Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA)

CSDA Announces Fall 2013-Winter 2014 Training Dates

The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) announced dates and locations for its fall 2013-winter 2014 program. Between November 2013 and January 2014, seven training classes will be held in three locations across the United States.

The schedule starts November 4 in Clearwater, Fla.:

  • Slab Sawing & Drilling 201, November 4-5
  • Wall Sawing 201, November 6-7
  • Wire Sawing 201, November 8-9

All classes will be held at CSDA’s training facility at the Clearwater campus of St. Petersburg College.

On November 7-8, a CSDA Concrete Polishing class will be held in Bakersfield, Calif. Concrete Polishing is a two-day classroom and hands-on course that focuses on the fundamentals of this technique, the correct setup, operation and maintenance of equipment, and the differences between wet and dry polishing.

During the annual World of Concrete trade show and exhibition in Las Vegas, Nev., three more CSDA training classes are scheduled.

  • CSDA Estimating class, January 20-21
  • Wall Sawing 101, January 22-23
  • Concrete Polishing, January 22-23

All three classes will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the show. Venues for the wall sawing and concrete polishing classes will be split between the classroom and the outdoor demo area, where students will perform practical exercises at the exhibit booths of CSDA member companies. The Estimating class will focus specifically on the practice of estimating sawing and drilling jobs and is taught by industry experts with real-world experience.

All classes have been scheduled to provide cutting and polishing contractors with choice and flexibility, allowing operators and employees to attend when companies can afford to send them. In addition, CSDA has an online training website consisting of 27 courses that are available at www.csdatraining.com.

By using CSDA courses as part of a company training program, participants are assured they will receive top-notch instruction by industry experts, presenting the latest best practices and assistance with career paths for employees. The courses also offer structured training to increase efficiency, maximize productivity and documentation to limit company risk and liability.

The association has hands-on, classroom and online courses for every discipline and skill level, allowing contractors to provide operators with superior training. For more information, visit www.csda.org or call 727-577-5004.

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