NDA Newsletter
Jul. 3, 2014

NDA webinar: Covering your assets — managing risks
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 24. Click here for more information. More

Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit
Nuclear Energy Insider
With 14 U.S. nuclear power plants classed as "at-risk" of closure and 5 units shut in the last 2 years, nuclear decommissioning will dominate industry focus and spending over the next decade.

Nuclear utilities and general contractors are actively looking for demolition services in preparation for decommissioning. So, I thought you’d be interested to know that the Nuclear Decommissioning and Used Fuel Strategy Summit (1-2 October, Charlotte, N.C.) will bring together all major stakeholders to highlight major projects they will be investing in, including demolition.

Get the full program including speaker line-up, agenda and an exclusive discount code here. More

Place your order today: ENR Demolition Insert to appear on Oct. 20
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.More

NDA Fall Board Meeting September 26
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.More

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16 New Jersey towns to share in Sandy demolition money
The Press of Atlantic City
Relief is coming for 16 Sandy-damaged towns in New Jersey that could see the most funding in New Jersey after being chosen by the state to participate in the Hurricane Sandy Unsafe Structures Demolition Program. Gov. Chris Christie signed an executive order in February authorizing the demolition program and allocating the $15 million in federal Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funding from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.More

Eriez to double manufacturing space for metal detection line
Construction & Demolition Recycling
Erie, Pennsylvania-based Eriez, a manufacturer of separation technologies, has announced plans to double the space to manufacture its line of metal detection products at its Erie headquarters, according to Tim Shuttleworth, president and CEO. “Our sales for the new Xtreme Metal Detector have exceeded our forecast, and we have decided to double our manufacturing capacity this summer,” Shuttleworth says. The expansion is designed to shorten lead times and help meet demand in the plastics, food and other processing industries. “Plans include expanding the footprint for our plant as well as dedicating a significant amount of space to metal detection,” adds Shuttleworth.More

Intelligent efficiency for new homes and buildings
By Archita Datta Majumdar
According to economist Jeremy Rifkin, we are right on the brink of a new revolution based on the dynamic convergence of telecommunications, mobile technology, the Internet and energy. Rifkin calls this the "new economic paradigm for the 21st century," which will completely change the way we communicate, live and do business. What this has also done is create a definitive path for building energy efficiency by utilizing emerging technologies to harness the untapped energy resource of every building and structure.More

Wisconsin places temporary moratorium on historic preservation tax credits
BizTimes Media
Wisconsin's historic preservation tax credit, which under new legislation was increased from 10 percent to 20 percent of eligible expenditures at the beginning of the year, has been so popular with developers this year that state officials have decided to temporarily suspend the program to examine its fiscal impact on the state. The state's Department of Revenue and the Wisconsin Historical Society projected that $4 million in historic preservation tax credits would be allocated this year. But roughly halfway through the year the state has already authorized more than $35 million in historic preservation tax credits.More

16 New Jersey towns to share in Sandy demolition money
The Press of Atlantic City
Relief is coming for 16 Sandy-damaged towns in New Jersey that could see the most funding in New Jersey after being chosen by the state to participate in the Hurricane Sandy Unsafe Structures Demolition Program. More

How the past comes down: Demolition at Brooklyn's Domino Sugar complex
Deserted NYC
Behind a green construction fence near the Williamsburg, Brooklyn, waterfront, crews are demolishing and gutting 28 buildings from the Domino Sugar Refinery complex, readying it for a $1.5 billion mixed-use development that the city approved in late April.More

OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors and construction workers identify job site hazards
Equipment World
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an online video game to help with training exercises. Released at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in Orlando, Florida, the interactive OSHA Hazard Identification Tool assists in training workers to identify hazards in the workplace and was developed in partnership with OSHA's Training Institute.More

Old lawsuit backs theory that demolition crew found old, rumored
LA Times basement

Los Angeles Times
There was some excitement in recent days among history buffs when earthmovers uncovered what could be the basement of the former Los Angeles Times Building at the northeast corner of Broadway and 1st Street. Crews are demolishing structures at the site to extend Grand Park. Some disappointment then ensued when partial demolition revealed a multilevel structure. Could this just be another old underground parking garage? One such structure already had been pulverized for the park extension. But a find by Jaye Steinbrick, senior director of information services for the L.A. Law Library, which is across the street from the site, gives new life to the original theory.More

Scrap metal shipper rejects calls to halt port operations
Recycling Today
Stonerock Shipping Corp., which operates at the Port of Palm Beach, Florida, has received and rejected a cease-and-desist letter sent from the city of Riviera Beach, Florida. In the letter, sent during the middle of June, the city recognized that Stonerock had violated terms of its permit. The city is looking for the company to shut down its operations by the end of June. However, a spokeswoman for the Port of Palm Beach says the port has rejected the cease-and-desist order, saying that the company does not conduct any processing at the location.More