by | Nov 15, 2016 | Industry News

St. Petersburg, FL – To meet growing demand for top-quality industry training and cater for an expanding range of services, CSDA has scheduled record-setting five training courses at World of Concrete 2017 in Las Vegas.

This marks the highest number of training courses offered by CSDA at a single event, having previously held four courses at World of Concrete 2016 (WOC) when the association graduated a record 115 students—an 83% increase over the previous year.

The courses are scheduled between January 16th and 20th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The class schedule is as follows:

Dates                  Course Title
Jan. 16-17, 2017 Estimating
Jan. 17, 2017      CSDA-ST-115 Certification
Jan. 17-18, 2017 GPR Certification
Jan. 18-19, 2017 Concrete Polishing 101
Jan. 18-19, 2017 Diamond Cutting: Sharpen Your Skills

“Since we began offering training at WOC back in 2010 we have seen registration numbers steadily increase, culminating in two of our 2016 courses being sold out—each graduating 40 students,” said CSDA Training Committee Chair Dan Foley. “WOC presents a unique opportunity for companies to acquire invaluable industry training while taking in everything else this hugely-important show has to offer.”

The latest addition to CSDA’s course schedule at WOC has been specifically designed for experienced ground penetrating radar (GPR) technicians. The two-day GPR Certification course tests students on GPR theory, proper mark out procedures, the limitations of GPR and the application of advanced locating techniques. CSDA aims to set the standard for educating and certifying the proficiency of GPR technicians with this new course.

CSDA, a long-standing cosponsor of WOC, will exhibit at booth #C4433 in the Central Hall during the 2017 show. WOC attendees can use the association’s unique Source Code, A26, for the best exhibits-only registration deal (some restrictions may apply). For more information about CSDA events at World of Concrete 2017, or call 727-577-5004.

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.