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Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- January 2023

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 154,624 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of November 2022. Cement consumption through November 2022 is outpacing 2021 by 11.6%. Looking to ready mix volumes, we estimate 572,573 cubic yards of concrete were placed during…

January 31, 2023

Annual Business Meeting to be held April 17, 2023

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s 2023 Annual Business Meeting will be held Monday, April 17th at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery. We hope you will make plans to attend the event to network with friends and customers.  Schedule of EventsPresentation of ACIF and Sam Reed ScholarshipsPresentation of Chairman’s AwardPresentation of…

January 24, 2023

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is happy to once again be offering four scholarships in 2023 totaling more than $26,000. The Foundation provides the funding for scholarships that are awarded annually to college seniors majoring in architecture, engineering, and building sciences at universities in Alabama. Currently, the Foundation awards two $8,000…

January 10, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-December 2022

September Cement Data remained Strong Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 153,072 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of September 2022. Cement shipments grew 18% over the same period in 2021. Cement consumption for the first nine months of 2022 is…

December 16, 2022

Davis Architecture receives Top Block Award for design of UM’s Performing Arts Center

After five years of plans, designs and construction, The University of Montevallo’s (UM) new Center for the Arts has opened. Construction plans began in late September of 2017 and took roughly 27 weeks, including review and final coordination, before getting bids in March of 2018.  Ground was broken in June…

December 5, 2022

2022 Continental Pheasant Shoot raises more than $17,000 for ACIF Scholarships

A perfect fall day headlined the 2022 Continental Pheasant Shoot, with 78 industry members participating in the biennial event. Held at Big Ridge Lodge at Bruser Farms in Hayneville on Friday, Nov. 4th, the fundraiser netted more than $17,000 for the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation and will be used for…

November 8, 2022

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-October 2022

August Concrete Yard Bounces BackData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 140,629 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of August 2022. Cement shipments grew 7.2% over the same month in 2021. Cement consumption for the first eight months of 2022 is outpacing…

October 28, 2022

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