Indoor Mask Required for All
Vaccine Requirements for State employees, On-Site Contractors, Schools

Synopsis of discussion with WSDOT: 

  • All state employees MUST be vaccinated.  THIS INCLUDES EMPLOYEES OF CONTRACTORS, SUBS AND MATERIAL SUPPLIERS THAT WORK ON OR ACCESS STATE OWNED SITES.
  • Required: Fully vaccinated by October 18th. MUST be verified by the CONTRACTOR / EMPLOYER 2 Weeks PRIOR - so by October 4th is the actual deadline.
  • State employees or others that DO NOT comply with the required vaccination requirements by Oct. 18th will no longer be working for the state or allowed to access or work on state projects.
  • Exemptions will be for Religious and Health reasons. Exact criteria TBD. DNR as a separate body,  K-12 & Higher Education exempted.
  • Off-site locations:  The requirement for vaccination does not apply to workers in offsite locations- IE Batch plants 

Jack_AveryWe recently lost a good friend of the industry and a fixture in Seattle construction. Jack Avery loved his 40 year career in commercial construction. His daughter, Lindsey Avery, PE shared via LinkedIn, "It is no coincidence that all three of my Dad's kids, Sean AveryCarly Avery, and myself, ended up in the building industry. As we noted during his retirement party, his legacy in construction spans many impactful projects, but it also includes each of us kids." Jack was proud of the family he built with his wife, Cheryl, of 40 years.

Jack had only been retired for 2 years when he was diagnosed with (AML) leukemia. He fought this aggressive and severe disease with determination, impressing his family and beating the odds, he survived long enough to meet his new granddaughter. After a good life of 69 years he passed on October 9, 2021.

Follow this site https://lnkd.in/ge-sjRm6 for updates on a future memorial which be held once it is safer for people to gather


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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 A Warm WACA Welcome to our New Members!   

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   Bryce Bacic;
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   Nick Moussab;
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Austin Powder  Mueller Aggregate Processing Solutions
   Tom Campbell;
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 Donald Mueller;
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McCoy Freightliner   Peninsula Topsoil
   Brad McCoy;
   [email protected] 
   Jason Johnson;
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Deister Machine Company   
   Kevin Bohanon;
   [email protected]

  

 


2021/2022 Update Regarding ACI Certification and Events:  

We continue to work within the Governor’s Guidelines for health and safety. Each venue's health and safety protocol will be honored. Please read and follow instructions for each session as health and safety requirements may change. Reminder emails will be your best source of current requirements. 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. 

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.

ACI Certification Process Changes to accommodate health and safety guidelines.

Written testing 

  • Online Virtual Review session. We are working to complete recorded on-demand review videos.
  • Testing time selection may be required during registration for written exams. 
  • 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 maybe in small groups over multiple sessions. 

Performance testing 

  • Testing time selection may be required during registration for performance exams
  • 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.  

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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