Welcome to the Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association

Founded in 1959, The Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association is a non-profit industry trade association representing sand, gravel, quarry rock, cement, ready mix concrete, related businesses and suppliers in Washington State. For nearly 55 years, the Association is dedicated to strengthening our collective industry and to keep it abreast of the changing way we do business.


2014 Annual EIC Awards

CONGRATS to our 2014 EIC Grand Award Winner, Chief Joseph Fish Hatchery!  For a list of all other entries this year, and entries from previous years, please visit our NEW WACA YouTube Channel.

If you would like to submit a project for the 2015 EIC Awards, please check back in October 2014 for the online entry form! 

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Upcoming Meetings & Events

WA ACI Chapter Meeting & Tour
Date: November 12, 2014
Topic: Uses of Slag Cement & Lafarge Tour
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2015 Annual Summer Meeting
Dates: July 10-12th, 2014 
Location: Campbell's Resort
More Information Coming Soon

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ACI Certifications & Training

Members will receive early notifications! All others will need to check our website. Interested in Membership? CLICK HERE.

Upcoming Certifications:
Nov 18-19 - Field Testing in Seattle
Jan  20-21 - Field Testing in Seattle
    (Registration Opens Nov. 24)

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NRMCA Short Course in Seattle - February 9-13, 2015

NRMCA's Concrete Technologist Training and Certification “Short Course” provides intensive training and certification on the fundamentals of concrete, aggregates and concrete mixture materials. The “Short Course” is a 5-day program, with 4 days of training and the last day for certification exams. The course emphasizes nationally accepted standard procedures and practices by referencing ACI and ASTM documents. It is held twice a year – in Maryland every fall, and at a regional location in the U.S. each winter. For more information on this course, please use the following links:

2014 NRMCA Scholarship & Essay Contest - (December 8th Deadline)

Calling all High School Counselors & Students!!!!  We are pleased to announce that our WA State industry’s annual Essay Contest for Washington Students, in cooperation with our National Industry Association NRMCA, is now available. Our National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) conducts an annual National High School Essay contest for High School students and awards scholarships for post high school education. We are asking the assistance of High School Guidance Counselors to help communicate this scholarship opportunity to your eligible WA High Schools Students.

The National NRMCA winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship if they enroll for their freshman year in a concrete-related curriculum or a $2,000 scholarship if they choose to enroll in a non-concrete-related curriculum.  In addition to the National Scholarship, our Association will award the winning state essay author a local scholarship award of $500.

Revised ACI 318-14 released after 6-year process

The American Concrete Institute has revised the standard for structural concrete in the 519-page "American Concrete Institute's Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-14)." The book was released last month. Individual chapters are devoted to foundations, slabs, walls, columns and beams. "We think [the new code] is a huge improvement," says Randall Poston, a Texas-based structural consultant and the committee chairman. Nearly 100,000 hours of volunteer time over a six-year period led to the revisions.

Register now for World of Concrete 2015

It’s official! World of Concrete 2015 will be the largest show in over six years with 600,000+ net sq. ft. of indoor & outdoor exhibit space and over 1,100 exhibitors. Register Today!