March 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

Earlier this month the CDC, Federal, State and many local governments issued policies, guidelines and in some case enacted public gathering restrictions to help control the spread of COVID-19.  ACI International has also issued guidelines on Local Chapter meetings and activities; as such the GA Chapter has decided to cancel our March 27 and April 24 Lunch Meetings.  We are negotiating with the Westin on canceling these events and are looking at the possibility of scheduling some summer meetings after the threat of a virus spread subsides, stay tuned.

ACI Certification Activity has slowed in recent months; the crowds are smaller and close personal contact can be more easily managed on a case by case basis.  For these reasons we are leaving the current schedule of exam review workshops and exam sessions as scheduled.  We ask that each individual asses their current certification needs, taking their personal health, risk and safety into consideration when scheduling any certification activity.  If any individual needs to adjust, reschedule or cancel an exam please contact our Certification Committee Chairman; Wayne Wilson ([email protected]) and he can help you make any schedule changes.

Be smart stay safe and hope to see you all soon.

Wayne Wilson

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ACI Awards

On Friday, February 28, 2019, The Georgia Chapter of ACI hosted the Dan R. Brown Awards at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North. 

The awards banquet was well attended and celebrated notable concrete projects in Georgia.  Thank  you to our sponsors and to those who attended and enjoyed a nice evening with friends and colleagues.

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Our Next Event

On Friday, May 22, 2020, The Georgia Chapter of ACI will host Sherry Sullivan at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel. 

Industrial facilities require a strong, durable pavement that can stand up to the heavy and specialized loading. Industrial pavements require special attention with respect to design and construction, as these projects are typically quite large and will be exposed to industrial-type vehicles as well as over-the-road trucks.

This presentation is your opportunity to learn how to cost-effectively replace asphalt with long-lasting, low-maintenance concrete pavement at industrial facilities using the TCP technology. You will learn how to design and construct these facilities using principles that minimize mid-panel cracking and curling, ultimately reducing panel stresses and allowing for concrete volumes to be minimized for the same load-bearing capacity.  These principles are supported by the newly published, ACI 330.2R-17 – Design and Construction of Concrete Paving for Industrial & Trucking Facilities.

Sherry Sullivan, MASc, P.Eng, LEED AP, is a National Account Manager with PNA Construction Technologies.  With more than 17 years’ experience in the concrete industry, focusing on concrete materials, slabs and pavements, Sherry collaborates with decision makers to provide value engineering proposals based on specific project needs and design criteria.  Prior to joining PNA, Sherry served as the Director of Transportation for the Cement Association of Canada.  As a certified Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a LEED Accredited Professional, she is also an active member on several technical committees with the American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA), Transportation Association of Canada (TAC), and Transportation Research Board (TRB).

 

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Calendar of Events

Saturday, March 21, 2020

ACI Masonry Certification Exams

S&ME Lab

Duluth, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Ready Mix USA Concrete Lab

Woodstock, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Tues-Thurs, March 14-16, 2020

ACI Inspector Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 5:00 pm

 

Saturday, April 25, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

TTL Lab

Valdosta, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 2, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 9, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Thomas Concrete Lab

Atlanta, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

ACI Construction & Transportation Inspector Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 16, 2020

ACI Tilt-Up Technician Exam

Argos SE Concrete Lab

Cumming, GA

7:30 am — 5:00 pm

 

Saturday, May 23, 2020

ACI Flatwork Finisher Exam

Argos SE Concrete Lab

Cumming, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

 

 

Friday, May 22, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Monthly Lunch Meeting

Sheery Sullivan, MASc, PE, LEED-AP

National Accounts Mgr. PNA Construction Technologies

Industrial Concrete Pavements

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

11:30 am Registration

12:00 Lunch & Program

 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 6, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 20, 2020

ACI Aggregate, Lab & SCC Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday, June 27, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Terracon

Savannah, 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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Luncheon Recap

ACI Concrete Convention Cancellation Notice: Chicago 2020 

Please see the cancellation notice below regarding the upcoming convention in Chicago

 

https://concrete.org/news/newsdetail.aspx?f=51724714&utm_campaign=s20rosemont_mar11&utm_medium=email&utm_source=viewstatement_button

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Concrete International Magazine Article

This month in Concrete International…..

Reprinted from the March, 2020 (V. 42 No. 03) issue of Concrete International with permission from American Concrete Institute (www.concrete.org)

Sydney’s Punchbowl Mosque

This article features the Sydney Punchbowl Mosque project and the flexibility of concrete designed by Angelo Candalepas of Candalepas Associates in Sydney, Australia. 

 

Link to article:

https://www.concrete.org/publications/getarticle.aspx?m=icap&pubID=51724647

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Outside the Cylinder

Alcántara Bridge, Extremadura, Spain

Built over the Tagus River between 104 and 106 AD by the order of the Emperor Trajan.  The bridge is nearly 600 feet in length and has six arches with the largest a little over 90 feet.  Roman bridges were built with stone and had the arch as the basic structure, but most utilized concrete as well, which the Romans were the first to use for bridges.

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