Architects, engineers, general contractors and government officials now have 24-hour online access to the Specifier’s Resource Guide from the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association. Originally offered as a printed manual, the guide is now offered free of charge online at the CSDA Web site.
The Specifier’s Resource Guide contains a brief summary description of each cutting discipline along with typical applications and specifications. An extensive list of reprints for each type of cutting are available in the form of job stories that appeared in Concrete Openings, the official magazine of the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association. The guide is organized by cutting techniques such as core drilling, flat sawing, wall sawing, wire sawing and additional cutting methods. These job stories can help specifiers better understand the wide range of cutting capabilities that exist and provide ideas on how they can use diamond cutting tools in future projects. The Specifier’s Corner also presents standards, specifications, tolerances and best practices developed by CSDA, providing specifiers with documents they can use when preparing project specifications.