NDA Newsletter
Mar. 13, 2015

NDA Demolition Convention and Expo is One Week Away!
March 21-24, 2015
Nashville, Tennessee

Give yourself every advantage and attend the largest demolition trade show in America. Get a first-hand look at the latest innovations and technology solutions from the industry’s best resources. Exhibits from leading manufacturers and suppliers give you one-stop access to the full range of products and service offerings to help you add efficiencies, capture new opportunities and increase profits.

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Download This Year's Convention Brochure!
An easy-to-print brochure for this year’s NDA Convention and Expo is available on the web site. It includes all the latest convention content as well as a registration form. It’s available by clicking here.More

Demolition Workforce Development: One Essential Way NDA Serves its Members
Association executives and NDA members are helping educate young people about the wide variety career opportunities that await them in the demolition industry.More

Membership Provides the Tools to Build More Profitable and Productive Businesses
NDA Member Brian Baumann of B&B Wrecking & Excavating shares why he attends NDA's Annual Convention year after year.More

Now Accepting Applications to Join the Board
If you are interested in serving your association and would like to be considered for membership on the NDA Board of Directors, we are now accepting nominations. Please send your contact information and statement of interest to Cheryl Caulfield via ccaulfield@demolitionassociation.com or Don Rachel via drachel@rachelcontracting.com.More

Performance demands will drive green construction growth
By Michael J. Berens
Of all the trends affecting the rise in sustainable construction, none is having a greater impact than the drive for higher building performance. As owners, engineers and builders strive for greater efficiencies, they are turning to green building practices for solutions. To judge by the trade media, you would think everyone is building green. Such is not the case. Although sustainable design and construction has become more mainstream, it still represents only a fraction of the entire industry. That may change drastically in the next three to five years.More

Muskegon County, Michigan's planned deconstruction-materials facility a key part in fight against blight
The collaborative effort to repurpose materials from blighted homes in Muskegon County, Michigan, took a significant step forward on March 10-11. The partnership between Muskegon County, Michigan State University and Michigan Works of Muskegon and Oceana counties is aiming to capitalize on deconstruction materials attained from the elimination of blight homes.More

Orlando seeks options as 'Round Building' demolition company leaves the job
Orlando Sentinel
Remnants of Orlando, Florida’s "Round Building" will continue to linger near the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, after officials said Tuesday that the company hired to tear it down has defaulted on its contract. The city had initially hoped to demolish the Round Building before the arts center's grand opening, but that came and went as the project suffered repeated delays.More

5 ways to make better use of your tablet for the office
Small Business Trends
The unique form factor of the tablet makes it a new kind of device for work. While a phone is capable of delivering a short text message or email, the extra real estate on the larger screen of a tablet makes it possible to create and share videos, or display large colorful graphs. Below are ways that you can really make the most of a tablet for the office that wouldn’t be as easy on a traditional computer. More

Salvage plans underway for damaged tanker in Houston Ship Channel
Plans to salvage the damaged chemical tanker Carla Maersk got underway Wednesday, two days after a collision with another ship in the Houston Ship Channel. The Carla Maersk's port cargo tanks were damaged in the collision with the bulk freighter Conti Peridot and leaked MTBE, which is a fuel additive in gasoline. The Carla Maersk was reportedly carrying 216,000 barrels of MTBE taken on at Texas Petro Chemical Plant, but the Coast Guard is unsure at this time how much chemical leaked.More

5 concerns hindering job growth in the construction field
Construction DIVE
The construction industry has created an average of 28,000 jobs a month for the past year, contributing a little more than 8 percent to overall employment gains for the country. But the impact of those jobs can have an outsized effect on the economy — and for the hope of its continued recovery, the vice president of the ADP Research Institute told Construction Dive.More

Scanning old blueprints to preserve architectural past
Asheville Citizen-Times
History doesn’t begin with the brick and mortar of old houses in need of preservation, but with the first lines of an architect drawing the blueprints. Starting March 14, the Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County and the Buncombe County Public Library will team up to offer local residents a free opportunity to turn old architectural drawings into digital images.More