The U.S. Marines recently tested a 3D printer capable of constructing entire buildings with quick-drying concrete.

In just 36 hours, ICON's Vulcan 3D printer whipped up a concrete structure that can hold a HIMARS truck-mounted multiple rocket launcher system. The result is a durable structure that can be built virtually anywhere the Marines deploy, sheltering personnel, vehicles, and supplies from the weather.
See the printer in action here: Video

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10-person limit on gatherings in some Washington counties

Under the new Safe Start phase limits, the number of individuals allowed in social gatherings during Phase 3 will be reduced from 50 people to 10 people. Counties in Phase 2 may continue to have social gatherings of up to five people.  
More than 15 counties are right now in the plan’s third – and currently least-restrictive – phase. They include Thurston, Island, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Whitman and Kittitas counties.

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Full list of current reopening guidance.

L&I Common Workplace Face Covering Requirements 

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WA ACI Chapter and WA Aggregates & Concrete Association support social distancing to protect our families, communities and industry family.


July 2020 Update Regarding ACI Certification and Events:  

To restart certification efforts, we are working within the Governor’s Guidelines as issued on May 4th. In coordination with our examiners and testing locations we are moving towards meeting certification needs, as scheduling permits. Where necessary for good health and safety of all, we are re-imagining our processes, venues, and approach to certification sessions. 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. 

Update on restarting ACI Certification. 

March Field classes have been rescheduled and are now completed for both Seattle and Spokane.

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.
  • 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.

Rescheduled sessions are now completed. Additional session schedule to be announced soon. 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.

 

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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.

MSHA Part 46 Refresher Training - See Events list for details & registration
January 30, 2020 - Mt Vernon, WA Completed
February 12, 2020 - Tacoma, WA Completed

The 2020 Excellence in Concrete Submission deadline is August 31, 2020. Click here for more information!
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The 2019 – 2020 WA ACI certification schedule and registration info is posted on the home page and under the WA ACI Certifications tab. Scroll down on Home page for schedule and more info.
New certification programs are also being planned for 2020.  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: Planning & Dates for 2019 – 2020/schedule

Membership renewal begins soon. 

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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