Find a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic near You
Gov. Jay Inslee today announced that effective May 13, all Washingtonians over the age of 12 will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Find A Vaccination Clinic

Resources from the Washington State Department of Health 

1) Resources for businesses –  including print-on-demand and customizable posters, lanyards, stickers and buttons. The materials explain vaccines, answer common questions, encourage COVID-19 vaccination, and explain WA Notify. (Note: You will need to register on the login information page to get into the portal). If you have fewer than 500 employees, we can provide many of these supplies at no charge to you. If you have more than 500 employees, the digital assets are available for no charge but there will be a nominal fee for ordering physical items to cover their cost.

2) Share videos: If you are looking to share videos with your employees via your newsletter, internal monitors or on social – we have a few great ones for you to use:   

3) Help keep your employees safe with WA Notify (exposure notification app) - Last November, DOH launched WA Notify — a simple, free, and anonymous exposure notification tool. Since then, nearly 2.2 million people have enabled it on their smartphones. 


 This is Concrete  

Produced by the  Global Cement and Concrete Association, without a spoken word… 2 minutes 30 seconds video presents the story of concrete in our world and everyday lives. Concrete is more than a material. It’s about life and building our past, the present and towards a sustainable future. To learn more about the commitment of the the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) to produce carbon neutral concrete by 2050, please visit their website;  GCCA.org      

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Congratulations to WSDOT!
Award winning Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, State Route 99 Tunnel
1st Place, Infrastructure category


Congratulations to Cary Kopczynski & Co!

Award Winning W Hotel Tower ~ High Rise Second Place

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American Concrete Institute

The winning projects of the 2020 ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, recognized at the 6th Annual ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards Program, held on October 26, 2020, during the Fall ACI Virtual Concrete Convention. 


A Warm WACA Welcome to our New Members!   


2021 Update Regarding ACI Certification and Events:  

We continue to work within the Governor’s Guidelines for health and safety. In coordination with our examiners and testing locations we are moving towards meeting certification needs. Where necessary, we created new processes, found new venues, and approaches to certification sessions.

Access ACI Certification Schedule and Registration here. Testing time selection is required during registration for both written & performance exams. 

As we recognize everyone must do their part, please be prepared to demonstrate your good health (no colds, fever, and symptom free) to be part of any exam/performance session. Bring your own PPE, eye-wear, masks, and gloves. We will have limited supplies. Best advise……. if you are not feeling well, please stay home, get better and will catch you once you are symptom free.
 Everyone is required to provide a health statement along with proper valid ID for each exam.

Update on restarting ACI Certification. 

Certification process changes to accommodate health and safety guidelines. Group gatherings are the challenge, at least for now, perhaps thru the remainder of this year. Changes include: 

  • Online Virtual Review session. We are working to complete recorded on-demand review videos.
  • ACI has online modules we may consider for Field, AA and Strength
  • Written exams will be offered separately from review, as necessary.
  • Written exam sessions; in small groups / multiple sessions. 

Performance testing options vary from limited small groups with strict scheduling. Contemplating Remote Performance Review. 
Revise Performance format: 

  • Examinee does all testing at a single station with a single Examiner
  • One Examiner per station
  • Lab for their Examinee(s) brings own equipment including scales. Will have some community equipment available.
  • Goal / need is to reduce interactions & improve to a more consistent process with examinees responsible for their equipment.
  • No gathering in testing area or waiting area. Will schedule small groups in shifts.  

Finding a suitable place for written testing with sufficient distancing the challenge. Your (affordable) suggestions welcome. 
Redmond Comm. Ctr. out until they reach Phase 4 otherwise, they are not a viable option currently.
Same with performance exams, large enough location for small group distancing the challenge. 
Remote review via face time an option that has been discussed and being considered.

We will do our best to accommodate the needs but please recognize certification on demand is not something we can do. Sincere appreciation for your continued understanding, cooperation, and patience. 

Please continue to monitor for updates.

Additional Resources: WA ACI Chapter events page
  

WACA News

MSHA Spring Thaw
A collaborative event bringing together agency, industry, and safety resources to advance and promote good safety practices, reduce incidents, and provide compliance tools. 
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021

2021 Excellence in Concrete Entries Now Being Accepted!
Submission Deadline: August 30, 2021

   Click here for 2021 EIC brochure. 
   Click here for printable 2021 submission form template.
   Online Submission form accessed HERE
   We appreciate all of you who submitted 2020 entries. They will automatically be carried over to 2021 EIC.

ACI International Announced 2021 Call for Entries. View their informational flyer HERE
  More Details Here

Access 2020 – 2021 WA ACI certification schedule on ACI Certifications page under Education & Certs tab on the home page navigation ribbon.
Quick Tip! ACI Certification Schedule accessible via Quick Links section top right of the home page .
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New certification sessions are also being planned for 2021.  Watch our website for more details when published.

Leadership & Committee Information

ACI Chapter News


Our WA ACI season begins in October of each year.  See details on our WA ACI Chapter Page and check the calendar for upcoming events!

In an effort to work more closely with our Student Chapters, and to encourage student attendance at Chapter Meetings, you can now upload available internships during Chapter Dinner registrations!   

 

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