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Fall Board Meeting Registration is Open
Register and book your hotel room early for the Fall Board Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. All NDA members are invited to attend the Board Meeting which is scheduled for Saturday, September 25 through 26, 2015. This is your opportunity to network with key leadership and peers and learn about upcoming association initiatives. Information regarding location, hotel, and travel details can be found on the NDA website.
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Renew Your NDA Membership for the 2015-2016 Year
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.

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When an Idea Takes Hold: Demolition's Contribution To Urban Renewal
It’s interesting to see an idea take hold of the nation’s consciousness. Once it does, it seems to spread like wildfire. We in the demolition industry have noticed a growing number of stories appearing lately in the news media that praise the positive effects that demolition can have on urban renewal and a more sustainable environment.
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Benefits of NDA Membership Come Alive Through Active Involvement
When my brothers Brian and Nick and I took over as co-owners of Hayden Wrecking in Washington Park, IL, we thought the time was right to get more out of our company's long-time membership in the National Demolition Association (NDA). Our grandfather, William Hayden, founded the business in 1945 after returning home from World War II. Our father, Ron, understood the value of partnering with other professionals in the demolition industry and when the NDA was established in 1973, Hayden Wrecking became a founding member.
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Construction employment increases in 40 states during the past year
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between May 2014 and May 2015 and in 28 states and D.C. between April and May, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials note that the mix of states adding and losing construction jobs continues to vary amid fluctuations in demand.
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How Obama's new proposed overtime rule affects your business
By Jessica Taylor
An important change in the American workplace is occurring — and it could affect you and your business. A proposed new rule regarding overtime pay would mean increased paychecks for up to 5 million workers, according to the Obama administration. A proposed adjustment to the Fair Labor Standards Act — establishing the 40-hour workweek and rules for working overtime — would raise the salary threshold for overtime for the first time since 1975.
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Top-down demolition method removes need for scaffolding
Engineering News-Record
When seen from above, it looks like a giant orange spider perched on top of a skyscraper. But Italy-based Despe's TopDownWay demolition system is a method that takes down towers faster — and sometimes cheaper — than regular demolition techniques. "You normally have two options to demolish buildings: implosion or fully encase the building in scaffolding," says Stefano Panseri, CEO of Despe. "We have invented a self-descending demolition system that can support itself on the existing columns of the building."
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Landmark home demolition approved in Highland Park, Illinois
Chicago Tribune
The city of Highland Park, Illinois, is allowing a home renovator to demolish a landmark home in the Ravinia neighborhood that he claims cannot be renovated without threatening the safety of workers. The city council voted 4-2 on June 22 to allow owner Neal Fortunato to tear down the home at 434 Marshman Ave., which he purchased in September.
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Watch the slow demolition of Candlestick Park
At first it seemed as though Candlestick Park wasn’t really going anywhere. There was the last 49ers game, a Legends of Candlestick Game and, finally, the Paul McCartney concert. But now, with one last section of the windy old monstrosity left standing, it feels very real.
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Cracking down on blight
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Imperial Beach, California — Officers in Imperial Beach’s code enforcement division take their job seriously. They have to. Without their efforts, resident quality of life would deteriorate, they say, and safety issues in neighborhoods would remain unresolved. Mostly the department handles complaints of city code violations regarding blighted homes and illegally operating businesses. For the latter, illegal advertising is the biggest issue.
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'Up' house in Seattle now facing demolition
A truly unique Seattle-area home that boasts neighbors like L.A. Fitness and Trader Joe’s is on the verge of being torn down, a sad end to a tale that many likened to a real-life "Up." Earlier this year, HousingWire wrote about the home of Edith Macefield, who famously turned down $1 million for her home in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle even as a shopping mall was being built around her.
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