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ACIA Partners with University of Alabama at Safer Alabama Summit

The association staff and Major Ogilvie of Block USA partnered with University of Alabama professor Jim Richardson over the past two weeks to design and construct a concrete block safe room. The safe room was displayed yesterday June 13th at FE MA’s Safer Alabama Summit. The Safer Alabama Summit was attended by over 300 city and state officials, FEMA representatives, and media. Governor Bentley opened […]

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ACIA Sponsors Alabama Architect Convention

Last weekend, the ACIA served as the primary sponsor for the Alabama chapter of the American Institute of Architects past president’s reception and sponsored the fees for Auburn architectural students to attend the meeting. The reception is held in conjunction with the Architectural Foundation Fundraiser on the last night of the meeting. The summer meeting is the largest event of the year for the architect […]

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Help for Storm Victims in the Concrete Industry

Last week’s storms brought great losses in lives and property across the state. Included in these numbers were several families employed in the concrete industry. Three employees from Bama Concrete, two employees from National Cement, and one employee of Kirkpatrick Concrete lost their residences and most all their possessions in the storms. To help them get back on their feet, we ask that you join […]

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ACIA Sponsors Auburn University Concrete Furniture Contest

The association recently sponsored the concrete furniture design contest for architecture and building science students at Auburn University. Eleven teams were given the task of designing and constructing concrete benches for the East Alabama Mental Health Center. The teams gained valuable experience in concrete forming, mix design, and placing and finishing of concrete. The students were asked to make use of light weight materials to […]

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Chapman Sisson Architecture Awarded Top Block

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association would like to congratulate Chapman Sisson Architects for winning the 2011 Top Block Award. Chapman Sisson was presented the award for their architectural work on the recently completed Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary School in Huntsville. Butch Wyatt presented the winning firm framed photos of the project as well as the Top Block Award. Butch also presented Kevin Vernazza of Sherman Industries […]

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