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Inside the new demolition textbook
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The National Demolition Association is proud to announce its new demolition textbook developed with Purdue University's School of Building Construction Management. Entitled "Demolition: Practices, Technology and Management", this work outlines the specific skills used by the modern demolition contractor in the 21st century. Shortly, every Regular member of the NDA will receive a copy of this landmark publication.

To announce this textbook to the wider architectural, construction and real estate communities, the NDA participated in a podcast with Cygnus Construction Group's website. The listed podcast, which appears on the Cygnus site, is split into two sections.

Construction recession over but recovery has yet to begin
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Construction jobs have been in a holding pattern since March, according to Reed Construction Data economist Jim Haughey. The construction recession may be over, but the recovery has not yet begun. Private employers hired 67,000 workers in August; contractors hired 19,000 workers. More

OSHA sets up shop in 4 new locations
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OSHA recently announced that it is opening four new area offices in Las Vegas, Nev.; Oakland, Calif.; Phoenix, Ariz.; and San Diego, Calif. The new locations will support increased activity, strengthened enforcement, and enhanced state plan oversight. More

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Loyola University faces a tough demolition due to asbestos contamination
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The Damen Hall facility at Loyola University in Chicago will be demolished by spring 2011, according to school officials. The presence of asbestos requires that the building be abated before demolition can begin. This can add a significant amount of time to the demolition schedule. Exterior demolition is slated to begin before the end of September, and complete demolition is expected to last an additional six months. More

The basics of being strategic about change
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Lately the business landscape keeps moving under us all in a variety of important ways. The nature of media and how the public consumes it keeps shifting; younger workers arrive with unprecedented expectations; consumers focus more on quality and personalization; technologies change the way work gets done on every level from the personal to the global effects of outsourcing. Those are just a few of the big movements we're all trying to keep up with. More

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International scrap prices on a match winning performance
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The saying "fools rush in where angels fear to tread" can aptly sum the meanderings in global scrap market. Typically in the pre-recession era scrap prices have trotted on the footprints of finished product prices. However the recessionary shock seems to have thrown all rational dynamics haywire. More

Legislation promises major changes for construction law bar
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Massachusetts is now part of a string of states to have adopted laws that essentially end "pay-if-paid" clauses in construction contracts and establish strict deadlines on payment schedules. The so-called "prompt pay bill," goes into effect in November and significantly changes the payment responsibilities of all parties involved in most large-scale commercial and residential construction projects. More

The new MK Series Quick-Release Multi Kit combines several existing lines of EEI-Trevi Benne attachments, the FR Series Rotating Pulverizer, the MF Series Universal Processor and the CS Series Steel Cutting Shear. See the spec's here.

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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

British Columbia's planned mega-projects on rise
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British Columbia's construction sector saw slower activity during the recent quarter, but a significant number of mega-projects being proposed offer hope for growth, according to the provincial Major Projects Inventory. As of June 30, proponents had proposed or were building 931 developments worth almost $200 billion, according to the inventory, compiled by the ministry of small business, technology and economic development. More

House demolition at the Lewis and Clark National Historic Park
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The Fort to Sea Trail commemorates the historic path that Meriwether Lewis and William Clark followed from their winter shelter at Fort Clatsop in Oregon to the Pacific Ocean. This project consists of demolishing the O'Casey house to create trailhead parking and other trail-related improvements. More

Associated General Contractors say construction spending falls to 10-year low in July
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The Associated General Contractors of America, an association for the construction industry, has reported that total construction spending in July 2010 declined to a 10-year low of $805 billion, as investments in construction projects dropped 1 percent from a downwardly revised June total. In examining Census Bureau data, the AGC notes that the new figures show depressed private sector activity and local and state budget cuts offsetting stimulus-funded construction spending. More
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