The most innovative and challenging projects completed by CSDA contractors in 2018 were recognized during a prestigious World of Concrete ceremony in Las Vegas.
On Wednesday, January 23, 2019, the association hosted the sixth annual Concrete Openings Awards at its booth in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. CSDA Executive Director Patrick O’Brien acted as Master of Ceremonies while the association’s vice-president, Matthew Finnigan, presented the awards to the winners. World of Concrete attendees and members of the industry media joined CSDA to celebrate with the winning contractors. The winners are:
Atlantic Concrete Cutting (Mount Holly, NJ) – Four-Billion Dollar Tappan Zee Bridge Demolition Project (Road, Bridges & Airports)
Donley Concrete Cutting Company (Pickerington, OH) – Historic Church Renovation and Reinforcement Project (Building Construction)
Cuts, Inc. (Knoxville, TN) – Custom Fabricated Table Created to Assist with University Research Project (Industrial Renovation)
Cutting Edge Services (Batavia, OH) / Advanced Concrete Sawing (St. Paul, MN) – Red Rock Hydroelectric Dam Project (Infrastructure Renovation)
The inaugural Concrete Openings Awards ceremony was held in 2014 to showcase the best projects covered in CSDA’s official magazine and recognize the contractors who performed the work. Sixteen job stories are split into four categories and put before a panel of judges. The panel scores each job on its pre-planning, use of innovation, degree of difficulty and quality requirements. Details and images of the winning projects are displayed during the awards ceremony and for the remainder of the exhibition.
“It is a privilege to participate in the judging of the Concrete Openings Awards. I am still fascinated by the ingenuity and commitment of my fellow CSDA contractors. I find that I place myself alongside them when evaluating their projects. Although quality is a prime factor in a successful project, I enjoyed exploring the innovations, planning and complexity of the projects that were presented this year. CSDA contractors continue to set the bar higher and higher with their commitment to their clients.”
said Ted Johnston, CSDA Past President and member of the judging panel.
For more information about the awards ceremony, additional photos or any of CSDA’s other events held at World of Concrete 2019, email [email protected] or call 727-577-5004.
About the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association
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.