New Products and Industry News [Sept ’15]
Sep23

New Products and Industry News [Sept ’15]

CLICK ON AN IMAGE TO SEE A LARGER VERSION Husqvarna Releases Vari-CutTM Range of Blades Worldwide Due to the performance and sales success of the enhanced range of Vari-Cut™ diamond blades, launched in 2014, Husqvarna Construction Products has announced it will sell these blades throughout the entire world. The product line includes the Vari-Cut™ Turbo, Vari-Cut™ Plus and Vari-Cut™ Tile blades. Vari-Cut™ is a cost efficient premium...

Read More
The Universal Language of Safety
Sep01

The Universal Language of Safety

Literacy and Language Challenges in the Workplace By Mark A Lies and Kerry M Mohan As the American “melting pot” becomes increasingly diversified, employers face inevitable issues related to language in the workplace. Employers can no longer assume that qualified workers speak or write English. Employers who hire non-English speaking workers are obligated to ensure that all employees, regardless of their linguistic background, receive...

Read More
High Frequency Sawing
Sep01

High Frequency Sawing

Success Factors of High Frequency Sawing By Ian Osborne High-power electric, often referred to as high frequency (HF) or hi-cycle, concrete sawing machines are becoming the new normal for most of the professional concrete cutting industry due to their significant productivity and versatility. In Europe, hydraulic sawing equipment is almost a thing of the past but this shift has lagged somewhat in North America. This article looks at...

Read More
Changes Ahead
Sep01

Changes Ahead

In my first President’s Page, I mentioned that there were exciting opportunities open to CSDA and now I would like to talk about some of these opportunities in more detail. Before I do, I would like to point out that the past and current successes of the association, along with all future successes, are realized because of the determination and hard work of the committee chairs, committee members, Board members and every CSDA member....

Read More
Fact or Fiction
Sep01

Fact or Fiction

CSDA is part of a very well connected construction and renovation community, where information is routinely shared through the Internet, various publications and personal exchanges. However, occasionally some of the information shared can be incorrect or misinformed, especially in the case of personal exchanges between people and companies. When I was hired as executive director, one of my first tasks was to approach a group of...

Read More