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Pentagon renovation complete after 17 years
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The last construction barriers have been removed, the pneumatic hammers have fallen silent and the final displaced employees have returned. After 17 years, the job of renovating the Pentagon is complete. Little remains to be done but the paperwork closing out the $4.5 billion program, which when it began was the world's largest reconstruction project. The remaking of the 6.5 million-square-foot, 29-acre site is considered such a success in industry circles that its "design-build" techniques have influenced other federal projects. More

Links & Logos program — Get your logo and Web link displayed on NDA's site for free
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Lets face it. We all are trying to get our business as much Internet exposure as possible. The more people linking to our websites, the more traffic they get. The more inbound links we have the better our search engine ranking will be, and the more people that see our logo the better our branding campaign will be. We at the National Demolition Association are trying to do the same thing that you are, and NDA's Links & Logos program can help us both. Simply complete the application form, and we will email an NDA logo for you to use as a link to our website Email us your logo, and if you are a member we will set it up as a link in your Member Directory page. More

Residents of Joplin, Mo., ask questions about debris operation
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Questions about demolition costs have kept some homeowners from signing right-of-entry forms sought by the city of Joplin, Mo., to begin debris removal work on properties in the tornado-ravaged areas of the city. Residents have the opportunity to sign the right-of-entry form and allow government contractors under the supervision of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to remove any loose rubble from their damaged homes. Any standing structures of more than one wall will have to be demolished after the debris removal phase that is expected to start soon. More

Mobile employee management on the construction jobsite
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Construction technology and software are helping to streamline work processes and improve business practices. Browser-based tracking and management solutions are helping contractors go paperless and stay organized. These software programs allow companies to track multiple aspects essential to their businesses including employee and labor hours. More

Tough-as-nails demolition trailers from Clement

With rugged efficiency Clement's DemoStar handles a variety of demolition materials. DemoStar’s Clement Bathtub body of abrasion-resistant AR450 steel minimizes weight while handling really tough loads. A characteristic of Clement’s bathtub design is longitudinal braces that efficiently support the body. Choose DemoStar in either frameless or frametype models. Learn More. 

Steel and concrete plank systems can speed construction
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Using steel with long-span concrete floor planks or metal decks for clear spans in cast-in-place concrete residential towers up to 25 to 30 stories high is proving to speed up projects and reduce costs. But, the innovative steel technology has been slow to catch on in Canada, even though it has gained acceptance in the U.S. More

New York tree recycling business converts to biomass gasification facility
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Development of large-scale biomass gasification in the U.S. is in between demonstration and commercial scale, but a few companies are overcoming the challenges to make large-scale projects happen. When Jim Taylor Jr. founded Taylor Tree in 1953, he had no idea that it would pave the way to development of the first large-scale biomass gasification power facility in the U.S. That tree recycling business was transformed into a successful construction and demolition debris recycling company, a key component in his future biomass gasification plant model. More

Scheduling for small projects
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Scheduling priorities in construction run the gamut and differ depending on the size of the organization. For small-sized residential homebuilders and commercial contractors not every solution is a perfect fit. This is why it becomes so important to search for a solution that works for your organization. For builders and contractors looking to test the waters with scheduling technology, a good place to start might be free online tools. More

Rocks stabilize museum move in Iowa
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Truckloads of rock were recently dumped at the site of a monumental move in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, after rain again inundated the area. The gravel replaced muck to allow the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library to continue on its move toward a new foundation. More

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Industrial buildings across US to go solar
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The Department of Energy has issued a $1.4 billion conditional loan guarantee to fund a massive project that would install solar panels on unused industrial roof space across the U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced that support for Project Amp would come from American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 funds. More

Software helps when disaster strikes
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Given all the natural tragedies happening around the world — earthquakes and hurricanes, among others — it is paramount that state departments are able to respond accordingly and ensure critical infrastructure, such as bridges and roads, remain safe and secure. In the past, it has been difficult for inspection teams to set priorities following a natural or man-made disaster due to the lack of information about where the greatest damage had occurred. However, as sensors and software are being developed further, public agencies are finding technology can help prioritize needs during a disaster. More

Caterpillar to expand new US excavator factory
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Caterpillar has announced an extension to its as-yet uncompleted new excavator factory in Victoria, Texas. The original $130 million investment in the state-of-the-art, 850,000-square-foot location was announced in August 2010, and Caterpillar now says it will spend $70 million more to add another 200,000 square feet to the space. The additional space will increase manufacturing capacity at the plant above the initially planned levels, by bringing the manufacturer of selected fabrications into the facility. More
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