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Energias de Portugal says goodbye to 1970s oil-fired power station
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European energy operator Energias de Portugal is set to begin a major decommissioning and demolition project, with the clearance of its 7-hectare power plant in Barreiro, Portugal. The oil-fired station, which ran from 1977 to last year, was EDP's largest thermal cogeneration power plant and one of the group's oldest. More

Register for C&D Recycling Forum in Baltimore
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There is still time to register for Construction & Demolition Recycling magazine's C&D Recycling Forum, co-sponsored by the National Demolition Association, Oct. 3-5, at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. Sessions at the Forum will cover a broad range of topics dealing with maximizing the recycling, reuse and recovery of valuable commodities from the demolition industry's wastestream. For more information visit or contact a conference representative at 800.456.0707 or

Canada's 2 defining influences: Commodities and construction
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Feeling the earth move in proximity to a construction zone isn't just a matter of foundation equipment taking a bite out of the ground or jackhammers tearing up the obsolete to make way for the modern. It's also due to tremors shaking the underpinnings of where workers are finding new non-service sector employment in the country. In 2000, there were 2.0 manufacturing jobs for every 1.0 jobsite construction position in the country. Over the course of the past decade, that ratio has dropped to 1.5 manufacturing jobs to 1.0 jobsite construction position. The cause has been steady erosion in the number of manufacturing jobs offset by a mostly upward climb in the number of construction jobs. More

16th Annual Demolition Academy set for March 4-5, 2011
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The NDA's 16th Annual Demolition Academy, its safety and management training program, is going to be held right before the Association's 38th Annual Convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas, March 5-6, 2011. This year's Demolition Academy will include a demolition-specific OSHA 10-hour safety training program as well as offerings on fall protection and project management. Full program agendas will be forwarded to every NDA member in early October. This year's Academy attendees will be encouraged to attend and participate in the 2011 Annual Convention which will formally begin March 6.

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Deadline approaches for 2010 ENR Demolition Insert
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Nov. 8, is the date for this year's McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record magazine's annual Demolition Insert. This important NDA member reaches over 250,000 ENR readers, making it one of the Association's most important public relations efforts to promote the demolition process. Marketing your firm's services to the largest audience possible, in one of the most respected construction publications, makes perfect business sense.

Project stories and photos are due Oct. 15, to Mike Taylor, Executive Director of the NDA in Doylestown, Pa. ( For information about advertising rates contact ENR's Director of Special Publications, Al D'Alessandro at 914.219.5070 or

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Demolition starts on St. Louis skybridge
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Construction workers started taking down the white-and-green Locust Street skybridge connecting the former St. Louis Centre to Macy's. The project will cost $429,000, said Shuntaé Shields Ryan, a spokeswoman for The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis. More

EPA seeks to double green power use in communities nationwide
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The Environmental Protection Agency is kicking off its national "Green Power Community Challenge," a year-long campaign to encourage cities, towns, villages and Native American tribes to use renewable energy and fight climate change. To participate in the challenge, a local government must join EPA's Green Power Partnership and use green power in amounts that meet the program's purchase requirements. It must also conduct a campaign to encourage local businesses and residents to collectively buy or produce green power on-site in amounts that meet EPA requirements. More

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US architecture billings index rose in August
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A closely watched indicator of future U.S. construction spending rose modestly in August, its third consecutive monthly increase, but it remained at a level that indicates falling demand, an architects' trade group said. The architecture billings index was up slightly to 48.2 to its highest since April, according to the American Institute of Architects. More

Exhibit space available at NDA's 38th Annual Convention
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Exhibit space for the NDA's 38th Annual Convention scheduled at The Mirage in the heart of the Las Vegas strip March 5-8, 2011, is selling briskly, a sure sign that things are likely to pick up for the demolition industry in the coming year. Copies of next year's Exhibitor Contract will appear in the next two issues of Demolition. You can see the status of the NDA's Exhibit Hall at The Mirage on the Association's website,

For more information about the NDA's Annual Convention in Las Vegas, March 2011, contact NDA Headquarters at 1.800.541.2412 or go to our website,, Upcoming Events, Annual Convention.

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Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. These materials include aggregates such as concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals. More info

Revised AEM breaker safety manual now available
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The U.S. Association of Equipment Manufacturers has released a completely updated safety manual that covers the use of hydraulic breakers used on carriers of all types. It is intended to reflect current industry practice in machine design and construction, as well as current best safety practices governing the use of this type of equipment. More

Demolition textbook available
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Copies of the NDA's Demolition textbook were mailed to every Regular member of the Association Sept. 10. This landmark work, written by Richard J. Diven and Dr. Mark Shaurette, presents the means and a method used by the modern demolition contractor in the 21st century and provides students learning about the demolition process the latest information about how the industry functions.

Additional copies of Demolition: Practices, Technology and Management are available from the NDA at

RMDAS results show September price gains for ferrous scrap
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For the second consecutive month, shippers of ferrous scrap were able to fetch a few dollars more for their ferrous scrap in the September buying period. According to pricing survey data of the Raw Material Data Aggregation Service, compiled by Management Science Associates, Pittsburgh, prompt, shredded and No. 1 heavy melting steel scrap all gained in value in each of the three regions tracked by RMDAS. More

High Reach Demolition Machine Guidance Document presented to OSHA
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The NDA's High Reach Demolition Machine Guidance Document, developed in concert with the National Federation of Demolition Contractors in the U.K., was formally presented to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for review at a Sept. 9, meeting in Washington, D.C.

NDA President Ray Passeno, C.I.H. and Safety Committee Chairman Mike Casbon presented the Guidance Document which outlines the safe work practice when using extended boom arms to staff of OSHA's Office of Construction Services. Developed by the NFDC, this document represents a proactive attempt by the NDA to assist OSHA to gain a greater understanding of the safety issues confronting the demolition industry's work force as this new technology comes online.

The Safety Committee will be adding the High Reach Demolition Machine Guidance Document to the Demolition Safety Manual which is currently being updated and revised. For additional copies of this important Guidance Document go to or call 1.800.541.2412.

Testing under way to determine if evacuated Vancouver, BC, building is safe for residents
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An environmental consultant is undertaking tests to determine whether or not dangerous chemicals have made their way into a building in downtown Vancouver, B.C., after a botched slab-jacking operation started a fire. A construction crew working for True North Concrete Lifting was using polyurethane foam to raise a concrete floor in the basement of the Electra Building on Burrard Street and Nelson Street on Sept. 17, when the process started a fire. More

Proposal tightens historic district laws in Houston
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Houston released the final draft of a drastically revised historic preservation ordinance, one that could meet with less opposition from developers and business groups, but could find resistance among preservationists. As expected, the revised law will close a loophole that allowed property owners to demolish the structures on their land even when a city commission disapproved of their plans. However, Houston is also is raising the bar on neighborhoods that wish to receive the historic designation, reducing the size of areas that can qualify and requiring the approval of far more property owners to achieve the distinction. More

The formula for a successful construction business strategy
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Picture the scene: an architect shows up at the building work site of a soon-to-be-constructed, custom-designed home. Gathered around are the numerous contractors: construction workers, electricians, plumbers, drywallers and a host of others. The architect says, "We will be building a five bedroom, four bath, contemporary house with cathedral ceilings in the entryway and a three-car garage. Now go to work," and the architect gets in his car and drives away. This scene would never happen in the construction field but occurs quite frequently in business. Strategies are discussed, directions are given but in many cases those strategies are never actually written down. More
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