Archive June 2019
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Demanding answers: What's next for survivors after city waives permit fees
From abc22now.com. The city of Dayton is now waiving demolition fees for tornado survivors. On Friday, Michelle Tiley fought back tears as she explained she had to tear down her tornado damaged home. To get the permit to do it, she had to use her American Red Cross Funds.
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Brokk Appoints First Business Development Manager
From forconstructionpros.com. Remote-controlled demolition manufacturer Brokk appoints Jeff Keeling as its first business development manager. Keeling transitioned from the role of Brokk’s midwestern regional sales manager to the new position earlier this year. In this new role, Keeling works closely with regional sales managers to develop and grow the Brokk brand in key segments across the United States and Canada. He is also responsible for educational initiatives aimed at helping customers maximize their Brokk machines’ potential.
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May Construction Starts Advance 10 Percent
From Dodge Data & Analytics. At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $757.0 billion, new construction starts in May climbed 10% from April, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase continues the double-digit swings that were reported during the previous two months, when a 16% hike for total construction starts in March was followed by a 15% decline in April.
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Dayton tornado victims deal with demolition fee dilemma
From abc22now.com. Some Dayton tornado victims who lost their homes are trying to move forward, but they say city demolition permit fees make the rebuilding process even more difficult.
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NSC Fatigue Cost Calculator
- By: NDA
- On: 06/19/2019 07:26:36
- In: Safety
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How much is fatigue costing the workplace? The National Safety Council has teamed with Brigham and Women's Hospital to develop an easy-to-use online tool, where employers can receive a tailored estimate of how much fatigue is costing their bottom line. The calculator will estimate how much of the burden can be avoided with programs implemented in the workplace.
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The rise and targeting of the independent contractor
From dailyreporter.com. Nearly 20% of jobs in the United States are now some form of non-traditional worker-company relationship, like independent contractor. Independent contractor work is appealing for both the worker and the company. The contractor has the benefit of setting prices, work hours, type of work and completion schedule.
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Rising Young Professionals of 2019: NDAs Allie Lloyd
From finance-commerce.com. Certain truths are immutable. For instance: Water is wet. Winter is cold. And Allie Lloyd wears many, many hats at Lloyd’s Construction Services. Her official title, treasurer, vastly understates Lloyd’s contribution to her family’s business. Although she’s quick to tout the talent and diligence of those supporting her, the fact remains that Lloyd oversees the company’s IT, billing, regulatory compliance, employee incentives, corporate events, and marketing and public relations operations.
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NDA member GFL Infrastructure adds High Reach Demolition Excavator to its fleet
From equipmentjournal.com. Dozens of people had an opportunity to operate the R 950 and four other Liebherr machines at the National Demolition Association’s Live DEMOlition event at Demolition Rockies 2019 in Aurora, Colorado.
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Rollback of Beryllium Rule Would Stop Under House Spending Bill
- By: NDA
- On: 06/17/2019 09:48:07
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From Bloomberg Environment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration would be blocked from rolling back a regulation aimed at reducing workers’ exposure to beryllium in the construction and maritime industries under spending language approved by House lawmakers.
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World Demolition Awards: it's time to enter
From Demolition and REcycling International. The deadline for entries is June 30 – and while the process of completing the necessary entry forms is not the most difficult task in the world, companies who have not yet put themselves forward should really be starting now to have the best chance of going forward to the awards themselves in Boston, USA, later this year.
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