Clean Cuts Needed to Repair 97 Miles of Aqueduct
Jun01

Clean Cuts Needed to Repair 97 Miles of Aqueduct

84 Concrete Cutting and Demo Crew Members Join Forces to Repair California Aqueduct The Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA) is one of the largest aqueducts in the United States and supplies drinking water to millions of residents in Southern California. Constructed over six years from 1933 to 1939, it was the largest public works project in Southern California during the Great Depression. The aqueduct carries water west from the Colorado...

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Construction Second Most Targeted Industry for Email Fraud Attacks
Jun01

Construction Second Most Targeted Industry for Email Fraud Attacks

According to a new study, contractors, manufacturers, affiliates and distributors in the concrete renovation industry are one of the most targeted audiences for cyber-attacks. CSDA is often contacted by concerned members stating they received an email that appears to come from CSDA or one of its Officers and seems suspicious. This is a common problem in our industry and the following article will explain why and what concrete...

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Crumbling Bridge Safely Removed with the Help of Diamond Saws
Jun01

Crumbling Bridge Safely Removed with the Help of Diamond Saws

Bridge Spanned 13 Active Railroad Tracks in Wyoming Residential Neighborhood As infrastructure all over the United States continues to age and deteriorate, literally crumbling away, general contractors are increasingly seeing the value and advantages of using diamond tools to help restore or safely demolish these structures without damaging surrounding structures and keeping those around the area safe. The Clark Street Bridge in...

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GPR Talk: But Wait, There’s More!
Jun01

GPR Talk: But Wait, There’s More!

GPR technology has been an accepted and routinely used nondestructive method for imaging objects embedded in concrete prior to cutting or coring for several decades. On July 17, 2009, the CSDA released a Best Practice for GPR Concrete Inspection, CSDA-BP-007. It details the general use of GPR for concrete imaging, normal survey applications, and includes scanning with single sided access and slab-on-grade application. However, it was...

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Customized Fleet of Robots Takes Down Shopping Mall
Mar01

Customized Fleet of Robots Takes Down Shopping Mall

CSDA Contractor’s Arsenal of Robots Provides the Best Solution Technology in construction has introduced methods of modifying and demolishing concrete structures with such precision and to such strict tolerances that operations in other parts of the same building are able to continue, even hundreds or thousands of feet up in the air. One of the most exciting and promising technologies has been the introduction of remote control and...

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