CO Award Winners
Mar10

CO Award Winners

Concrete Cutters Celebrated at Las Vegas Awards Ceremony The 4th Annual Concrete Openings Awards ceremony was held during January’s World of Concrete international trade show and exhibition at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The awards recognize some of the most innovative and challenging projects completed by CSDA contractors in 2016. A crowd of show attendees and members of the industry media gathered around the association’s...

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World of Concrete 2017
Mar10

World of Concrete 2017

Safety a Core Feature of the Show For those who attended this year’s World of Concrete (WOC) in Las Vegas, there was no substitute for what this trade show and exposition offered them. Between January 17th and 20th, close to 51,000 industry professionals made the journey to the Las Vegas Convention Center and were greeted with a show that was packed with ideas and solutions—silica control solutions in particular—to help concrete...

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Advancements in Diamond Chain
Mar09

Advancements in Diamond Chain

How to Get the Most from Your Diamond Chain Saw By Joe Taccogna Many advances have taken place in the three decades since diamond chains became commercially available for cutting concrete. Diamonds, saws and the chains themselves have all evolved significantly along with the best practices for this discipline. This article will highlight some of the changes and help contractors get the most out of the concrete chain saws they own. The...

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Dealing with Delaminations
Mar09

Dealing with Delaminations

Photo courtesy of David Stephenson By David Stephenson Concrete placement is never easy, with many variables such as wind, sun, ambient temperature and humidity to consider as they all affect each pour. The mix design and consideration of the actual makeup of the concrete and possible additives are just as important. In today’s world, ready-mix suppliers tweak the mix designs in thousands of small ways with additives to assist the...

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Toolbox Talks
Mar09

Toolbox Talks

Getting More Bang for Your Buck By Tim Neubauer Too often, toolbox talks are one-page documents that are read by a first line supervisor in monotone, and end with employees signing the roster and leaving thankful it only lasted five minutes. This can certainly be the case if such talks are held toward the end of the day on Fridays. If this situation sounds all-too familiar, the effectiveness of a company’s toolbox talks should be...

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