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Groundbreaking demolition textbook now available in e-formats
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The nation's first university textbook on the subject of the demolition process, "Demolition: Practices, Technology, and Management," is now available for reading on all e-book readers, including Kindle, Nook and iPad devices. "Since its publication in a print format in 2010, sales have been brisk," said Michael R. Taylor CAE, executive director of the NDA, which teamed with Purdue University Press on the publication of the book. More



NSWMA, CMRA unveil new C&D wood fuel specifications
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The National Solid Wastes Management Association and the Construction Materials Recycling Association have teamed up to develop viable, in-use construction and demolition wood fuel specifications. The specifications are based on industry experience, permit requirements for boilers using C&D wood as a fuel stock and regulatory requirements governing the use of this material. More

Links & Logos program — Get your logo and Web link displayed on NDA's site for free
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Lets face it. We all are trying to get our business as much Internet exposure as possible. The more people linking to our websites, the more traffic they get. The more inbound links we have the better our search engine ranking will be, and the more people that see our logo the better our branding campaign will be. We at the National Demolition Association are trying to do the same thing that you are, and NDA's Links & Logos program can help us both. Simply complete the application form, and we will email an NDA logo for you to use as a link to our website www.demolitionassociation.com. Email us your logo, and if you are a member we will set it up as a link in your Member Directory page. More

How social media is changing disaster response
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Two weeks after the storm, the Joplin Tornado Citizen Checks page on Facebook has about 6,500 "likes" and is still growing every day. Stories of joyful reunions now mix with those mourning the loss of loved ones, along with messages about supplies, prayers and support. The page was one of dozens that sprouted up in the immediate aftermath and quickly became the fastest way to get information, as survivors and their relatives relied on social media as they might once have leaned on the Red Cross or their local relief agencies. "The biggest part of using social media during a disaster is that it's not about the government helping the public; it's about the public helping themselves," said Kim Stephens, a senior associate at ABT Associates and veteran emergency management expert. 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. 


Experts: Credit stalls small-business hiring
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The official release of May jobs numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics suggest small businesses need more access to credit if they are expected to contribute to job hiring and continue to be hurt by gas prices. According to preliminary results from the National Federation of Independent Business' monthly economic survey (to be released June 14), fewer small businesses plan to increase employment, while slightly more plan to reduce their work force in the next three months. More

Construction workers have most traumatic head injuries
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The construction industry has the highest number of traumatic brain injuries out of all other sectors of the U.S. workforce, according to a new study. And University of California, San Diego, researchers say the highest rates of serious head injuries happen in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industries. The high numbers of traumatic brain injuries may be attributed to the "graying" of the American workforce, the researchers said in a statement. More

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OSHA final rule simplifies standards, reduces employer burdens
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OSHA announced the release of a final rule that streamlines and simplifies standards while reducing employer burdens. The published rule will help keep OSHA standards up to date and better enable employers to comply with their regulatory obligations. More

5 best apps for business
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Put the PC on ice, and turn your company-issued laptop into a bookend or decorative paperweight: Mobile devices now pack enough processing smarts to make your traditional computer obsolete, and thanks to a proliferation of enterprise-friendly apps, executives today can get a ton of work done on these gadgets. Apple's App Store alone offers thousands of productivity and business apps. But which ones are truly indispensable? More
 
 
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