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Goat Hill Report-Week Ending April 28, 2017

The Alabama legislature is now down to nine meeting days with substantial legislation still to be addressed. Redistricting, prison construction, and passage of the budgets are hanging over the head of the legislature. Both Senate and House committees are scheduled to review the redistricting plans this week and the goal is to have the new district maps sent to the courts by May 25th for […]

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Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 21, 2017

Another week of the Alabama legislature has come and gone without much fanfare. The biggest news was made not on Goat Hill, but instead by the decision of Governor Ivey to move the special election for the US Senate seat to 2017. Former governor Robert Bentley had refrained from holding the special election due to the high cost, but Ivey felt the people should have […]

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2017 Truck Driver Championship held April 8th

On Saturday, April 8th, 43 drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company to compete in the 2017 Truck Driver Championship, held each year to thank these men and women for all the hard work they do for our industry. Thank you to Thompson for hosting once again! It was a great event enjoyed by the drivers and their family and friends. And […]

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ACIA sponsors Structural Engineer Association Seminar

The ACIA was proud to sponsor the Structural Engineers Association seminar “Design of Masonry Structures” on March 23rd in Birmingham. Sixty five structural engineers attend the program. The full day seminar focused on the new requirements and revised provisions of 2015 IBC Chapter 21 and the referenced masonry material standard TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5. Both working stress and strength design of reinforced concrete masonry were covered. […]

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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-April 2017

January Residential Permits Show Strong Start The mild winter in Alabama has translated to a strong start for residential building permits across the state. There were 812 permits issued for January 2017 compared to only 659 for the same period in 2016. This translates to a 23.2% increase. Looking at individual markets, 16 of the reported 21 major markets were up for the month with […]

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