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Walk-in registration still available for NDA's 39th Annual Convention
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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 still register by simply walking into the 17th Demolition Academy's registration area in the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. More

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NDA Member-Get-A-Member Program
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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.

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:
  • Full page advertisers can save over $1,400.
  • Half page advertisers save over $793.
  • One third page advertisers save $693.
  • One-sixth page advertisers save $346.
With your extra savings you can buy Mike Taylor a beverage at the show!

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Historic Tennessee hotel: Life after demolition    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Historic preservation and demolition do not seem like they would make good companions. As one effort seeks to restore heritage sites, the other threatens to erase memories of the place. Oddly, the two seemingly conflicting efforts were recently in reluctant accord in the historic district of Chattanooga, Tenn., as demolition crews tore down the backside of the old St. George Hotel. More

Company's failure to have spotter for excavator boosts worker's benefits
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In California, a construction company's failure to provide a spotter to help direct the movement of construction equipment may amount to serious and willful misconduct that will entitle an injured worker to increased benefits. More

Insurance claims from recent tornadoes may top $1 billion
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March came in like a very large and powerful lion, spawning severe weather across the Midwest, interior South and Southeast United States. Insured losses from the tornadoes, hail and high winds that struck in late February and early March may climb into the $1 billion to $2 billion range, according to catastrophe risk modeling firm EQECAT. More

US construction employment increases
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Construction employment increased in 148 out of 337 metropolitan areas between December 2010 and December 2011, decreased in 128 metropolitan areas and stayed level in 61 metropolitan areas, according to an analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America. The construction employment increases were likely fueled by a 4.3 percent increase in total construction spending between December 2010 and December 2011, driven largely by growing private sector demand, association officials noted. More

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Meet Honest Buildings, a Yelp and LinkedIn for greener buildings
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As the director of sustainability for Tishman Speyer, a leading global real estate developer, Riggs Kubiak was responsible for integrating environmental innovation into buildings. But he lacked the means and metrics by which to compare the countless companies and technologies claiming to improve building energy efficiency. "The built environment has millions of different companies globally trying to do the same thing, which is make buildings better," Kubiak said. "But there was nowhere to find [out] who the best and most innovative companies were in your area based on their portfolio of actual project ... regardless of whether they were for a home, apartment, school or office building." More

New Zealand, Japanese disaster workers discuss earthquakes
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New Zealand disaster response officials are meeting with Japanese counterparts to swap advice and ideas on recovering from major earthquakes that devastated parts of both countries last year. The scientists would work in three groups studying soil behavior in earthquakes, the interaction of soil and structures in earthquakes, and recovery and reconstruction with the flexibility to look at other topics if the opportunity arose. More

Preventing contamination in recycling
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Aluminum has long been the poster child of recycling. About half of all aluminum used in the United States is now recycled, and this recycling has clear and dramatic benefits: Pound for pound, it takes anywhere from nine to 18 times as much energy to produce aluminum from raw ore as from recycled material. More

Recycling plant opens in Edmonton, Canada
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A new recycling facility in Edmonton, Canada, is hoping to recycle up to 70 percent more construction and demolition. Construction and demolition waste makes up about one-quarter of all municipal solid waste sent to landfills in Alberta, Canada, according to Alberta Environment. More

Another UK 1st for U Mole in suction excavation
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U Mole recently supplied the first Vac-Tron LPAIR vacuum excavation unit in the U.K. to client Geotron UK Ltd. Geotron works mainly in the environmental industry, with its core business being largely in the petrochemical and contaminated land investigation sectors. More
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