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CDI Capital Cost Estimating Team Produces $1B in Total Installed Cost Estimates in 30 Days

CDI’s eight-person Capital Cost Estimating team recently achieved an internal milestone:  1,063M cumulative value of TIC estimates in 30 calendar days.  According to Marty Belgard, Cost Estimating Manager, this is the highest level in his 17-year career with CDI.  “We’ve done large estimates before, up to $1.5B, but never this many large estimates for projects [...]Read More

Empowering Success: Lunch and Learn for Summer 2023 Interns

Welcome to an exciting event that promises to empower our new 2023 Summer Interns a successful journey ahead! The Lunch and Learn – TedTalk Edition was designed with one mission in mind – to inspire, educate, and support our interns as they embark on their professional careers. With an incredible lineup of speakers including our [...]Read More

Please help us welcome Bimi Shrestha!

Bimi Shrestha has joined CDI Engineering Solutions as a Process Sustainability Engineer.  Her focus will be on Decarbonization, Renewable Energy and conversion of biomass.  Bimi holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from UL Lafayette and is a PhD candidate in Systems Engineering expected to graduate in early 2023.  Bimi’s doctoral dissertation is on “Anaerobic [...]Read More


Industries where gasification plays a large role in production processes can be ideal for CO2 capture and sequestration. The first steps to “Capture” are the separation and subsequent compression of CO2. Highly compressed CO2 is necessary if the goal is to store the CO2 in deep geological porous strata at its supercritical phase (the leading [...]Read More

Ammonia Services

The Green Revolution Of the many important uses of ammonia, the most significant is its use in synthetic fertilizers. Perhaps the most important element of the “Green Revolution” in agriculture in the last century, synthetic fertilizer is responsible for supporting more than half the population of the world and keeping them from starvation. As ammonia [...]Read More

Scaffolding Engineering and Design Services

Most industrial construction projects require scaffolding to provide safe working access above ground elevation. CDI. Whatever the height and loading requirements and whether the need is for days or years, CDI can engineer a safe scaffolding solution. Our technical team can partner with your preferred equipment provider to offer a seamless, one-stop solution for all [...]Read More

Electrical Infrastructure

Electrical Infrastructure is the single most critical component to the long-term success to an operation. The entire operation can hinge on a facility’s electrical infrastructure availability and some components are more critical than others, either because of the process they support or because they are a singular system feature. From the Utility feed on down [...]Read More

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