Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 23

The General Fund Budget passed the Senate on Tuesday afternoon following an extended debate 26-2. The $2 billion dollar budget is $158 million more than the 2018 budget thanks in part to growth and $92 million carried over from 2018. The biggest benefactor of the larger budget was the Department…

February 28, 2018

Longtime ACIA engineer receives Chairman’s Award

Johnny Canfield, longtime employee of the Alabama Concrete Association, received the Chairman’s Award for his outstanding career and leadership in the concrete industry. The award is given each year at the Annual Business Meeting which was held in Birmingham on January 18th. Johnny was born in 1940 in Memphis, TN,…

February 26, 2018

Cole Cubelic, Scholarship Winners highlight 2018 Annual Business Meeting

Despite the frigid temperatures, more than 75 professionals of the concrete industry attended the Alabama Concrete Industries Association’s Annual Business Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 18th 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…

February 26, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 15

The Alabama Legislature has now used 12 of the possible 30 meeting days for 2018. Except for a few minor issues, the session has remained relatively quiet with the goal of passing the budgets and leaving early still a good possibility. On Tuesday, the House passed the $6.63 billion Education…

February 26, 2018

Goat Hill Report Week Ending Feb. 2nd

The two hot button issues in the Alabama legislature last week were Uber and church daycares. For the past several years, the legislature has attempted to establish regulations for ride sharing providers such as Uber and Lyft. House Bill 190 by Representative David Faulkner would create a state wide system…

February 24, 2018

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Jan. 26

Monday’s vote to reopen the Federal Government made all Alabama legislators breathe a sigh of relief before reconvening Tuesday afternoon. The reopening included a provision to fund the CHIP Program, which provides insurance coverage to 84,000 children, for seven years. Otherwise, members of the Alabama legislature would have been forced…

February 24, 2018

Goat Hill Report- Week Ending Jan. 19

The Alabama Legislature, like most of the state last week, was turned upside down by the winter weather. Both Chambers left early on Tuesday and all committee meetings were cancelled on Wednesday. The House and Senate did return on Thursday for committee meetings and shorter than typical meeting days. SB…

January 26, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data January 2018

Cement shipments to Alabama increased for the fourth consecutive month in October. The four month increase comes on the heels of the state seeing three months of contraction.

January 13, 2018

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data November 2017

Cement Shipments Rise in August Cement shipments in the state are estimated to be 99,579 tons for August 2017 based on data recently released by the United States Geological Service. The tonnage equates to a 1.08% increase over the 98,391 tons for August 2016. Alabama has seen growth over the…

December 19, 2017

ACIA sponsors AIA North Alabama Chapter’s Design Awards

On Thursday, Nov. 9th, more than 70 architects and guests gathered at Rocket City Tavern to celebrate the 2017 AIA North Alabama Design Awards sponsored by ACIA.

December 19, 2017

2018 Scholarships Being Accepted Through December 1

The Alabama Concrete Industries Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2018 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 deans at the University of Alabama, Auburn…

December 19, 2017

Trendlines Statewide Construction Data October 2017

Ready Mix Consumption Jumps in July According to data recently released by the USGS, cement shipments to AL increased 3.9% for July 2017 over the same period in 2016. The USGS estimated 93,295 tons of cement were shipped for 2017 compared to 89,547 tons the previous year. Utilizing the NRMCA…

December 19, 2017

ACIA Recognized by the Montgomery AIA

Montgomery AIA Chapter Recognizes ACIA The AIA Montgomery Chapter recently presented the ACIA the 2017 Mike Barrett Service Award at their fall party. The award was established in the honor of former AIA member Mike Barrett to recognize members who dedicate their time to improving the chapter and the architectural…

December 19, 2017

ACIA Discusses Concrete with AU Engineering Students

ACIA Discusses Tilt Up Construction with AU-ACI Student Chapter On Thursday, October 5, 2017, the ACIA presented at the AU-ACI Student Chapter luncheon. The event was attended by 30 students as well as an advisor, Dr. Robert Barnes. Rick Galloway, of Martin Construction was the speaker for the one hour…

December 19, 2017

Trendlines Monthly Statewide Construction Data September 2017

Cement Shipments and Ready Mix Yardage for June 2017 Pull Back Data recently released by the USGS for cement shipments show a sharp decline in June 2017 in comparison to June 2016. Tonnage contracted by 14% versus the same period in 2016. Shipments to the state have now declined for…

December 19, 2017