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ALDOT allows Site Gauges for Water Addition beginning September 1

Effective September  1, 2016 ALDOT is changing their procedure for the addition of water into the back of the ready mix truck. Ready mix producers will now be able to add water through the use of the sight gauge or by the previously approved inline water meter. Producers will no longer be able to add water to the drum through calibrated five- gallon buckets. The […]

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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

Ready mix production in Alabama for May 2016 grew by 8.65% compared to May 2015. For the first five months of the year, Alabama has seen production increase by 17.9% over the same five months of 2015. National ready mix production grew 5.1% for the month of May 2016 over May 2015. Year to date, the national average has seen an increase in production of […]

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Update to Alabama Department of Agriculture Scale Certification

State law requires any scale used in the production and selling of materials or goods to the public be certified by the Department of Agriculture on an annual basis. Scales used to weigh aggregate, cement, and water at ready mix plants fall under this requirement. Recently, the concrete industry requested that the Department of Agriculture establish protocols for scale companies to follow when certifying ready […]

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Parking Lot Design Seminar held in July

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association hosted its annual Parking Lot Design seminar at Sain Associates in Birmingham. The workshop had more than 30 attendees and provided 2 CEU/PDH credit hours. Amanda Hult, P.E., NRMCA was the guest speaker. She joined NRMCA in July 2011 and recently moved back to the South after spending the last 5 years in Denver. Amanda provides technical expertise […]

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ACIA awards 2016 Top Block to Nequette Architecture & Design

The ACIA would like to congratulate Nequette Architecture & Design for being awarded the 2016 Top Block Award. The firm was recognized for the use of concrete in its winning design of Hoover Fire Station No. 10. The Top Block Award was presented during the AIA’s Annual Convention in Perdido Key. More than 100 architects were in attendance for event.      

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