Posted February 16, 2016

CSDA fetes innovative member projects at WOC

Awards ceremony recognizes most challenging projects completed by members in 2015. 

The most innovative and challenging projects completed by CSDA contractors in 2015 were recognized during a prestigious World of Concrete ceremony in Las Vegas.

On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, the association, in conjunction with the Praxis event, hosted the third annual Concrete Openings Awards. This year’s ceremony was staged at the Praxis booth in the outdoor Gold Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

CSDA Executive Director Patrick O’Brien acted as Master of Ceremonies while the association’s president, Kevin Baron, presented the awards to the winner. World of Concrete attendees and members of the industry media joined CSDA to celebrate with the winning contractors over champagne and strawberries.

The winners are:

  • A1 Kiwi Cutters & Drillers Ltd., Auckland, New Zealand: Road, Bridges & Airports Category
  • Cobra Concrete Cutting Services Co., Arlington Heights, Illinois: Building Construction
  • Hard Rock Concrete Cutters, Inc., Wheeling, Illinois: Industrial Renovation
  • Minneapolis Concrete Sawing & Drilling, Minneapolis, Minnesota: 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.

This year, sixteen job stories were split into four categories and put before a panel of judges. The panel scored each job based on its pre-planning, use of innovation, degree of difficulty and quality requirements. The project with the highest score in each category was declared the winner. Details and images of the winning projects will be displayed during the awards ceremony and for the remainder of the exhibition.

“Just as I have seen for the past couple of years, these 2015 entries show the amazing skill and intricate planning that go into concrete cutting, polishing and imaging jobs,” said Tom Stowell, CSDA past president and industry professional from Gainesville, Georgia. “It was a pleasure to be involved in the judging process and I congratulate the winners for their fantastic work.”

For more information about the awards ceremony, or any of CSDA’s other events held at World of Concrete 2016, email or call 727-577-5004. Learn more at