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Inaugural Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup a Huge Success

The ACIA held the first ever Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup golf tournament on September 26th at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham. The golf tournament was previously known as the architect appreciation tournament, but was renamed after Butch as a tribute to his efforts of increasing the concrete industry’s presence with architects and engineers in the state. Fifty two architects and engineers attended the inaugural event […]

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ACIA to support USGBC Gala on August 12

The ACIA is sponsoring the First Annual Green Building Council Gala in Alabama at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel August 12, 2011. With the concrete industry’s desire to promote sustainability and lifecycle attributes the USGBC is an excellent organization to join and support. We are encouraging our members to support this event and their organization. For more information about the event please visit the Gala website.

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ACIA Unveils mysaferoom.org

The ACIA has created a website to assist Alabama residents find information about building a concrete safe room in their home. The site features concrete plans, cost estimates, information to determine their risk, and stories and videos of concrete safe rooms that withstood the horrific tornados of April 27th, 2011. The association also has literature available to the membership that can be provided to homebuilders […]

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Wyatt Presented with Distinguished Service Award by Architect Group

During the final night of the AIA Summer Convention, Butch Wyatt was recognized by the Alabama chapter leadership for his devoted service to the organization over the last ten years. 2011 President Mike Chapman of Chapman Sisson Architect presented the award at the President Dinner on Friday night. Butch received the same award two years ago from past President Linda Snapp. During Butch’s career with […]

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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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