Register for the NDA's 39th Annual Convention and 17th Demolition Academy in San Antonio
Still haven't registered for the NDA's 39th Annual Convention and 17th Demolition Academy at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, March 9-13? No problem. There is still time. You can register online until noon EST March 6, or simply walk in to the 17th Demolition Academy's registration area in the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. More
Demolition 2012: Showcasing the best practices and projects of the modern demolition contractor
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ENR will be sending a representative to the NDA Convention in San Antonio on March 10-13. Her name is Joan Callahan and she is looking forward to meet you. Callahan will be eager to talk with you about this year's Demolition section that will run in ENR's Nov. 26 issue.
Be prepared to sign up for Demolition 2012 and save. For those of you who are prepared to sign up for advertising in Demolition 2012, Callahan will have a money-saving offer for you. You can save 15 percent off our Demolition section rates if you sign up with Callahan at the show. (See attached promo for our Demolition section rates. Take 15 percent off these rates for at show sign-ups.) Or jot us a line and we can sign you up before the show to receive our at show discount.
If you were an advertiser in Demolition 2011 we will honor your 2011 rates if you sign up before the show or with Callahan at the show. All other advertisers who book space after March 13 will still receive our special Demolition rates as outlined on the attached promotion. These rates represent a 50 percent discount off our regular rates.
Plan ahead and save on your Demolition section advertising in ENR. Get your budget approvals now and save 15 percent at the show. Here's the kind of savings you can expect if you plan ahead:
NDA announces keynote speaker, events, at 39th Annual Convention
A leading construction industry economist, Dr. Anirban Basu, is the keynote speaker at the National Demolition Association's 39th Annual Convention in the historic city of San Antonio March 10-13. His address, entitled Understanding the Construction Economy: Your 19th Nervous Breakdown, is sure to generate a good deal of discussion and interest, Michael R. Taylor said, CAE, NDA executive director.
NDA Member-Get-A-Member Program
The best indicator of a vibrant, service-oriented association is a growing membership base. The Member Services Committee of the board of directors of the NDA believes now is the time to recruit new members to our organization. Therefore, the committee has developed its exciting new Member-Get-A-Member program that provides valuable incentives for our current members to assist the NDA in attracting new members.
Unsafe work environments costs companies
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A roofing company working in Coquitlam, Canada, was hit with an $87,000 fine for not using adequate fall protection on its construction site last year. Natt Roofing Ltd. may appeal the WorkSafeBC ruling, which was issued in late 2011 after a supervisor with the company and a worker were seen at risk of falling. The company had been warned several times before about its fall-protection issues, according to a WorkSafe's enforcement report. More
Wisconsin mall demolition crews make effort to recycle materials
Demolition on the former downtown Green Bay mall in Wisconsin is on track to be complete by the end of June. "When most people think about building demolition, they think of the classic walls coming down, there needs to be a lot of work that needs to occur before that ever happens," the city's Assistant Public Works Director Steve Grenier said. More
Construction spending down in January
Construction spending inched down less than 0.1 percent in January, following a large upward revision in December and November, according to a new analysis of federal data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. All forms of residential construction did well for the month and year over year, while private nonresidential spending was mixed and public construction declined amid continued congressional delays in passing a host of long-term infrastructure and tax measures. More
When trash becomes a resource
Alameda County in California recently passed a mandatory recycling ordinance in a bid to divert 90 percent of its "readily recyclable and compostable materials" by 2020. Some municipalities fear that intensive waste management will be expensive. But the value of the resources extracted more than compensates for those expenses, according to a study by StopWaste.Org, a program of the Alameda County Waste Management Authority. More
Accelerate your work with extreme trucks
When it comes to hauling material for land clearing and site preparation work, it's a business that's often filled with unknowns. "Contractors encounter varying site conditions when moving from job to job," Ken Emmett said, product manager for Terex Construction. "For one project, the truck may be cycling down a paved interstate road and the next it could be pulling through unforgiving site conditions with mud up to its axles." More
Obama's budget offers mixed news for small business owners
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Big deficits lead to higher taxes, which are a drain on enterprise, particularly small business. However, many small business owners pay taxes on their profits at the individual level. The good news for smaller companies is that President Barack Obama has proposed a 3 percent increase in the Small Business Administration budget, raising it to $949 million. The president has also proposed a $8 billion Community College to Career Fund that could bolster entrepreneurship. More
Construction employment below pre-recession peak in most areas
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U.S. construction employment is stuck at well below pre-recession levels in all but eight of 337 metropolitan areas, according to the Association of General Contractors of America. The Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale area in Arizona had the steepest decline, losing 93,600 jobs, a 53 percent drop since December 2006, trade group reported recently. More