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EPA sets national limits to reduce mercury, other toxic emissions from cement plants
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The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing final rules designed to protect Americans' health by cutting emissions of mercury, particle pollution and other harmful pollutants from Portland cement manufacturing. The EPA says producing Portland cement is the third largest source of mercury air emissions in the United States. More

ENR Announces 2010 Demolition Insert
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McGraw-Hill's Engineering News-Record magazine has announced the dates for their 2010 Demolition Insert. The four-color special Insert, sponsored by the National Demolition Association, will appear in the Nov. 8, edition of ENR. With a circulation of over 250,000, ENR presents an outstanding opportunity for companies involved in the demolition process to highlight the work they do and the projects they are working on. Part of the NDA's comprehensive Public Relations Program designed to help our members market their services, the ENR Demolition Insert is a major part of the Association's efforts to educate our client base to the demolition process. For more information about advertising in this year's ENR Demolition Insert, contact Al Dalessandro, Director of Special Publications at ENR at 1-914-219-5070 or email him at For information about submitting a project story for the Demolition Insert, contact Mike Taylor, Executive Director of the NDA at 1-800-541-2412 or

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Environment primary goal for Tennessee hospital demolition
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With preliminary demolition work under way at the site of the old Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, Tenn., project leaders say the massive undertaking is going to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The building that had served as Clarksville's main hospital since 1954 is being taken down over the course of the next half-year to make room for construction of Madison Street Commons—a shopping complex that will be anchored by Publix. More

OSHA to amend Cranes and Derricks Standards
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OSHA is revising the Cranes and Derricks Standard and related sections of the Construction Standard to update and specify industry work practices necessary to protect employees during the use of cranes and derricks in construction. This final standard also addresses advances in the designs of cranes and derricks, related hazards and the qualifications of employees needed to operate them safely. Under this final rule, employers must determine whether the ground is sufficient to support the anticipated weight of hoisting equipment and associated loads. This final rule will become effective Nov. 8. More

Canadian building permits rise more than expected in June
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Canadian building permits rose more than three times as much as expected in June, led by work on schools, and on commercial buildings such as hotels and recreational facilities. The total value of permits issues by municipalities increased 6.5 percent to C$6.6 billion ($6.5 billion), Statistics Canada said in Ottawa. More

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Top 5 states for construction workers
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Most people are well aware of the effect the economy has had on the building industry. People can't afford to build or remodel their homes, and many large building companies have laid off workers or reduced hours as business has slowed to a crawl. In what may be a major understatement, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics noted "the constructing industry has been strongly affected by the credit crisis." More

US $1.1 billion Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement approved
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The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, California, has approved a $1.1 billion plan to replace the 42-year old Gerald Desmond Bridge in Long Beach, Calif. The new bridge will improve traffic flow, safety and navigation, create jobs and generate $2 billion for the local economy, according to a statement by the Board. More

Nanomaterials poised for big impact in construction
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Nanomaterials are poised for widespread use in the construction industry, where they can offer significant advantages for a variety of applications ranging from making more durable concrete to self-cleaning windows. But widespread use in building materials comes with potential environmental and health risks when those materials are thrown away. Those are the conclusions of a new study published by Rice University engineering researchers in ACS Nano. More

New plans for Los Angeles historic hotel
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After backing down from a contentious proposal to demolish the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel, the owner has unveiled plans to construct a high-rise real estate development next to the Space Age landmark that would transform the tenor of Century City's streets and dramatically alter the skyline. The $1.5 billion proposal calls for two 46-story skyscrapers holding hundreds of condominiums and offices to be built behind the renowned hotel on Avenue of the Stars. More

Pews saved from demolition find new life in Louisiana
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Several Luzerne County Catholic church parishioners felt as if they were losing part of themselves as several churches have been closed during a consolidation process. Many felt the same way in late June when St. Francis of Assisi, the oldest church in Nanticoke, La., was demolished due to structural issues. Pews saved from the demolition of St. Francis of Assisi on Green Street are gaining new life after being donated to a church in a small coastal village in Louisiana. More
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