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Demolition NOW

Demolition NOW

By NDA
Demolition NOW from the National Demolition Association (NDA) provides concise analysis of the government affairs issues impacting the industry, along with engaging interviews of industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide unique perspectives on the demolition industry today. The podcast digs into the policy issues affecting the demolition industry including OSHA regulations, business and economics, labor policy, political developments and several others.
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Episode 1: Welcome to Demolition NOW, NDA's New Monthly Podcast

Demolition NOW

Episode 1: Welcome to Demolition NOW, NDA's New Monthly Podcast

Demolition NOW

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Episode 23 (December 14, 2021): Interview w/ Loren Smith, Skyline Policy + Dustin Bass, BaseRock Partners covering supply chain, COVID aftershocks and infrastructure rollout regulation and permitting
In this episode, we hear from Dustin Bass – Co-founder and Partner, BaseRock Partners on COVID relief, the Federal Reserve, the stock market and infrastructure in addition to a discussion on their quarterly market outlook on engineering and construction. Next, we talk with Loren Smith, Skyline Policy, on the supply chain, COVID aftershocks and how regulation and permitting play into infrastructure rollout. A copy of which can be found on the website. Finally, we hear from NDA Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney as provides an update on government affairs, infrastructure and the COVID-19 ETS.
50:47
December 14, 2021
Episode 22 (October 29, 2021): Interview with Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Administration Jim Frederick, Demolition San Diego and Government Affairs Update
In this episode, we talk with Acting Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health Administration Jim Frederick. We discuss OSHA’s recent Alliance with the NDA, recent activities and priorities including Safety and Health Management Systems a brief overview of rulemakings (including heat illness) and the upcoming Table 1 Update timeline for Silica. Next we hear from NDA’s Convention Chair Scott Laird with Independence Demolition as he discusses what to expect at Demolition San Diego and why next year’s Annual Convention and Expo will be the must attend event for the industry.  Finally, we hear from NDA Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney as provides an update on government affairs, infrastructure and the COVID-19 ETS.
36:17
October 28, 2021
Episode 21: 2021 Labor Market Summary, Association Update and Government Affairs Update
In this episode we talk with author, speaker, and consultant Claudia St. John with NDA Partner, Affinity HR Group as she discusses the recently published 2021 Labor Market Summary. The report details labor market trends and informs companies on how they stay ahead of the curve on hiring. Next we hear from Executive Director Jeff Lambert as he provides an update on association benefits and services. Finally we hear from NDA Director of Government Affairs as provides an update on government affairs and infrastructure.
46:08
August 31, 2021
Episode 20: A Conversation with Demo Diva Simone Bruni on Workforce Development and Member Benefits, Past NDA Scholarship Recipient Joseph Hampel and Infrastructure Government Affairs Update
In this episode we are joined by Simone Bruni, Principal, Demo Diva as we discuss how she started in the industry, workforce development and how she has leveraged her relationships in her community and her membership in NDA to the benefit of her company and the industry. As a woman owned company she imparts words of wisdom not just for aspiring young women considering a career in demolition but is applicable to all up and coming professionals. Next we hear from past NDA scholarship recipient Joseph Hampel as he discusses what his NDA scholarship has meant to him and his career. Finally we hear from NDA’s Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney as he discusses progress on the proposed infrastructure legislation.
56:33
July 21, 2021
Episode 19: A Conversation with NDA Lifetime Achievement Awards Winner Herbert T. Duane, and 2021 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook
In this episode we are joined by 2021 Lifetime Achievement Awards winner Herbert T. Duane as he discusses his contributions to the industry and work with the National Demolition Association. Additionally, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney provides an update on the legislative and regulatory landscape for the remainder of 2021 and a recap NDA’s lobbying activities under the new Congress and Administration. Stay tuned!
48:31
June 14, 2021
Episode 18: Human Resources and Labor Law, the Industry in Europe and a Government Affairs Update
In this episode we are joined by NDA partner Affinity HR Group’s Claudia St. John as she discusses potential HR impacts from the Biden administration including expanded FFCRA provisions, regulatory workplace protections and a federal minimum wage increase. Next we hear from Jose Blanco, the Secretary-General for the European Demolition Association (EDA) as he discusses how the association and his members have been navigating the pandemic and what the industry in Europe has learned as a result. Finally, we hear from NDA’s Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney as he discusses the Biden infrastructure plan. We would like to thank Volvo CE for their sponsorship of this episode.
53:00
April 16, 2021
Episode 17: NDA Celebrates the Industry
On this episode, DEMOLITION Magazine Editor, Alexa Schlosser interviews Past President Chris Godek, President Scott Homrich and former Awards Committee Chair, Rich Adamo. Former President Godek discusses accomplishments from his term, President Scott Homrich talks about upcoming NDA initiatives for his term and Rich Adamo reviews NDA 2021 awards. All three offer their take on the on the 2021 NDA Virtual Industry Update and Awards Celebration. Next we interview the British National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) President, Holly Price as she offers listeners an industry update from across the pond and well wishes for 2021. Finally, we hear from NDA Director of Government Affairs on recent government affairs activity.
01:00:59
March 19, 2021
Episode 16: Safety and Loss Prevention Performance with Dr. Devin Bennett & NDA Awards Applications
On this episode, NDA Executive Director, Jeff Lambert, is joined by Dr. Devin Bennett, of LPS, Inc. Dr. Bennett discusses ways in which companies can improve their safety results, as well as their loss prevention performance. Then, NDA Awards Committee Chairmen, Richard Adamo, provides an update on the now open NDA Scholarship and Award applications. Finally, Kevin McKenney, NDA Director of Government Affairs, will provide an update on current NDA priorities, and discuss how the upcoming election may change NDA’s policy agenda.
37:09
October 16, 2020
Episode 15: Demolition Safety Best Practices for COVID-19 featuring Chris Godek & Kyle Maddox
NDA Membership & Operations Associate, Eric DeVos, interviews NDA President, Chris Godek, and NDA Safety Committee Chair, Kyle Maddox, regarding demolition industry best-practices and work safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. They also share some insight into how their own companies are operating in order to meet local safety guidelines, and what they are doing to keeping their employees healthy. Later NDA Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, gives a regulatory and legislative update.
35:13
August 19, 2020
Episode 14: PHMSA Administrator “Skip” Elliott & NDA President Chris Godek Industry Outlook
NDA Executive Director, Jeff Lambert, interviews Administrator “Skip” Elliott of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regarding hazardous material transportation in the demolition industry. Then, you'll hear an interview featuring NDA President Chris Godek exploring the demolition and recycling industry’s impacts and outlook emerging from the COVID-19 crisis. Finally, Kevin McKenney, NDA Director of Government Affairs, gives an update on NDA’s legislative and regulatory progress.
42:06
June 05, 2020
Episode 13: COVID-19 Demolition Industry Survey & Minimizing Business Risk During Uncertain Times
NDA Executive Director, Jeff Lambert, speaks to Adam Redling, Editor of Construction & Demolition Recycling, about the results of recent surveys conducted by NDA and Construction & Demolition Recycling. The purpose of these surveys were to help quantify the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the demolition industry. Next, Jeff speaks with Stefan Moss, who leads the National Demolition and Heavy Construction Practice at Gallagher. They discuss steps that NDA members can take to minimize business risk and changes in the insurance industry as a result of COVID-19. Finally, Kevin McKenney, NDA Director of Government Affairs, has a conversation with NDA Treasurer, Ben Hayden of Hayden Wrecking.
53:48
April 24, 2020
Episode 12: COVID-19 Update and Resources & Savings4Members
On this episode, NDA Executive Director Jeff Lambert speaks with NDA president Chris Godek about the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Then, Jeff speaks with Thomas Trapnell of McAlpine PC about some legal resources that members should consider if their operations are effected by COVID-19.  Then, NDA Director Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, talks to Veronica Pratt, Account Relationship Specialist, with Savings4Member. Veronica explains what Savings4Members is, who it benefits, and most importantly, how NDA Members can use their services to save thousands of dollars a year on products and services they are already using. Finally, Kevin gives a Government Affairs update and discuss agency resources available to assist members related to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
37:18
March 30, 2020
Episode 11: DOL’s Joint Employer Rule & NDA’s 2019 Advocacy Year-in-Review
NDA’s Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, explains the final rule set in place by the Department of Labor, set to go into effect on March 16, 2020. Later, Kevin reviews NDA advocacy wins from 2019.
17:25
January 31, 2020
Episode 10: Ohio EPA Programs & Demolition Austin
On this episode of Demolition NOW, NDA Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, speaks to Ohio EPA’s  Dan Sowry about the Ohio Materials Market Place and the Ohio Grant Program. Then, NDA Executive Director, Jeff Lambert, discusses the exciting opportunities that will be available at Demolition Austin in February with NDA Convention Committee Chair, Tim Ramon.
29:19
November 15, 2019
Episode 9: Demolition in Community Development & Gayanga Co.’s Brian McKinney
On this episode, NDA’s Executive Director Jeff Lambert speaks with Christina Kelly, Director of Planning and Neighborhood Revitalization at the Genesee County Land Bank Authority, about the role of demolition in federally funded community development.  Later NDA’s Kevin McKenney will speak with Brian McKinney of Gayanga Co. about his Detroit based company and their role in the community, NDA education courses, and the future of workforce development in the industry.
27:50
October 04, 2019
Episode 8: FMCSA’s New Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse & World Demolition Summit
On this episode, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Ray Martinez, Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and his staff about the new drug and alcohol clearinghouse and what employers need to know.  Later Kevin will speak with Jim Graham with Winter Environmental about the upcoming World Demolition Summit and then update you on the latest legislative and regulatory developments.
36:22
August 23, 2019
Episode 7: OSHA’s Safe + Sound Campaign & Women in Demolition
On this episode of Demolition Now, NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Andy Levinson, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Standards and Guidance at OSHA on the Safe + Sound Campaign, which NDA is part of.  Later, Kevin speaks with Robin Thorne, CEO of CTI Environmental and the Founder of Demochicks.com.  They discuss her efforts to increase engagement and participation for women in construction and demolition so you won’t want to miss this episode.
38:19
July 24, 2019
Episode 6: NDA Talks with President Chris Godek and White House Staff
On this episode, NDA’s Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with NDA President Chris Godek about his term as president and what he’s working to accomplish.  Kevin will also speak with Scott Turner, the Executive Director of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council, and officials from HUD and SBA on Opportunity Zones and what the Administration is doing for these areas, along with the role of demolition in these efforts.  Later, Kevin provides an update on the federal regulations NDA has weighed in on and what is coming in the next few months.
32:47
June 26, 2019
Episode 5: Land Revitalization with EPA and Washington Fly-In Successes
In this episode, NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Jon Grosshans with EPA Region 5 to discuss land revitalization efforts, including how EPA works at the local level and how demolition plays a role.  Later, Kevin speaks with Dennis McGarel of Brandenburg and Jeff Lambert of NDA about the recent Washington Fly-In.  They discuss their meetings with OSHA and EPA, along with the action items and opportunities of the industry in 2019.  Finally, Kevin will provide an update on the important legislative and regulatory issues facing the industry.  
42:06
June 24, 2019
Episode 4: Demolition Rockies: What to Expect
In this episode, NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with Greg Menen about Demolition Rockies.  Kevin and Greg go over the exciting educational and social events taking place in Colorado March 22-25.  Later, Kevin provides an update on some important regulatory developments and discusses the upcoming Washington Fly-In. 
23:39
February 18, 2019
Episode 3: OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule & Government Shutdown
In this episode, NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney speaks with David O’Connor from OSHA’s Directorate of Standards and Guidance about the crystalline silica rule about compliance and what to expect moving forward.  Later, Kevin discusses the federal government shutdown including a background, what the issues are and how we get a resolution moving forward. 
22:46
January 18, 2019
Episode 2: Midterm Elections & World Demolition Summit
In this Episode, NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney will speak with Spencer Chretien of Citizens Against Government Waste about the recent midterm elections and explore Congress’s plans for 2019. In addition, this episode will provide updates on important OSHA regulations, along with an interview with Jeff Lambert about the World Demolition Summit in Dublin.
35:02
December 07, 2018
Episode 1: Welcome to Demolition NOW, NDA's New Monthly Podcast
In this episode, NDA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney will speak with Walt Reeves of Volvo Construction Equipment about the company and the World Demolition Summit in Dublin. In addition, this episode will update you on the status of the crystalline silica rule, OSHA record-keeping requirements, and the political climate in Washington.
30:44
October 24, 2018