The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) has opened registration for its fall training and certification. The schedule features six 101 and 201 courses, as well as GPR certification. Attendees can expect hands-on and classroom-style learning from one of the most respected and knowledgeable veterans of the industry, Rick Norland.
The introductory programs are geared toward anyone wishing to begin or expand their knowledge of cutting disciplines. The classes will take place in Portland, Ore., at the ICS Training Facility. They are followed by a series of advanced Operator Certifications designed for experienced operators looking to gain proficiency in sawing and drilling techniques. Those classes will be held in Clearwater, Fla., at St. Petersburg College. The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 14-15; Slab Sawing & Core Drilling 101; Portland, Ore.
Oct. 16-17; Wall & Hand Sawing 101; Portland, Ore.
Oct. 18; Wire Sawing 101; Portland, Ore.
Nov. 8-9; GPR Certification; Clearwater, Fla.
Nov. 11-12; Slab Sawing & Core Drilling 201; Clearwater, Fla.
Nov. 13-14; Wall & Hand Sawing 201; Clearwater, Fla.
Nov. 15; Wire Sawing 201;Clearwater, Fla.
As part of its Train More Save More program, the association offers large discounts to companies that send multiple operators to sawing and drilling classes. CSDA also has an online training website consisting of 27 classes available via www.csdatraining.com.
“Since its launch in 1995, the CSDA Training Program has had over 9,000 graduates, and over the past couple of years, we have seen course participation grow across the board," says CSDA Lead Instructor Rick Norland. "An increasing number of companies are once again feeling financially confident enough to invest in industry training, which not only improves efficiency, safety and productivity, but raises the professionalism of the whole industry.”
The association has hands-on, classroom and online classes for every discipline and skill level, allowing contractors to provide operators with superior training. To find registration details and other important information about these classes, visit www.csda.org/training.