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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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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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