Praxis Makes Perfect
Jun01

Praxis Makes Perfect

Specifiers and Contractors Align Through Standards The CSDA Mission remains “to promote the use of professional cutting, polishing, imaging and selective demolition contractors and their methods,” and “to provide a forum in which members can share their ideas, needs and concerns in a constructive framework to further enhance technologies, education and training.” Recently, the association has given support to a new platform that...

Read More
2016 IACDS Annual Meeting
Jun01

2016 IACDS Annual Meeting

International Association Moves Forward with New Purpose The 2016 Annual Meeting of the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS) was held April 16-17, in Munich, Germany. Over 25 delegates from France, Germany, Japan, Liechtenstein, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States were in attendance, all with the common aim of promoting the concrete sawing and drilling industry. The meeting...

Read More
CSDA 2016 Convention
Jun01

CSDA 2016 Convention

First-Time Attendees Up 36% An enthusiastic crowd of industry professionals, including an impressive number of first-time attendees, gathered in Palm Desert, California to hear record-setting aviator Dick Rutan deliver his inspirational keynote at CSDA’s 2016 Convention & Tech Fair. The association’s flagship event, held March 10-12 at the beautiful JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, experienced a 36% increase in first-time...

Read More
New Products & Industry News [Jun ’16]
Jun01

New Products & Industry News [Jun ’16]

CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION Next-Generation Hand Saws Released by Hilti Hilti, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of its next-generation DSH 700-X and DSH 900-X hand-held gas saws, designed for cutting through concrete slabs, asphalt, sewage pipes and other applications. These two new saws incorporate an innovative technology called Easy Start that automatically sets the proper amount of choke for more first-pull...

Read More
Extension Cords – Part I
Jun01

Extension Cords – Part I

By Mike Orzechowski Extension cords, also referred to as portable cords, are used for temporary power connections requiring a flexible cord. They are not intended to be used as a substitute for fixed wiring of a structure, however they may (in some circumstances) be used as a temporary wiring solution—The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) defines temporary as less than 90 days. The National Electric Code (NEC)...

Read More