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NDA Convention hotel registration extended
The deadline for securing room reservations as part of the NDA's 40th Anniversary Convention room bloc has been extended. The Hilton San Diego Bayfront has extended the Association's room bloc until Tuesday, Feb. 26. Call (619) 564-3333 to reserve a room at the Hilton. Make sure to mention that you art part of the NDA's Group.

Advertising deadline for 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook extended
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Still interested in placing a congratulatory ad in the NDAS's 40th Anniversary Commemorative Yearbook? The deadline to secure ad space for the Yearbook has also been extended until next Tuesday, Feb. 26. Simply call NDA Headquarters at 1-800-541-2412. All funds raised through the sale of Yearbook ads will be used to support and expand NDA member services.

Looking for qualified help?
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One excellent source for potential employees is the NDA's Demolition Career Center on the Association's website. The NDA has recently updated the Career Center by adding resumes from Purdue University's recent Student Career Fair. Many of the resumes are from students interested in working in the demolition industry, ones who have taken demolition-specific courses at Purdue's School of Building Construction Management in W. Lafayette, Ind. There are also students interested in internships and summer job opportunities posted in this special section of the NDA's website. More

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NDA Board to meet in Santa Monica, Calif., in June
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Incoming NDA President Jeff Kroeker of Kroeker, Inc. in Fresno, Calif., has announced the dates and location of this first Board of Directors' meeting. The summer Board meeting in 2013 will be held at the J.W. Marriott in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 7-8. Incoming President Kroeker encourages all NDA members and guests to attend this important Association function and participate in the management of the NDA.

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Construction employment and spending levels hit 3-year high
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Revised government data issued Feb. 1 shows the construction industry is contributing substantially to economic and employment growth, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America, Arlington, Va. Association officials noted that construction employment rose for the eighth consecutive month in January, while construction spending in December increased for the ninth month in a row. Both totals were the highest levels in more than three years. More

Proposed federal legislation could generate millions of dollars for demolition in Cleveland
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The Cuyahoga County Land Bank soon might be empowered to issue millions of dollars worth of federal tax credit bonds to pay for demolition of vacant, abandoned and blighted properties. An Ohio delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives announced the introduction of legislation to distribute bonds worth $4 billion to states or land banks nationwide to stabilize neighborhoods by clearing the ruins of the foreclosure crisis from urban areas. More

Metrodome likely to be demolished early next year
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It looks like the Metrodome may be down to its final year. Officials say the stadium, which opened in 1982, likely will be torn down in early 2014 to make way for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. More

St. Jean Baptiste bridge demolished in Winnipeg, Canada
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VideoBriefAbout 200 local residents turned out for the recent implosion of the St. Jean Baptiste Bridge in Winnipeg, Canada. The blast went off about 9 a.m. and the bridge immediately sank into the Red River. More

As construction begins rebound, looming labor shortages raise concern
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After a year of persistent gains, home builder confidence is leveling out. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index clocked a reading of 46 for February, one point lower than January, for several reasons including tight mortgage lending and rising construction supply costs. But in some markets, builders have an additional obstacle to worry about: a lack of skilled labor. More

Building concrete relationships through BIM
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On the surface, issues faced by downstream design and construction teams always appear to be information-based, but the underlying problem in the majority of cases is antiquated communication methods. In waltzes BIM, seemingly to fix the information problem. However, if communication skills were poor before BIM, then BIM will only serve to enhance the information disability. Abundance of information does not necessarily provide clarity. BIM is not the answer to all woes of the construction industry. However, if used properly it can be a powerful tool that enhances the way the industry interacts and communicates with its audiences. More

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Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of the NDA NEWSLETTER, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NDA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics and payment.

I-9? What's that?
By Richard A. Berman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Our government has required since 1986 that each employer prepare and keep available form I-9 on every employee. Basically, it is the document that proves an individual is a citizen or has legal residency. In most cases citizen employees will provide their driver's license and social security card. Noncitizens will provide their proof of legal residency. Here is some advice to help you avoid an expensive lesson. More

The secret to making better hires
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Why do so many companies struggle when it comes to making great hires? They overlook the obvious. In other words, the people doing the hiring fail to understand, look for and qualify the one characteristic that indicates the certainty of a good hire. While companies screen for many things, they often miss the gold standard litmus test — they play a game of chance when it's simply not necessary. More


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