Hello ACI CNY chapter members, affiliates, friends, and colleagues:
It was great to see so many faces at Dr. Ken Hover’s September presentation on cold weather concrete! As always, we all came away impressed with Dr. Hover’s limitless knowledge, unique passion, and dynamic delivery style. If you haven’t seen him present, you are really doing yourself a disservice. Dr. Hover never fails to make learning about concrete fun! We are deeply indebted to Dr. Hover for his dedication to educating the CNY community on all things concrete for more than 30 years! Thank you so much, Dr. Hover!
Looking ahead, we are very excited for our October event at the Hanson quarry in Jamesville. We have some amazing things in store for you, including climbing on huge equipment (if you so choose), getting a history lesson on the steam engine and steam shovel, and even watching a live dynamite blast in the quarry! Dinner will be provided, during which time the Hanson staff will speak to us about quarry operations and we will have a short discussion on finishing flatwork thanks to Craig Green. This is an event that you won’t want to miss!
As a reminder, we are inviting all of our readers to submit their recently completed concrete or masonry projects for award consideration in our annual awards banquet to be held in April. Our yearly award ceremony recognizes the best of the best for masonry and concrete design and construction in our area, and is the culmination of our program season. Award entry applications can be found on our website. Get in touch with Greg Novitzki (concrete) or Nick Carparelli (masonry) if you have any questions about the application process.
ACI CNY is pleased to announce that we will be staffing a booth at the CNY Engineering Expo on Monday, 11/13! Come say hi, get caught up on the latest news and events happening within the organization, and find out more about the awards banquet! We hope to see you there!
To fill out our presentation season, see the dates listed below and mark your calendars now!
11/15/17 – Chapter Technical Talk: Introduction to Shotcrete (with PDH)
1/17/18 – Synthetic Fibers for Steel Replacement (with PDH)
2/28/17 – Masonry topic TBD
4/4/18 – Design & Installation Awards Banquet
That’s all for now, and we hope to see you on 10/18!
John Pillar, P.E., S.E.
ACI CNY President