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NDA board approves Association Education Initiative and membership survey
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The board of directors of the NDA approved the proposed Association Education Initiative as part of a broad review of the organization's strategic plan when it met June 16 at the Lodge in Sonoma in Sonoma, Calif.

The NDA plans to develop a comprehensive educational and training program to be offered to all levels of our industry. This multimedia education effort will include health and safety training, management courses and specialized webinars. The board approved a major element of this effort, a program to develop a body of knowledge for the demolition process, which will be used as the base for course development for the industry around the world. It will also be evaluating expansion of its existing educational and training offers, many of which have been part of the NDA's Annual Demolition Academy. Other elements of the proposed program include webinars to educate the membership about a variety of special issues such as legal concerns for the demolition contractors, basic industrial hygiene, building a disaster response capability and the like. The association is also considering the development of management courses in financial management for demolition companies, job site personnel management, demolition estimating and similar management education programs.

The first element of this program is how to see exactly what educational and training offerings the membership of the NDA is interested in and would use. The association will be conducting an in-depth survey of the NDA's Regular Members to determine their training and education needs, the price of these services and the delivery systems that best meet their needs. The results of this important survey will guide the board as it implements the various elements of the NDA's Education Initiative.

NDA President Don Rachel encourages all NDA members to participate in this survey. It is vitally important for the board of directors to understand the needs of the industry. Look for this survey in July or August. It will be forwarded to each Regular Member online and via regular USPS mail. Please take the time to provide the board with your thoughts on this valuable member service that is sure to benefit you and your company.


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NDA Convention Committee lists 2013 sponsorship opportunities
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The 40th Anniversary Convention Committee Chair and NDA Treasurer Scott Knightly has announced an initial list of sponsorship opportunities available for the association's 2013 Annual Convention in San Diego. Next year's convention, which will feature a decidedly Navy theme to take advantage of one of San Diego's major attractions, will celebrate 40 years of service by the NDA to the demolition industry. One of the major events at next year's show will be an Opening Night Reception aboard the USS Midway based in San Diego.

Sponsorship opportunities at next year's celebration include:

Saturday
26th Annual Golf Tournament at Riverwalk Golf Club
Individual golf hole sponsorships
$500 — Silver $1,000 — Gold $3,000 — Platinum


Sunday
Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
Coffee break
Opening Night Cocktail Reception

Monday
General Session Breakfast
Keynote speaker
Coffee break
Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
Theme Party

Tuesday
General Session Breakfast
Coffee break
Luncheon in the Exhibit Hall
Cocktail Reception
Annual Banquet

Other Sponsorships
Baseball caps
Custom room keys
Lanyards
Motorcycle/car
Tote bags
40th Anniversary Commemorative Tile


NDA announces site for 40th Anniversary Convention in 2013
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The NDA's 40th Anniversary Convention — the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world — will be held at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in California, March 23-26. Each year, the NDA convention brings together a wide cross section of professionals involved in the demolition process, including those in demolition contracting, general contracting, civil engineering, recycling, scrap, salvage and other industries. The convention includes educational programs, entertainment and networking opportunities for both the association members and other attendees.

NDA moves 2014 convention dates
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Because the massive construction exhibit, ConExpo/ConAg, rescheduled their 2014 event to the first week of March, the NDA has decided to adjust the dates of its 2014 Annual Convention. Originally scheduled to take place right before ConExpo/ConAg on March 8-11, (ConExpo/ConAg's new dates are March 4-8) the NDA 2014 Annual Convention will be Feb.22-Feb. 25. The NDA guarantees that all of its exhibitors will have ample time to move into the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2014 ConExpo/ConAg.

NDA to co-sponsor 3rd C&D Recycling Forum in Long Beach, Calif.
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The NDA will be co-sponsoring the third annual C&D Recycling Forum again this year. Scheduled for Sept. 23-26 at the Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center in Long Beach, Calif., this year's forum will provide an excellent opportunity to network with people involved with recycling and environmental stewardship in the demolition industry. You will be able to learn about trends in recycling technologies, markets and compliance issues as well as hear about case studies of successful recycling efforts.

Information about this year's forum is in this issue of Demolition and on the NDA's website. You can also go to CDRecycler.com/forum for additional information.


NDA board to meet in the Big Apple and Miami Beach in 2012 and 2013
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NDA President Don Rachel of Rachel Contracting in St. Michael, Minn., has completed the selection of sites for the 2012-2013 board of directors meetings.

Fall
Sept. 28-29
Intercontinental New York Times Square
New York, NY

Winter
Jan. 11-12
Trump International Beach Resort
Miami Beach, Fla.

Rachel encourages every member of the association to attend these important meetings and participate in planning the association's future.
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Contribute to NDA scholarship program
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The annual dues invoice for the 2012-2013 fiscal year have recently been sent out to all NDA members. Paying your annual dues presents each member with an opportunity to support one of the association's best member services, its college scholarship program. Over the years, the NDA has awarded college scholarships to the children of employees of NDA member firms. The Dues Check-off section of the annual dues invoice allows you to support the association's efforts to educate the children of our industry's members. Please consider adding some funds to your dues payment to support this important effort.

2013 Environmental Excellence Awards applications available
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Applications for the NDA's 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards will be mailed out to every association member early in July. 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 Chris Godek of New England Yankee Construction of Milford, Conn., March 25, immediately following President Don Rachel's welcoming address at the NDA's 40th Anniversary Convention at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego. 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 2013 Environmental Excellence Awards application forms soon. The applications will also be available online on NDA's website.


2012 ENR Demolition Insert to appear in November
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One of the NDA's largest public relations efforts every year is the opportunity for our members to participate in a special Demolition Insert in McGraw-Hill's Engineering-New Record magazine, the construction industry's premier new publication. Within the framework of the association's extensive public relations program, ENR's Demolition Insert is an excellent opportunity to Brand the NDA as the leading trade organization for the demolition process in the world. It is also part of the association's major branding effort and guides the industry's markets to the NDA as the source of information about demolition, recycling, salvage, environmental services and safe work practice.

All NDA members are encouraged to participate in this year's ENR Demolition Insert, which will appear in the Nov. 26 issue of ENR. For more information, contact Mike Taylor at NDA Headquarters.


  Industry News


Demolition work nears completion at Pittsburgh Civic Arena
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Demolition work on the Pittsburgh Civic Arena site is nearing completion. George Boehm, the vice president of demolition and excavation company Noralco Corp., reports the project will be complete by July 31. A notable demolition challenge was the roof that opened and closed. More

A perfect implosion of Wetzel Hall at Western Illinois University
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Wetzel Hall at Western Illinois University no longer exists — except in the hearts and memories of those who lived and worked there. The 13-story building was imploded July 14 during an event that drew hundred of spectators. More

Central Environmental Services to hire Florida city workers for hospital implosion
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About 20 city employees of Ormond, Fla., will have a hand in the implosion of a seven-story hospital building July 22, said Rich Lorenz, CEO and president of Central Environmental Services Inc. The Orlando, Fla.-based demolition company is hiring 10 Ormond Beach police officers to provide traffic control, a three-person paramedic team, a fire department engine company and a street sweeper to assist in the demolition of the old Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial building. More

Equipment focus: Safety features included
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Complex machinery requires certain procedures and considerations to be in place in order to protect the safety of those working with and around that piece of equipment. Horizontal grinders are no exception, and in fact present operators with a few special scenarios to address when drawing up and implementing a safety plan. More

Unsafe working conditions can draw immediate inspections at DC and Pa. construction sites this summer
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OSHA has launched a no-notice Construction Incident Prevention Initiative campaign this summer to curb construction fatalities in the District of Columbia, as well as in the northwestern, northeastern and central regions of Pennsylvania, including the Greater Philadelphia Area. During the campaign period, which is from June through September, OSHA plans to send all of its compliance officers into the field to conduct immediate inspections when unsafe working conditions involving the four leading causes of incidents are observed at construction sites. More

Raw video: Controlled demolition in England
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Five cooling towers at a disused power station in England were demolished in a controlled explosion July 14. The towers, at High Marnham Power Station, were brought down after standing for more than 50 years at the site. More

5 ways to make use of social media tools
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Social media becomes overwhelming fast. There are too many sites to update, too many keywords to monitor and too many conversations that you want to be part of in any given day. The result of this chaos? You drop the ball. You become frustrated with social media when you're not achieving all of your goals, or you become frustrated when you start spending more time online and less time in your business. More

Construction materials prices fall 0.6 percent in June
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The nation's construction materials prices fell by 0.6 percent in June, according to the July 13 Producer Price Index report by the U.S. Labor Department. Though the prices of construction materials are down 1 percent relative to last quarter, prices remain 0.2 percent higher than one year ago. More

Engineering and the art of the fail
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In May 1987, the Golden Gate Bridge had a 50th birthday party. The bridge was closed to automobile traffic so people could enjoy a walk across the spectacular span. Organizers expected perhaps 50,000 pedestrians to show up. Instead, by some estimates, as many as 800,000 thronged the bridge approaches. By the time 250,000 were on the bridge engineers noticed something ominous: the roadway was flattening under what turned out to be the heaviest load it had ever been asked to carry. Worse, it was beginning to sway. More


 

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