NDA Welcomes New President and Board Members
The National Demolition Association extends a warm welcome and congratulations to Its new President Scott Homrich (HOMRICH), and new Board members Tony Frattalone (Frattalone Companies, Inc.), Tim Gunn (Adamo Demolition Company), John Satterwhite (Lloyd D. Nabors Demolition, Inc.), also Blake Svendsen (ERM Inc.). Also welcome to our new Treasurer Dennis McGarel (Brandenburg Industrial Service Co.).
This spring, NDA will host three virtual courses. They include the Foundations of Demolition - Project Management on April 28-29, and April 30 (course set-up sponsored by Volvo CE); Foundations of Demolition - Job Cost Tracking on May 7; and NDA Superintendent on June 16-17 (course set-up sponsored by CAT). To date we have 20 registration each for the Project Management and Job Cost Tracking Courses. Registration for the Superintendent Course will open in April. If you have not done so already, we hope you consider registering your staff/colleagues for these invaluable demolition specific courses. In addition, the Education Committee, in conjunction with World of Concrete will hold the Foundations of Demolition - Risk Management on June 10 in Las Vegas. Certification continues to move forward. The Certification Board held its kickoff meeting mid-March and plans to meet at the Summer Leadership Forum to begin job task analysis. As Congress continues to grapple with the pandemic, the Biden Administration released the American Jobs Plan, a comprehensive plan to overhaul the country’s infrastructure. NDA is continuing to examine the effects of Biden’s proposal and will be weighing in as needed with congressional committees as they work to craft legislation in response to the plan.
The next episode of the NDA podcast is available now available for download. Hosted by DEMOLITION Magazine Editor Alexa Schlosser, you’ll hear Past-President Chris Godek discuss accomplishments from his term. President Scott Homrich talks about upcoming NDA initiatives for his term, and former Awards Committee Chair Rich Adamo reviews the NDA 2021 awards. All three offer their take on the on the 2021 NDA Virtual Industry Update and Awards Celebration. The podcast also includes an interview with Holly Price, president of the British National Federation of Demolition Contractors, who provides an industry update from across the pond. You’ll also hear from NDA’s Director of Government Affairs on recent activity. Stay tuned for more information on the NDA-OSHA Alliance. We will issue a press release once the Alliance has been formalized. NDA’s Bill More and David Sinclair will be representing the organization on a European Demolition Association webinar on disaster relief, May 19. We hope you can join us and the members of the EDA.
The Convention Committee has begun planning for Demolition San Diego, having just met to discuss site selection for Live DEMO.! Save the date: February 26 - March 1, 2022. Demolition San Diego is sure to be one of the best—if not THE best—demolition conferences of the year, with plenty of opportunities to network, see the latest in equipment, test new products, and enjoy cutting-edge education and training. Registration will go live this fall.
Finally, the Industry Committee held its kick-off meeting last week, and will begin work on two important components of our strategic plan: guidance documents for power plant decommissioning and implosions.
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