NEWS

2017 Summer Convention

About the Convention The Henderson in Destin, Florida, will be our host for our Joint TCA/Alabama Convention June 8-11. We have great speakers lined up for the meeting, and, as always, we made sure to leave plenty of time to network with clients, friends, and family! Please complete your REGISTRATION…

May 12, 2017

Goat Hill Report-Week Ending April 28, 2017

The Alabama legislature is now down to nine meeting days with substantial legislation still to be addressed. Redistricting, prison construction, and passage of the budgets are hanging over the head of the legislature. Both Senate and House committees are scheduled to review the redistricting plans this week and the goal…

May 2, 2017

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending April 21, 2017

Another week of the Alabama legislature has come and gone without much fanfare. The biggest news was made not on Goat Hill, but instead by the decision of Governor Ivey to move the special election for the US Senate seat to 2017. Former governor Robert Bentley had refrained from holding…

April 25, 2017

2017 Truck Driver Championship held April 8th

On Saturday, April 8th, 43 drivers from across the Southeast gathered at Thompson Tractor Company to compete in the 2017 Truck Driver Championship, held each year to thank these men and women for all the hard work they do for our industry. Thank you to Thompson for hosting once again!…

April 12, 2017

ACIA sponsors Structural Engineer Association Seminar

The ACIA was proud to sponsor the Structural Engineers Association seminar “Design of Masonry Structures” on March 23rd in Birmingham. Sixty five structural engineers attend the program. The full day seminar focused on the new requirements and revised provisions of 2015 IBC Chapter 21 and the referenced masonry material standard TMS…

April 11, 2017

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data-April 2017

January Residential Permits Show Strong Start The mild winter in Alabama has translated to a strong start for residential building permits across the state. There were 812 permits issued for January 2017 compared to only 659 for the same period in 2016. This translates to a 23.2% increase. Looking at…

April 5, 2017

Goat Hill Report-Legislature reconvenes after Spring Break Hiatus

Legislature Reconvenes The Alabama Legislature reconvenes Tuesday, April 4th, after their two week Spring Break hiatus. The legislature has used 13 of the possible 30 meeting days allowed by law. Still remaining to be addressed are a number of important issues including passage of the Education Trust Fund Budget and the…

April 4, 2017

ACIA sponsors February AIA meeting

On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, a crowd of 120 designers attended the joint meeting of the Structural Engineers Association of Alabama and the Birmingham Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, sponsored by the Alabama Concrete Industries Associaton.

February 27, 2017

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data- February

Cement Shipments see Growth in November Cement shipments to Alabama for November 2016 as reported by the United States Geological Service continued to show strength when compared to shipments for November 2015. The state experienced a 17.8% growth compared to the same thirty days in 2015. For the first eleven…

February 23, 2017

Goat Hill Report-Week ending Feb. 10, 2017

For the week ending February 10, 2017 The 2017 Legislative Session began Tuesday with the body facing several challenging tasks including prison construction, redistricting, and the yearly budget shortfall for Medicaid. The session kicked off with Governor Bentley’s State of the State address Tuesday night where he highlighted the importance…

February 13, 2017

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

November Housing Permits up Twelve Percent Residential building permits issued in Alabama for the first eleven months of the year continued to exceed the totals for 2015. Data provided by the state wide home building association chapters show 2016 outpacing last year by 12%. Examining individual markets, 14 areas are…

January 25, 2017

2017 Annual Business Meeting held in Birmingham

On Thursday, Jan. 19th, more than 85 professionals of the concrete industry attended the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting at the Hyatt Regency-formerly Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham. The meeting is held each year to recognize the association’s scholarship recipients, award the coveted Chairman’s Award and introduce the new…

January 20, 2017

ACIA Sponsoring Continuing Education Opportunities in February

The Alabama Concrete Industries Association is proud to serve as a sponsor of two valuable educational programs in February. On February 9 – 10, 2017, members are encouraged to attend the 60th Annual Transportation Conference in Montgomery. The two-day event will feature topics on the upcoming CBD Bridge Replacement, designing…

January 9, 2017

Brodie Croyle to speak at Annual Business Meeting

Brodie Croyle, former quarterback at the University of Alabama, will be the guest speaker at the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting in Birmingham on Thursday, January 19th at the Hyatt Regency-Birmingham (formerly Wynfrey Hotel). After a professional football career with the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals, Brodie…

December 29, 2016

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

Cement Shipments and Ready Mix Production Continue Growth for September According to the latest data released by the USGS, cement shipments to Alabama for September 2016 rose 8.6% over the same period in 2015. The 97,909 metric tons is an increase of 8,405 tons over September 2015. Year to date,…

December 14, 2016