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How cleanup and redevelopment of city brownfields reduces pollution
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The federal Environmental Protection Agency has released a comprehensive research report demonstrating that redevelopment of contaminated industrial sites in inner cities brings substantial environmental benefits. The agency studied 163 brownfield sites in five cities, comparing their impacts with those of sites where development was likely to go had the brownfields not been available. For over 90 percent of the sites, the brownfield locations were found to have superior environmental performance compared to the alternative locations. More

OSHA guidance document helps prevent nail gun injuries
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OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health have developed new guidance, Nail Gun Safety — A Guide for Construction Contractors, to help construction employers and workers prevent work-related nail gun injuries. Construction workers, particularly those in residential construction, use nail guns nearly every day. Although this tool is easy to operate and increases productivity, there have been reports of internal and external bodily injuries. 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. 

Crane collapse spotlights construction site danger
U.S. Politics Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The events of 9/11 reminded the world of the tragic terror attacks on the World Trade Towers and the Pentagon. An event less covered by the news, a crane accident in the nation's Capitol, reminded construction workers and New York construction accident lawyers how dangerous construction work can be. A crane that was repairing damage at Washington National Cathedral fell over. The crane, with a lifting capacity of 500 tons, had been brought in to help with repairs to the more than 100-year-old structure after it was damaged in the 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Aug. 23. More

NDA's fall board meeting scheduled for Asheville, NC
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The board of directors of the NDA will be meeting Oct. 7-8 at the grove Park Inn in beautiful Asheville, N.C. Part of the planned activities of this year's Fall Board of Directors Meeting includes a visit to Volvo Construction Equipment's North American headquarters and its equipment proving grounds in Asheville Oct. 7. The tour will include a time for hands-on equipment operation. The NDA is also planning dinner and a tour of the historic Biltmore Estate, summer home of the Vanderbilt's on Oct. 8. NDA President Don Rachel invites all NDA members to attend this important event. He encourages association members to invite their clients and potential members of the organization to all of the association's board meeting so that they can see the benefits of membership in the association. For more information about the October board of directors meeting, contact NDA headquarters at 1.800.541.2412.

The art of deconstruction: Materials from Virginia house reused
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A dilapidated house in Hurricane, Va., is being taken down, but not by a bulldozer. Instead, it's being deconstructed piece by piece as part of Sarah Halstead's effort to make her home state more environmentally friendly. "It's a hip concept," said Halstead, the executive director of WVGreenWorks. "It's all about reclaiming and reusing as much as possible and diverting as much as possible from the landfill." More

Recycling key to EU's resource efficiency road map
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The road map aimed at transforming Europe's economy into a sustainable one by 2050 has called for waste to be treated as a resource through the provision of economic incentives to reinforce markets for secondary materials and boost demand for recycled materials. In the recently published document, Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe, the European Commission identifies the economic sectors that consume the most resources, and suggests tools and indicators that it says can help guide action both in Europe and internationally. More

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The business of marketing: Knowing your allowable cost per lead    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Here's the scenario: You're deciding on spending money to advertise your construction business. The advertising rep is promising you the world. Your gut is telling you, "This has got to work. I need it to work. How do I know if it will work?" Sound familiar? There is a way to make this stress much easier to handle. That's where your allowable cost per lead comes into play. More

Army project recycles more than 6 million pounds of steel
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The U.S. Army Chemical Materials Agency recently completed a project that resulted in recycling more than 6.5 million pounds of steel. In September 2003, CMA began operating the Pine Bluff Ton Container Decontamination Facility at Pine Bluff Arsenal, Ark., to decontaminate containers stored at the arsenal. Although empty, the steel containers once held hazardous materials and required decontamination to eliminate residual chemical agent prior to recycling. More
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