CSDA to Preview Its Operator Certification Classes at WOC ’04

Wed September 24, 2003 - Northeast Edition

The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association (CSDA) will preview the sawing and drilling techniques taught in its operator certification course during the 2004 World of Concrete (WOC). Every afternoon at 2:00 p.m., at CSDA booth No. 7055, CSDA’s head instructor Rick Norland will offer one 30-minute presentation covering subject matter that operators think they have mastered, but often discover otherwise after taking the certification class. These are a sampling of the sawing and drilling methods operators practice during the six-day operator certification course held in Clearwater, FL.

“We decided that the World of Concrete would be a great venue to showcase not only the benefits of being a member of CSDA, but also the materials covered in our comprehensive operator certification program,” said Patrick O’Brien, CSDA executive director.

The presentations will address the fundamentals of each method of cutting and the applications for which each technique is used. Also discussed will be the proper use of equipment, equipment maintenance, power supplies and safety.

“We are happy to have this opportunity to spread the word to non-CSDA members who can take advantage of the training programs already tested and in place,” said Norland, who also is the chairperson of the CSDA training committee. “A good portion of my job is to spread the word about the advantages of using concrete sawing and drilling techniques and to promote the use of CSDA member contractors.”

WOC attendees who would like to participate in CSDA’s 2004 training program offered in Clearwater can make one trip to Florida and attend WOC and the in-depth CSDA training session. The 2004 training program consists of four courses held over a 10-day period. The cutting edge training course will be held Feb. 5 to 6, 2004, and OSHA construction safety course will be held Feb. 7. The estimating course will be held Feb. 9 to 10 and the operator certification training will run Feb. 9 to 14.

For more information, call 727/577-5004 or visit www.csda.org.