February 18, 2014 - NDA Asks OSHA to Withdraw Proposed Silica Rule(pdf) (doc) NDA joins fellow organizations making up the Construction Industry Safety Coalition to respond to the OSHA rule that recommends a drastic reduction in the permissible exposure limit for respirable silica.
January 28, 2014 - Association Puts Spotlight on Business-building Sessions at Demolition Convention(pdf) (doc) Two experts from FMI lead educational sessions on identifying growth markets over the next five years and building company talent at the National Demolition Association event, the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world. It takes place February 22-25 in Las Vegas.
January 16, 2014 - Affordable Care Act Decoded at National Demolition Association Convention(pdf) (doc) The new Affordable Care Act and its implications to small and entrepreneurial businesses will be analyzed by Jennifer Berman, a labor and employment attorney, during an educational session at the NDA Convention, February 22-25 in Las Vegas.
January 9, 2014 - Demolition Safety Manual Updated to Reflect Industry Changes(pdf) (doc) Recognized as the ‘final word’ in safe work practices on demolition jobsites, the manual has been updated with new information about a variety of topics, including the latest on hazardous material handling and quick coupler safety. It is also more easily searchable on mobile devices.
January 2, 2014 - National Demolition Association Offers Leadership Development Training at its Feb. Convention(pdf) (doc) Dr. Shirley Ramos will address the rising generation of business executives, sharing with them the skills and knowledge they need to lead in the future. The program, with limited spaces available, will be presented in Las Vegas at the gathering of demolition professionals.
December 10, 2013 - Nobel Prize Winner and Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Headlines 2014 National Demolition Association Convention (pdf) (doc) Dr. Steve Chu will share how a culture of innovation can be fostered within any organization. The February 22-25 event also includes a golf tournament, a first-time Leadership Training Program, business-building general sessions, and a fun-filled stay in Las Vegas.
November 12, 2013 - NDA Offers Nov. 18 Webinar on ‘Making the Most of Your Mobile Office’ (pdf) (doc) With thousands of apps available today to help businesspeople working on smart phones and tablets do their jobs more efficiently, the webinar presented by the National Demolition Association digs through the clutter to identify the best-of-the-best.
November 1, 2013 - Demolition and Construction Companies Mobilize For Massive Recovery Efforts Following Colorado Floods (pdf) (doc) National Demolition Association member Fiore & Sons was called out by the state for the disaster response effort, clearing out tons of debris from destroyed highways and shoring up shoulders so that help can safely get through to homes and businesses in the Coal Creek Canyon area.
October 15, 2013 - NH Environmental Contractor Helps Family of Boston Marathon Victim (pdf) (doc) National Demolition Association member Envirovantage of Epping, NH, offers asbestos abatement services to a volunteer group renovating the home of Jeff Bauman Jr. to make it wheelchair accessible. Bauman lost both his legs as a result of the bombing near the race’s finish line.
September 19, 2013 - California Emergency Management Agency Confers with National Demolition Association on Disaster Response Plans (pdf) (doc) California Emergency Management Agency invited the National Demolition Association to address its staff on ways demolition contractors’ skills, equipment and experience can help save lives and property at disaster scenes.
August 22, 2013 - National Demolition Association Promotes Professional Competency with Online Educational Videos(pdf) (doc) Videos are now available on the National Demolition Association website of the featured speakers and presentations made at its annual convention. It marks the first time the association has made its convention seminars available for viewing by all professionals involved in the demolition process.
August 14, 2013 - National Demolition Association’s Environmental Excellence Awards Salutes Projects in Seven U.S. States and Canada(pdf) (doc) Projects cleaned up hundreds of contaminated acres of land in Nevada, aided in the redevelopment of a Michigan city, remediated a former paper mill site, recycled lumber into bio-fuel, and lead to the reuse of reclaimed materials in high-profile new construction sites.
August 1, 2013 - Las Vegas Site for 2014 National Demolition Association Convention(pdf) (doc) Each year, the National Demolition Association convention brings together a wide cross section of professionals involved in the demolition process, including those in demolition contracting, general contracting, civil engineering, recycling, scrap, salvage and other industries. It is the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world.
July 11, 2013 - National Demolition Association Director Testifies at Hearing on Philadelphia Building Collapse(pdf) (doc) NDA objects to requirement that commercial demolition projects be reviewed by licensed architects or professional engineers. Unless working regularly in the demolition industry, neither profession has the training or expertise to comment knowledgeably, the director said.
June 28, 2013 - National Demolition Association Appoints Kim Wieland Director of Member Services(pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association has appointed Kim Wieland as Director of Member Services, reporting directly to Michael R. Taylor, CAE, Executive Director.
June 10, 2013 - National Demolition Association Asks for Bigger Role in Disaster Response (pdf) (doc) Armed with the types of equipment and trained employees needed to respond to an emergency, demolition contractors should be prequalified by local governments and agencies to speed immediate and effective response, group said.
May 10, 2013 National Demolition Association Names Six 2013 Scholarship Winners (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association, the trade organization representing the global demolition industry, presented scholarships to six students exhibiting high academic achievement and a commitment to the community. [Images available upon request] May 7, 2013 -National Demolition Association Elects Jeff Kroeker of Kroeker Inc. in Fresno, CA, as President (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association elected new members to its Executive Committee as well as several new members to its Board of Directors. FEB. 12, 2013 - Networking Opportunities, Social Events, Education on Tap For NDA 40th Anniversary Convention Attendees(pdf) (doc) A celebration aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway, a San Diego-themed party, and profit-building educational sessions are expected to draw many attendees to this year’s milestone convention, open to any professional involved in the demolition process. The event takes place in San Diego, March 23-26. JAN. 9, 2013 - California Can Learn Lessons from Cleanup of Deadly New Zealand Earthquake (pdf) (doc) Demolition experts who responded to the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, NZ, will share how contractors and the government partnered to deal with the disaster in that nation’s second largest city. The U.S. Geological Survey predicts with a 99% certainty that an earthquake of similar magnitude can be expected in California in the next 30 years. The presentation will take place at the 40th Anniversary Convention of the National Demolition Association on March 25 in San Diego.
NOV. 15, 2012 - National Demolition Association 40th Anniversary Convention Headlined by Former Navy Commander Mike Abrashoff (pdf) (doc) Keynote speaker will engage and empower the audience with his talk about his own experience turning around the operation of the USS Benfold from one of the poorest performing destroyers in the Navy to its top performer. He will speak at the NDA Convention in San Diego, March 23-26, 2013.
September 18, 2012 - National Demolition Association Online Training System Offers 2000+ Courses (pdf) (doc) National Demolition Association Brings Demolition Training Session to Boston Area for First Time
AUGUST 16, 2012 - National Demolition Association Online Training System Offers 2000+ Courses (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association offers access to a powerful online training system with thousands of essential courses, covering topics ranging from demolition-specific safety and health to human resources training.
AUGUST 6, 2012 - National Demolition Association Co-Sponsors C&D Recycling Forum in Long Beach, CA (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association (NDA) – a co-sponsor of the 2012 C&D Recycling Forum, September 23-25 in Long Beach, CA – will send representatives to participate in panel discussions at the gathering of C&D processors, demolition and general contractors, waste haulers, and government officials.
JULY 9, 2012 - National Demolition Association Announces Site For 40th Anniversary Convention in 2013 (pdf) (doc) San Diego will be the site of the NDA’s milestone 40th Annual Convention, March 23-26, 2013. The event is the largest exposition of demolition products and services in the world.
JUNE 28, 2012 - NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION’S ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECOGNIZE PROJECTS IN TEXAS, MASSACHUSETTS, SOUTH CAROLINA AND MICHIGAN (pdf) (doc) Projects yielded a high percentage of recycled materials and improved a school, military base, and creek system, while giving new life to an abandoned and contaminated industrial site.
MAY 28, 2012 - NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION NAMES SIX 2012 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association, the trade organization representing the global demolition industry, presented scholarships to six students at its Annual Convention. Awards were given to students with high academic achievement and a commitment to the community. [Editors: Images available upon request.]
MAY 11, 2012- New Faces on National Demolition Association Board of Directors(pdf) The National Demolition Association announces the addition of four new demolition professionals to its 2012-2013 Board of Directors. Newly named to the Board are Alfred Gorick, Jr. of Gorick Construction Co., Inc., Binghamton, NY; Scott Homrich of Homrich Wrecking Inc., Carleton, MI; Richard Lorenz of Central Environmental Services, Apopka, FL; and Craig Sessler of Sessler Wrecking, Waterloo, NY.
Feb. 10, 2012 - ‘DEMOLITION ACADEMY’ INTENSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM RUNS IN TANDEM WITH DEMOLITION CONVENTION IN SAN ANTONIO (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association’s ‘Demolition Academy’ slated for March 9 and 10, is scheduled immediately before this year’s NDA Annual Convention in Texas. The intent is to help convention attendees looking for safety training to economize on travel costs, according to the NDA.
Jan. 13, 2012, NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES KEYNOTE PRESENTER, EVENTS, AT 39th ANNUAL CONVENTION IN SAN ANTONIO (pdf) (doc) Dr. Anirban Basu, economist for the ABC and CFMA, will analyze the current construction economy and forecast its nascent expansion at the NDA Convention March 10-13 in San Antonio, TX. Business-building educational sessions will cover the scrap market, insurance risks, and the newest demolition methods.
Dec. 8, 2011, JOB SEEKERS, EMPLOYERS, RECRUITERS FIND THEIR NICHE AT ‘DEMOLITION CAREER CONNECTION’ (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association’s new ‘Demolition Career Connection’ is an online service for job seekers and prospective employers who are focused on work in the specialized demolition industry. The service does not confine itself strictly to demolition, however, but can link candidates and employers from a wide variety of industries from around the world.
OCTOBER 7, 2011 NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION OFFERS KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL DEMOLITION PROJECTS (pdf) Architects, engineers, real estate developers, general contractors, and purchasing agents should have a basic understanding of the demolition process and what’s involved in a standard demolition contract before embarking on a demolition project. The National Demolition Association is offering a free planning guide and sample contract language to help buyers keep to project schedules and costs, and avoid unforeseen liabilities.
AUGUST 17, 2011 NDA 2012 CONVENTION SLATED FOR SAN ANTONIO MARCH 10-13 (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association’s 39th Annual Convention is the largest exposition of demolition equipment and services in the world, taking place for the first time in its history in Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are available.
AUGUST 3, 2011 NDA SCHEDULES DEMOLITION SAFETY, ESTIMATING TRAINING AT SEPTEMBER EVENT (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association’s Fall Education Program provides essential training to industry professionals involved in the demolition process. Courses cover OSHA 10-hour Demolition Specific, Demolition Project Management, and Demolition Estimating. The program set for Sept. 23-24 immediately precedes the Annual C&D Recycling Forum. Both events will be held at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, MD, just a few miles outside Baltimore.
June 8, 2011 - GROUNDBREAKING DEMOLITION TEXTBOOK NOW AVAILABLE IN E-FORMATS(pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association, the trade organization representing the global demolition industry, presented college scholarships to six students at its Annual Convention. Hometowns of Cicero, IL, Mapleton, MN, Concord, OH, Bartlett, IL, Covina, CA, and Unionville, CT are represented.
MAY 31, 2011 - NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION NAMES SIX 2011 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association, the trade organization representing the global demolition industry, presented college scholarships to six students at its Annual Convention. Hometowns of Cicero, IL, Mapleton, MN, Concord, OH, Bartlett, IL, Covina, CA, and Unionville, CT are represented.
MAY 19, 2011 - NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION INAUGURATES ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS (pdf) (doc) In keeping with its strategic goal of promoting environmental stewardship, the National Demolition Association recognized 11 of its members for their outstanding work on projects that will positively impact the environment. Recognized member companies hailed from Batavia, IL; Midland, MI; Cleveland, OH; Charlotte, NC; Epping, NH; Fresno, CA; Savage, MN; Waltham, MA; St. Michael, MN; Peoria, IL; and Ventura, CA.
MAY 6, 2011 - DON RACHEL OF RACHEL CONTRACTING, ST. MICHAEL, MN NAMED PRESIDENT, NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION (pdf) (doc) As the newest President of the National Demolition Association, Rachel will focus much of his energies on promoting the environmental stewardship and safety programs of the global demolition trade organization. He also wants members and prospective members to know the association is determined to produce deliverables to help each member run a more successful business.
MARCH 4, 2011 INDUSTRY SEES VALUE IN NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP (pdf) Some 40 new member companies joined the National Demolition Association in 2010 coming from 25 states and three Canadian provinces. ‘Value of membership’ cited as incentive to join by NDA Executive Director.
FEBRUARY 8, 2011 MAJOR ‘ROI’ FOR DEMOLITION CONVENTION ATTENDEES(pdf) (doc) The package of benefits reaped by attendees of the National Demolition Association Convention delivers a significant return-on-investment to companies involved in the demolition process, according to the NDA Executive Director. In addition to bringing back valuable business-building and safety information from the six optional workshops, registrants enjoy full Exhibit Hall access, two festive dinners, and all lunches and breakfasts. Event takes place March 5-8 at The Mirage in Las Vegas and is the world’s largest exhibition of demolition products and services.
JANUARY 14, 2011 - LESSONS FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON REBOUND TO MOTIVATE DEMOLITION CONVENTION VISITORS (pdf) (doc) As keynote speaker at the National Demolition Association Convention, former Harley-Davidson executive Clyde Fessler will tell how he helped turn around the fortunes of America’s only remaining manufacturer of motorcycles, making it one of the most admired brands in the world. The four-day event, March 5-8 at The Mirage in Las Vegas, features a wide variety of educational and business-building sessions, entertainment, and networking opportunities.
JANUARY 12, 2011 - NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES ONLINE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SYSTEM (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association is now offering the construction industry access to a powerful online training system with thousands of essential courses validated by industry experts, covering topics like safety and health, environmental, and information technology. It was designed to combine the user-friendly ease of today’s eCommerce with online learning, according to the NDA’s executive director.
DECEMBER 14, 2010 – NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION’S “DEMOLITION ACADEMY” AT 2011 CONVENTION(pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association’s safety and management training event, Demolition Academy, takes place March 5-6, 2011 in the opening days of the NDA’s Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Sessions cover OSHA 10-hour certification and topics such as industrial hygiene and disaster response.
OCTOBER 28, 2010 – SALES BRISK FOR GROUNDBREAKING BOOK ON DEMOLITION (pdf) (doc) The first authoritative book on the demolition process in the U.S. has been selling briskly not only to university students but also to demolition and general contractors, engineers, and regulators involved in the demolition process, according to the National Demolition Association.
JULY 13, 2010 – NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION SURVEY REVEALS A POSITIVE CHANGE IN PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES (pdf) (doc) A survey of member companies of the National Demolition Association shows a majority is seeing a change in the volume of demolition project opportunities, but most respondents report they are not feeling the effect of the government’s $787 billion stimulus program.
JUNE 14, 2010 – NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES ‘HIGH REACH DEMOLITION MACHINE GUIDANCE DOCUMENT’ (pdf) (doc) The National Demolition Association has issued a guidance document for high reach demolition machine operators. The long boom arm on the machine provides for super-high efficiency and safety at sites with structures above three-stories high. The document was prepared by an NDA Work Group studying equipment safety.
MAY 27, 2010 – CHICAGO DEMOLITION VETERAN AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION SALUTED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (pdf) (doc) Sheldon J. Mandell, CEO of National Wrecking Company in Chicago and the founding president of the National Demolition Association, was saluted by his peers with the Lifetime Achievement Award for contributions to both the industry and the Association.
APRIL 29, 2010 – NEW FACES ON NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION BOARD (pdf) (doc) Two women demolition professionals are among the seven new members of the National Demolition Association’s Board of Directors, sworn in for the 2010-2011 term.
APRIL 22, 2010 – NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION NAMES FIVE 2010 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS (pdf) (doc)
APRIL 15, 2010 – NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION DRAWS 1,100 VISITORS AND EXHIBITORS(pdf) (doc)
MARCH 1, 2010 – NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION SURVEY REVEALS CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM FOR 2010(pdf) (doc)
FEBRUARY 18, 2010 – IMPROVING THE BOTTOM LINE FOCUS OF NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION CONVENTION SESSIONS(pdf) (doc)
JANUARY 18, 2010 – ONLINE ‘NDA STORE’ GIVES MEMBERS AND PUBLIC ACCESS TO VALUABLE DEMOLITION MATERIALS, APPAREL, AND GIFTS(pdf) (doc)
JANUARY 4, 2010 - NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION ANNOUCES LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS, SESSIONS, ACTIVITIES FOR ITS MARCH 20-23 ANNUAL CONVENTION(pdf) (doc)
‘MEMBERS ONLY’ SECTION OF NATIONAL DEMOLITION ASSOCIATION WEBSITE PACKED WITH BUSINESS-BUILDING TOOLS(pdf) (doc)
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