NDA Schedules Demolition Safety, Estimating Training At September Event

The National Demolition Association’s Fall Education Program provides essential training to industry professionals involved in the demolition process.  Courses cover OSHA 10-hour Demolition Specific, Demolition Project Management, and Demolition Estimating.  The program set for Sept. 23-24 immediately precedes the Annual C&D Recycling Forum. Both events will be held at Turf Valley in Ellicott City, MD, just a few miles outside Baltimore.

The National Demolition Association (NDA) is launching its first regional Fall Education Program with courses in demolition safety training, project management, and estimating to be held Sept. 23-24 at the Turf Valley resort in Ellicott City, MD, just outside Baltimore.

The Education Program immediately precedes the NDA-sponsored Annual C&D Recycling Forum at the same venue, scheduled for Sept. 25-27.  “With the demolition and general contractors, C&D processors, waste haulers, and solid waste and recycling experts coming to the Forum, it’s advantageous to everyone to offer the training at that location so there’s no extra travel involved,” said Michael R. Taylor, CAE, NDA Executive Director.  “Anyone involved in the demolition process can benefit from these courses.”

Over Sept. 23 and 24, the NDA Safety Committee is offering the OSHA 10-hour Demolition-Specific Program.  The course covers all elements of OSHA’s safety training requirements for the demolition process, including an introduction to OSHA; the “Focus Four” hazards of electrical, falls, caught between, and struck by; personal protective equipment; health hazards in construction; hand and power tools; scaffolding; and other issues common to a demolition work site.

On Friday Sept. 23 in the afternoon, Dr. Mark Shaurette of Purdue University and co-author of the book Demolition: Practices, Technology and Management, will teach how a demolition project progresses from project award to closeout.  Current and aspiring project managers will learn about demolition site management, planning considerations, and offsite interactions that must be dealt with to keep a project moving.

On Saturday afternoon on Sept. 24, Richard Diven, demolition industry consultant and co-author of Demolition: Practices, Technology and Management, will provide the in-depth guidance to producing a realistic estimate for a demolition project.

The fee schedule for the NDA Fall Education Program is OSHA 10-hour Demolition Specific course: $200 for NDA members, $250 for non-members; Demolition Project Management course: $150 for members, $200 for non-members; and Demolition Estimating course: $150 for members, $200 for non-members.

Room reservations are available at the Turf Valley until August 29. After that date, reservations can be made but are subject to availability.  Contact Turf Valley at 410-465-1500 and give the NDA registration code C/L #27R6TN.

Additional questions about the program can be sent to info@demolitionassociation.com or directed to 800-541-2412.

The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canadian companies and many international firms that are involved in the demolition process. Membership includes demolition contractors, general contractors, civil engineering firms, and recycling, landfill, and salvage operations.  The association’s efforts help members stay abreast of environmental, regulatory and safety matters, keep regulators informed about issues facing the industry, increase public and industry awareness, and provide members with networking opportunities and information on the latest technical advances in equipment and services.  The website is www.demolitionassociation.com.

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