NASA space shuttle building dismantled
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As if to put an exclamation point on the government's decision to halt the U.S. space shuttle program, the demolition of a prominent structure associated with that program is under way at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). When operational, the building, known as the Vertical Processing Facility (VPF) was used to assemble full payload packages destined for space. At nearly 13 stories high and better than 10,000 square feet in area, the VPF is not your run-of-the-mill structure and demanded a special approach to bringing it down. More
Serve on the Board of Directors
Past President Drew Lammers of Cohen Brothers, Inc., the chairman of the Nominating Committee, is looking for interested Regular Members to volunteer to serve on the Association's Board of Directors. There will be five vacancies on the board which will be elected at the Annual Meeting on March 8, 2011, at the Mirage in Las Vegas, Nev. Service on the Association's board will provide you with an exceptional opportunity to influence public policy affecting the Demolition Industry, plan for programs that benefit the organization's members and assume a leadership position in your industry. You will grow both personally and professionally. To put your name in nomination, simply send a letter or e-mail to the National Demolition Association, 16 N. Franklin St., Suite 203, Doylestown, Pa., 18901, care of Past President Drew Lammers or e-mail us at email@example.com
Demolition takes a new slant at Cincinnati zoo
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A unique partnership among Rumpke Waste & Recycling, ACT Recycling and Building Value has taken on its first high-profile project: the deconstruction and salvage of three homes on Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden property. Since December, the three businesses have worked together to dismantle homes and buildings and recycle their elements. More
Industry to celebrate National Careers in Construction Week
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The National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) announces that the sixth annual Careers in Construction Week will take place Oct. 18-22. Careers in Construction Week is designed to increase public awareness of the hard work and contributions of our nation's craft professionals. More
Deadline for 2010 ENR Demolition Insert fast approaching
The deadline to advertise and submit project stories for McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record magazine's annual Demolition Insert is Nov. 5. This important NDA member service reaches over 250,000 ENR readers making it one of the Association's most important public relations efforts to promote the demolition process. This year's Demolition Insert will appear in the Nov. 22 issue of ENR. Marketing your firm's services to the largest audience possible in one of the most respected construction publications makes perfect business sense.
Consequently, project stories and photos are now due to Mike Taylor, executive director of the NDA in Doylestown, Pa. (firstname.lastname@example.org) on Nov. 5. For information about advertising rates contact Al D'Alessandro, ENR's director of special publications, at 914.219.5070 or email@example.com.
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Heavy construction spending increased 1.4 percent in August
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Heavy construction spending increased 1.4 percent in August to 9 percent above the February low point but still 4 percent below the stimulus boosted peak level last fall. Transportation facilities, sewage, water and conservation increased in August. The gains in transportation and water/sewer are stimulus driven and will be maintained although further gains will be smaller. More
4 breakouts sessions planned for 38th Annual Convention
Convention Committee Al Gorick of Gorick Construction in Binghamton, N.Y., and his 2011 Convention Committee will be presenting four special Breakouts sessions at the NDA's 38th Annual Convention at The Mirage in Las Vegas in March. On March 7-8, there will be Breakouts on Refrigerant Recovery presented by Evelyn Swain of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency and Adam Dykstra of Rapid Recovery; Maintaining a Safe Jobsite by Jay Jacobs; Understanding Your Insurance Coverage by Nathan Brainard of IOA; and The NDA website: The Source of All Things Demolition by NDA President Ray Passeno and Ed Ayers of On Click. For more information about the NDA's Annual Convention in Las Vegas in March of 2011, contact NDA Headquarters at 1.800.541.2412. Look for a Delegate Registration form for next year's Annual Convention at The Mirage on our website and in the Nov. /Dec. issue of Demolition magazine.
JCB introduces material handler for recycling and waste industry in the UK
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JCB, with world headquarters in Rocester, Staffordshire, U.K., has unveiled the 20-metric-ton JS20MH, designed for municipal solid waste handling companies, transfer stations, material recovery facilities and recyclers. The JS20MH joins JCB's established JS200W Wastemaster , a conventional wheeled excavator adapted for the needs of scrap and waste handling industries, the company says. More
Learn about new lead rule from EPA Region V
Tammy Moore of EPA's Region V Lead Program in Chicago, will be hosting a free webinar Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. CDT titled "Updates to the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule." Please note that she is specifically targeting an audience with special interests including deconstruction and historic preservation for this webinar. EPA will be offering similar webinars targeting other effected audiences. You must register in advance for the Lead RRP Rule webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/558759305. For additional information contact Tammy Moore at 1.312.886.6181.
Canadian construction industry becomes a leader
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The Canadian construction industry took a giant leap forward in environmentally responsible practices with the first application in 2003 of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building rating system, which rates building projects on their sustainability. When Built Green Canada was created in 2006, home builders and renovators took the opportunity to go green as well. More
OSHA reveals top violations for 2010
OSHA revealed its top-10 most-frequently violated standards for 2010 at the National Safety Council Congress in San Diego. It was no surprise that violations of the construction scaffolding standard led the list as it has the last few years with more than 8,000 violations, followed by more than 7,000 violations of the construction fall protection standard. More
Sponsorships at the NDA's 38th Annual Convention
One of the best ways to support the National Demolition Association and its programs is to sponsor something at the organization's Annual Convention. There are a wide variety of marketable opportunities available. The Cocktail Reception before the Annual Banquet on March 8, 2011, is still open as is a breakfast at the show. Coffee breaks on March 7, before the Breakout Sessions and March 8, after the Demolition Industry Roundtable are available. You can also show your support for the Association by sponsoring a golf hole or contest at the NDA's 24th Annual Golf Tournament to be played at Paiute Golf Resort, March 5. For a $3,000 sponsorship, you will receive 4 signs on the course and free golf fees for four golfers covering an entire foursome. For a $1,000 sponsorship, you receive two signs and free golf fees for one golfer. For a $500 sponsorship, you receive one sign on the course. For more information about these sponsorship opportunities or to present other sponsorship ideas, contact NDA Headquarters at 1.800.541.2412.
European Metal Recycling opens new scrap metal recycling facility
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European Metal Recycling (EMR) recently opened a licensed scrap metal recycling facility in Darlington, U.K., that can handle anything from individual deliveries of a few kilos to individual consignments of 50 metric tons. Councillor Bryan Thistlethwaite will open the new EMR site on Cleveland Trading Estate by severing a chain with metal cutters instead of performing the conventional ribbon cutting ceremony. More
Historic Lincoln Theatre in Miami to be redesigned
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Big changes have loomed for the historic Lincoln Theatre since January, when the New World Symphony sold the 75-year-old building to a real estate investment and management company planning a high-end retail conversion. But while some dramatic alterations are in store, designs presented to and approved by Miami Beach's Historic Preservation Board show that some major components of SRA Lincoln Theater's plans will actually be quite familiar to history buffs. More