“We expected some sales to come from Purdue University, which has made the book part of its curriculum,”
While there are many resource books on various aspects of construction, there has not to date been a book specifically on the demolition process in the U.S. and what is believed to be the world. The National Demolition Association decided to collaborate with Purdue on the book, initially for its specialization in demolition and reconstruction offered thought its Department of Building Construction Management, the first such program offered in the United States.
As the book was being researched and written, its authors – demolition veteran Richard J. Diven and Purdue assistant professor Mark Shaurette, Ph.D. – saw a much broader audience for the material. “This is the first systematic presentation of the means and methods that define exactly what demolition contractors do,” Taylor explained. “We envision it as a valuable information resource for anyone involved in the process, including building owners, architects, civil engineers, general contractors, or the many government officials who regulate our industry.”
Orders can be placed for the textbook on the National Demolition Association website at 188.8.131.52/
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The National Demolition Association is a non-profit trade organization representing nearly 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’