrous recyclers
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At a time when the supply of many materials and commodities is under duress, some 3 billion of the world's population are increasing their consumption. In such a situation, the recyclers "will be very rich," according to Jim Rogers the widely known financial commentator, investor and commodities visionary. Opportunities will open up for foreign suppliers as China looks to pursue a policy of more sustainable development. More
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