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History-making effort to restore Elwha River takes a big step forward
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A history-making and much debated project to restore the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state has taken a big step forward. A contract has been awarded to remove the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams in an ambitious, and expensive, effort to reverse decades of environmental damage to an important river system. A major milestone in that process was reached when a $26.9 million contract was awarded for demolition of both dams. More

UK's tallest high reach at work in Glasgow
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Coleman & Co is currently demolishing three 21 story tower blocks in Glasgow, U.K., using its unique Liebherr high reach, the largest machine of this type currently operating in the U.K. More

Power plants providing steady current of work in US
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A somewhat bright spot in an otherwise down market for the rigging and heavy haul sector is the business of power generation. Throughout the country power plant work has been steady, according to Chris Teague, director of marketing for Barnhart Crane & Rigging. More

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The ACT® System provides up to 50 programmable attachments, giving your excavators the flexibility to perform any task. Manufactured by HKX®.

New York's 15 Penn Plaza approved
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New York City Council has approved a controversial 67-story tower just two blocks from the city's iconic Empire State Building. Despite objections, the council approved plans by Vornado Realty Trust to construct the 363 meter-high, Pelli Clarke Pelli-designed 15 Penn Plaza by 47 votes to 1. Described by the developer as "an outstanding addition to New York's skyline", 15 Penn Plaza will be just 18 meters shorter than the Empire State Building, which has stood in midtown Manhattan since 1931. More

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20 large upcoming medical and educational construction projects
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Reed Construction Data has compiled a list of 20 of the largest upcoming medical and education construction projects. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. More

Lumber, metals and gypsum lead July construction materials price decline
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The economic slowdown caused the second consecutive decline in the construction materials price index with a 1.1 percent fall in July. The largest declines were for steel, copper, lumber and gypsum products. Most construction items experienced price declines in July. Weaker pricing, however, did not reach some lumber, energy and metal products by the survey week. More

The new MK Series Quick-Release Multi Kit combines several existing lines of EEI-Trevi Benne attachments, the FR Series Rotating Pulverizer, the MF Series Universal Processor and the CS Series Steel Cutting Shear. See the spec's here.

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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. 
Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA) promotes the safe and economically feasible recycling of the more than 325 million tons of recoverable construction and demolition (C&D) materials that are generated in the United States annually. These materials include aggregates such as concrete, asphalt, asphalt shingles, gypsum wallboard, wood and metals. More info

ARTBA urges EPA not to classify coal ash as 'hazardous' material
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A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal ash as a "hazardous waste" could make concrete more expensive and less durable, thus increasing the costs and environmental footprint of key transportation improvement projects, according to Nick Goldstein, vice president of environmental and regulatory affairs for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. More

Ocala, Fla., residents encouraged to view community redevelopment goals
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Ocala, Fla., has hired an urban planner to help formulate the vision of how Ocala should develop over the next 25 years, and to incorporate those ideas into future plans so the vision can become a reality. The design center will be a place to see how one's ideas or project could enhance, or be enhanced by, the city's current plans, pilot projects or vision of the future. The studio is a place where "before and after" photos can be featured, showing the difference a facade grant or demolition project made in an area. More

2 more SRS facilities achieve OHSAS 18001 certification
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Sims Recycling Solutions has announced that its two facilities in LaVergne, Tenn., have become the third and fourth company facilities in the United States to achieve OHSAS 18001 certification following a third-party audit. OHSAS 18001 is an international occupational health and safety management system standard designed to enable an organization to control its health and safety risks and to improve its performance. More
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