January 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and spent time with family and friends.  We closed out the year with a festive Holiday Luncheon where Wayne took us on a trip back in time to reflect on the history of our chapter and the people who have made it an Excellent Chapter for so many years.  This chapter truly has a rich history and I am humbled to take the reins as the incoming President.

Our awards banquet in February is fast approaching where we look forward to celebrating the concrete industry and all your successful projects.  In order to celebrate, we need you to submit your projects!  We’re doing something a little different this year and will be having the banquet on a Friday, so please mark your calendars and gets your tickets for Friday, February 28th at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North.

I’d like to thank Justin Lazenby for his service to the organization over the past year as President of the Georgia Chapter, thank you Justin!

Cheers to 2020!

 

Kelly Roberts

Georgia Chapter ACI, President

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Our Next Event

On Friday, January 31, 2020, The Georgia Chapter of ACI will host Kelly Roberts at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel. 

 

The presentation will be “Embodied Carbon and the Concrete Industry: What you need to know”.  Embodied Carbon has become a huge buzzword in the building industry over the last couple years and this trend will continue to expand in 2020.  This trend is being led by a heightened awareness of the environmental impact of the materials we use to build our buildings. Organizations like Architecture 2030, AIA, World Green Building Council, SEI and Carbon Leadership Forum have made embodied carbon a top focus for 2020. More and more project teams are using Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment as a design tool and are discussing decarbonizations strategies.  As such, design professionals are actively and looking for low carbon material alternatives.  Since cement is such a ubiquitous and carbon-intensive material, it is definitely at the center of these discussions.  It’s important that the concrete industry be aware of what is being discussed in the market and how this will affect our industry in the future as this trend grows.  This presentation will also look at examples of how this translates to the design documents, the specifications and ultimately the concrete mix designs.

 

Kelly Roberts , P.E., LEED AP BD+C is a Principal and Project Manager at Walter P Moore with structural design experience ranging from educational and healthcare facilities to high-rise office towers.  She leads WPM’s Sustainable Design Community of Practice for the structures group; specializing in Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment and the use of sustainable and salvaged materials.  She is a founding board member of the non-profit material reuse center, the Lifecycle Building Center of Greater Atlanta, as well as an Executive Committee member of USGBC Georgia and on the steering committee for AIA Atlanta COTE. She is Vice President of ACI Georgia, a member of the ACI 318-N Sustainability Committee and an active member of the Carbon Leadership Forum.  She is the founding chair of the NCSEA Sustainability Committee and a member of the SEI Sustainability Committee’s SE 2050 task force. She frequently speaks at conferences about Embodied Carbon, most recently at the Kendeda Regenerative Design Summit, Carbon Smart Day at the Global Climate Action Summit and at Greenbuild in Atlanta. Kelly was named as one of the 100 Most Influential Women by Engineering Georgia Magazine. She is also a 2017 Design Futures Council Emerging Leader and an ENR Magazine Top Young Professional. 

 

 

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ACI Awards

Get your project submissions in before it's too late! Deadline: January 18th, 2020. 

Click here to submit YOUR project!

Click here to register to attend!

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Calendar of Events

Friday, January 31, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Lunch Meeting

Embodied Carbon and the Concrete Industry: What you need to know

Kelly Roberts, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Principal w/ Walter P. Moore

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

11:30 am Registration

12:00 Lunch & Program

 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

ACI Lab Tech (Agg, Conc. & SCC),  Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

ACI Concrete Flatwork Certification Exams

Argos Concrete Lab

Cumming, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, February 22, 2020

ACI Masonry Exam Review Workshop

S&ME Lab

Duluth, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Annual Project Awards Banquet

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

5:30-7:00 pm Registration & Reception

7:00 pm Dinner & Awards Program

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Lehigh SE Concrete Lab

Dooraville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 14, 2020

ACI Lab Tech (Agg, Conc. & SCC) Certification Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 21, 2020

ACI Masonry Certification Exams

S&ME Lab

Duluth, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, March 27, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Monthly Lunch Meeting

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

11:30 am Reception

12:00 Lunch & Program

 

Sunday-Wednesday, March 29-April 1, 2020

ACI International Spring Convention

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Rosemont/Chicago, IL

Information & registration @

www.concrete.org

 

 

Important Note:  ACI Training & Exams are for

Pre-registered Persons Only.

**No walk up seating available**

For Information on any of our exams or events go to:

www.aci-ga.org

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Luncheon Recap

On Friday, December 20, 2019, The Georgia Chapter of ACI hosted our end of the year meeting. 

The meeting did include a presentation, but there was an open bar for the reception, announcements, and lunch served all to go with good networking opportunities!

 

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Outside the Cylinder

"Concrete Soviet Tank"

Submitted by: Rob Weilacher

During the early part of World War II, the Soviet Union was in a somewhat desperate situation with a sudden and very successful German invasion of their country.  One experiment to come out of that desperation was to add concrete armor to the famous Soviet T-34 tank, as shown above.  A layer of 150 mm (about 6 inches) of concrete was added as extra protection and made the tank much more imposing.  This armor added about 2.5 tons to the weight of the 29 ton tank, causing engine strain at higher speeds, and was never put into regular production, as far as I can tell.

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Concrete International Magazine Article

This month in Concrete International…..

Reprinted from the December, 2019 (V. 41 No. 12) issue of Concrete International with permission from American Concrete Institute (www.concrete.org)

Aesthetic Efficiency on the Atlanta BeltLine

This article features the project that was presented in the September member meeting, which is on 725 Ponce, at project next to Ponce City Market with exposed structural concrete and Carbon Cure.

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