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Apply for 2012 Environmental Excellence Award now!
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The deadline for applications for the 2012 NDA Environmental Excellence Awards — which will be presented on Monday morning, March 25 at the NDA's 40th Anniversary Celebration in San Diego — is fast approaching. Applications need to be in by December 31. The Association's Environmental Excellence Awards is a great way to showcase your company's skills to the NDA's Mission of Environmental Stewardship. Listen to what a recent Environmental Excellence Award winner, John Lloyd of Lloyd’s Construction Services of Savage, Minn., says about this valuable program:

"The Environmental Excellence award is not only a great opportunity for demolition contractors to spotlight one of their deserving projects, but additionally serves as a great promotional opportunity with clients. When we hand-delivered the accompanying award to the project owner and City of St. Paul Port Authority, they were ecstatic to be included, and just as we did, took full advantage of the public relation opportunities the award provides. It truly was a win-win for all parties involved."

Send your application for the 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards in NOW!

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Convention sponsorship opportunities
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There are still a number of exciting 40th Anniversary Convention Sponsorship Opportunities available for the NDA's annual extravaganza planned this year in San Diego from March 23–26. In addition to three coffee breaks, the tote bags, a breakfast and the speakers, a sponsorship of the 40th Anniversary commemorative tile that will be presented to every convention attendee is available. Remember that you can also sponsor a golf hole or contest at the NDA's 26th Annual Golf Tournament out at the Riverwalk Golf Club on Saturday, March 22. All Regular, Associate and International members can sponsor an event. For more information about these great opportunities to show you support of the NDA and its programs, contact NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412.

Caterpillar opens visitor center in Peoria
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Caterpillar recently opened its new Visitors Center in its home town of Peoria, Ill. The company invested more than $52 million in the new Visitors center and Peoria Riverfront Museum. The Visitors Center is nearly 50,000 square feet of home to a number of exhibits along with a 62-seat theater inside a life-size CAT 797 24 feet tall, 400-ton truck. The new center highlights CAT's heritage, their products and services and showcasing the amazing work their customers do every day all around the world using their products and equipment. Opened on Oct. 22, 2012, the Visitors Center's hours are 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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Innovations increase safety, productivity and profitability
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Modern demolition companies bring technical expertise, sophisticated work practices and powerful equipment to their work, making for safer jobs, quicker turnaround and increased profits. More

Historic board pans plan to move Palo Alto, California's MacArthur Park
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Once a Menlo Park landmark, MacArthur Park's current home in Palo Alto is targeted for redevelopment. A proposal to relocate the historic Julia Morgan-designed building at 27 University Ave. to make way for four office towers and a theater drew a harsh reception at the Wednesday morning, Dec. 5, meeting of the Historic Resources Board, where members expressed grave concerns about uprooting what they called a significant part of the city's history. More

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Details on Houston, Texas' downtown building implosion
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At 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, workers will fill the old Ben Milam Hotel with dynamite and blow it up. The 10-story building across from Minute Maid Park will be imploded by demo firm D.H. Griffin of Texas. Once it's gone, apartment developer the Finger Cos. will build a luxury residential complex in its place. More

Submit recommendations for updating OSHA construction industry standards
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is issuing a Request for Information to initiate the fourth phase of its Standards Improvement Project (SIP). The purpose of SIP-IV is to improve and streamline existing OSHA construction standards by removing or revising requirements that are confusing or outdated, or that duplicate, or are inconsistent with, other standards. More

Opinion: To protect and to preserve: Saving historic structures in Raleigh
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Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. During the last few years, our City Council has adopted a comprehensive plan for how we should grow through 2030, focusing on density rather than spreading ourselves out. With these waves of new development, our city will look drastically different in the coming decades as old and historic structures are torn down. We're building a lot of "new," — and there's a case for saving what we already have. More

Metal theft laws burden recyclers
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When three employees of Georgia recycling companies were arrested and charged with violating the state's new metal theft prevention laws last summer, it provided a graphic illustration of what recyclers have feared. Namely, that the proliferation of laws to discourage metal theft is making criminals out of recyclers who fail to follow sometimes burdensome requirements. More

Demolition delayed on Palm Beach Mall while safety tests ensure JCPenney can remain open
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Palm Beach Mall is still standing like a sappy 80s song as JCPenney runs tests to make sure it will be safe to remain open during demolition and construction. Developer liaison Tom Carabine said the tests are "an abundance of caution" for the retailer and the project. Palm Beach Outlets is passing his most recent demo deadline of Dec. 1, but Carabine said the new outlet center can still open on time in November 2013. More


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