IACDS Diamond Award 2019Published 28/6 at 13:19
As is traditional, the IACDS Diamond Awards were presented at the bauma networking event. This year, two awards were presented along with one honorary member award.
The International Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers (IACDS) held its networking event at bauma as usual. Hosted by Julie White and Michael Findeis, some 110 people, from over 30 different countries attended, comprising of contractors, manufacturers and distributors from the concrete cutting industry. At the networking event (held on Thursday 11 April) the 2019 Diamond Award winners were officially recognised, with this year two awards being presented. One was, as usual, the Job Category Award, for the most spectacular concrete sawing and drilling project, with a new award also being presented this year, the Product Category Award.
The winner of the Job Category Award was Concrete Coring Company from Osaka in Japan, whilst the winner of the Product Category Award was Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH from Vöcklabruck, Austria. An Honorary Award was presented to Peter White, former president of the IACDS and founder of the UK concrete sawing and drilling company D-Drill.
The nominees in the 2019 Job Category Award were:
Concrete Coring Company, Japan - WINNER
Job: Demolition of exiting sidewall at the Osaka metro system
Atlantic Concrete Cutting, Inc, USA
Job: Demolition of the former Tappan Zee Bridge
C A Drillers Limited, London, UK
Job: London City Airport
Cuts Inc, USA
Job: Paving the way for an ‘uncrackable concrete’ phase 1& 2.
Cutting Edge Service, Inc, USA
Job: Red Rock hydro project
Daiichi Cutter Kogyo K.K., Japan
Job: Renovation project for the Ikari Dam by means of lengthy stitch drilling
Diamantbohr AG, Switzerland
Job: Art at its best – Dreamer 2018 (wire saw work for artist Katja Schenker)
Diamond Drilling SRL, Romania
Job: Petrobrazi refinery.
Nippon Concrete Cutting Co., Ltd., Japan
Job: From concrete to the next stage!
Job: Deconstruction of the former headquarters and realization of an open air parking at the Societe Generale Social Headquarters Casablanca, Morocco
Re-Corta, Demolición Técnica, S.L., Algeria
Job: Cutting a shipwreck with diamond wire saw
Robore Cuts Ltd, UK
Job: Dover Docks – Dunkirk jetty
Seliger GmbH, Germany
Job: Wire cutting GFRP pipes for the renovation of main sewer in Munich Oberwiesenfeld
West Coast Cutting & Coring Group LTD, Canada
Job: Ruskin Dam and Powerhouse upgrade project
The nominees for the 2019 Product Category Award were:
Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH. Austria – WINNER
Product: Braun bridge wire saw
Cuts Inc., USA
Product: SS3600HF skid steer sawing attachment
Fachverband Betonbohren und Sägen and VDMA ( Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbaue), Germany
Product: PQ6 quick coupler for drill bits
Hilti Corporation, Liechtenstein
Product: Hilti DST 20-CA
SMK Sprayers, USA
Product: C100WOLXD silica dust-X sprayer
Thayr Demolición Técnica, SL, Spain
Product: Brett H50BTM
Tyrolit Construction Products GmbH
Product: Wall Saw WSE1621
Vacuworx (Vacuworx Global, LLC)
Product: Vacuworx SL 2 subcompact vacuum lifting system