World of Concrete 2016
Mar02

World of Concrete 2016

Largest Show in Seven Years From start to finish, the 42nd World of Concrete (WOC) exceeded the expectations of show organizers, exhibitors and attendees alike. For five days in early February, over 60,000 industry professionals descended on the Las Vegas Convention Center to learn, network and do business. CSDA and its membership was there and the show was an absolute success for the association. New for 2016 Diamond Products...

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Concrete Openings Award Winners
Mar02

Concrete Openings Award Winners

World of Concrete Awards Ceremony Celebrates CSDA Members The most innovative and challenging projects completed by CSDA contractors in 2015 were recognized during a prestigious World of Concrete ceremony in Las Vegas. The association, in conjunction with the Praxis event, hosted the third annual Concrete Openings Awards. This year’s ceremony was staged at the Praxis booth in the outdoor Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center and...

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New Products & Industry News [Mar ’16]
Mar02

New Products & Industry News [Mar ’16]

CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION Diamond Products Introduces First-CutTM Early Entry Saw The CC148XL-EE First-CutTM saw from Diamond Products is part of the True Early Entry SystemTM designed for early entry cutting. This lightweight, walk-behind saw has a spring loaded skid plate guard that keeps the skid plate down on the green concrete, thus preventing spalling. With a 6-inch blade capacity, the maximum cutting depth is...

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Positive Signs
Mar02

Positive Signs

March 2016 This year we will witness what is being hailed by some as the most important U.S. presidential election in a long time. There is a lot of individual trepidation about the outcome and how the political landscape may change. For me, the focus should be on the opportunities that are before our industry right now and the positive signs that are being shown around the country and the world. I traveled to Las Vegas last month for...

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Calibration for GPR Tools
Mar02

Calibration for GPR Tools

GPR: To Calibrate, or Not to Calibrate? By Jami Harmon When the need for concrete inspection arises, ground penetrating radar (GPR) is an ideal nondestructive technology for the job. GPR systems have continued to gain popularity in concrete imaging since the 1980s. Non-destructive testing methods are greatly preferred for locating buried metal targets or electrical conduits in existing structures. For many decades, X-ray technology...

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