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May 16, 2019 | by: NDA
The attachment body contains hydraulically-actuated pins, controlled from the cab, that connect to the cylinder and jaw set. This enables the operator to change jaws without assistance, and while staying in the cab, making change-outs faster and safer.
Check out these resources from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Resrouces include "I have rights" poster for workers age 16-24, "How-to" Safety Videos for Construction and Landscaping, Prevention Videos (v-Tools): Construction Hazards, OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign, OSHA's Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers and Occupational Heat Exposure.
May 14, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction & Demolition Recycling. Choosing the right machinery is imperative for today’s demolition contractors.
While many manufacturers of heavy equipment and related attachments exist, the differences in performance, capacity and ease of use can be stark. Until recently, there hadn’t been a simple solution that allowed professionals to test equipment from different manufacturers all in one place.
From PP Construction Safety. Twelve brief Case Studies on demolition incidents have been released by HSE which are reproduced below.The regulator is urging those involved in demolition projects to consider the scenarios and ask themselves if they could mitigate for these “common lapses in judgement or process”. If not, the HSE advice is to review their own processes with a particular focus on thorough planning, management and control of demolition and refurbishment work.
May 10, 2019 | by: NDA
From consructionpros.com. Construction input prices increased 0.9% in April on a monthly basis and 2.4% compared to the same time last year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Nonresidential input prices rose 0.9% compared to March and are up 2.8% on an annual basis.
May 09, 2019 | by: NDA
From myfox8.com. HIGH POINT, N.C. — The Housing Authority of the City of High Point has received approval from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to demolish and dispose of the primary site at the Daniel Brooks Homes community, according to a news release from the housing authority.
From constructionequipmentguide.com. TxDOT's strategy is to have minimal impact on the traveling public. Therefore, contractor Flatiron Construction and demolition specialists and NDA member JR Ramon Demolition of San Antonio, Texas, were given a timeline of a 53-hour closure of Pat Booker Road and a 12-hour closure of Loop 1604 for Phase I demolition. A monumental task.
May 08, 2019 | by: NDA
From lehighvalleylive.com. We’ve known for some time that Martin Tower would be coming down on Sunday, May 19, but many questions about the massive demolition project in West Bethlehem have gone unanswered -- until now. On Tuesday, representatives from the demolition company, the property’s owners, Lehigh County and city emergency management officials unveiled new details about how they’re going to take down the 21-story, former Bethlehem Steel Corp. headquarters.