The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association recently released its 2005–2006 Sawing & Drilling Resource Guide and Membership Directory. This is the first time in CSDA's 33-year history that the annual membership directory has included specifications and been marketed to specifiers at the same time as the latest roster of cutting contractors and sawing and drilling affiliates.

“By including industry specifications, standards and tolerances in this book, CSDA has created a practical reference guide that not only CSDA members but also general contractors, architects, engineers and governmental officials who specify concrete cutting can use regularly,” said CSDA executive director Patrick O'Brien.

The 64-page guide, published in late June, features specifications for core drilling, flat sawing, wall sawing, wire sawing, hand sawing, and chain sawing. Standards featured include Blade Application Code, Bolt Together Core Bits, and Continuous Tube Threads. Also included are tolerances from the International Association of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS), an international umbrella organization of sawing and drilling associations from countries around the globe. A page called “Seven Reasons to Specify Sawing and Drilling” outlines for specifiers the numerous advantages of this precise demolition method. The listing details benefits such as cost savings, time savings, increased safety, improved quality of work, reduction in liability and the latest in technology.

For more information on CSDA or the new Sawing & Drilling Resource Guide and Membership Directory, call CSDA at 727-577-5004 or visit