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WALLSAWING ON QLD'S LEGACY WAY PROJECT CSDAA WELCOMES SURFACE PREPARATION CONTRACTORS
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT ISSUE 10, NOVEMBER 2013
The first half of this year has been quite challenging for the executive committee as we try to breathe new life back in to the association. Since the financial crash back in 2008 the association has steadily seen a decline in membership numbers. Unfortunately we as the executive must assume responsibility for this decline and need to work harder to gain the trust and support of the members once again. New initiatives derived from our 2012 business plan have been put in place to address the short comings identified through member surveys and feedback from contractors. The development of the safe work method statement (swms) library and operation manual is the first step in this process. I would like to take this time to point out that these benefits to members are only the start of much more to come. Feedback from members who use the operations manual, the swms library and the helpline support has been encouraging. We acknowledge that minor issues have been identified by users of the JASON FRANKEN, PRESIDENT CSDAA system and we continue to address these promptly. We consider this material a work in progress and will always do our best to update and inform members of any changes. None of the business tools or services developed for CSDAA members will be â€œone size fits allâ€?. This has not and will not be our intention. Many members have in place similar operating systems to what has been developed by the association. The important thing to remember is that there are many potential members that do not have any reference material or operational manuals, and feel daunted in the task of compiling such material. It is a great marketing opportunity to attract new members to our ranks based on providing benefits and service. Currently the executive committee is working on the next phase of the business plan which is the development and accreditation of a training qualification certificate. Initial interviews with training consultants anticipate a budget of $150,000.00 to design, format, and deliver a training standard unique to the sawing and drilling industry. I would also like to reiterate that this cost is for the design and accreditation only. The actual training and assessment phase of the qualification will be delivered through a registered training organisation (RTO) yet to be identified or confirmed. This aspect of the training will be completed once the approval is given by the executive to fund stage one of the design for the qualification. It is the associations belief that with sufficient support from current and new members within the industry that this qualification can become a reality. It is however unsustainable without the support and revenue generated from membership. To any and all ex members and contractors who at one point in time have or have not been a member of the CSDAA we need your support now more than ever. Our commitment to deliver this goal relies entirely on increasing membership numbers to sustain and deliver this training qualification. If for no other reason your decision is based on past performance please let me reassure you; all current and future endeavors are for the sole benefit and survival of our industry. The time for action and commitment is now, our industry is not dead, stand up for what you believe in and work with us to create a proud, professional and profitable industry now and for the futue.
JASON FRANKEN - PRESIDENT
he CSDAA has both a Member Logo and an Accredited Contractor logo for use in marketing your business. The ‘Member’ logo is available for download from the CSDAA website (under the Resources Tab). The 'Member' logo is available to all current CSDAA Member Companies ACCREDITED LOGO
The 'Accredited Contractor' logo is only available to companies with Gold Membership. Once the Gold Membership application is processed and all documentation and payment is received, the Certificate of Accreditation and the ‘Accredited’ logo will be sent to the Member. Members who utilize either the current CSDAA Training manual (Gold Members) and previous CSDAA Training Manual (Note: any legislative updates for this publication are now the responsibility of the individual members to update) or who can show they have a similar training and management system developed for their businesses can display the ‘Accredited’ Contractor Logo.
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Wallsawing on QLD's Legacy Way Project. Cutting Force, Cutting Australia's Concrete
utting Force has just successfully completed another major project in Brisbane, our client Transcity is an integrated team comprising BMD Constructions, Italian company Ghella and Spanish construction company Acciona.
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Legacy Way is a 1.5 billion dollar project that will deliver significant reduction in peak hour traffic and reduce travel time from the Brisbane Centenary Bridge to ICB (Inner City Bypass). The construction of twin tunnels approximately 4.6 km in length.
Cutting Force’s role was to complete concrete cutting of the sub stations and xpassages in both tunnels. This resulted in day / night shifts being implemented to maintain the work scheduling of this major project.
Cutting Force has been engaged on this tunnelling project since November 2012. Our involvement in the project consisted of Wall sawing 90 openings at approximately 6 meters x 8 meters each. These openings were required to create xpassages between the two tunnels every 100m which serve as emergency escapes as well as its primary purpose of vehicle movement. The xpassages required Wall Sawing a total of 2.7 km’s. The depth was 350 mm which consisted of two layers of Y20 mm bars running both horizontally and vertically. Making it one of Australia’s largest wall sawing projects to date. To make the task more difficult, two thirds of the sawing was completed vertically on a curved radius of the 12.5 meter diameter tunnel wall. Curved track was considered, but not an option due to the thickness of the concrete and heavy steel. The only available saws did not have enough
In addition to sawing, there were over 2,000 core holes ranging from 115mm to 175mm diameter, many of which were inverted. These cores were used to eliminate over cutting and also for the fitting of rock anchors, to ensure tunnel segment stabilisation.
Cutting Force specialise in major projects of this nature due to the specialised equipment and capacity of our business to perform the scheduled works in the required time lines. Cutting Force selected Tyrolit WSE 1620 and the new WSE 1217 high frequency wall saws. The wall saws were used continually in 24 hour shifts. The WSE 1217 with P2 technology proved to be a highly powerful, efficient and user friendly, with longer service period times being a major benefit when tendering for this contract. Tyrolit’S high frequency core drills were also used extensively to perform the specific works through the entire project. Cutting Force is located in and services the following areas, Brisbane, Melbourne, Gippsland and Gladstone. We can be contacted on 1800 CUTTING (1800 288 846).
ABOVE Wall Sawing using Tyrolit WSE 1217 high-frequency wall saw. RIGHT Substation under construction. FAR RIGHT Tunnel boring machine cutting it's way through.
"BREAKTHROUGH" TECHNOLOGY HITS PROFESSIONAL CUTTING INDUSTRY
he newly released Husqvarna High-Frequency products are receiving feedback from professional contractors in Australia that is creating waves in the Swedish factories producing these products. The system has been carefully field trialled to ensure that these products enter the market ready for the rigours of professional cutting, however, now after the first run of products sold out we are finding the demand will be much greater than first thought. The system consists of interchangeable handsaw, ringsaw, drill and wallsaw components, ALL usable on 3-phase or single phase power supplies.
Field trials such as the one on Melbourne Airport upgrade by a CSDAA member found that the K6500 Ringsaw, on single-phase, outperformed the existing hydraulic set-ups. “Australia is a worldwide lead market for these products and we have been pushing our Swedish R & D team with feedback of the outstanding performance to ensure we get the factories expecting our volumes” says Husqvarna Construction General Manager Scott Fleming, “put simply this is breakthrough technology for the market and this will become a standard kit for the professional cutting contractor.”
Tony Watson, Westside Contracting Brisbane, was one of the first to receive a K 6500 Handsaw, “The first job was a good one because it was quite difficult, a 200mm thick panel with a fair amount of steel and hard aggregates from Darra, west of Brisbane. The machine was light and no cumbersome hoses. Surprisingly it has good consistent power that equals or surpasses my hydraulic unit (use in 3-phase on this job). There is no torsion twist on start-up and I like that it is not consistently flowing water when my hand isn’t on the trigger. Overall, I give it a big thumbs up and I can’t wait to play with the Ringsaw.”
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NEW TGD FSX*** ROADSAW BLADES
he new Tyrolit TGD FSX*** road saw blade has been designed to cut through concrete and steel reinforcement allowing for a higher cutting rate and long service life in Australian conditions. The TGD® technology behind the new FSX*** road saw blade is what gives the blade its impressive attributes, the abrasive diamond grains are distributed optimally in the segment, so that over the lifetime of the blade a consistently high cutting performance can be achieved. This improves the cutting speed, service life and versatility of the Tyrolit FSX*** road saw blade. With demand for a road saw blade which can cope with Australia’s harsh condition on the rise it was imperative that Tyrolit found a solution. The FSX*** road saw blade was first tested
in the Australian market in July and August of 2013. With positive reviews such as: “The FSX blade is the best we have ever used" – Kustom Cut, “The operator was thrilled with the performance and life" – Ripa Concrete Cutting “I have never used a better blade" – A1 Concrete Services Tyrolit Representative Ben Whittaker explains it best, by saying that the “Feedback for this blade has been extremely positive I can’t wait to see the FSX blade reach its full potential and shake things up in the market” This blade was designed with contractors who are looking for a greater quality road saw blade in
mind. Each segment contains a higher concentration of diamond allowing for better performance when cutting through steel reinforcement. This innovation provides a number of advantages, such as reduced work times thanks to faster sawing, reduced tool costs as a result of an increase in tool service life, and lower maintenance costs, since the load on the machine is minimised and it is therefore protected. In addition, tools with TGD® technology increase efficiency because they can be universally applied and are also suitable for special applications under extreme working conditions. The future of road saw blades is now available, only from Tyrolit Australia.
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SPECIALISED HIRE EQUIPENT FOR CUTTING, SAWING AND DRILLING CONTRACTORS
ennards Concrete Care’s equipment range is uniquely tailored to a wide range of concrete cutting, sawing and drilling jobs.
Specialist Cutting, Sawing & Drilling Equipment Hire equipment available for cutting penetrations, sawing roadways, expansion joint cutting and utility repairs or simply taking core samples. Kennards Concrete Care’s hire fleet offers Road Saws to obtain a 305mm cutting depth, Concrete Chainsaws that can plunge cut to 630mm deep, a wide range of Core Rigs and Barrels up to 600mm in diameter and a full range of hydraulic options capable of confined space work or for underwater applications. We also offer the latest diamond tooling technology to ensure optimum performance is always maintained. Dust Control Equipment With any cutting or drilling job, dust and concrete particles are generated from working with concrete and pose OHS implications if not managed effectively. Kennards Concrete Care has available for hire small, medium and large dust extractors to connect with other tooling. Modular 1000cfm and 2000cfm air scrubbers with HEPA filtration for filtering airborne particles and expelling clean air are also available. Larger dust suppression units capable of blanketing a whole site (up to 1950m2) with positively charged water particles which attract dust complete our dust control range. New Equipment – just arrived and available for hire Staying at the forefront of technology and advancement is important to Kennards Concrete Care. We have recently added the Hydraulic Pipe Saw and the Ground Penetrating Radar Detector to our range of specialised tooling and it is
now available for hire. Our new Ground Penetrating Radar Detector is a compact, easy-to-use handheld machine that helps you to detect objects up to 300mm. It allows you to find a safe spot to drill, core or saw. Our new Hydraulic Pipe Saw is extremely versatile. By adding extra drive chain lengths, the saw can tackle larger pipes and vessels, leaving a smooth, machined finish. With the use of bevel blades, the Hydraulic Pipe Saw is capable of welding prep bevels of 30 and 37.5 degrees, with other angles available by special request. Our new portable concrete slurry water system (Mud Hen) has been designed for processing concrete slurry. In one step, the slurry system filters, provides clean water to drain or for re-use, and compacts concrete sludge construction waste into a semi-solid form of general concrete waste instead of contaminated waste. It provides a simple-touse-method for dealing with the slurry produced from wet processing of concrete and also allows for inexpensive compliance with local, state and federal clean water laws and ordinances. Our research and development team are always looking for solutions to your everyday industry challenges. We understand that you can’t upgrade every time new equipment or technology comes into the market. That is why hiring makes sense! For further information visit www.concretecare.com.au or find us on www.youtube.com/kennardconcrete.
n early 2012 Condrill invested in a Traxx Conquest Ground penetrating Radar System, the decision to invest in this system was not taken lightly, we had been watching for trends in the industry that could assist us to remain at the leading edge of the industry and continue to supply the highest level support and services to our customer base and also improve our operating margins. Even though GPR has been around for quite a few years we had noticed that there were a lot of misconception about these systems and there capabilities in the construction industry. Most of these I believe where due to the capabilities of these systems not being explained to the customer fully and the level of operator training not being what it could have been. Given these two point we embarked on a purchasing process to find a GPR system that would give us the support which would assist us in overcoming these misconceptions. Since purchasing the Traxx Conquest GPR we have been very happy with our decision and would agree that the system was defiantly designed specifically for the Professional Concrete Sawing and drilling Industry. We find the level of technical support is excellent, our operators find the system very user friendly and really like the remote control feature they also find the inbuilt training program very helpful when training a new operator or even explaining to a customer the principles of the system. We have had many customers look at the screen while we are doing a scan and they are quite surprised by the clarity and
level of detail shown. We have seen strong growth in demand for the GPR service since we introduced it, we believe this is based on many factors which include the following of trends in other markets around the world to use these systems, the ever increasing legislative requirements in the construction industry to maintain the maximum level of safety (Post tension, reinforcing and live power cable placement), the increased awareness of site engineers of the capabilities of GPR and the ability to maintain the maximum integrity of the structure that is to be drilled or sawn. While we have seen good returns on investment from scanning for clients prior to work commencing, we have also taken advantage of being able to use the GPR on many jobs to enable us to minimize the amount of reinforcing we have had to cut or drill which in turn improves our productivity and reduces consumable costs, while it is hard to put a exact dollar amount on the savings we are certain they have been substantial.
For more details about this project contact Condrill or Greg Mahoney (07) 5519-9011 For more information on Conquest GPR contact Traxx Construction Products on (03) 9646 9200 or vist us online www.traxxcp.com.au.
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CONCRETE SCANING WITH J&M CORING
ick Corrigan and his team from J&M Coring (WA) were recently working on McDonalds’ renovation project where a concrete scanning contractor had been commissioned to locate plumbing pipework and electrical conduit. However, despite this inspection work being done, they cored through both pipework and electrical cables. Luckily the power had been turned off, which prevented what could have been a fatal situation. J&M had previously purchased diamond drilling machines from Hilti and relayed this story to his Hilti Account Manager Luke Buchanan, who suggested that Mick and his crew take a look at the Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan. They invited Mick for a demonstration at the local Hilti Centre in Belmont (Perth) with the support of Hilti’s local field engineer. Within a short time, J&M were able to see how the tool worked and how it can help locate, not only rebar but other services, including live electrical cables.
CONCRETE SCANNING WITH PS 1000 X-SCAN
They were particularly impressed with this feature of the tool, including the easy to interpret scan image, produced immediately from the scanning unit itself. In Mick’s words “did not require a PhD in reading and interpreting parabolas”. He was also very impressed with the 3D images produced by the monitor, which can be sent directly to engineers and head contractors for confirmation of site specific requirements.
X-Scan PS 1000 detection system
He had looked at other scanners in the past but liked the portability of the PS 1000, and the ability to reach overhead or horizontal scanning applications with the extension handle. J&M were convinced to make the investment in the Hilti PS 1000 when they learned that all relevant training and trouble-shooting support from Hilti’s experienced engineers was included in the package price, whereas the competitors charged extra for training and support, and were not based locally.
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Mick would highly recommend the PS1000 to all professional diamond contractors, for the reasons above, and based on simple economics; being able to cut-out the middle man in the form of scanning contractors. J&M have been able to offer a one-stop-shop for their clients, saving the customer time and money, substantially increasing their own profit margin.
APPLICATION: Concrete Scanning prior to drilling or cutting. SUPPLIER/EQUIPMENT: Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan.
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Husqvarna DXR demolition robots. The power of intelligence.
The new remote-controlled demolition robots from Husqvarna, are the very latest in compact demolition robot technology. High power, low weight and functional design make them an obvious choice for professionals who want a highly manoeuvrable, super-strong and sturdy machine with a long reach. The remote controlfeatures a unique user-friendly and well-considered design offering the only Bluetooth-assisted remote control on the market. Let your choice be a Husqvarna DXR demolition robot !
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A few extra dollars means increased productivity.
rofessional Diamond Contractors from all over the world first became aware of Hilti’s high-frequency drilling motors at the Bauma expo back in 2007, and Jason Franken of Super City Concrete Cutting was there to see a live demonstration of the single-phase DD 350, along with the larger 3-phase version, the DD 500. Jason explained that one of the main factors in choosing to invest in this equipment was the brushless technology in comparison to conventional armature units found in other drilling motors. In addition, the 10-speed electronic gearbox and slow start up function was also a major incentive in this decision. Having used conventional motors until investing in the Hilti DD 350, the team at Super City suggests the technology delivers outstanding benefits, including;
• Parts and repair cost savings, compared to conventional motors thanks to brushless technology. Super City use the DD 350 on a daily basis on all work sites across in Australia, and would recommend the tool to other contractors: “There is an old saying - you pay for what you get - and that is the case with this unit. A few extra dollars spent on quality equipment can mean a great deal over time in terms of productivity, performance, and servicing requirements. These units are built to last and have minimal maintenance requirements. Our operators always comment on the more difficult core drilling jobs they are sent to make sure we take the DD350."
• Productivity gains from the 3500 watts of power, providing a 15amp source is available, compared to other units with similar rated outputs, the DD 350 maintains constant rpm and torque. • Versatility of the 10 speed electronic gear selection, allowing you to operate at various speeds depending on hardness of material and steel content; • Added bonus of the ability to reduce drive speed via the ‘Iron Boost’ function when drilling through heavy reinforcing.
CUSTOMER: Super City Concrete Cutting. Jason Franken. APPLICATION: General Drilling >500mm diameter. SUPPLIER / EQUIPMENT: Hilti DD 350.
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Luna Park undergoes Facelift! Auscut Concrete Drilling & Sawing take on works from Client, 2Construct to touch up a Victorian icon.
s part of continued improvements to the St Kilda Foreshore, the City of Port Phillip has upgraded the Luna Park Forecourt, awarding the project to major construction company 2Construct. Auscut, as a preferred supplier to 2Construct, were contracted to assist with the project, undertaking concrete cutting services around this famous Melbourne landmark. The improvement works consisted of the construction of a new extended forecourt, including an inlay feature in the entrance paving designed to reflect the iconic crown, providing visitors a safer space to visit and photograph the renowned Luna Park Mr Moonface. Construction works also included public lighting, major drainage construction along Cavell Street and The Esplanade and a raised zebra crossing to connect Luna Park to the Palais Theatre. Auscutâ€™s involvement was to perform road sawing services around the project, including 150mm depth road sawing of the paved entrance for the crown inlay feature, ensuring that the works which were in a very public area, were cut precisely to the clientâ€™s requirements in a professional and timely manner. Auscut also provided road sawing for the new underground drainage infrastructure.
" I am really proud to be a part of this industry, but more importantly, being involved in the familybusiness "
The outcome of the works was to improve the quality and safety of the roads and footpaths while rejuvenating the appearance of this much loved and popular area. Completion of works will also enable greater access to the major entertainment precinct, increase pedestrian connectivity and well as improving safety in and around Luna Park and the Esplanade Super Tram Stop.
Auscut are a major subcontractor in the Victorian construction industry and although the works were only modest in scale, Auscut were proud to be involved in delivering services for the renewal of this well-known Melbourne icon.
GENERAL MANAGER, AUSCUT VICTORIA.
PART ONE Women in Construction:
Kerryn Thomson Auscut Concrete Drilling & Sawing
longstanding and highly respected contractor in the industry is Victorian based, Auscut Concrete Drilling and Sawing. Built from the ground up by brothers Ray and Ian Thomson, Ray's daughter Kerryn has a very active and integral role in their organisation. EXPLAIN YOUR ROLE IN THE COMPANY. I've grown up with this company but came on board around 5 years ago to work with my father and manage the business. My role as General Manager is a diverse role that has me overseeing the running of the business and all the varying aspects that it entails. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE INDUSTRY? Being the daughter of a concrete cutter, I have grown up in the industry and it has always been a part of my life. I have always wanted to work ‘hands on’ in the business, working along side with family. Now that Im here, I want to carry on in the business and with my sister, Catherine Thomson, running QCDS in Queensland, it makes even more sense. Catherine has been in the industry a long time so its great to be working with her and have that support of family as well as another woman in the industry. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ASPECT OF THE JOB? The variety of it, my work changes from day to day and week to week. The challenges are hard, but worth it in the end and there is a certain satisfaction from a hard-days’ work. It’s also good to be in amongst something I’ve seen for so long and rewarding to see our brand develop and grow. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE SO FAR?
TOP Kerryn Thomson and father Ray Thomson. BELOW Auscut Van's onsite at Luna Park. RIGHT Auscut complete addional road sawing works.
Well, working in a male dominated industry is not without its challenges but really when I first started, we had a tough time regarding an issue with our name and trademark. Auscut is a name my family had established and grown over many years of hard work and is something we wanted to preserve. So the first couple of years I spent a lot of my time fighting for the business, our reputation and our heritage. Now all that is behind us, my biggest drive is to see our brand that we have all worked so hard for continue to grow and prosper. WHAT HAS BEEN A MAJOR SUCCESS? A recent success has been the Regional Rail Link here in Melbourne. It is a major infrastructure project designed to remove major bottlenecks in Victoria’s rail network. This has kept our whole team busy since last April, testing our skills on various sites across the project. Our main work has been on the rail bridges north & west of Melbourne, as well as works at Southern Cross & North Melbourne stations. Our team has been really involved on this project, quite a few times there we've needed all hands on deck to deal with the work load and the specialised nature of the works. It's been great to see our guys all pull together to ensure works get completed and keep the client happy. The job itself and the contacts we've made have also opened us up to other works and we are really pleased to have been involved.
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE CSDAA AND COULD THEY DO MORE TO ENCOURAGE WOMEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
as well as articles like this one to highlight the women in our industry, it continues to promote and encourage women in our industry to be more involved.
The CSDAA is something Auscut have been a part of for as long as I remember. My father always believed in the importance of supporting the Association and encouraged myself and Catherine to be involved. At times it can feel very male dominated, but I think thatâ€™s our industry and I've always felt welcomed to be involved in the CSDAA. As time goes by I see more women getting involved, one of the recent CSDAA meetings I was pleased to meet Ebony Knight from Cut & Clean. I see the networking as one of the real benefits of the Association, that it brings people from our industry together, working together to better our industry for everyone. Its great to see more & more women involved, both in the association and within our industry and both here and overseas. I think if the CSDAA can continue to highlight these sort of things,
ANY LAST COMMENTS? I am really proud to be involved in this industry, but more importantly involved in the family business and working with the team we have here. We have a really great bunch of people working here, many of whom have been around for as long as I can remember as well as a lot of new friendly faces that have joined over the years. Our customers benefit from our longevity in our experience and workforce and its great to be part of something so positive, working towards the common goal of building the business.
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ONLINE OPERATORS MANUAL
ontractors in the concrete sawing and drilling industry sector can now trial the Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association of Australiaâ€™s (CSDAA) latest member service free for 5 days. The CSDAA recently launched its new online operations manual and SWMâ€™s to members. The manual has been designed to meet all national legislation and compliance obligations, and to increase productivity. The manual includes
most areas of the business primarily related to health, safety and risks, and has generated a great response from members and a strong interest from non-members. To allow non-members to see why the manual has been received so well, we created a trial membership that will provide viewing only access to the Operations Manual and a sample SWM. All you have to do is create a trial login and you can view the information for 5 days.
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person can rarely turn on the TV, listen to the radio or flip through a magazine these days without seeing an advertisement for an energy drink. Some of the more recognizable brands include Monster, Rockstar, and Red Bull. These drinks are often marketed towards teenagers and college students, but are often used by adults in order to get an extra “jolt” of energy to get through the workday. Concrete cutting and polishing operators are no exception. Operators often work long hours and may start a shift early in the morning or work late into the night. Because these drinks offer a quick shot of energy, many operators will be tempted to forgo their usual coffee and grab an energy drink for a long day of work. The problem lies with what the energy drink contains. The obvious ingredient is caffeine, offering that boost of energy. However, other ingredients are also present, including taurine, guarana (both stimulants) and B vitamins. The boost of energy you receive when consuming an energy drink comes from this combination of stimulants. A typical cup of coffee brewed at home or at work contains about 100mg of caffeine. A cup of Starbucks coffee has about 165mg of caffeine. According to Consumer Reports, safe limits of caffeine are up to 400mg per day for healthy adults, 200mg a day for pregnant women and up to 45-85mg per day
for children, depending on weight. So if you consume more than four regular cups of coffee per day, you are at or over your limit. A recent test by Consumer Reports found that: · Monster Energy contains 92mg of caffeine per serving (2 servings per drink) · Rockstar Energy contains 80mg of caffeine per serving (2 servings per drink) · Rockstar Energy Shot contains 229mg of caffeine per serving · Red Bull Energy Drink contains 80mg of caffeine per serving
three companies—Monster, Red Bull and Rockstar—showing double-digit gains.
High doses of caffeine and other stimulants can result in restlessness, nervousness, insomnia and tremors. High doses can also trigger seizures and heart arrhythmias (unstable heart rhythms). All of these symptoms have been reported in cases of patient hospitalization following the consumption of an energy drink. Unfortunately, some of these hospitalizations have lead to permanent disability or even death.
· Hospitalization due to psychotic disorder, increased heart rate or loss of consciousness linked to Rockstar
From 2007 to 2011, it is estimated that the number of emergency room visits involving energy drinks increased from about 10,000 to more than 20,000. Most of those cases involved teens and young adults. Concerns pover energy drinks have intensified following reports in the fall of 2012 of 18 deaths possibly tied to the drinks – including a 14year old Maryland (USA) girl who died after drinking two large cans of Monster energy drinks. Concern is high enough that two senators are calling for the Food and Drug Administration to investigate safety concerns about energy drinks and their ingredients. Although energy drinks represent only a small part of the carbonated beverage market, about 3.3% of sales volume, the growth of energy drink sales is quickly casting a shadow over the declining sales of soda. In 2011, sales volume for energy drinks rose by almost 17%, with the top
However, as sales rise, so do reports of adverse events suffered by people who use the products. Some of these events include: · Deaths due to heart attack or loss of consciousness linked to Monster · Hospitalization due to irregular heartbeat, severe diarrhea, migraine, psychotic disorder, heart attack and/ or vomiting linked to Monster · Disability from irregular heartbeat or stroke linked to Rockstar
These adverse events were filed by patients, families or doctors and simply warn that the products may have harmed someone – but they do not prove that the product caused harm. Often, energy drinks are a contributing factor in an adverse event, where other factors including physical activity, heat, nutrition and age may also play a role. Concrete sawing and polishing operators can be subjected to similar conditions while working outside or in a confined environment Heat, sun, dehydration, poor diet and the consumption of energy drinks can combine to create a deadly situation. It is important to recognize the dangers of energy drinks and consume them responsibly, if at all. While cases of adverse events have been reported primarily in teenagers and young adults, anyone is at risk, especially when contributing factors are involved.
Reprinted courtesy of the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association, Concrete Openings magazine, Volume 22, Number 1. March 2013.
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CSDAA welcomes Surface Preparation Contractors The CSDAA has recognized that the concrete industry is evolving, and that contractors are now doing much more than just sawing and drilling.
he CSDAA announces now that it will expand it's membership categories to include a Grinding Contractor cateogry.
environments are driving a growth in polished concrete floors as an alternative to traditional floor finishes.
CSDAA member contractors over the years have faced many changes in the construction industry and if we had not learnt to change, we would not have prospered. As a result the CSDAA must also respond to change, or find itself left behind in a fast-paced industry.
It is time now to not simpy recognise but assist in supporting current members expanding into this field and also specialst contractors operating in this field who could benefit from a professional contractors organisation, networking opportunties and the use of the CSDAA Training Manual.
General Contractors are asking sawing and drilling contractors to offer more services, and one area that is growing is surface preparation and concrete polishing. Trends in commerial building and 'green'
CSDAA's focus will always be on the concrete sawing and drilling industry, but as our members expand the CSDAA needs to develop to serve the membership and the industry in the best possible way.
How to select a Planetary Grinder Reprinted courtesy of the Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association, Concrete Openings magazine, Volume 21, Number 4. December 2012.
hanks in part to “green” building, one of the fastest growing flooring options in recent years is polished concrete. There are many advantages to polished concrete when compared with other types of flooring. Polished concrete is a highly durable surface with a high resistance to scratching, low maintenance and high reflectivity to light - decreasing the number of light fixtures needed. Because polished concrete is such a fast growing segment in the construction industry, there are many manufacturers of planetary concrete grinders/polishers vying for business. Some of these manufacturers offer numerous models of grinders/polishers with all sorts of features and benefits, so determining which unit is correct for a particular application can be a difficult decision for any Contractor. This decision can affect operators, schedules, final floor finishes and ultimately, the company’s bottom line. CHOOSING THE CORRECT GRINDER When looking to purchase a planetary concrete grinder / polisher, there are many factors a contractor has to take into consideration. MATCHING APPLICATIONS Since concrete grinders / polishers are very versatile machines and can perform many different applications from concrete surface preparation and concrete polishing to removing materials over the concrete - a polishing contractor needs to determine which application will be performed most often. It is very important to match the planetary grinder/ polisher with the right application. Making sure the unit can perform the required treatment is critical to finishing a job correctly, and can directly affect a contractor’s bottom line and reputation. In any industry, it is imperative a company handles its first few jobs well to grow and strengthen its reputation in the market. A contractor needs to decide if their company will be bidding on large commercial projects or trying to acquire smaller or residential projects. Contractors might only want to offer removal services - the removal of glue or epoxy, for example - or light polishing applications. Using the wrong machine with the wrong application will drastically affect profitability.
For example, if a contractor attempted to tackle a 2,000 sqm polishing job with one 21in diameter grinder/polisher, the job would take too long and the machine most likely would not perform at its optimum level. POWER AVAILABILITY Another factor to be aware of is the correct use of power for the unit. Most planetary grinders/polishers are electric powered and run on 240V single-phase, 415V three-phase power. Single-phase machines can use power from a 240V outlet and are great for smaller commercial or residential jobs. Since an additional power source is not needed, the singlephase machines make setup and tear down quick and simple. The three-phase machines use power more efficiently and therefore are more powerful. However, three-phase power is not accessible in all facilities, thus there is a need for a secondary power source, such as a generator. Some specialized facilities do have three-phase power available, so it is always important for the contractor to check with the facility.
DIFFERENCES IN PLANETARY GRINDERS / POLISHERS The planetary grinder/polisher is one of the most common types of concrete grinders available on the market. It is composed of three, four or six satellite heads that spin in conjunction with the large planetary drum. There are four basic designs of planetary grinders: unrestricted planetary, restricted planetary, driven planetary and dual motor planetary. UNRESTRICTED PLANETARY In unrestricted planetary grinders, the satellite heads spin on the floor and the planetary drum spins with the satellite heads. This means there is no planetary control. The planetary drum always spins in a counter-rotating direction, meaning if the satellite heads spin in a clockwise direction the planetary drum spins in a counter-clockwise direction or vice versa. The advantage of an unrestricted planetary machine is the low cost. It is a good choice for a contractor that is just entering the surface preparation and polishing industry. The disadvantage is that it has no planetary control, which means it is very weak in grinding applications.
drum. This can sometimes depend on the manufacturerâ€™s specifications. If the grinder is geared to spin the planetary and satellites in the same direction, then the grinder will be much more aggressive during grinding. The disadvantage to this grinder, like the unrestricted and restricted models, is that the planetary drum still speeds up or slows down in conjunction with the satellite heads. RESTRICTED PLANETARY The restricted planetary grinders have a planetary operation that is driven by a clutch-type mechanism using a belt. This type of grinder has a stable operation and creates more friction between the diamonds and floor. The planetary control makes it more aggressive than unrestricted planetary grinders. Just like on the unrestricted grinders, the satellite head speed works in conjunction with the planetary speed. This means it does not perform well on applications where low planetary speed is necessary, as the head speed will also be low.
DUAL MOTOR PLANETARY The planetary function on dual motor planetary grinders is operated via a driven gear mechanism while the function of the satellite head is driven by a belt. This provides fully adjustable speed and fully adjustable direction control for planetary and satellite heads.
The advantages are that dual motor planetary grinders have independent setting controls for planetary and satellite heads, enabling optimum setting control for all applications. This type of grinder has higher production rates during heavy removals due to the ability to spin both planetary and satellites in the same direction and tailors the speed settings specifically for the application. The disadvantage to dual motor planetary grinders is the wear on the operator. The resistance caused at the handlebar due to the aggressive nature of heavy removals can cause the operator to become fatigued.
Driven planetary grinders are similar to the restricted planetary grinders, but instead of a belt mechanism, driven planetary grinders are operated by gears. One major difference is that the heads can either turn in a counterrotating direction or same direction as the planetary
There are major advantages and disadvantages of each of the four planetary grinder/ polisher options available. One of the best days a polishing contractor can decide, after looking at exactly what applications they will be performing, is to run the machines. Operating each type of
Since the restricted planetary grinders are belt driven, contractors should be aware that the planetary action causes the belt to slip while removing heavier materials. This can lead to excessive wear on the belt.
grinder will enable a contractor to feel and see the differences, and then choose the grinder that is right for their business based on the results. The polished concrete market in Australia is growing rapidly and the advantages of a polished concrete floor far outweigh those of traditional methods. This is showing particularly in the commercial market with in excess of 10,000 sqm of polished concrete already completed in major retailers this year. This can only grow as word continues to spread.
PLEASE NOTE: Even if the correct grinder is chosen for a particular application, contractors must also choose the correct diamond tools to use with the machine and application. Grinders / polishers and diamond tooling work must be used hand-in-hand to make sure a project is completed on schedule, within budget and with a great end result.
Concrete FX does The Block Skyhigh
hil took a small break from the industry and began back by rebuilding relationships and a new customer base. Once back he realized just how much the industry had changed in the short period of time during his absence. Amongst other things, being provided with a fantastic service and knowledge of products was what was going to help rebuild this very successful business. After mucking around with single phase grinders and as Phil’s work load became greater it was crunch time. “Time is money”, were Phil’s words “I need production and speed in three phase but on a tight budget” By this time several contracts had been won for several thousand meters of polishing, and single phase grinders just wouldn’t cut it. “Justin Berry-Smith (Master Franchisee Victoria from Traxx CP) with his very well stocked mobile Traxx Shop on wheels, has the consumables required and at a very competitive price delivered to site in a timely manner, saving me down time in getting the goods.” “Justin suggested value for money you can’t go past the SC650 planetary 3 head, variable speed, left/right head rotation and best of all only requiring 3 Phase 20 Amp.” Phil inspected and researched the machine and others which made the decision very easy; the Traxx SC650 was it and delivered the very next day to site to enable completion of approx 2000m2 of polished concrete at South Wharf DFO, then quickly followed up by another 400m2 at Moorabbin DFO Food court. Since
completed many demo jobs as well as full polishing jobs “using the amazing TraxxFloor system and adding the DE6000 separator, in tandem with the SC650 and SD6000 vacuum system”, a god send with saving hours per shift in cleaning vacuums, and emptying bags. ConcreteFx then appeared on the 2013 Melbourne series of “THE BLOCK SKY HIGH” supplying its TOP IT range for incorporation in the apartments of the twins, Bec and George, and Trixie and Johnno! “Judges were amazed at our polished concrete benchtop. Polished concrete is fast becoming a sought after addition to the modern and elegant home. With polished concrete the choices are almost endless.” ConcreteFx also provided its experience and expertise to form subfloors in preparation for alternative floor coverings.
“I’m very happy with the purchase and value for money of the Traxx SC650 and SD6000 Separator and would recommend this for any flooring contractor whether it is a small 50m2 job or a 4000m2 job. Concrete FX specialise in the Highest quality concrete flooring finishes, whether it be commercial or domestic, concrete polishing, epoxy coatings, acid stain, decorative coatings and polished concrete floors and bench tops been a specialty. For more details about ConcreteFX 0403 949 049 or visit the website www.concretefx.com.au/ For more information on Surface Prep Equipment contact Traxx Construction Products on (03) 9646 9200 or visit online www.traxxcp.com.au.
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Innovating the Polished Concrete Process Environmentally friendly, Superfloor
hen looking for a flooring option polished concrete is fast becoming the most widely used. A floor needs to be functional, sustainable and good looking and this is where polished concrete is able to deliver. It is considered a good sustainable design flooring choice because it makes use of the already present concrete material. Polishing the exposed concrete eliminates the energy and material used in applying a floor covering such as carpet or vinyl, making it an environmentally friendlier option which overall helps reduce a buildings carbon footprint. The process of polishing concrete has become much easier with HTC introducing there innovative Fenix II pads. Theses pads are suitable for grinding screed products, concrete, natural stone and producing the world renowned HTC Superfloor™. The Fenix II pads are easy to attach to any
HTC Machine as they use a Velcro holder, accompanying this innovation are the pads them selves which are available in 5”, 7”, 9” and 11” and can grind most floor coverings. The Fenix II pads come in ten different grinding grades, each being given a different colour to correspond with the type of surface that needs to be created, the new design and formula offers optimal grinding results and an overall better performance. One of the biggest benefits about using this new technique is that it can produce a certified HTC Superfloor™. Currently the HTC Superfloor™ is one of the best polished concrete concepts on the market, it involves grinding away the top millimeters of the surface exposing the aggregate, then grinding the concrete, step by step to obtain a polished surface. This process doesn’t interrupt day to day life and has next to no effect on the environment.
Using the Fenix II pads to polish concrete is not only a very economical option for all types of business and residential activities, but a more durable, easy to clean and the most environmentally friendly, as it doesn’t use any toxic epoxies or chemicals. Polished concrete is hard wearing and will not chip or dent like softer surfaces, it has also been shown that due to its highly reflective surface, polished concrete can reduce the amount of lighting needed and will improve the flow of natural light throughout a premises. The HTC Superfloor™ method of polishing concrete is something to consider when building or modernizing, allowing industrial areas and residential homes to not only lower there over all maintenance costs but become more environmentally friendly.
he polished concrete market in New Zealand is booming! It is among the fastest up and coming flooring product requested in residential and commercial environments. Auckland based contractor Polished Concrete Limited, has been around for over 16 years. "In that time, we first started out doing epoxies and grind and seal jobs. We saw the trend growing and developing and for the last 10 years we have focused all our efforts on polished concrete.” Says Director, Jason Torbet. “Our operation has seen polished concrete rise so much that today we employ over 14 staff just to keep up with demand.” The Energy Events Centre: Unison Arena is a popular event venue for Rotorua. The Events Centre sees foot traffic on average of 1,200 – 3,000 people per week. The job was put up for tender by a Consultant for 1200m2 of concrete to be repaired from an existing grind and seal job. The tender required the existing polyurethane floor with added grit to be removed and the remaining floor underneath to be polished to Husqvarna's HiperfloorTM. The timeframe given was 10 days with an overtime penalty of NZ$2000 per day. For this particular tender, Jason enlisted the services of local contractor BM Scott to assist with the project.
Polished Concrete for any occasion The polished concrete market is booming in the land of the long white cloud. “It was a great opportunity to work with Jason and his team on this job.” Says Keith from BM Scott. “It lifts our profile around our area and we know that whenever Jason needs a hand, from time to time, he can pass the work on to us and vice versa.” “We provided our submission for the job and heard that a competitor floor was also being considered. I didn’t expect to win this one as the other tender came in well below ours. So, when I got a phone call to say that the job was ours, I had to know why.” Said Jason. “Apparently, the other quote came in ridiculously low, and for the client that rang alarm bells. The existing floor was already considered a ‘botched job’ and they did not want to wind up in the same position. “Not only is Husqvarna HiperfloorTM a well known brand, but the fact that we could warranty the outcome worked in our favour. Not many polished concrete
systems can do this, but for the client this meant peace of mind that they were going to get what they paid for.” “We got to work straight away and finished the job in 4 days. We then had a few days to touch up bits here are there, but ultimately we could grind 1000sqm per day, and we came in well under the time allotted.” “We gave them twice the shine in half the time!” laughs Jason. “The client is just thrilled with the outcome. The floor is so durable and hard wearing that all they need to do to keep the shine is a buff once a week with water. They only use a low-ph detergent after an event where there has been heavier than normal traffic.” “In fact, the Client was so happy with the job that they have recommended Husqvarna HiperfloorTM and polished concrete for other government jobs around Rotorua.”
INDUSTRY BITS Hello to New faces to Brokk Aust. and Farewell to some old
fter 17 years of working with Brokk products Tony Mace is leaving the company. He and his wife Gill, the previous Administration Manager of Brokk Australia are off to New Zealand to start the next phase of their lives. Tony would like to thank everyone in the Concrete Cutting Industry for their support and business over the years. Taking Tony’s place is Will. He will start officially at Brokk Australia mid to late September at this stage. He comes to us from South Africa and brings with him a wealth of knowledge in sales.
Taking Gill’s place as Administration Manager is Nadiene Makai. She has worked previously with Tony and is excited about taking on the position. Tony Barker is still the Workshop Manager, he is available for service and repairs and also sales and queries for spare parts. Stefan is the Trainer and he also works alongside Tony in the workshop.
Reach Husqvarna Construction no matter where you are
usqvarna Construction continues to move forward in the field of digital communication and now further increases its availability for customers and users.
“More and more people use their phones to access the web and for finding information, and that’s a need we’re looking to meet. We want to make it possible for our customers and users to receive information from us quickly, even when they’re not close to their computers”, says David Hagström, Digital Media Manager at Husqvarna Construction. “We have mobile sites in around 30 languages and contains information and functions interesting to the user out in the field: product information, support, contact information and more. One example is the tool guide that guides the user to the right tool for a certain application. The user will also be able to access the Husqvarna product catalogue on the mobile web site. “The mobile web site is important in order to connect our different information channels – the full-scale web site, the product catalogue and other print materials and our channels on Youtube and Facebook – in an efficient manner”, says David .
Tyrolit supports Prostate Cancer
ver the past year an exciting initiative by Tyrolit Australia and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) was launched. It was designed to raise awareness, educate the industry and raise much need funds for the PCFA. Throughout 2013 ten dollars from each HSM*** TGD速 Handsaw Blade sold was donated to the PCFA. Tyrolit is proud to announce that nearly $7000 has been raised and donated to the PCFA. To help raise awareness of this cause Tyrolit placed specially designed PCFA stickers on TGD Blade boxes, this allowed people to easily understand and spread the word of this much needed cause. The PCFA is the peak national body for prostate cancer in Australia and each year approximately 20,000 new cases are diagnosed. The PCFA is dedicated to reducing the impact of prostate cancer on men, their partners, families and the wider community. For more information or to get involved with the PCFA and their work visit: www.prostate.org.au to display your membership to the CSDAA.
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Welcome Hydro Diamond Products
ith 10 years of experience in the Diamond Tool Industry. Ian Turner Director of Hydro Construction Products is excited about introducing the Hydro Diamond products range to the market after selling the naming rights and exclusivity of his previous company.
The IACDS AGM 2013 The International Associate of Concrete Drillers and Sawers (IACDS) recently had their 18th AGM in Munich. Having fulfilled his two year term as IACDS President, Jose Blanco (Spanish ATDCD) stepped down from his post. Members elected Lars Sandstrom (Sweden) as President and Julie White (United Kingdom) as VIce President. The next IACDS annual meeting will be held from 12-14 June, 2014 in Madrid Spain.
Hydro Construction Products
The same range of products will be distributed through out the market from the same warehouse along with a new range of products made available by linking with new and existing suppliers to offer a wider and innovative range for the new generation in Diamond Tools. Hydro Construction Products also has a mechanical workshop, with Mark Sparkes, whom also has over 10 years of experience covering all your repairs (Mechanical & Electrical), re-tips, Truck & Van set up etc, working at our Brisbane warehouse. Please come and visit us at tour usual address, Unit 3/45 Canberra St, Hemmant. 41 or call Ian Turner on 0418 744 400, Peter Spina 0400 300 999 or Mark Sparkes 0407 100 700.
Hydro Construction Products
INDUSTRY DATES 2013 NOVEMBER 15 CSDAA General Meeting Arkaba Hotel Adelaide, South Australia
FEBRUARY 26-27 UK Concrete Show NEC Birmingham, UK. MARCH 6-7
2014 JANUARY 21-25 World of Concrete Las Vegas Convention Centre Las Vegas, Nevada worldofconcrete.com
CSDAA Convention & AGM Gold Coast, Queensland IACDS AGM Madrid, Spain.
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CSDAA IS AN ASSOCIATION OF CONTRACTORS, MANUFACTURER AND AFFILIATED MEMBER COMPANIES FROM THE CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY. ITS MISSION IS TO PROMOTE PROFESSIONAL SAWING AND DRILLING CONTRACTORS AND THEIR METHODS.
COMPANY INFORMATION (*MUST COMPLETE)
TICK TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP
MEMBER BENEFITS: HEALTH & SAFETY MANAGEMENT PLAN MANUAL New to members is the Health and Safety Management Plan Manual. The manual complies with current Australian legislation, regulation and codes of practice, and will greatly reduce the time required when completing tenders. The manual provides current information that directly relates to the cutting professional. This new innovative product has been developed by industry professionals in concrete cutting, construction and the health, safety and risk management sectors.
NETWORKING AT MONTHLY MEETINGS AND AGM
ABN* __________________________________________ REGISTERED ADDRESS* ________________________________________________ ________________________________________________ SUBURB _______________________________________
A great opportunity to network with cutting professionals in your industry to establish new, and consolidate existing relationships.
STATE _________________ P/CODE _____________
COOPERATION & SUPPORT FROM INDUSTRY
The CSDAA and its members are members of leading international associations such as the CSDA and IACDS. Working with the Australian Industry Group the CSDAA has access to employment, OH&S and business experts to support CSDAA members
AFFILIATIONS WITH THE FOLLOWING INT ASSOCIATIONS: Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association, USA Industrial Diamond Association of America Int. Association of Concrete Drilling and Sawing – Europe The Drilling & Sawing Association Limited – UK
DIAMONDS MAGAZINE, NEWSLETTER & WEBSITE The Diamonds magazine is the only professional cutters magazine dedicated to concrete cutting with national distribution across Australia, offering Members the opportunity to advertise their business or products. The Cutter Newsletter is distributed bi-monthly to all members advising on individual state industry activity, and changes that will impact operators in the sector. The newsletter also includes advertising and is a place to sell equipment.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY The CSDAA Membership Directory is available through the web site where you can access like-minded professionals.
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MEMBER SURVEYS The CSDAA conduct an annual member survey to collect valuable information from members to guide and further develop the Association.
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DISCOUNT PROGRAMS The CSDAA offers its members exclusive insurance and fuel card opportunities. We are always on the lookout for new offers for members.
FURTHER INFORMATION Please visit our web site www.csdaa.com.au.
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MEMBER APPLICATION OR RENEWAL RATES CURRENT AS AT OCT, 2013
CATEGORY OF MEMBERSHIP & ANNUAL RATES PLEASE TICK
1. BRONZE • Membership listing on CSDAA web site • Bi monthly subscription to newsletter • Free subscription to CSDA magazine • Free subscription to CSDDA magazine • Invitation to quarterly general meetings
ENTRANCE FEE (once off fee) $475.00 pa
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Supplier to the Concrete Cutting Industry
Concrete Cutting Contractor
I / We hereby apply to be admitted as a Member of the Concrete Sawing & Drillng Association Australia. ABN 58 640 253 979
2. SILVER $1,475.00 pa • All BRONZE benefits. • New electronic CSDDA manual formatted to your company
3. GOLD - ACCREDITED $1,775.00 pa • All BRONZE and SILVER benefits plus below criteria. • Listed on monthly database send out to all major building company estimators Australia Wide.
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ACCREDITATION CRITERIA Must renew electronic manual agreement on a yearly basis – Must be paid within 10 days of invoice being sent. Maintains $20,000,000.00 commercial/public liability insurance – Certificate of Currency Maintains work cover insurance to cover all employees – Certificate of Currency Has a recognised employment agreement with their employees – Copy of FWA Approval. Is an incorporated company, partnership or trust with a registered ABN – Copy of Business Registration form Is compliant with all State/Federal awards associated with employment agreements – Copy of Signature page in agreement OR applicable award. Contributes a minimum 9% superannuation or above to employee choice of fund – Names of contributing funds, employee names and numbers Maintains comprehensive insurance for all vehicles operated by contractor – Certificate of Currency Maintains all records within the CSDAA electronic manual for annual auditing purposes – Compliance obligations Completes and submits audit report within 30 days of membership renewal – Compliance obligations.
4. RUBY (DISTRIBUTOR / SUPPLIER) $590.00 pa • Listing on CSDAA web site • Bi monthly subscription to newsletter with free ad space • Free subscription to CSDA magazine • Free subscription to CSDDA magazine • Invitation to quarterly general meetings 5. DIAMOND (DISTRIBUTOR / SUPPLIER) • All RUBY benefits. • Free advertising, half page in magazine* • Banner and link to your web site**
NAME OF AUTHORISED PERSON
________________________________________________ SIGNATURE OF AUTHORISED PERSON ________________________________________________ DATE _________________________________________ TO APPLY OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP: Please send your Membership Application to: FAX: EMAIL: MAIL:
03 9867 0157 email@example.com CSDAA c/o Australian Industry Group, P.O. Box 7622, Melbourne VIC 8004
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If applying for GOLD Membership please ensure ALL of the additional information is included so that the renewal can be processed within 3 working days. Processing will only commence once all the information has been provided, including payment Please include a cheque for the applicable amount. If your Application is approved by the Executive Committee, the payment will be processed. If your application is declined, the cheque will be returned to you.
*This does not include artwork and only relates to a single half page within the magazine. This excludes front and back covers, inside or out. ** The CSDAA would include an advertising banner and a link to your company web site. Does not include any artwork, and the Member will provide the banner in the required format. Where a banner already appears on the CSDAA web site, the Diamond Membership will provide for the addition of a link to the company web site.
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CSDAA MEMBER LISTING AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT) Condrill ACT NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW) A-1 Concrete Services Pty Ltd. Arrow Concrete Cutting Pty Ltd. B & G Concrete Sawing & Drilling Condrill ACT Diacore Dymacut Pty Ltd Ezi-Cut and Cure Matt Dalley Concrete Cuttings Northwest Concrete Sawing & Drilling Nova Cut Concrete Sawing Pty Ltd. Online Concrete Cutting Services Pty Ltd. Oz Cut Concrete Cutting Services Pty Ltd. Pennoscan Ripa Concrete Cutting Pty Ltd. Roosta Concreting Smith & Osborne (NSW) Pty Ltd. Stocks & Hogan Core & Saw Supercut Concrete Services Pty Ltd. Transcut Pty Ltd. QUEENSLAND (QLD) Ablecut Concrete Cutting & Coring ACCU-Cut Allcut Concrete Cutting (QLD) Pty Ltd. Allied Concrete Cutting & Drilling Pty Ltd. Complete Concrete Cuttings QLD Condrill Services Pty Ltd. CQ Drilling & Sawing (Gladstone) Cut and Core QLD Cut it Out Concrete Sawing & Core Drilling Elliott & Fyfe Concrete Cutting Service Fast Cut QLD Pty Ltd. Fraser Coast Concrete Sawing Pearson Concrete & Asphalt Sawing & Drilling Procut Concrete Cutting and Drilling Pty Ltd. QLD Concrete Drilling and Sawing Pty Ltd. Razor Cut Concrete Cutting & Drilling Pty Ltd. Southern Cross Concrete Cutting Sunshine Coast Concrete and Ashphalt Superior Cut and Core Total Concrete Cutting Townsville Concrete Sawing & Core Drilling Pty Ltd. Westside Concrete Cutting Pty Ltd. SOUTH AUSTRALIA (SA) Breakaway Concrete Cutting & Drilling (SA) P/L C & N Concrete Sawing & Drilling P/L Supercore Town and Country Concrete Cutting & Drilling P/L
VICTORIA (VIC) Ace Concrete Sawing Pty Ltd. Advanced Sawing & Drilling Pty Ltd. All City Sawing & Drilling Auscut Concore Sawing & Drilling Pty Ltd. Concut (VIC) P/L Conquest Cutting & Drilling Cut and Clean (L.M. and L.M. Knight Pty Ltd.) Cut and Core VIC Cutting Force Kustom Cut Concrete Cutting and Drilling Pty Ltd. LJ Diamond Tools Australia Power Concrete Cutting Pty Ltd. Smith & Osborne (Vic) Pty Ltd. Super City Concrete Cutting Pty Ltd. WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WA) Advance Drilling and Sawing Civilcore Solutions (Rubyline Investments Pty Ltd. T/A) Cut Master Cut N Break Pty Ltd. Cutwell Concrete Sawing & Drilling Diamond Cut Concrete Sledgehammer Concrete Cutting Services South West Concrete Cutting & Drilling TASMANIA (TAS) Bay Hire Precision Drilling MPH Contracting Schouten Concrete Constructions Pty Ltd. Southern Concrete Cutting
SUPPLIERS / DISTRIBUTORS Cutting Edge Diamond Tools Pty Ltd. Hilti Australia Husqvarna Australia Pty Ltd. Kennards Concrete Care Pty Ltd. Auskut (Craven Family Pty Ltd.) Nexgen Construction Supplies OAMPS Insurance Brokers Ltd Star Diamond Tools Syntec Diamond Tools Pty Ltd. National Finance and Insurance Smart Diamond Tools Southern Diamond Tools Pty Ltd. Stihl Pty Ltd. Traxx Construction Products Tyrolit Pty Ltd. Taman Diamond Tool Solutions