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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

ACIF Sporting Clays Fundraiser held Nov. 10

National Cement Team On a gorgeous fall day in November, the ACIF held a Sporting Clays Fundraiser at Orvis Shooting Grounds @Pursell Farms in Sylacauga. The event included 18 teams and raised more than $30,000 for the ACIF scholarship fund. Eleven teams participated in the chilly morning shoot, with the National…

November 11, 2016

ACIA holds concrete seminars for student chapters of ACI and ASCE

Eric Gross, President of the AU student Chapter of ACI, with John Sorrell, ACIA President The Alabama Concrete Industries Association recently hosted two seminars on designing concrete parking lots for ASCE at UAB and ACI at Auburn. On October 19th, the ACIA held a session at UAB, and 19 students…

November 8, 2016

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data

Housing Market Continues Positive Growth Through the first 9 months of 2016, Alabama has seen 15.1% more housing permits issued compared to the first nine months of 2015. Total permits for 2016 are 7,613 versus 6,616 for the previous year. Helping lead the growth are Birmingham with a 30.9% increase,…

November 7, 2016

2016 Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup

First place team – ABC Polymer Team – l to r Greg Tucker-Tucker Jones Structural Engineers, Andrew Marlin-MBA Structural Engineers, Denzil Schmitz-ABC Polymer, Rick Passey-Kirkpatrick Concrete On Monday, Oct. 24th, 65 golfers played in the 6th Annual Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup held annually at Inverness Country Club as a ‘thank…

November 1, 2016

2017 Scholarships

              The Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships. The foundation will be awarding two $8,000 scholarships to seniors enrolled in building science, architecture, or engineering at one of the state’s universities. The association will be notifying professors and…

October 31, 2016