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The Dotted Line: What happens when a bonding company is called in

The Dotted Line: What happens when a bonding company is called in

Sometimes, as a condition of winning a construction job, contractors are required to guarantee that they will pay their bills and perform their contracted scopes of work by providing the owner with payment and performance bonds.

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New federal procurement opportunities upload

New federal procurement opportunities upload

Search this week’s upload which allows members to obtain information for federal demolition contracts via the NDA website. This member benefit provides NDA members with quick and easy access to government work in their area and is updated every other week.

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Demolition NOW - Episode 10 Available!

Demolition NOW - Episode 10 Available!

The 10th episode of Demolition Now is available! On this episode of Demolition NOW, NDA Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, speaks to Ohio EPA’s Dan Sowry about the Ohio Materials Market Place and the Ohio Grant Program.

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Second Senate panel OKs workforce training money to charter schools

Second Senate panel OKs workforce training money to charter schools

Gov. Ron DeSantis is all-in on charter schools, and a Senate bill approved Tuesday by the Education Committee contemplates increasing their roles (and those of all schools, more holistically) in workforce training.

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NDA Submits Comments to OSHA on Beryllium Proposed Rule

NDA Submits Comments to OSHA on Beryllium Proposed Rule

Yesterday, NDA submitted comments on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) proposed rule which would address definitions, methods of compliance, respiratory protection, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping. 

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Portland may expand which old homes must be dismantled by hand

Portland may expand which old homes must be dismantled by hand

The Portland City Council is considering expanding which older houses and duplexes it requires owners to dismantle piece by piece to salvage the building materials.

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Walkabout: Building the case for deconstruction

Walkabout: Building the case for deconstruction

Because the lowest bidder for a demolition will never be a deconstruction crew, Baltimore has a policy that writes incentives for deconstruction into the language of bid proposals.

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Save Deconstruction Deductions: Coalition Formed to Protect Environmentally Friendly Demolition Alternative

Save Deconstruction Deductions: Coalition Formed to Protect Environmentally Friendly Demolition Alternative

A CPA and an Environmental Activist have teamed up to organize support for the demolition alternative known as "Deconstruction", in which the components of a building are carefully removed by hand to be later donated and reused as opposed to smashed to pieces and sent to a landfill.

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US House Members Propose Reforms to Infrastructure Construction Process

US House Members Propose Reforms to Infrastructure Construction Process

Legislation that seeks to advance infrastructure projects through innovative and open competition among suppliers was recently introduced by a bipartisan group of policymakers in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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NDA makes recommendations to OSHA on respirable crystalline silica standard

NDA makes recommendations to OSHA on respirable crystalline silica standard

The National Demolition Association (NDA) announced it submitted comments to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Oct. 16 in response to OSHA’s request for information (RFI) regarding the final rule on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (81 FR 16286). 

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