IACDS Annual Convention 2018



In 2018, the International Association of Concrete Drillers & Sawers, IACDS, celebrated its Annual Convention, in Tokyo (Japan), on May 21st-23rd.

As the most relevant and important event of the year for IACDS, this convention combined professional contents, networking opportunities, and leisure activities.

It was celebrated in the framework of the JCSDA General Assembly, to be held in May 23rd, 2018.

Best moments of the IACDS Annual Convention 2018

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This publication contains the presentations given during the event

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21st May 2018

8:30 Daiichi-Cutter Company. Visit and lecture

12:00 Lunch

16:00 Workshop about “Service design”

19:00 Official opening of the Annual Convention with a welcome cocktail on the hotel of the event.

22nd May 2018

8:30 Welcome coffee and networking

9:00 Opening of the IACDS Conference

Conference session 1:

  • Monitoring health and safety issues on the workers of the industry, by Joel Vinsant, DSA
  • Employing younger people, by Erin O’Brien, CSDA
  • Case stories from Japan, by Cota Fujio, JCSDA director, Concrete Coring Ltd.

Coffee break and networking

Conference session 2:

  • Case story: Ruskin Dam Seismic Retrofit Project Mission, by Brian Wnuck, Westcoast Cutting & Coring Ltd.
  • A brief presentation of JSDA, history, activities, and recent developments, by  Jun Ozawa, JCSDA director, Concrete Coring co ltd Osaka.
  • Dismantling Technologies in Nuclear Power Plants, by Martin BraunBraun Machinenfabrik Gesellshaft MBH.
  • The new PQ6, by Michael Findeis and Reiner Schulze, FBS

Round table,  to be presented by Julie White and Jose Blanco:

  • How can the specialized companies face the challenges of specialized equipment rental?,
  • How can concrete cutting services be designed to provide more value to the customer?

Break for lunch and networking

15:00 IACDS General Assembly

18:00 End of IACDS General Assembly

Leisure program for companions

09:00 Meeting point for bus departure (Entrance of the Hotel Mielparque Tokyo)

  • Tokyo Tower Observatory
  • Imperial Palace Plaza
  • Asakusa Kannon Temple & Nakamise Shopping Arcade
  • Ueno and Akihabara

12:45 Back to hotel.

19:00 IACDS Formal dinner

Restaurant Ginza Ukai-Tei, Teppanyaki.

1F Jiji-tsushin Bldg.

5-15-8 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

23 May

09:00 Meeting point for bus departure (Entrance of the Hotel Mielparque Tokyo)

  • Meiji-Jingu Shrine
  • National Diet Building
  • East Gardens & Asakusa Kannon Temple

12:30 Lunch 

  • Tokyo Bay Cruise
  • Odaiba

17:30 Back to hotel.

19:00 JCSDA dinner and party: Hotel Mielparque Restaurant


If the event was interesting for you, we kindly invite you to participate in IACDS.