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NDA webinar: Covering your assets — managing risks
NDA
Scott Fradin, principle at Much Shelist, PC, will present a two-part webinar program on contract best practices for the demolition subcontractor. Scott's presentation will draw on his significant experience as both an attorney and a licensed architect who has drafted and negotiated complex design and construction agreements on behalf of owners, engineers and contractors — with the goal of minimizing the likelihood of litigation.

Part two will be July 31. Click here for more information.
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NDA Fall Board Meeting and Volvo Tour September 26-27
NDA
The NDA will hold its Fall Board Meeting in Gettysburg, PA right next door to Volvo's Shippensburg, PA facilities. As part of the Board Meeting events Volvo will be putting on a tour for all NDA members. The tour will be held Friday, September 26, 2014. Sign up for the Board Meeting today and reserve your spot on the Volvo facility tour by clicking here.
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Place your order today: ENR Demolition Insert to appear on Oct. 20
NDA
The annual McGraw-Hill Engineering News-Record Demolition Insert is scheduled to appear in the October 20th edition of the nation’s leading construction publication. This year’s Insert, which is one of the major Public Relations efforts the NDA undertakes every year, will be part of ENR’s Specialty Contractors Ranking issue, one of the magazine most read edition. For more information about this year’s Demolition Insert see the attached flier or contact Mike Taylor, Ex. Director at NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.
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New Crusher Safety Section to be forwarded to all NDA members
NDA
The newest section of the NDA's Demolition Safety Manual, which was developed by the National Federation of Demolition Contractors in the UK and reviewed by the Construction and Demolition Recycling Association, deals with safe work practices when using a crusher on a demolition project. Upon final review by the NDA's Safety Committee, copies of the new subsection will be added to Chapter 7 of the Demolition Safety Manual, which covers all aspects of Equipment Safety and forwarded, via Broadcast email, to all Association members.
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Earthquake maps reveal higher risks for much of US
National Geographic
Look out, South Carolina, Illinois and Missouri. Although California is well known for earthquakes, new federal government maps extend the high-risk zones for temblors across much more of the country.

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This concrete-eating robot can recycle an entire building on the spot
Fast Company
Knocking down a concrete building usually takes brute force: Wrecking balls, huge excavators, or explosives rip apart walls while fire hoses spray water to keep the clouds of dust down. It's an energy-intensive process, and after everything's been torn apart, the concrete often ends up in a landfill or has to be trucked to a recycling facility.

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A time-lapse view of demolition at 200 North Michigan Ave. in Chicago
WBBM-TV
With the demolition of a drab, old concrete office building at 200 North Michigan Ave. in Chicago complete, foundation work can soon begin on a bKL-designed mixed-use glass tower. A video posted on YouTube shows the three-month demolition process in just under four minutes.

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Coast Guard-led 9-11 water evacuation was 'bigger than Dunkirk'
USNI News
The U.S. Coast Guard led a water evacuation of more than 500,000 people from Manhattan following the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center towers in an action that moved more people from the island than the 1940 evacuation of Allied troops from France, according to a new oral history of former USCG commandant, Adm. James Loy. Following the collision of the two planes into the towers, hundreds of thousands were trapped on the southern tip of the island unable to escape by bridge, Loy said in his recently published oral history with the U.S. Naval Institute.
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Earthquake maps reveal higher risks for much of US
National Geographic
Look out, South Carolina, Illinois and Missouri. Although California is well known for earthquakes, new federal government maps extend the high-risk zones for temblors across much more of the country.
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At huge site of former Ford plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, cleanup is job No. 1
Star Tribune
First came the teardown. Now comes the cleanup. Only when that’s finished, a year or so from now, will Ford Motor Co. seek a developer to determine the future of its 122 acres of choice riverfront real estate in St. Paul, Minnesota’s Highland Park neighborhood, where it built cars and trucks for 86 years. In the meantime, Mayor Chris Coleman said July 22, St. Paul wants to do what it can to help Ford find a buyer that will follow the city’s vision for one of the biggest redevelopments in its history: housing, jobs and parks.
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Demolition of famed Beverly Hills, California, department store begins
Los Angeles Times
With its floor-to-ceiling windows, striking marble exterior and seemingly endless displays of fine imported crystal, Robinson’s stood at the entrance to Beverly Hills for years as a symbol of elegance. But on July 23, the once-grand department store was missing its bold, blocky "R." Chunks of concrete and curled metal hung limply off the cracked side of the dilapidated building. More than 62 years after the store's 1,100-space parking lot first welcomed shoppers into four spacious levels, Robinsons-May is finally being demolished.
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    A time-lapse view of demolition at 200 North Michigan Ave. in Chicago (WBBM-TV)
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How the past comes down: Demolition at Brooklyn's Domino Sugar complex (Deserted NYC)
NDA webinar: Covering your assets — managing risks (NDA)
Demolishing Minnesota's Metrodome (Demolition Magazine via ForConstructionPros.com)

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Why don't construction companies use security as a matter of policy?
By Nate Budde
Companies in the construction industry are lucky. They have the ability to secure extensions of labor and/or material on credit built directly into the law and without the need to get approval from any other party. Companies in other industries would love this type of protection. Even so, most industries in which security is available use it as a matter of course, even if the security must be granted voluntarily. So, why doesn't the construction industry always use the security available to it?
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Republic Services to unify its brand
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Republic Services Inc. says it will unify the more than 30 regional operating names it currently uses to carry its primary brand, Republic Services. During the next several months, the Phoenix-based company says it will integrate its marketing efforts under the Republic Services name, a revised logo and the new tagline: We’ll Handle It from Here. "After several months of extensive research, we believe we have created a unique brand positioning and tagline that will resonate with customers and differentiate Republic in our industry," says Jon Vander Ark, executive vice president of customer development at Republic Services.
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OSHA increases enforcement in Bakken Shale region
Williston Herald
Thirty-four North Dakota oil, gas and construction industry workers have died from work-related injuries since January 2012, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Labor July 22. During that time, the deaths accounted for 87 percent of all state fatalities investigated by the federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration. Additional investigators are increasing the federal presence in the state.
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Demolition of Phoenix's WPA Civic Building shelved
Phoenix New Times
The fate of the historic WPA Civic Building in Phoenix may still be up in the air, but thanks to a last-minute meeting called by the Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board, the demolition has been once again delayed. On July 22, the Arizona Exposition and State Fair Board called a meeting at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum to discuss the future of the historic 1938 building located on the Arizona State Fairgrounds at 19th Avenue and McDowell Road.
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