NEWS

Annual Business Meeting to be held in April

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s 2021 Annual Business Meeting will be held Monday, April 5th at Wynlakes Country Club in Montgomery. We hope you will make plans to attend the event to network with friends and customers.   Schedule of Events Presentation of ACIF and Sam Reed Scholarships Presentation of…

February 19, 2021

Goat Hill Report- Week ending 2/12/21

Coronavirus priority legislation signed by Governor The Governor signed three priority bills on Friday. Senate Bill 30 by Sen. Arthur Orr (R – Decatur) would provide civil immunity for business entities, health care providers, educational entities, churches, governmental entities, and cultural institutions from certain damages claimed by individuals who allege…

February 15, 2021

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 4, 2021

Legislative session off to a busy start with almost empty State House   The House and Senate gaveled in at noon on Tuesday for the 2021 legislative session despite COVID-19 protocols that are changing operations in the State House. The 105 House members are socially-distanced throughout the House floor, House…

February 8, 2021

Concrete University continues in February

The ACIA is pleased to be offering two Concrete University programs during the month of February. The first program, “Importance of Concrete Durability in Design” will explore strategies to improve the durability and life cycle of your concrete slab or structure. Topics to be covered include strategies to minimize corrosion,…

February 4, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-January 2021

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 121,502 tons of cement were shipped to the state during October 2020. Cement shipments to the state grew by 10.8% over the same period in 2019. After contracting for two consecutive months, the state experienced much needed growth in October….

January 27, 2021

Fun Fact Friday- The History of Concrete

There is no denying that concrete and the technology surrounding it has come a long way since its discovery and development. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to smart sensors for testing concrete temperature, maturity, etc., we’ve put together a list of notable events and discoveries in the history of concrete. 6500BC –…

January 22, 2021

Concrete University resumes in January

We are excited to announce our first Concrete University webinar of 2021, “Reducing Joints in Slabs on Grade.” Reducing joints in a slab not only contribute to longer lasting concrete but create a safer working environment for contractors and occupants. They also significantly reduce the cost associated with maintenance of…

January 8, 2021

Economic Update Webinar on Jan. 27th

Economic Update with Ahmad Ijaz, University of Alabama While we finally ended 2020, the economy still faces many unknowns from the lingering effects of COVID-19 to Democrats now controlling the executive and legislative branch. What impact will these factors have on the 2021 economy? Looking for answers to assist in…

January 8, 2021

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association Foundation (ACIF) is committed to the advancement of the state’s greatest asset, its youth. The Foundation was created in 1993 with a single contribution to a memorial scholarship fund honoring one of the industry’s bright young leaders, David F. Wright, who was killed in a…

January 5, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-November 2020

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 106,486 tons of cement were shipped to the state during August 2020. Cement shipments to the state contracted by 6% over the same period in 2019. After expanding for two consecutive months, the state experienced a slowdown for the month…

December 1, 2020

Concrete University continues in December

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association unveiled Concrete University to provide designers, contractors and producers valuable information on how to specify and design with concrete products. The program is continuing in December, and topics will include Energy Code Compliance with Concrete Masonry on 12.8.2020 and Fiber Reinforced Concrete on 12.15.2020. The…

November 23, 2020

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