Inaugural Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup a Huge Success

The ACIA held the first ever Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup golf tournament on September 26th at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham. The golf tournament was previously known as the architect appreciation tournament, but was renamed after Butch as a tribute to his efforts of increasing the concrete industry’s presence with…

October 17, 2011

ACIA to support USGBC Gala on August 12

The ACIA is sponsoring the First Annual Green Building Council Gala in Alabama at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel August 12, 2011. With the concrete industry’s desire to promote sustainability and lifecycle attributes the USGBC is an excellent organization to join and support. We are encouraging our members to support this…

July 13, 2011

ACIA Unveils

The ACIA has created a website to assist Alabama residents find information about building a concrete safe room in their home. The site features concrete plans, cost estimates, information to determine their risk, and stories and videos of concrete safe rooms that withstood the horrific tornados of April 27th, 2011….

June 29, 2011

Wyatt Presented with Distinguished Service Award by Architect Group

During the final night of the AIA Summer Convention, Butch Wyatt was recognized by the Alabama chapter leadership for his devoted service to the organization over the last ten years. 2011 President Mike Chapman of Chapman Sisson Architect presented the award at the President Dinner on Friday night. Butch received…

June 22, 2011

ACIA Partners with University of Alabama at Safer Alabama Summit

The association staff and Major Ogilvie of Block USA partnered with University of Alabama professor Jim Richardson over the past two weeks to design and construct a concrete block safe room. The safe room was displayed yesterday June 13th at FE MA’s Safer Alabama Summit. The Safer Alabama Summit was…

June 15, 2011

ACIA Sponsors Alabama Architect Convention

Last weekend, the ACIA served as the primary sponsor for the Alabama chapter of the American Institute of Architects past president’s reception and sponsored the fees for Auburn architectural students to attend the meeting. The reception is held in conjunction with the Architectural Foundation Fundraiser on the last night of…

June 15, 2011

Help for Storm Victims in the Concrete Industry

Last week’s storms brought great losses in lives and property across the state. Included in these numbers were several families employed in the concrete industry. Three employees from Bama Concrete, two employees from National Cement, and one employee of Kirkpatrick Concrete lost their residences and most all their possessions in…

May 5, 2011

ACIA Sponsors Auburn University Concrete Furniture Contest

The association recently sponsored the concrete furniture design contest for architecture and building science students at Auburn University. Eleven teams were given the task of designing and constructing concrete benches for the East Alabama Mental Health Center. The teams gained valuable experience in concrete forming, mix design, and placing and…

March 1, 2011

Chapman Sisson Architecture Awarded Top Block

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association would like to congratulate Chapman Sisson Architects for winning the 2011 Top Block Award. Chapman Sisson was presented the award for their architectural work on the recently completed Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary School in Huntsville. Butch Wyatt presented the winning firm framed photos of the project…

February 24, 2011

Chairman’s Award Presented at Annual Meeting

The ACIA presented its 2011 Chairman’s Awards to Ronald Davis, Uday Bhate, Bill Pritchard, Sherman Suitts, and Gary Wyatt at the association’s annual meeting on January 28, 2011. The Chairman’s Award is presented to individuals who have spent their career working to improve the concrete industry and the association. Ronald…

February 3, 2011

Tony Cornelius Elected 2011 Chairman

Tony Cornelius of Kirkpatrick Concrete was elected the 2011 Chairman of the Board by his fellow board members at the January 28th, 2011 meeting. Tony is the general manager of Kirkpatrick’s north Alabama operations. Tony brings over 30 years of concrete experience to the position having served in numerous capacities…

February 3, 2011

Joe McInnis Selected Government Official of the Year

The American Concrete Pavement Association SE presented their 2010 Government Official of the Year Award to Joe McInnis on January 28, 2011. The presentation was made by David Nooney of R.E. Grills Construction at the ACIA Business Meeting. Mr. McInnis served as Governor Bob Riley’s Transportation Director for the past…

February 3, 2011