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Goat Hill Report- Week Ending January 28, 2022

 The 2022 legislative session was on hiatus for a second week pending the conclusion of the special session to allocate federal COVID relief funds. The special session wrapped up on Thursday, and the regular session is expected to resume on Tuesday, February 1. Details of the 2022 special session are…

January 31, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- January 2022

Cement and Ready-Mix Use Increases in OctoberData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 136,019 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of October 2021. Cement shipments grew by nearly 10.7% over the same period in 2020 and 8.8% over the previous month.Digging into…

January 31, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending January 21, 2022

The 2022 legislative session completed Day Three on Tuesday, and as anticipated the session was then suspended in order to convene a special session of the legislature to allocate federal COVID relief funds (discussion below). The regular session is expected to resume on Tuesday, February 1, after the conclusion of…

January 25, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Jan. 14, 2022

The 2022 legislative session kicked off at noon on Tuesday, and conversation immediately turned to suspending the session and convening a special session to allocate federal relief funds (discussion below). The special session chatter comes amidst the 2022 candidate qualifying period that closes on January 28, and the impending May…

January 17, 2022

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is happy to once again be offering four scholarships in 2022 totaling more than $22,000. 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 4, 2022

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- December 2021

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 124,158 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of September 2021. Cement shipments grew 12.8% over the same period in 2020. For the first nine months of 2021, the state has seen volumes increase 13.3% over…

December 15, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data November

August Cement Totals JumpData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 132,340 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of August 2021. Cement shipments grew 19.54% over the same period in 2020 and by 10.4% over May’s totals.Looking to ready mix volumes, we estimate…

November 30, 2021

Warrior Elementary School design receives 2021 Top Block Award

In March of 2021, Warrior Elementary School in Warrior, AL opened its doors to more than 300 elementary students in kindergarten through 5th grade. The new facility is approximately 90,000 square feet, which houses classrooms, administration, and support spaces for up to 650 students. The building includes three classroom wings,…

November 4, 2021

A Day of Concrete Knowledge to be Virtual

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 even in the midst of a global pandemic. This year’s event will be split into a 4-hour session on both…

October 25, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-October

Cement and Ready Mix Use Increases in July Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 118,657 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of July 2021. Cement shipments grew by nearly 5% over the same period in 2020 but were down 7% compared…

October 20, 2021

Midtown Elementary School design receives Top Block Award

Nola | VanPeursem Architects, PC in Madison, AL, recently received the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s “Top Block Award,” which recognized the use of concrete in its winning design of Midtown Elementary School. Madison is a growing community with a rapidly expanding student population. The new Midtown Elementary School was designed…

October 14, 2021

Let’s Talk About Concrete

November 9, 2021 Pelham Civic Center Total of 6 PDHs     SCHEDULE 7:45-8:30am: Registration, Breakfast & XPO   8:30-9:30am: Type 1L Cement Performance and Case Studies Wayne Wilson, P.E. Lehigh Cement   9:30-9:45am: Coffee Break & XPO   9:45-10:45AM: Replacement of Reinforcement with Structural Steel Fibers Eric Campbell, Fiberforce…

October 13, 2021

ACIA Recognizes Mixer Driver Appreciation Week

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association (ACIA) recognized September 27th through October 1st , 2021, as Mixer Driver Appreciation Week. The second annual program honored the longest serving driver at each one of ACIA’s ready mix member companies. Recognized drivers were given a golf shirt, hard hat, baseball hat and $100….

October 7, 2021

Goat Hill Report- Special Session

Legislature approves $1.3B prison construction plan After five days in Montgomery for a Special Legislative Session, legislators on Friday approved a $1.3B prison construction plan. HB4 by Rep. Steve Clouse (R – Ozark) allows the state to borrow as much as $785 million in bonds for the construction of two new men’s…

October 4, 2021

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-September

Frequent Summer Rains Impact Concrete Yardage in June Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 101,941 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of June 2021. Cement shipments contracted by 17.49% over the same period in 2020 and by 4.3% over May’s totals….

September 29, 2021