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NDA director testifies at hearing on Philadelphia building collapse
ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com
In testimony on July 9 before the Pennsylvania House Committee on Urban Affairs concerning legislation meant to change safety requirements for city demolition projects, the executive director of the National Demolition Association supported many elements of the law but took issue with requirements on project oversight. Specifically, the bill would require all demolition plans for commercial structures in class one cities in the commonwealth to be reviewed by a licensed architect or professional engineer.
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NDA to meet in Boston in October
NDA
NDA President Jeff Kroeker — of Kroeker, Inc. in Fresno, Calif. — has announced the location and dates for the fall 2013 Board of Directors meeting:

Oct. 4-5
Westin Copley Place
Boston

Since the 2014 Annual Convention is relatively early next year, Feb. 22–25, there will not be a winter Board of Directors. President Kroeker encourages all NDA members to attend their Board of Directors meetings and participate in planning for the demolition industry's future.

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2014 Environmental Excellence Awards applications available
NDA
Applications for the NDA's 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards will be mailed to every Association member shortly. This program, designed to promote the demolition industry's commitment to environmental stewardship as outlined in the organization's mission, has been very successful with both members and their clients. These Awards are presented to NDA members that perform projects that have a significant impact on the quality of life in the community where they did the work or developed a product or service that does the same.

This year's Awards will be presented by Environment Committee Chairman John Adamo, Jr. of Adamo Demolition Company in Detroit on Feb. 24, 2014, immediately following President Kroeker's welcoming address at the NDA's 41st Annual Convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Award winners receive two awards, one for their own firm and one to present to the client they did the work for. The NDA's Environment Committee established this program to enlighten our customers, the construction community, and the general public to the major role the industry plays in enhancing the quality of life in the towns and cities where we work. Look for the 2014 Environmental Excellence Awards application forms soon. The applications will also be available online at www.demolitionassociation.com.

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Plan to participate in this year's ENR Demolition Insert
NDA
The National Demolition Association will once again be sponsoring McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record "Demolition Insert" scheduled to run in the Dec. 2 issue of ENR. The annual "Demolition Insert" presents Association members with an exceptional opportunity to market their products and services to the over 250,000 readers of world's premier construction and engineering publication. For more information about participating in this program contact Mike Taylor at NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412 or click here.
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ISRI unveils new brand redesign for RIOS™ and R2/RIOS™ certifications
ISRI
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. announces a brand redesign of its voluntary certification programs RIOS™ and R2/RIOS™. Both certifications serve as international marks of excellence for certified facilities recycling and processing metal, paper, plastic, rubber, glass and electronics. The voluntary certifications demonstrate that facilities are operating at the highest standards in the industry. The new logos were inspired by the attributes of the certification programs that make them unique, and the designs reflect those differences.
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Lloyd's Construction Services named top workplace
NDA
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named its 2013 Best Places to Work honorees. In its 15th year, this is the state's longest running evaluation of top workplaces. The National Demolition Association wants to congratulate Lloyd's Construction Services, Inc. of Savage, Minn., for being named on this year's list of top workplaces. Employees at 55 companies gave their employers high marks in an anonymous survey on topics such as work environment, people practices, and how things work day-to-day. Nominations were accepted from mid-April through the end of May, and employees were surveyed in June by the Journal's research partner, Omaha, Neb.-based Quantum Workplace.

Congratulations to John and Stephanie Lloyd on being named one of Minnesota's top workplaces.

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New economic impact study shows recycling industry as a 'thriving economic engine'
ISRI
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries recently released a new "Economic Impact Study" revealing that the industry accounts for nearly half a million jobs in the U.S. and generates more than $87 billion annually in economic activity. The study was performed by the independent consulting firm of John Dunham and Associates to determine the size and scope of the scrap industry in the U.S., and document its significant contribution to the economy in terms of employment, tax generation, and overall economic benefit.
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Lloyd's Construction Services named top workplace
NDA
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has named its 2013 Best Places to Work honorees. The National Demolition Association wants to congratulate Lloyd's Construction Services, Inc. of Savage, Minn., for being named on this year's list of top workplaces.

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40th Convention presentations
NDA
If you missed anything at the NDA's 2013 Convention, you're in luck. All of the Conference videos are now available online to watch at your convenience.

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5 qualities that every good boss should have
Fast Company
It's not easy being a leader. It also doesn't help that most advice about leadership is given by leaders.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Concrete-eating robot 'literally erases buildings'
TreeHugger
One of the problems with concrete construction is that it is not designed for deconstruction. Taking it apart is slow, noisy, dusty and labor intensive. Omer Haciomeroglu wants to change all that. The student at Sweden's Umea Institute of Design just won gold for his concrete-recycling robot.
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EPA seeks input for rule revisions on uses of PCBs
Construction Demolition & Recycling
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking nominations from individuals who represent small businesses, small governments and small not-for-profit organizations to provide input to a federal panel that will explore changes to existing uses of polychlorinated biphenyls. The panel will focus on the agency's development of a proposed rule to revise or end the existing authorized uses of PCBs as appropriate if the conditions under which they were authorized more than 30 years ago have changed. This rulemaking may address existing liquid-filled PCB use authorizations, PCBs in fluorescent light ballasts, PCBs in natural gas pipelines and regulatory language clarifications.
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7 easy ways to increase your income with past clients
By Sydni Craig-Hart
Studies consistently show that clients who have purchased from you once are likely to do so again if they are given the opportunity to do so. In fact, INC magazine says that "Acquiring new customers is expensive, and the average spend of a repeat customer is a whopping 67 percent more than a new one." If you take a moment to think back on your best client experiences, the ones that got best results and who you enjoyed working with the most, wouldn't it be great to have the opportunity to work with them again?
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Robots on the job site coming soon?
Builder
During Builder's Housing Leadership Summit, MIT research scientist Andrew McAfee insisted that the future of home building lies in technology that will include smart machines that can perform construction functions. Many in the audience probably were thinking, "Here we go again about our imminent demise." But McAfee simply was lending his voice to the ongoing debate about the rise of machines and its consequences for society.
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