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ACIA sponsors February AIA meeting

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, a crowd of 120 designers attended the joint meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama and the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, sponsored by the Alabama Concrete Industries Associaton. The meeting was held at the Club in Birmingham, where Larry Novak of the Portland Cement Association presented and discussed his design of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the […]

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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- February

Cement Shipments see Growth in November Cement shipments to Alabama for November 2016 as reported by the United States Geological Service continued to show strength when compared to shipments for November 2015. The state experienced a 17.8% growth compared to the same thirty days in 2015. For the first eleven months of 2016, Alabama saw shipments increase by 11.4% compared to the previous year. The […]

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Goat Hill Report-Week ending Feb. 10, 2017

For the week ending February 10, 2017 The 2017 Legislative Session began Tuesday with the body facing several challenging tasks including prison construction, redistricting, and the yearly budget shortfall for Medicaid. The session kicked off with Governor Bentley’s State of the State address Tuesday night where he highlighted the importance of building four mega prisons to reduce the state’s overcrowding. The federal government has long […]

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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

November Housing Permits up Twelve Percent Residential building permits issued in Alabama for the first eleven months of the year continued to exceed the totals for 2015. Data provided by the state wide home building association chapters show 2016 outpacing last year by 12%. Examining individual markets, 14 areas are above 2015 totals with 9 markets lagging. In the metropolitan markets, Birmingham and Tuscaloosa are […]

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2017 Annual Business Meeting held in Birmingham

On Thursday, Jan. 19th, more than 85 professionals of the concrete industry attended the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting at the Hyatt Regency-formerly Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. The meeting is held each year to recognize the association’s scholarship recipients, award the coveted Chairman’s Award and introduce the new Board of Directors. For the past 24 years, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation has awarded […]

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