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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

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