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Rice Global Engineering & Construction Conference

Execution of a Project CDI President/CEO Steve Karlovic recently participated in the 23rd Annual Rice Global Engineering & Construction Conference. The distinguished gathering, which draws Engineering & Construction industry leaders from across the globe, focused this year on the impacts of the COVID pandemic on the E&C industry. It was held virtually. Steve participated in [...]Read More

Total Installed Cost (TIC) Estimating

As a specific service, or as part of overall EPC or EPCM, CDI Engineering Solutions provides our clients with accurate and detailed estimates of the cost of a project, from conception to closeout. Our Estimating Department is led by Marty Belgard, a veteran project controls/estimating specialist with more than 40 years’ experience in the industry. [...]Read More

22 Year Breast Cancer Survivor

It was not a case of “IF” but “WHEN”. Thank goodness, that is how I lived my life. Self-examination was simply a routine event.  My mother succumbed to breast cancer at a young age, so the odds were against me.  One particular morning, I felt the lump.  Not very big, but still there.  I did [...]Read More

Stages & Types of Breast Cancer

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Myths and Misinformation This is the fourth in a series of articles being published by CDI in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2020). There are many sources of helpful and accurate information about breast cancer, for those who have been diagnosed with the disease and their families and loved ones. [...]Read More

Stages & Types of Breast Cancer

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Stages & Types of Breast Cancer This is the third in a series of articles being published by CDI in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2020). There have been tremendous advances in our understanding of breast cancer, detection and treatment options as well as the many variations and stages in [...]Read More

Merchant Nitric Acid Loading & Storage

Client:            Chemical Manufacturing Plant Location:       Donaldsonville, LA Project:          Merchant Nitric Acid Loading & Storage PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS CDI provided multi-discipline engineering, design, and project management for a project to store and transfer nitric acid (HNO3) at an agrichemical plant in southeastern Louisiana. The plant has long produced HNO3 as a component or feedstock [...]Read More

Early Detection and Diagnostic Tools

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS: Early Detection and Diagnostic Tools This is the first in a series of articles being published by CDI in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October 2020). Breast cancer cannot be prevented, but early detection provides the greatest possibility of successful treatment. Many breast cancer symptoms are invisible and can only be [...]Read More

Process Safety Management

Since OSHA 1910.119, “Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals” came into effect more than 25 years ago, most facilities subject to its requirements (including CDI’s clients in the refining, chemical/petrochemical, and midstream/storage/logistics industries) have mature, long-established PSM programs encompassing the 14 elements of the regulation. The challenge facing many of these facilities is keeping [...]Read More

Procurement Services

CDI has provided comprehensive procurement services to our clients for more than 40 years. Our procurement specialists coordinate closely with design teams, construction teams, and the Owner to assess the unique requirements of each project. We have many long-term relationships with quality vendors, and an extensive preferred manufacturer list (PML), which we are able to [...]Read More

CEO Spotlight

CEO Spotlight Steve Karlovic has been President & CEO of CDI Engineering Solutions since 2018. Under his leadership, CDI experienced a turnaround from a negative trajectory to a period of progressive growth, at least until the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic interrupted that trend – an interruption he views as a “speed bump” (albeit, a [...]Read More