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Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- October 2020

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 112,816 tons of cement were shipped to the state during July 2020. Cement shipments to the state grew by 1.9% over the same period in 2019. The state has now seen an increase for two consecutive months. The cement shipments…

October 27, 2020

2020 ACIF Pheasant Shoot Information

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October 26, 2020

NASA selects Drake Community College to study 3D Printed Concrete

Drake State Community & Technical College has been selected by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to help research 3D printing technologies that will help prepare for sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon by the end of the decade and for future human missions to Mars. Drake State…

October 22, 2020

Concrete University begins in November

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is unveiling Concrete University in November to provide designers, contractors and producers valuable information on how to specify and design with concrete products. Topics will include innovative concrete products, specifying or designing with concrete, and best practices for concrete installation. The association will host a…

October 19, 2020

ACIA celebrates Truck Driver Appreciation Week

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) established October 5 – 9, 2020, as Mixer Driver Appreciation Week. The new program honored the longest serving driver at each one of ACIA’s ready mix member companies. Recognized drivers were given a golf shirt, gift card, hard hat and a baseball hat. John…

October 16, 2020

ACIF hosting Pheasant Shoot in November

On Friday, November 6th, the ACIF 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, and all…

October 16, 2020

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-September

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 119,240 tons of cement were shipped to the state during June 2020. The data represents a 7% growth over the same period in 2019. The June cement tonnage increase is the first month of 2020 that exceeded the same period…

October 16, 2020

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- August 2020

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 118,844 tons of cement were shipped to the state during May 2020. The data represents a 8.9% decrease over the same period in 2019. May was the fifth consecutive month the state has lagged behind the 2019 totals.   Looking…

August 31, 2020

A Day of Concrete Knowledge goes Virtual

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 even in the midst of a global pandemic. This year’s event will be split into a 4-hour session on both…

August 19, 2020

National Cement begins massive Expansion

A new material storage silo soars high above National Cement’s Ragland, Alabama operation, just one phase of a $250-million modernization project well underway at the company’s longtime production facility.  The monolithic concrete structure, which topped out in mid-July, stands some 256-feet high and was built using vertical slip form construction….

August 17, 2020

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- July

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service show 107,518 tons of cement were shipped to the state during March 2020. The March total is an 11.6% decrease over the same period in 2019. Comparing March 2020 and February 2020, the state did experience a 23% grow month over…

July 8, 2020

What Influences Concrete Quality?

by Uday R. Bhate, P.E.Senior Principal, BHATE Geosciences Concrete is the construction material most widely used worldwide. All building owners want high-quality, high-performance durable concrete with minimal cracking, curling, and no voids.  Good knowledge of building code requirements for plain and reinforced concrete is critical to successful concrete placement and…

July 7, 2020

Hot Weather Concreting

When temperatures rise, adverse site conditions can impact the quality of concrete and how it should be poured. Hot weather concreting, as defined by ACI 305R, is any combination of the following conditions that tends to impair the quality of freshly mix or hardened concrete by accelerating the rate of…

July 2, 2020

Gov. Ivey extends Safer at Home order until July 31st

In a news conference Tuesday morning, Gov. Kay Ivey, along with State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, announced that she is amending her Safer-At-Home order related to the COVID-19 pandemic.The current order, which took effect on May 22, was previously set to expire on Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:00…

June 30, 2020

Covid-19 and the Concrete Industry’s Response

When it was clear that a nationwide pandemic was taking place, our members stepped up to ensure the safety of their employees and customers. While the Covid-19 crisis is something none of us have ever experienced, it has shown that the concrete industry remains vigilant in its responsive actions and…

June 23, 2020