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NDA assists city of Philadelphia
NDA
Following the event at 22nd and Market Street in the city of Philadelphia with the subsequent loss of life the National Demolition Association has offered assistance to the city. NDA Executive Director Mike Taylor met with members of the city's Division of Licenses and Inspections including director Carlos Williams to discuss what assistance the Association could provide the city to improve their inspection procedures and assure that similar events do not occur in the future. Taylor also met with Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clark and other councilmen to offer assistance from the Demolition Industry and Association as the city council develops legislation to strengthen the city's procedures.
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Inspector of collapsed building kills himself
WCAU-TV
The lead inspector of a Center City building in Philadelphia that collapsed last week is dead after committing suicide, city officials confirmed recently. Ronald Wagenhoffer, 52, was found dead around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, of an apparent suicide, Deputy Mayor Everett Gillison said at a news conference the following morning.
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Just like your mama told you: Demo crews clean up their mess
The Mecklenburg Times
Reflexive thought: Geez, those demo guys sure make a mess. But they also clean it up, and they even increase their profits by sifting through the rubble and salvaging, reclaiming, recycling and reusing. By saving and selling as much of what they tear down as possible, they can keep their prices lower.
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Bloomberg outlines $20 billion storm protection plan
The New York Times
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently outlined a far-reaching plan to protect New York City from the threat of rising sea levels and powerful storm surges by building an extensive network of flood walls, levees and bulkheads along its 520 miles of coast. The mayor said the plan would initially cost about $20 billion and eventually far more. The city would spend the money on fortifying infrastructure like the power grid, renovating buildings to withstand hurricanes and defending the shore, according to a 438-page report on the proposals.
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Demolishing the myth
The Mecklenburg Times
General contractors take pride in what they erect, plumbers in the pipes they sweat. Electrical contractors love to run wire and HVAC guys work for hire. Roofers roof and masons mortar while cabinet makers pull their drawers.

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Debris removal becomes priority in Moore, Okla.
UPI
Cleanup crews fanned out across Moore, Okla., devastated by a massive tornado that killed at least 24 people two days earlier. Initial Oklahoma Insurance Department estimates pegged damage from the storm at $2 billion.

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Final rule expands construction standards to demolition workers
Risk & Insurance
Workers involved in demolitions and underground construction will soon be covered under the same crane and derrick rules that apply to other construction workers. OSHA issued the final rule, effective May 23.

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Demolishing the myth
The Mecklenburg Times
General contractors take pride in what they erect, plumbers in the pipes they sweat. Electrical contractors love to run wire and HVAC guys work for hire. Roofers roof and masons mortar while cabinet makers pull their drawers.
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100 percent recycled plastic bridge holds strong in Ohio
EarthTechling
People often have this idea that recycled materials are weaker or less durable than their new counterparts. Neither are words you want associated with a vehicle bridge. A newly installed structure in Logan County, Ohio, proves that 100 percent recycled can also mean 100 percent strong and reliable.
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Senate commerce panel approves Foxx as US transportation secretary
McClatchy
A Senate panel unanimously confirmed Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next U.S. transportation secretary, a final step toward what's expected to be an easy confirmation by the full Senate. Foxx had a smooth confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, drawing praise from both Democrats and Republicans in a Capitol better known in recent years for polarization.
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