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Recycled concrete used to fill old Seattle tunnel

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SEATTLE -- The old Battery Street Tunnel -- what used to be one of the busiest arteries in Seattle -- is now "filled to the grates" with concrete as one of the final pieces in the years-long project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct gets checked off the list.


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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 

A Warm WACA Welcome to our New Members!   


Fall 2020 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.

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 September 21, 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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