May 2020 Newsletter Print

President's Report

We’re certainly experiencing unprecedented times right now as the world battles a pandemic. We’ve all been learning to work in new ways to keep business going and our keep our projects on track. In many ways this has been an extremely challenging time for our industry, but I know there’s been some silver linings as well - such as no traffic on the roads for concrete trucks. In general, we have seen projects and construction carry on throughout the state and we hope this trend continues.

Since our greatest concern is the health and safety of the members of this chapter, we have elected to postpone the March, April and May meetings. We hope to resume meetings over the summer. Typically we don’t have meetings during the summer, but we’re trying to be flexible to both benefit the chapter and the hotel. As we get closer to June, we will communicate our plan for our future meetings with you.

Lastly, we will be resending the ballot for voting on our bylaws. We need significant participation from the membership for us to make the changes proposed, so please be sure to participate.

Stay Healthy,
Kelly Roberts

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GA Chapter ACI Bylaw Vote

Members of Georgia Chapter ACI,

Your Chapter Board of Directors has revised The Georgia Chapter ACI By-Laws for 2020.  The changes were made to reflect recent changes in ACI International guidelines, scene our last revision in 2010, and to add an Executive Director position.  Please review the bylaws and sent us your approval by April 12, 2020. Thank you for your help! 

View bylaws HERE

CLICK HERE TO VOTE 

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Our Next Event

On Friday, June 26, 2020, The Georgia Chapter of ACI will host Wayne Wilson at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel. 

Recent sustainability initiatives, local DOT Acceptance and published performance data have raised interest in ASTM C595 Type IL, Portland-Limestone Cement (PLC).  Holcim (US), Inc. has been producing this cement out of their Theodore, AL and Holly Hill, SC Plants since 2005.  Wayne will take a look at what PLC is, how it’s produced, how it performs in concrete and review recent data.

Wayne Wilson, PE, F.ACI, is a Senior Technical Service Engineer with the Southern Sales Group for Holcim (US), a LafargeHolcim Company.  Wayne is an active GA Chapter Member with over 30 years’ experience in concrete materials testing, analysis and testing.

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Calendar of Events

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

 

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

 

Friday, June 26, 2020

GA Chapter ACI Monthly Lunch Meeting

“Portland-Limestone Cement”

Wayne Wilson, PE, F. ACI

Senior Technical Service Engineer

Holcim (US), Inc.

Westin Atlanta Perimeter North

7 Concourse Parkway NE

Atlanta, GA 30328

11:30 am Registration

12:00 Lunch & Program

 

Saturday, June 27, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Terracon

Savannah, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 11, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Lehigh SE Concrete Lab.

Doraville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, July 25, 2020

ACI Aggregate, Lab & SCC Certification Exams

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, July 31, 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, August 1, 2020

ACI Flatwork Finisher Exam

Argos SE Concrete Lab

Cumming, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, August 1, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Exam Review Workshop

TEC Services, Inc.

Lawrenceville, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

ACI Field Tech, Grade I & Strength Tech Certification Exams

Ready Mix USA Concrete Lab

Woodstock, GA

7:30 am — 2:00 pm

 

Friday, August 28, 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

 

 

 

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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Concrete International Magazine Article

This month in Concrete International…..

Reprinted from the April, 2020 (V. 42 No. 4) issue of Concrete International with permission from American Concrete Institute (www.concrete.org)

A Collaborative Approach to Historic Concrete Repair

This article includes ACI members sharing their knowledge from a Association for Preservation Technology International workshop.

Link to article:

https://www.concrete.org/publications/getarticle.aspx?m=icap&pubID=51725738

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Outside the Cylinder

“Perot Museum of Nature and Science”

Located at Victory Park in Dallas, Texas, this structure opened in 2012 and has a very interesting feel to it as a floating cube over a landscape designed to represent local plant growth.  The design was a collaboration between an architect and landscape architect and incorporates many sustainable concepts.  The building is 180,000 square feet divided into 6 floors, but the overall height is more similar to a 14 story building.  The skin of the building is 656 precast concrete panels with patterns more prominent at the base to make it seem like it dissolves into the sky.

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