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Deadline for ENR Demolition Insert is September 15th
NDA

The deadline to submit project or product stories for this year's Demolition Insert, which will run in the October 27th issue of McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record magazine, is Monday, September 15th. These stories should be sent to NDA Ex. Director Mike Taylor at mtaylor@demolitionassociation.com in WORD along with one or two photographs. The annual ENR Demolition Insert is one of the largest public relations efforts that the NDA undertakes each year. With a circulation of well over 250,000, ENR is one of the most read construction publications in the world and presents the Association with an outstanding opportunity to showcase the skills and products of its members. For more information about this year's ENR Demolition Insert see the attached flier.
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Tour Volvo's Headquarters & Proving Ground as part of Gettysburg Board Meeting
NDA
The fall Board Meeting of the National Demolition Association at the Gettysburg Hotel on September 26th & 27th will include an all-day tour of Volvo Construction Equipment's new North American Headquarters and Proving Ground in nearby Shippensburg, PA on Friday, September 26th where you can test out the company's latest equipment. Bus transportation and a luncheon will be provided by Volvo.

Friday night's cocktail reception and dinner after the Volvo tour will feature a presentation about the three-day battle at Gettysburg in July of 1863. There will also be a tour of the battlefield after the Saturday Board of Directors meeting at 3:00 PM on September 27th. For more information about this program contact info@demolitionassociation.com.

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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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Demolition Contractors Add New Voice to Global Disaster Response Conference
NDA
Emergency management experts from around the world met at Purdue University recently to debate best practices for life-saving response and recovery operations after natural or man-made catastrophes, opening the dialogue for the first time this year to include industry experts.

The setting was the 10th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, known in the emergency management community as "I3R2."

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Who benefits from scrap metal recycling? Everyone
Elder Demolition
Scrap metal demolition is one of life’s "win-win" situations. Recycling scrap metal from demolition sites helps the earth and appeals to demolition clients alike. Read on to discover the many benefits of scrap metal recycling on demolition sites.

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Recent fatalities serve as a reminder to protect workers from demolition hazards
U.S. Department of Labor
On June 20, a construction worker taking down an old Blockbuster Video building in New Jersey was trapped and killed when the last standing wall of a building under demolition collapsed on top of him. Six months earlier, a 25-year-old construction worker in Chicago was struck and killed by pieces of falling concrete while conducting renovations on a shopping mall.

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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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Who benefits from scrap metal recycling? Everyone
Elder Demolition
Scrap metal demolition is one of life’s "win-win" situations. Recycling scrap metal from demolition sites helps the earth and appeals to demolition clients alike. Read on to discover the many benefits of scrap metal recycling on demolition sites.
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General Kinematics introduces screen for difficult-to-convey materials
Construction & Demolition Recycling
General Kinematics, a vibratory equipment manufacturer based in Crystal Lake, Illinois, has introduced the SXS screen, which it says is the first of its kind in the industry. GK says the side-by-side screen is engineered to move less dense, soft materials that typically do not convey or screen well.
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Youngstown, Ohio, mayor focusing on demos, blight remediation,
code enforcement

The Vindicator
When running for Youngstown, Ohio, mayor, John A. McNally said it was vital to overhaul and improve the city’s demolition and code-enforcement practices to make them more efficient. McNally, mayor since Jan. 1, is starting to implement changes. However, as other mayors have found, the lack of money needed to resolve these problems is a challenge.
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    This concrete-eating robot can recycle an entire building on the spot (Fast Company)
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In wake of safety manager's death, California construction company continues to pay his salary; co-workers raise $120,000 to support family (Equipment World)
Deadline for ENR Demolition Insert is September 15th (NDA)
Demolition of southeast Portland, Oregon, pedestrian bridge begins (KOIN-TV)

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How to build a respectful workplace
By D. Albert Brannen
There is honor and dignity in work. Successful employers understand this axiom and build workplaces in which their employees are respected. As a result, they experience lower employee turnover, less employment-related litigation and fewer problems caused by meddling unions. Their employees also are happier and more productive. This article outlines 10 tips for building a respectful workplace and reaping these benefits.
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Dust cloud alters Louisville, Kentucky, silo demolition
The Courier-Journal
The wrecking firm tearing down the 22 concrete silos along South Floyd Street in Louisville, Kentucky, near the University of Louisville, has changed the order of destruction, because of a dust problem that cropped up when the silo work got underway July 30. Crews began the large demolition project with the northernmost structure — the one nearest Eastern Parkway, U of L spokesman Mark Hebert said.
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Kicking off demolition for the Sacramento Kings' new arena
Sacramento Business Journal
There was nary a wrecking ball in sight, and no sledgehammers to be seen, but demolition has begun on the eastern Downtown Plaza in Sacramento, California, to make way for the city's new NBA arena. Comments from Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Sacramento Kings President Chris Granger brought plenty of grins for about 60 Turner Construction workers downing coffee and breakfast burritos as they gathered at the corner of 5th and L streets Aug. 1.
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Nonresidential construction employment regains momentum while construction spending falters
Contractor Magazine
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics August 1 preliminary employment report, the U.S. construction industry added 22,000 jobs in July with nonresidential construction contributing 6,600 of those jobs — including 2,500 jobs in the heavy and civil engineering segment — which represents a significant improvement from the 100 nonresidential construction jobs added the previous month.
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