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Parking Lot Design Seminar held in July

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Alabama Concrete Industries Association hosted its annual Parking Lot Design seminar at Sain Associates in Birmingham. The workshop had more than 30 attendees and provided 2 CEU/PDH credit hours. Amanda Hult, P.E., NRMCA was the guest speaker. She joined NRMCA in July 2011 and recently moved back…

July 24, 2016

ACIA awards 2016 Top Block to Nequette Architecture & Design

The ACIA would like to congratulate Nequette Architecture & Design for being awarded the 2016 Top Block Award. The firm was recognized for the use of concrete in its winning design of Hoover Fire Station No. 10. The Top Block Award was presented during the AIA’s Annual Convention in Perdido Key. More…

July 22, 2016

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

The ACIA’s monthly economic data report called Trendlines provides members with the latest cement and ready mix consumption for the state, as well as housing permits issued for the 25 largest homebuilder association chapters. The report also provides historical production trends, and data included in the report will be based upon…

July 21, 2016

Summer Convention held in June

More than 290 people attended this year’s tri-state summer convention held at the Sandestin Beach Hilton. Joining us this year were the Tennessee and Mississippi Concrete Associations. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail welcome reception and dinner on Thursday evening with Dale Henry as a special guest speaker. The ‘dog fight’ for…

June 20, 2016

Trendlines Monthly Data Report

The ACIA’s monthly economic data report called Trendlines provides members with the latest cement and ready mix consumption for the state, as well as housing permits issued for the 25 largest homebuilder association chapters. The report also provides historical production trends, and data included in the report will be based…

June 4, 2016

Trendlines- Monthly Data Report

The ACIA has developed a monthly economic data report called Trendlines, which will provide members with the latest cement and ready mix consumption for the state as well as housing permits issued for the 25 largest homebuilder association chapters. The report will also provide historical production trends, and data included in…

May 20, 2016

Obama Administration Releases New Overtime Rules

Yesterday, the Obama administration released its final rule on overtime payments, more than doubling the minimum salary threshold for the federal overtime requirement exemption (commonly referred to as the “white collar” exemption). In order for salaried management, administrative, and professional employees to be exempt from receiving overtime pay when they…

May 18, 2016

Thompson Tractor hosts 2016 Truck Driver Championship

On Saturday, April 2nd, Thompson Tractor Company hosted ACIA’s  annual Truck Driver Championship, otherwise known as the “Truck Rodeo.” Although the morning was brisk, the sunny skies made for a beautiful day and the event was enjoyed by more than 200 people, including 42 drivers (a new record), their family members…

April 11, 2016

Bill Moore receives 2016 Chairman’s Award

At the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting held in January, Bill Moore received the 2016 Chairman’s Award for his outstanding career and leadership in the concrete industry. Bill Moore Bill Moore was born in July 1950. He was one of four sons born to his mother Lina, a…

January 26, 2016

2016 ACIF Scholarships Awarded

For more than 23 years, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in building science, engineering or architecture at our state’s universities. Since 1993, we have awarded 46 scholarships totaling over $256,000, and since 2006 the foundation has given away two $8,000 scholarships annually. Currently, these…

January 26, 2016

Electronic Log Book Requirements Released by FMSCA

Recently, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released its long-awaited final rule for mandating Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for Hours of Service (HOS) compliance. Unfortunately, as was anticipated, the final rule does hold a requirement for the industry to install and use ELDs. While there are a lot of…

December 16, 2015

New Federal Highway Bill Includes Provisions Benefitting Ready Mix Industry / Electronic Logging

On Friday, December 4th, President Obama signed the first long-term highway bill in over a decade into law. The FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation), or HR 22, guarantees funding for five years at $305 billion for highway and transit programs. On December 3, the House voted in favor of…

December 16, 2015

2016 Annual Business Meeting

We hope that you will join us for the 2016 Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, January 21. The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Winfrey Hotel at 11am. Check-in and registration will begin at 10:30am. The agenda will include recognition of current board members and…

December 8, 2015

ACIA sponsors ASCE’s Concrete Canoe Competition

The ACIA is proud to have served as the primary sponsor for the University of Alabama’s American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter at this year’s regional concrete canoe competition. The association’s sponsorship allowed the 11 person team to travel to the ASCE Southeast Region Competition March 19 –…

May 7, 2015

Parking Lot Seminar May 13

Do you want to learn how today’s concrete parking lots offer a low cost, long-term solution? Then please join us for the “Design and Construction of Concrete Parking Lots” seminar on Wednesday, May 13 at the AGC Headquarters, 5000 Grantswood Road, in Birmingham. The event will be held from 11am-1pm, with…

May 4, 2015