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Goat Hill Report- Week Ending March 11, 2022

This week, the Alabama legislature completed Days 19, 20 and 21 of the 2022 legislative session. This week, the legislature will hold a two-day week (Tuesday and Thursday session days) and then take Spring Break the week of March 21. Speculation continues to circulate that the session will conclude in…

March 15, 2022

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- February 2022

Cement and Ready-Mix Use Spikes in November 2021Data recently released by the United States Geological Service shows 140,875 tons of cement were shipped to the state during the month of November 2021. Cement shipments grew by nearly 18% over the same period in 2020 and 3.5% over the previous month.The…

February 28, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Feb. 18, 2022

This week Alabama legislature completed Days 10, 11 and 12 of the 2022 legislative session. With another 3-day week this coming week, by next Thursday legislators will reach the halfway point of the session’s 30 meeting days. Details of this week’s notable legislative action, as well as key political news,…

February 21, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Feb. 11, 2022

The 2022 legislative session continued this this week with legislators completing days 7, 8 and 9 out of a possible 30 meeting days. This election year session continues to proceed with a lighter-than-usual workload, but that is expected to increase in the coming weeks. Details of this week’s notable legislative action, as…

February 14, 2022

Habitat for Humanity House (Tuscaloosa) featured in Business Alabama Magazine

The Habitat for Humanity House in Tuscaloosa, with construction concluding in November 2021, was featured in the latest edition of Business Alabama Magazine. The home was the first of its kind constructed with low carbon concrete. The Alabama Concrete Industries Association was grateful to be a part of this project,…

February 8, 2022

Goat Hill Report- Week ending Feb. 4, 2022

The 2022 legislative session resumed this week after last week’s conclusion of the special session to allocate federal COVID relief funds. Before the legislative week started, the political scene was buzzing with the results of last Friday’s candidate qualifying deadline for the 2022 elections, which includes the entire legislature and…

February 8, 2022

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

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