Lambert Ezell Durham Architecture receives Top Block Award for Florence Middle School

Lambert Ezell Durham Architecture in Florence, AL, received the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s “Top Block Award,” which recognized the use of concrete in its winning design of Florence Middle School. The design for the 180,000 square-foot facility took about a year and a half from research, programming, schematic design through…

September 20, 2019

One World Trade Center, a symbol of freedom with a core made of concrete.

Eighteen years ago, the unthinkable happened, and it changed this world forever. As the towers crumbled, so did the heart of our nation. But as the years passed, One World Trade Center (WTC) was built and became a new symbol of freedom for this country. And at the very core…

September 11, 2019

The Popularity of Concrete

After water, concrete is the second-most consumed material in the world with over four billion tons of it produced in 2017, a figure that makes it the world’s most consumed manmade material. Concrete is incredibly important in the world of construction, but few know just how popular it actually is….

September 5, 2019

Get to Know Phil Webb, 2019 Chairman’s Award Recipient

In 2009, the ACIA created the Chairman’s Award to honor outstanding leaders in the concrete industry. This year’s winner is the epitome of this recognition.   Phil Webb was born in Heflin, AL to a family who placed a high value on hard work. Phil’s grandfather started Farmer Supply Company,…

August 27, 2019

Pervious Concrete used in various projects throughout Alabama

As most residents of Alabama are aware, the state has a variety of weather conditions. This summer has been a scorcher across the South, and lately as the temperatures and humidity have set records, the combination has also produced some hefty thunderstorms. These storms can produce a few inches of…

August 21, 2019

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-August 2019

According to data recently released by the United States Geological Service, cement shipments to the state grew for the third consecutive month in April. The 124,846 tons mark the second highest cement shipment in the last five years. The total narrowly missed the record 125,231 tons shipped in October 2018….

August 12, 2019

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- July 2019

Cement shipments to Alabama for the month of March 2019 grew by 5.3% over the same period in 2018. Alabama has now seen three straight months of cement shipment increases compared to the previous year. The 121,605 tons shipped marks the second highest shipment total over the past five years….

July 18, 2019

A Day of Concrete Knowledge Seminars coming up in September

A Day of Concrete Knowledge is designed to provide valuable education programs on concrete topics. This full-day seminar provides 8 hours of AIA approved HSW LU & engineering PDH credits. Certificates will be issued to both architects and engineers. There is a fee of $30 to attend. Payments can me…

July 11, 2019

Register now for A Day of Concrete Knowledge; Sept. 10-12th

A Day of Concrete Knowledge will be held September 10th-12th in Mobile, Birmingham and Huntsville. Click here to register!

July 2, 2019

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- June 2019

February Cement Tonnages a Mixed Bag Data recently released by the USGS for February cement shipments to the state indicate Alabama remained statistically flat in comparison to the same period in 2018. The .98% growth was a sharp drop off from the 17% growth seen in January. While the state…

June 17, 2019

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-May 2019

Following two months of decline month over month, cement tonnages shipped to the state of Alabama rebounded in January . The 102,850 tons for January moved the state back over the 100K ton mark for the first time since October 2018. Over the past five years, tonnage for January has…

May 20, 2019

Goat Hill Report-Week Ending May 10, 2019

The legislature met for the 16th, 17th, and 18th legislative days of the 30 possible days last week. We are now in the backstretch of the session, with both budgets still awaiting final approval by the opposing chambers. Both budgets are in strong financial shape which should make them relatively…

May 14, 2019

2019 Truck Driving Championship held May 4th

Thankfully, stormy weather moved out and the 2019 Truck Driving Championship was one of the nicest, and warmest, on record. Forty-eight drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company on Saturday, May 4th, to compete in the event, which is held each year to thank these men and…

May 9, 2019

Goat Hill Report- Week ending April 26, 2019

The Alabama legislature met for the 12th and 13th day of the legislative session last week. They have now used almost half of the possible 30 days this session. The House passed the General Fund Budget and the Senate is expected to begin addressing the ETF this week. Passing of…

April 30, 2019

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-April 2019

According to recently released USGS data, cement shipments to the state of Alabama for the month of December 2018 contracted by 14.6%, compared to the same period in 2017. This reduction comes on the heels of a 30.6% drop for November 2018 vs November 2017. Cement shipments ended the year…

April 23, 2019