Kopczynski leads American Concrete Institute officer slate

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected ACI president for 2021-22, succeeding Minneapolis attorney and (pre-AECOM) Ellerbe Associates veteran Jeffrey Coleman. A recognized expert in reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building design, Kopczynski has served on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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ACI loads 2021 Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Available as an online subscription, a USB drive or nine-volume print version, the ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, materials, and repair, with nearly 50 codes and specifications and more than 200 practices, including all guides and reports. 

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ACI updates key construction reference, expands membership benefits

The American Concrete Institute has broadened the scope of ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, to include internal curing, mineral fillers and recycled aggregates, plus evaluation requirements for elements cast with self-consolidating mixes and structures with defined modulus of elasticity requirements. Compliance details have been updated to align with ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete—providing clarity on the…

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Internal curing, recycled rock, SCC, MOE topics join key ACI reference

The American Concrete Institute has expanded the scope of ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, to include internal curing, mineral fillers and recycled aggregates, along with evaluation requirements for elements cast with self-consolidating mixes and structures with defined modulus of elasticity requirements. Compliance details have been updated to align with ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete—providing clarity on…

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ACI ‘frees’ education, practice assets under new membership terms

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. Effective January 2021, American Concrete Institute members enjoy free ACI University live webinars and 260+ on-demand courses, plus unlimited use of the Institute’s practices and symposium online volumes. Expanded knowledge resource access joins membership offerings that include periodical subscriptions and publication or event registration discounts.

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ACI Technician certification qualifies for reimbursement per GI Bill

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I certification program has been approved for reimbursement under the Veteran’s Administration GI Bill. The provision applies to veterans who have participated in a Grade I certification session as of January 2020. It follows the agency’s implementation of an online ACI Certification application process, prepared…

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ACI 318 steers Institutes on path toward Post-Tensioned Structural Concrete Code

An American Concrete Institute and Post-Tensioning Institute partnership, formalized through the new joint ACI-PTI Committee 320, Post-Tensioned Structural Concrete Code, responds to expressed industry need for building code requirements addressing the unique aspects of post-tensioned concrete design. ACI-PTI 320 will develop and maintain a companion to ACI 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.” Chairing the committee will be Dr.…

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ORGANIZATIONS – AUGUST 2020

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has named 21 rising stars from producer and associate member companies for the 2020 Developing Industry Leaders program: Master Builders Solutions’ Mason Booth and Matthew Wilson; Aggregate Industries’ Jenay Brown, Dan Corneau and Matthew Riggi; Titan America’s Marty Elkes, Jr. and David Novitzki (S&W Ready Mix Concrete) and Justin Walker (Roanoke Cement); Euclid Chemical’s Jason Jimenez; Irving Materials’ Andrew Mercker, Tyler Stanley and Kyle Norwood; Oremus Material’s Alireza Nili; Dickinson Ready Mix’s Ben Olin; U.S. Concrete’s Francis Pico-Llerena and Luis Soto-Rivas; Coast 2 Coast’s Micah Red Elk; CalPortland’s William Regis; Bayou Concrete’s Leighton Reynolds; Preferred Materials’ Frank Russo-Alesi; and, Maschmeyer Concrete’s Michael Tucker.

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