NEWS

Villere Predicts Growth in 2012

During the Saturday morning business session of the summer convention, Pierre Villere highlighted recent ready mix trends and his forecast moving forward in 2012 and 2013. Mr. Villere’s presentation presented troubling loses for ready mix producers in the South, but stated some of this could be attributed to producers in…

June 4, 2012

ACIF Tournament a Huge Success

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the 2012 ACIF Golf Tournament a huge success. Eighteen foursomes braved the chilly April conditions at Inverness Country Club yesterday to help raise money for the foundation. The foundation should net more than $30,000 after expenses which will pay for the…

April 26, 2012

Ready Mix Plants Must Apply by June 1, 2012 for New Permit

The current general permit ALG 110000 associated with water discharge at ready mix operations is set to expire August 31st, 2012. On March 13th, ADEM sent out postcards notifying plants of the expiration date. In order to qualify for the general permit, ready mix plants must submit the appropriate information…

March 21, 2012

ACIA Presents Top Block to TAG Architecture

The ACIA would like to congratulate TAG Architectural Group for their winning design of the new cafeteria at Spring Hill College in Mobile. The projected was recognized as the 2012 Top Block Winner at the AIA State Awards Banquet last month in Birmingham. Dan Borcicky and his wife Mary Kay…

March 13, 2012

ACIA Helps Sponsor AU Transportation Conference

Please make plans to Attend the 55th Annual Transportation Conference The ACIA is proud to be sponsoring the 55th Annual Transportation Conference, February 23 – 24, 2012 held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa in Montgomery, AL. The program will feature three concrete topics. If you would like to…

February 6, 2012

John Sorrell Elected to Architect Board

Congratulations to ACIA Director John Sorrell for being elected to serve on the state American Institute of Architects Board. John will serve in the role of Professional Affiliate Director beginning in 2012 and serve a one year term. The ACIA places a high priority on supporting the state chapter of…

February 6, 2012

Foundation Awards 2012 Scholarships

The ACIF recognized Curry Stevenson of Auburn University and Jennifer Taylor of Tuskegee University as the 2012 scholarship winners on January 13, 2012. The students were presented with $8,000 checks to be used to further their education. Curry is a senior enrolled in engineering and carries a 3.96 GPA. In…

February 6, 2012

Danny O’Toole Elected 2012 Chairman of the Board

Danny O’Toole of CEMEX has been elected by the Board of Directors to serve as the 2012 ACIA Chairman. Danny assumed the responsibility from Tony Cornelius at the first Board meeting on January 13, 2012. During his acceptance speech, Danny challenged the membership to become more involved in their association…

February 6, 2012

ACIA to Hold Annual Business Meeting 1.13.12

Please make plans to join us for the 2012 Annual Business Meeting on Friday, January 13th, 2012. The meeting will take place at the Renaissance Ross Bridge in Birmingham. The schedule includes the recognition of current board members and officers, ACIF Scholarship Winners, and election of new officers. The program…

November 29, 2011

ACIA Sponsors Auburn University Concrete Furniture Contest

The association has once again supported the Auburn University School of Architecture and Building Science’s concrete furniture contest. The contest is the culmination of the student’s work during the fall semester. Students are paired into 4 person teams and challenged to design concrete benches that weigh less than 200 pounds…

November 4, 2011

Inaugural Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup a Huge Success

The ACIA held the first ever Butch Wyatt Concrete Cup golf tournament on September 26th at Inverness Country Club in Birmingham. The golf tournament was previously known as the architect appreciation tournament, but was renamed after Butch as a tribute to his efforts of increasing the concrete industry’s presence with…

October 17, 2011

ACIA to support USGBC Gala on August 12

The ACIA is sponsoring the First Annual Green Building Council Gala in Alabama at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel August 12, 2011. With the concrete industry’s desire to promote sustainability and lifecycle attributes the USGBC is an excellent organization to join and support. We are encouraging our members to support this…

July 13, 2011

ACIA Unveils mysaferoom.org

The ACIA has created a website to assist Alabama residents find information about building a concrete safe room in their home. The site features concrete plans, cost estimates, information to determine their risk, and stories and videos of concrete safe rooms that withstood the horrific tornados of April 27th, 2011….

June 29, 2011

Wyatt Presented with Distinguished Service Award by Architect Group

During the final night of the AIA Summer Convention, Butch Wyatt was recognized by the Alabama chapter leadership for his devoted service to the organization over the last ten years. 2011 President Mike Chapman of Chapman Sisson Architect presented the award at the President Dinner on Friday night. Butch received…

June 22, 2011

ACIA Partners with University of Alabama at Safer Alabama Summit

The association staff and Major Ogilvie of Block USA partnered with University of Alabama professor Jim Richardson over the past two weeks to design and construct a concrete block safe room. The safe room was displayed yesterday June 13th at FE MA’s Safer Alabama Summit. The Safer Alabama Summit was…

June 15, 2011