NEWS

Good Times at Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup

Recently the association held the second annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup for architects and engineers in the state. The event is an appreciation tournament for designers who are proponents of designing with concrete products. The 2012 tournament field included 40 specifiers from across Alabama. The event included chamber of commerce…

November 1, 2012

Membership Directory App Launched

The ACIA is proud to announce the creation of a 2012 Membership Directory App. With today’s technology advances and the proliferation of smart phone use, moving the directory to an electronic form that can easily be accessed in the palm of your hand at no cost was a logical step….

September 24, 2012

ConcreteWorks Seminars A Huge Success

This week the association wrapped up its final installment of the day long education programs “A Day of Concrete Knowledge.” The four programs held in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and Montgomery were well attended and received high marks from the architects and engineers who attended the programs. Specifiers were able to…

September 21, 2012

Update on Weighmaster Requirements

During the past year, we have received a number of questions regarding weighmaster requirements at ready mix plants. Since 2005, the Alabama Department of Agriculture has required all companies who use scales to have a designated weighmaster registered with the state and have a $1000 performance bond for the individual….

August 1, 2012

ACIA Sponsors Architect Convention and Retirees Recognized

Concrete was front and center at the 2012 American Institute of Architects State Convention at Perdido Beach, AL. The ACIA continued its role of sponsoring the past presidents reception. The association helped present 2 hours of continuing education on concrete masonry during Friday’s seminar. Finally, John Sorrell who serves on…

July 17, 2012

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley Signs Safe Room Legislation

On Wednesday, June 6th, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed House Bill 427 into law thereby requiring all 2 and 4 year institutions of higher learning to include a safe room in new buildings. Members of the ACIA joined Representative John Merrill of Tuscaloosa and Senator Billy Beasley from Clayton for…

June 7, 2012

Summer Convention Photo Recap

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June 5, 2012

Villere Predicts Growth in 2012

During the Saturday morning business session of the summer convention, Pierre Villere highlighted recent ready mix trends and his forecast moving forward in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Villere’s presentation presented troubling loses for ready mix producers in the South, but stated some of this could be attributed to producers in…

June 4, 2012

ACIF Tournament a Huge Success

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2012 ACIF Golf Tournament a huge success. Eighteen foursomes braved the chilly April conditions at Inverness Country Club yesterday to help raise money for the foundation. The foundation should net more than $30,000 after expenses which will pay for the…

April 26, 2012

Ready Mix Plants Must Apply by June 1, 2012 for New Permit

The current general permit ALG 110000 associated with water discharge at ready mix operations is set to expire August 31st, 2012. On March 13th, ADEM sent out postcards notifying plants of the expiration date. In order to qualify for the general permit, ready mix plants must submit the appropriate information…

March 21, 2012

ACIA Presents Top Block to TAG Architecture

The ACIA would like to congratulate TAG Architectural Group for their winning design of the new cafeteria at Spring Hill College in Mobile. The projected was recognized as the 2012 Top Block Winner at the AIA State Awards Banquet last month in Birmingham. Dan Borcicky and his wife Mary Kay…

March 13, 2012

ACIA Helps Sponsor AU Transportation Conference

Please make plans to Attend the 55th Annual Transportation Conference The ACIA is proud to be sponsoring the 55th Annual Transportation Conference, February 23 – 24, 2012 held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa in Montgomery, AL. The program will feature three concrete topics. If you would like to…

February 6, 2012

John Sorrell Elected to Architect Board

Congratulations to ACIA Director John Sorrell for being elected to serve on the state American Institute of Architects Board. John will serve in the role of Professional Affiliate Director beginning in 2012 and serve a one year term. The ACIA places a high priority on supporting the state chapter of…

February 6, 2012

Foundation Awards 2012 Scholarships

The ACIF recognized Curry Stevenson of Auburn University and Jennifer Taylor of Tuskegee University as the 2012 scholarship winners on January 13, 2012. The students were presented with $8,000 checks to be used to further their education. Curry is a senior enrolled in engineering and carries a 3.96 GPA. In…

February 6, 2012

Danny O’Toole Elected 2012 Chairman of the Board

Danny O’Toole of CEMEX has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as the 2012 ACIA Chairman. Danny assumed the responsibility from Tony Cornelius at the first Board meeting on January 13, 2012. During his acceptance speech, Danny challenged the membership to become more involved in their association…

February 6, 2012