Hello ACI CNY chapter members, affiliates, friends, and acquaintances:
I hope you all had a fantastic holiday break and a happy near year! 2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year here at ACI CNY HQ. We are keeping the ball rolling with Dave Orzel’s presentation on "Synthetic Fibers for Steel Replacement" on 1/17 at the DoubleTree. This presentation offers 1.0 AIA credit! Click here to register. We will also be welcoming David Biggs on 2/28 for an exciting presentation on masonry, so be sure to mark your calendars now!
If you aren’t currently a member of our local chapter, now is the perfect time to join! Joining our local chapter of ACI offers the following benefits:
Digital (online) subscription to Concrete International magazine
Three ACI University course tokens for selected on-demand training
Listing in and access to the ACI Member Directory
Printable ACI Membership certificate
Opportunities to learn about concrete and masonry-related topics and the latest technology in these fields
Opportunities to network with local architects, engineers, contractors, suppliers, and producers
Discounts to events, including presentations, field trips, and the annual awards banquet
Discounts on certification training and exams, and award application fees
Regular updates via the new and improved website and newsletter
Ability to get involved in ACI CNY as little or as much as desired
Individual memberships are $90/year, and corporate memberships (up to 15 people) cost just $165/year. Click here to visit our Membership page for more information.
Have you or someone in your organization been involved in a recent project (completed and turned over to the owner between 1/1/16 and 12/31/17) that utilized concrete or masonry? If so, please consider submitting the project for recognition during our year end awards banquet, to be held on 4/4. Award entries are due by 1/26! Click here to view our Awards page which includes the application and instructions.
It is also my pleasure to invite you to check out the new and improved website of ACI CNY!
Thanks, and we hope to see you on the 17th!
John Pillar, P.E., S.E.
ACI CNY President
Join Us! Wednesday, 1/17
"Synthetic Fibers for Steel Replacement" (with Dinner)
Presented by David A. Orzel, Manager, FRC Orzel, LLC
East Syracuse, NY
4:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Presentation & Dinner
(provided by the DoubleTree)
David A. Orzel - Manager – FRC Orzel, LLC
Distributor of fiber reinforcement systems for concrete
Based in Williamsville, NY
Phone: 716-998-6486, Fax: 716-817-9555
Dave obtained his Mechanical Engineering Degree at SUNY Buffalo. Dave’s 34 years of experience in construction includes research & development, physical testing & fire-testing of construction products, code approvals, product trials, and field project experience.
Dave’s career began at National Gypsum Corporation as a Research Engineer. He then took the position of Director of Technical Support for Martin Fireproofing Incorporated, a national manufacturer of specialty concrete roof planking & Fibroplank structural cement wood fiber planks (Portland cement and wood fiber matrix). Because of their uniqueness, these products required extensive promotional sales and product support, and development of test data to satisfy the design and specification community.
Dave then co-founded MetRepCo, a manufacturer’s representative firm promoting construction products throughout upstate NY. Dave successfully ran MetRepCo for nine years. In 2005, Dave sold MetRepCo and began to work with Propex Concrete Systems, first as a Territory Manager selling fiber reinforcement for concrete, & then as a national promotional manager for geotextiles and fiber reinforcement. With his extensive national construction product experience, Dave worked with and trained some of the largest specifying firms, government agencies, and contractors in the country.
At the start of 2013 Dave started FRC Orzel, LLC – specifically focusing on fiber reinforcement of concrete in his local market area. Dave has been involved with millions of square feet of concrete flatwork, shotcrete applications, and precast work in NY, PA, and OH, and has been responsible for tremendous growth in the use of macro-synthetic fiber and steel fiber for reinforcement of concrete.