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Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 14, 2023

This week, the Alabama legislature held a three-day week, which is considered an accelerated pace but is necessary to make up for the lost work days from the Special Session in March. The legislature has now completed 10 days out of a possible 30 legislative days, and at this pace…

April 17, 2023

Trendlines Newsletter Statewide Monthly Construction Data-March 2023

Ready Mix Yardage Exceeded 6,000,000 Yards in 2022Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 127,442 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the final month of 2022. Cement shipments grew by 1% over the same period in 2021. The tonnage represents the second lowestmonthly total…

March 28, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 24, 2023

Goat Hill Report for Week Ending March 24, 2023 The Alabama Legislature’s 2023 Regular Session resumed this week after the hiatus for the Special Session to allocate federal ARPA funds. The legislature met two days this week but will be off this week for Spring Break. Budgets Introduced On Tuesday,…

March 27, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending March 17, 2023

 Special Session Wraps Up   The Alabama Legislature spent the second week of the special session finalizing expenditures of the federal ARPA funds. On Thursday, Alabama lawmakers gave approval to spend $1.06 billion in federal ARPA funds on broadband, water and sewer projects and healthcare reimbursements. In the legislature’s final step in…

March 20, 2023

Goat Hill Report- Week ending March 10, 2023

The 2023 Regular Session of the Alabama legislature began on Tuesday, March 7, and shortly thereafter the session was suspended until Tuesday, March 21 in order to prepare for a much-rumored Special Session. Repeating the tactic she utilized four years ago to pass an increase in the state’s gas tax…

March 13, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data- January 2023

Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 154,624 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of November 2022. Cement consumption through November 2022 is outpacing 2021 by 11.6%. Looking to ready mix volumes, we estimate 572,573 cubic yards of concrete were placed during…

January 31, 2023

ACIA Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is happy to once again be offering four scholarships in 2023 totaling more than $26,000. 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 10, 2023

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-December 2022

September Cement Data remained Strong Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 153,072 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of September 2022. Cement shipments grew 18% over the same period in 2021. Cement consumption for the first nine months of 2022 is…

December 16, 2022

Davis Architecture receives Top Block Award for design of UM’s Performing Arts Center

After five years of plans, designs and construction, The University of Montevallo’s (UM) new Center for the Arts has opened. Construction plans began in late September of 2017 and took roughly 27 weeks, including review and final coordination, before getting bids in March of 2018.  Ground was broken in June…

December 5, 2022

2022 Continental Pheasant Shoot raises more than $17,000 for ACIF Scholarships

A perfect fall day headlined the 2022 Continental Pheasant Shoot, with 78 industry members participating in the biennial event. Held at Big Ridge Lodge at Bruser Farms in Hayneville on Friday, Nov. 4th, the fundraiser netted more than $17,000 for the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation and will be used for…

November 8, 2022

Trendlines Statewide Monthly Construction Data-October 2022

August Concrete Yard Bounces BackData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 140,629 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of August 2022. Cement shipments grew 7.2% over the same month in 2021. Cement consumption for the first eight months of 2022 is outpacing…

October 28, 2022

Virtual ‘Day of Concrete Knowledge’ offered in November

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.   This year’s event will be split into a 4-hour session on both Tuesday, November 1st and Thursday, November 3rd….

October 6, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-September 2022

June Concrete Demand Surprisingly StrongData recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 150,339 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of June 2022. Cement shipments grew 14.6% over the same month in 2021. Cement consumption for the half 2022 is outpacing 2021 by 10.5%….

September 15, 2022

Foundation Pheasant Shoot to take place in November

On Friday, November 4th, the Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation will be hosting its Continental Pheasant Shoot, a fundraiser that takes place every two years. The event will be held at Big Rig Lodge in Hayneville, AL and hosted by Truckworx. There will be a morning (9am) and afternoon (1pm) shoot,…

September 1, 2022