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The WA ACI Chapter toured the Torguson skatepark and heard from Matt Fluegge, the concrete contractor, and the Grindline Skateparks team. The January 24 event was so successful that several requested a Summertime encore event—stay tuned!

Presenting Mt. Si Metro Parks with a commemorative plaque recognizing the skatepark's ACI EIC First Place award was a delightful experience - so much pride in the joint accomplishment.

First Place - Decorative Concrete 
North Bend Torguson Skatepark, North Bend, WA, USA

Congratulations! Grindline collaborated with the North Bend community in Washington to design a nearly 13,000 ft² (1200 m²) concrete skatepark outfitted with exciting elements for all skill levels and a central gathering area. The park has a one-of-a-kind flow bowl, a pool-style bowl, and a large street skate area. The ready-mixed concrete of the skatepark was applied with the shotcrete method to achieve the smooth-flowing transitions, curves, and blends that were required by the design. The concrete and shotcrete were finished by hand troweling to a buttery smooth finish. 

Project Team Members: Owner: Si View Metropolitan Park District; Architectural Firm: Grindline Skateparks, Inc.; Engineering Firm: MacKay Sposito; General and Concrete Contractor: Grindline Skateparks, Inc.; Concrete Supplier: Cadman Inc.

Nominator: ACI Washington Chapter

Climate Earth Presents EPDs Made Easy

An Encore Presentation was recorded earlier and is available to view.

Take the first step—Contact Climate Earth to get started. 

Learn more HERE 

WACA 2022 Member Community Contribution 

At the Summer Meeting this year, our members pledged a combined 25K to the community contribution recipient, Habitat for Humanity. A portion contributed to the September ICF Build in Spokane, joining the efforts of NRMCA, SuperForm, ICFMA, Lafarge, Ash Grove, Interstate Concrete & Asphalt, Central Pre-Mix, CRH, and others. The use of non-combustible concrete forms for this build was especially poignant as the prior homeowner lost his life in a house fire, resulting in the city notifying Habitat for Humanity of the property's availability.  

The Spokane Build was the first of many opportunities to partner with Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity Washington State has agreed to work with us by earmarking the members' contributions for upcoming concrete-constructed homes. We look forward to future builds that will impact families in a powerful, sustaining manner.  

As a contributor, you will soon receive a receipt in the mail for your contribution from either Habitat for Humanity Spokane Chapter or Habitat for Humanity Washington State. I've attached Habitat for Humanity Washington State documents for informational purposes only. 


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, building our past and the present, and moving towards a sustainable future. To learn more about the commitment of the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) to produce carbon-neutral concrete by 2050, please visit their website: GCCA.org     


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 Access the 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. If you are not feeling well, the best advice is to stay home and get better. I will catch you once you are symptom-free. Everyone is required to provide a proper valid ID for each exam.

ACI Certification Process Changes.

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 may be in small groups over multiple sessions. 

Performance testing 

  • Testing time selection may be required during registration for performance exams.
  • The examinee does all testing at a single station with a single Examiner
  • One Examiner per station
  • Lab for their examinee (s) brings their equipment, including scales. We will have some community equipment available.
  • The goal/need is to reduce interactions & improve to a more consistent process with examinees responsible for their equipment.
  • There is no gathering in the testing area or waiting area. I will schedule small groups in shifts.  

We will do our best to accommodate the needs. Still, please recognize that certification on demand is not something we can do—we sincerely appreciate your continued understanding, cooperation, and patience. Please continue to monitor for updates.

Additional Resources: WA ACI Chapter events page


MSHA Spring Thaw 
In the planning stages - Email announcement will go out once details have been set. 
A collaborative event bringing together agency, industry, and safety resources to advance and promote good safety practices, reduce incidents, and provide compliance tools. 

2023 Excellence in Concrete
 Call for Entries Closes August 1, 2023

  Judges Luncheon to be Scheduled Soon. 
  We appreciate all of you who submitted 2020/2021 entries. They will automatically be carried over to 2023 EIC.

Access 2023 WA ACI certification schedule on ACI Certifications page under Education & Certs tab on the home page navigation ribbon.

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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