September 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Hello all,
I hope this newsletter finds all of you safe and healthy.  We're excited to be entering the fall season and are looking forward to our normal fall meeting and luncheon schedule.  We've gotten positive feedback from those that have attended our luncheons so far and we will continue with that format for the time being.  We have an exciting program planned on Concrete Polishing for our September meeting.  This is an exciting and timely topic as I know buildings have been trending much more towards exposing structure and leaving more and more surfaces uncovered in the final condition.  We're thankful that the hotel has been working with us to provide a safe place for our meetings and have several precautions in place which we detailed in our meeting announcement.  Don't forget to bring your mask as you will need to wear it when not eating.  As always, we hope to see you there but understand if you cannot attend.

Stay well,
Kelly L. Roberts, P.E., LEED AP BD+C  / Principal

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Luncheon Recap

August 28, 2020 meeting report
“Renelle on the River”

On Friday, August 28, 2020, The Georgia Chapter of ACI hosted Adrian Persaud and John Hutton of Uzun+Case, LLC at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel.


Our featured project, Renelle on the River, is located along Wabash Avenue in Chicago Illinois, with views along the Chicago river, is an 18 story condominium constructed on top of an existing 4 story garage, that remained in-service throughout construction.
Featured in Forbes magazine, this project illustrates the lengths developers will go to maximize the value of high-profile sites in dense urban centers.


This presentation identified the numerous engineering, construction and logistical challenges that were overcome to bring this project to fruition. This included a tower crane hung off of the structure and evaluation of existing columns and foundations for capacity to take the loads. After the presentation there were several questions.


The Westin Hotel has been working with us to provide a safe place for our meeting.  The hotel set up in a larger room than normal room with plenty of room for social distancing, we chose our meal from a limited menu and the food was brought in while
we take a short break in the presentation; this is being done to limit interaction with us and the hotel staff.  In addition, the hotel now requires face coverings in all interior spaces so bring your mask and wear it while not eating .

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Our Next Event

Program: “Concrete Polishing 101, 102, and still learning” 

On Friday, September 25, 2020, The Georgia Chapter of ACI will host Joe Reardon of Blastrac/Diamatic USA at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel.  The subject of our meeting will be concrete polishing.

Joe Reardon, Vice President of Sales for Blastrac/ Diamatic USA brings 20 years of expertise to our discussion. Blastrac/Diamatic USA is the leading global manufacture of surface prep machine, vacuums, tooling and additional machines for the polishing industry.  Joe also is a founding Board of Directors for the CPAA ( Concrete Polishing Association of America), a voting member on both ACI 310 and 310 OJ ( governing bodies of Decorative Concrete/Concrete Polishing) and member of the CPC committee.

 

 If able, we hope to see as many as possible for our September Lunch Meeting.  We have an excellent program planned and the Westin Hotel has been working with us to provide a safe place for our meeting.  The hotel is setting us up in a larger room than normal with plenty of room for social distancing, we will choose our meal from a limited menu and the food will be brought in while we take a short break in the presentation; this is being done to limit interaction with us and the hotel staff.  In addition, the hotel now requires face coverings in all interior spaces so bring your mask and wear it while not eating .  As always, we hope to see you there but understand those considered high risk and/or those uncomfortable with the current state of affairs not attending.  One last item, if you register and your situation changes for any reason let our Director, Wayne Wilson know ([email protected]) and he can cancel your registration at any time without penalty.

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Scholarship Clay Shoot

Georgia Chapter ACI – Scholarship Fund

5th Annual Sporting Clay Shoot

When: Friday November 6, 2020

Where: Etowah Valley Sporting Clay Park

619 Sporting Hill Drive

Dawsonville, Georgia

 Let’s all get together, enjoy some beautiful fall outdoor virus free weather (hopefully with no RAIN this year J), SHOOT FLYING OBJECTS, then have a great BBQ Lunch, prepared by our own pit master Steven Maloof & Company!

Registration begins at 7:30am                                                        Shotgun Start at 9:00am

 Cost: $125.00 per Shooter

Includes!!!!!! 1 Shotgun per team, 100 clays at over 14 stations, golf cart and lunch!

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place teams!

 Stand Sponsorships available, $350 FULL & $125 HALF STAND

Space is limited to 100 Shooters, so get your registrations in early! 

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Concrete International Magazine Article

This month in Concrete International…..

Reprinted from the August, 2020 (V. 42 No. 8) issue of Concrete International with permission from American Concrete Institute (www.concrete.org)

Deflection of Flat Plate Slabs

This article features a study of deflection in flat plate slabs using high strength concrete and high strength reinforcing compared to conventional systems.

To view the entire article Click Here

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ACI EXCELLENCE IN CONCRETE CONSTRUCTION AWARDS GALA

Register Now 

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Calendar of Events

Saturday, September 26, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Terracon Concrete Lab.

Savannah, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, September 25, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Monthly Lunch Meeting

Joe Reardon, Diamatic

“Polished Concrete Floors”

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

11:30 am Registration

12:00 Lunch & Program

 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, October 19, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, October 17, 2020

ACI Aggregate, SCC & Lab Tech Exams Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, October 23, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Monthly Lunch Meeting

Etowah Valley Clay Shoot Park

Dawsonville, GA

7:30 am Registration

9:00 Shoot & Noon Lunch

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Lehigh SE Concrete Lab

Doraville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, November 20, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Monthly Lunch Meeting

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

11:30 am Registration

12:00 Lunch & Program

 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

ACI Aggregate, SCC & Lab Tech Certification Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

 

 

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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