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CSDA Heads to Vienna

Thursday, April 13, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Russell Hitchen
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For Immediate Release

April 13, 2017
Contact:  Patrick O’Brien, Executive Director
Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association

CSDA Joins Forces with International Partners

St. Petersburg, FL In May, CSDA will travel to Austria’s capital, Vienna, for an industry event hosted by the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS).

The IACDS 2017 Annual Convention, scheduled for May 18-20, provides a platform for industry representatives from all over the world to improve their knowledge of the international concrete cutting community through workshops, conference sessions and networking events.

“It would have taken a real leap of faith to see how successful this organization would be when CSDA and other key national associations formed IACDS back in 1995,” said CSDA Executive Director and IACDS Past President Patrick O’Brien. “The past 22 years have gone by quickly but the influence of IACDS continues to grow. The 2017 Convention with a new and improved format is a testimony how much has been achieved.”

This unique event is geared toward experts and decision-makers from this specialized trade; contractors, suppliers, engineering professionals and association representatives, among others. The aim of both IACDS and this event has long been to create an established forum for debate and the cultivation of ideas and opportunities.

During the first two days of the program, there will be presentations and workshops focused on the correct anchoring of diamond cutting equipment, the marketing of industry specifications and tolerances, the risks associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica and the European Professional Card as it pertains to concrete sawing and drilling professionals.

The 2017 IACDS Annual Convention also includes several optional activities and social outings that will allow participants to see the many amazing sights of Vienna, all while networking with their internationals peers.

For more information about the event, please visit

IACDS is an international trade association of sawing and drilling associations from the concrete construction and renovation industry. Its mission is to provide an international union and cooperation of trade associations to support and promote professional development of professional sawing and drilling contractors and their methods. This umbrella organization of sawing and drilling associations formed in 1995 is composed of the associations from Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association is a nonprofit trade association of contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members from the construction and renovation industry. Diamond tools for projects requiring sawing, drilling, selective demolition, cutting and polishing offers the construction industry many benefits including lower total project costs, precision cutting, maintenance of structural integrity, reduced downtime, reduced noise, dust and debris, limited access cutting and the ability to cut heavily-reinforced concrete. Founded in 1972, CSDA has 500 member companies worldwide.

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