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...

Read More
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...

Read More
Nutrition for Job Performance
Mar01

Nutrition for Job Performance

Healthy diet, superfoods, low-fat, high-protein and counting carbs – all buzzwords we have heard on television, read in books, magazines and on the internet. There is a wealth of information concerning nutrition out there that, at times, can seem conflicting and often confusing. So who is right and what is really important when it comes to eating a healthy diet and what impact does this have on your job performance? The answers may...

Read More
Polishing Concrete Floors with a Power Trowel —The WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY and HOW
Mar01

Polishing Concrete Floors with a Power Trowel —The WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY and HOW

As most of us know all too well, the concrete polishing industry changes often and rather quickly. If you don’t stay up-to-date within every six months or so, you’re likely to lose touch with trends and developments that can affect your ability to stay competitive, or even worse, miss an opportunity to even compete in an entirely new market. World of Concrete 2019 had an outstanding turnout and good weather to boot, which made for a...

Read More
Let’s Hire A Vet! Build Your Word-of-Mouth Network
Mar01

Let’s Hire A Vet! Build Your Word-of-Mouth Network

Are you placing job ads, but not attracting the right employees? You’re not alone if you are having this problem. In a national survey of employers by nonprofit Center For America, a majority of employer respondents cited the problem that their job advertisements are not attracting the workers they are looking for. Have you considered focusing on hiring veterans? There are many military veterans returning from overseas who are...

Read More
How to Reduce the Risk of an OSHA Repeat Citation
Dec29

How to Reduce the Risk of an OSHA Repeat Citation

INTRODUCTIONThe Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Act) is enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), who has the duty to inspect workplaces and to issue citations if it determines that an employer is in violation of the Act. Most employers who are cited are frequently tempted to settle a citation quickly at the informal conference for a reduced penalty, rather than contest the citation. Foregoing...

Read More