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ConcreteWorks presents ‘A Day of Concrete Knowledge’

 A Day of Concrete Knowledge is designed to provide valuable education programs on concrete and masonry concrete topics. All architects, engineers, inspectors, contractors and concrete industry personnel are encouraged to attend. This full-day seminar provides 8 hours of HSW approved education credits. Certificates will be issued to both architects and engineers.   Ready Mix topics to be covered “Self Consolidated Concrete Design” -Dr. Anton Schindler […]

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Concrete Representatives meet with Governor Bentley

On June 16, representatives from the Alabama Concrete Association, Alabama cement companies, ready mix producers and the Southeast Cement Association met with Governor Robert Bentley. The meeting was held at Brasfield and Gorrie in Birmingham, with its main purpose being the discussion of the increased use of concrete products in Alabama through concrete paving options and the importance of green building to the state, as […]

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ACIA Works with ALDOT to Increase Yardages for Bridgemasters

In June, the Alabama Concrete Association was successful in working with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to increase the yardage a concrete truck featuring a bridgemaster could deliver to an ALDOT project. Under the new regulations, bridgemaster trucks are now able to deliver 8.5 yards instead of the previous 7.5 yards. Based on testing by member companies and ALDOT, 8.5 yards maximized the average truck’s weight […]

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2014 Truck Driver Championship held in April

On a beautiful Saturday in April, some of the state and industry’s best concrete truck drivers gathered at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham to compete in the Alabama Concrete Association’s 2014 Truck Driver Championship, commonly known as the “Truckin’ Rodeo.” The annual event is held each spring, and the drivers are encouraged to bring their family members and friends to cheer them on. The rodeo gives […]

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Tony Cornelius presented 2014 Chairman Award

Tony Cornelius was presented the 2014 Chairman’s Award at this year’s Annual Business Meeting for his great contribution and leadership he provided during his 40 plus years of work in the concrete industry. Cornelius was presented the award by Dan Greene, formerly of National Cement, who is a lifelong friend and coworker of Cornelius’. During his career, Cornelius had the opportunity to serve in leadership […]

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Concrete Day on the Hill brings a Huge Crowd

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) held its Second Annual ‘Concrete Day on the Hill’ on Thursday, March 6. More than 35 legislators and 40 association members were in attendance, a 40% increase from last year. The event was held at the RSA tower plaza, and began with a presentation by John Sorrell, president of ACIA, on current issues in the legislature affecting the industry. […]

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ACIF Scholarships Awarded

For more than 20 years, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in building science, engineering or architecture at our state’s universities. Since 1993, we have awarded 40 scholarships totaling nearly $200,000, and since 2006 the foundation has given away two $8,000 scholarships annually. Currently, these awards are the largest amounts in construction related scholarships in the state. At our 2014 […]

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Membership Survey now available online

Your opinion is important to us, and we ask that you please take a few minutes to fill out our 2014 membership survey. All submissions are anonymous, so please be thorough and honest in your responses. We look forward to your feedback! To complete the survey, click here.

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AU Raptor Center gets New Walkway

A collaborative effort between Auburn University and construction professionals will allow visitors to the Southeastern Raptor Center to have better and safer viewing of birds of prey from an environmentally friendly walkway. Students in a Structures III class taught by Michael Hein, a professor in the McWhorter School of Building Science, working with Auburn Facilities Division and private contractors, prepared the site and placed the […]

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ConcreteWorks presents ‘A Day of Concrete Knowledge’

The Alabama Concrete Association’s “A Day of Concrete Knowledge” in Birmingham and Huntsville was a huge success. More than 120 architects and engineers attended, and the program provided valuable education on concrete and masonry concrete topics. All participants received eight hours of HSW approved education credits, and certificates were issued at the end of each course. All proceeds went to either the Alabama Concrete Industries […]

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ACIA participates in “Worlds of Opportunity”

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association recently participated in the Southwest Alabama Workforce Council’s “Worlds of Opportunity,” a hands-on career expo for 8th grade students in the eight counties of Southwest Alabama. The 4th annual event was held September 25-26 at the Mobile Civic Center, and hosted nearly 10,000 students. Its purpose is to expose students to careers available locally and to demonstrate what each career […]

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Hours of Service/30-Minute Rule Removed

Following last Friday’s U.S. Court of Appeals ruling on the validity of the July 1st federal Hours of Service (HOS) regulations changes, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has just issued guidance concerning enforcement of the 30-minute break provision as it relates to short-haul drivers. Effective immediately, FMCSA will no longer enforce the 30-minute break provision (49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii)) against any driver that qualifies […]

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New Gun Law now in Effect

On Thursday, August 1, the new gun law went into effect. In a nutshell, it permits individuals to ‘open carry’ a firearm in public places and allows employees to keep guns in their vehicles at work as long as they are locked in the vehicle and out of sight. While there are still some facts that are unclear, AL.com posted “Six Things to Know,” which […]

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Tornado-Safe Rooms featured in Business Alabama

The latest issue of Business Alabama magazine put a spotlight on the concrete industry, featuring the new school regulations requiring tornado-safe rooms. The Alabama Concrete Association was a leader in helping pass this legislation, and association members were present when Gov. Robert Bentley signed House Bill 427 into law thereby requiring all two and four-year institutions of higher learning to include a safe room in […]

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2013 Summer Convention a Success

The Alabama Concrete Association celebrated its 50th anniversary this year at the 2013 Annual Convention at the Hilton Sandestin in Destin, Florida. A crowd of 75 attendees enjoyed four days of fun and fellowship. The long weekend began on Thursday, June 6, guests enjoyed a welcome reception followed by dinner. For the first time ever, a silent auction and raffle was held to raise money […]

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Fourth Annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup Coming Up

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association will host its 4th Annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup this fall, which is held in appreciation for architects and designers who are proponents of designing with concrete products. The event will be held at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham on Monday, September 29. If your company would like to sponsor the event, please call our office at (334) 265-0501. Click HERE to […]

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