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April 17, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. “As predicted, the decreased backlog in the first month of the year reversed in February,” said Anirban Basu, ABC’s chief economist. “Low January readings are typically due to seasonal factors like the holidays and weather, but this year they were further affected by the federal government shutdown. In particular, the backlog in the infrastructure category increased significantly from January to February, which is consistent with the notion that the shutdown delayed a meaningful amount of contract signing.
April 16, 2019 | by: NDA
From Construction Demolition and Recycling. The National Demolition Association (NDA) has been following developments with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) respirable crystalline silica rule since being enacted and has heard from members regarding compliance challenges with the rule. OSHA has recently indicated that they will be publishing a request for information (RFI) in the Federal Register in an effort to understand these challenges from the regulated community.
April 15, 2019 | by: NDA
Powered industrial trucks, commonly called forklifts or lift trucks, are used in many industries, primarily to move materials. They can also be used to raise, lower, or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates, or other containers. Powered industrial trucks can either be ridden by the operator or controlled by a walking operator. Over-the-road haulage trucks and earth-moving equipment that has been modified to accept forks are not considered powered industrial trucks.
April 12, 2019 | by: NDA
From forconstructionpros.com. Following a stretch of four consecutive months of input price decreases, March was the second straight month prices have risen in the aggregate.Construction input prices rose 1.7% in March on a monthly basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.. On a year-over-year basis, construction input prices are up 2.5%, and following a stretch of four consecutive months of input price decreases, March was the second straight month prices have risen in the aggregate.
From JDSUPRA. The Brownfields Loan Program will provide a bridge loan of up to $5,000,000 to potential brownfield site purchasers and current owners for the costs to investigate and remediate site contamination, as well as for site building and structure related issues such as asbestos abatement.
April 09, 2019 | by: NDA
From The Bakersfield Californian. A report titled “Unlocking Brownfields,” by the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals, noted: “Virtually every community in America is plagued by idle properties that lay abandoned for years due to fear of environmental contamination, unknown cleanup costs and potential legal liability issues. It is estimated that there could be as many as 1 million of these so-called ‘brownfield’ properties nationwide.
From PBCToday.co.uk. According to a growing body of research, ‘green construction’ can transform the way we live, work, play and learn. But what does it mean? The World Green Building Council says a green building is one that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment.
April 08, 2019 | by: NDA
From Demolition & Recycling International. Demolition & Recycling International is delighted to announce that NDA Board Director-at-Large and former President Bill Moore will be a conference session chair at this year’s World Demolition Summit (WDS) in Boston, USA.