NEWS

Virtual ‘Day of Concrete Knowledge’ offered in November

This annual seminar hosted by ACIA is designed to provide valuable education programs on concrete topics, and our goal is to continue to give architects and engineers this valuable opportunity.   This year’s event will be split into a 4-hour session on both Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd….

October 6, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-September 2022

June Concrete Demand Surprisingly StrongData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 150,339 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of June 2022. Cement shipments grew 14.6% over the same month in 2021. Cement consumption for the half 2022 is outpacing 2021 by 10.5%….

September 15, 2022

Foundation Pheasant Shoot to take place in November

On Friday, November 4th, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation will be hosting its Continental Pheasant Shoot, a fundraiser that takes place every two years. The event will be held at Big Rig Lodge in Hayneville, AL and hosted by Truckworx. There will be a morning (9am) and afternoon (1pm) shoot,…

September 1, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- August 2022

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 138,815 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of May. Cement shipments grew by 6.9% over the same month in 2021. Shipments slipped 1.3% from April’s total. Portland limestone cement (PLC) represented 40% of the cement…

August 15, 2022

Hoover Fire Station 11 receives Top Block Award

Hoover Fire Station No. 11, designed by Adam Kent with Barrett Architecture Studio, recently received the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s 2022 ‘Top Block Award’ which recognizes the exceptional use of concrete block in its design. Hoover Fire Station No. 11 was a unique project in terms of project delivery. The…

August 11, 2022

2022 Tri State Meeting Sees Record Attendance

The 2022 Tri-State Summer meeting hosted the largest crowd ever in attendance. With more than 350 people, it was easily the best convention the Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee Concrete Associations have had in several years. A sense of normalcy settled over this year’s meeting with Covid restrictions lifted. As guests…

July 15, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-June 2022

April Concrete Numbers FallData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 138,815 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of April 2022. Cement shipments contracted by 8.3% over the same month in 2021. Shipments dropped a similar amount from the red-hot month of March….

June 30, 2022

Concrete University coming up June 30th

Best Practices for Design of Concrete Parking Lots The material choice for the parking lot is often an overlooked decision. However, choosing a concrete parking lot can reduce energy cost by lowering the required number of lights, reduce the urban heat island effect, and offer a surface that does not…

June 14, 2022

Tri-State Summer Convention coming up July 7-10, 2022

We are thrilled to be joining both the Mississippi Concrete Association and Tennessee Concrete Association for this year’s tri-state summer convention. The event will be held at the Sandestin Beach Hilton July 7-10.The room block filled up quickly, but there are several options close by including Hotel Effie, Baytowne and…

June 2, 2022

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- May 2022

February Concrete Demand Remained HotData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 128,223 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of February 2022. Cement shipments grew 22% over the same month in 2021. Cement consumption for the first two months of 2022 is outpacing…

May 31, 2022

2022 Truck Driving Championship held Saturday, May 7th

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 2022 Truck Driving Championship was once again held in Birmingham on a beautiful Saturday in May. Forty drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company to compete in the event, which is held each year to thank these men…

May 10, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- April 2022

Ready-Mix Use Stays Hot in January 2022Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 119,913 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of January 2022. Cement shipments grew by nearly 14% over the same month in 2021 but contracted by 5% compared toDecember.Looking to…

April 26, 2022

Concrete University April 28, 2022

Modern Admixtures have changed the way concrete is placed and performed in the construction industry. This program will address how advancements in admixtures can not only improve placement but allow for longer lasting, higher performing concrete slabs. The program will provide 1 LU for architects or 1 PHD credit for…

April 14, 2022

Goat Hill Report- End of 2022 Session

The Alabama Legislature adjourned Sine Die late in the night on Thursday, April 7, marking the end of the 2022 regular session. Technically the session ended on the 29th legislative day – one day earlier than the maximum allowed 30 days – but the session did go past midnight by…

April 13, 2022

Annual Business Meeting held Monday, April 4th

As things finally seem to be moving in a positive direction, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association was happy to host its 2022 Annual Business Meeting on Monday, April 4th at Wynlakes Golf & Country Club. The meeting began at 10am with presentations of the ACIA Foundation scholarships, the Sam Reed…

April 7, 2022