December 2019 Winter Update! Print

    Upcoming Event

    Kansas ACI Concrete Construction Awards
    Submittal Deadline: Dec. 13, 2019
    Entry Form, Click Here

    There is NO COST to enter your project(s).  The winning project from each category will also be submitted to ACI International for their annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.
    (more info at

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or you need any additional information and I look forward to receiving your entry for this years event. Rusty Owings, Chairman Awards Committee, [email protected]

    Mass Concrete:  How Big is Big?
    Tuesday December 17, 2019
    Barley's Kitchen & Tap
    11924 West. 119th Street
    Overland Park, KS 66213

    4:15 pm Sign In, Appetizers & Cash Bar (Pizzas will follow the presentation)
    4:45 pm Presentation by Rex Donahey
    $25 for KS ACI Members
    $30 For Non Members

    Register NOW! Click Here

    Join us to learn about defining mass concrete and what steps need to be taken to minimize cracking. The presentation by Rex Donahey, Editor-in-Chief of Concrete International, will cover ACI 301 requirements, show examples of mass concrete and discuss design and factors that influence it.

    Stick around for delicious appetizers, flatbread pizzas and cash bar.  Barley's Kitchen & Tap has a HUGE selection of beer and other drinks to choose from!

    Attendees can drop a business card into our Very Special Chapter Talk Giveaway! A one year subscription to ACI online collection, ACI Univiersity subscription, or ACI Concrete Repair Subscription. BRING a business card to enter the drawing!



    January Chapter Technical Talks
    Epoxy & Adhesive Anchoring
    Breakfast & Technical Presentation
    Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Argosy Hotel & Casino
    777 NW Argosy Casino Pkwy
    Riverside, MO 64150
    8:30 am Registration & Breakfast
    9 - 10:30 Presentation with Seth O'Brien, Pittsburg State University
    $25 for KS ACI Members
    $30 For Non Members

    Registration is through Great Plains ICRI.
    Register with Matthew Carter, [email protected] 
    or James Bouckaert, [email protected]


    Concrete Awards
    KS ACI Chapter Concrete Awards Dinner
    Wednesday, February 12, 2019
    5:30 pm to 9 pm
    NEW! Location and night for our event!
    Hilton Garden Inn
    Manhattan, KS

    Limited rooms have been set aside for those who are staying the night at the Hilton Garden Inn, be sure and ask for the special KSACI $135 rate (normally $186). 

    More information to follow to sign up for this event as it gets closer!

    Scholer Peterson Concrete Conference
    Thursday, February 13, 2019

    8 am to 4 pm
    Kansas State University,
    Student Union
    Manhattan, KS

    Registration Open, Click Here


    • Flatness Specs & Measurement Techniques (Laser vs. Dipstick)
      Kevin MacDonald, Principle Engineer, Beton Consulting Engineers
    • (New) Undergraduate Student Poster Displays
    • Certifications
      Mike Morrison, Manager of Certification Program Development
      American Concrete Institute
    • New Technologies
      David Lange, Ph.D, P.E., FACI, 
      Director of the Center of Excellence for Airport Technology (CEAT)
      University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
    • (New) Graduate Student Poster Displays
    • Performance Based Concrete Mix Specs,
      Karthik Obla, Ph.D, P.E., FACI, VP Technical Services
      National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
    • Lightweight Concrete/Internal Curing,
      John Kevern, Ph.D, P.E., LEED SP, Professor of Civil Engineering,
      Chair Dept. of Civil Engineering & Mechanical Engineering
      University of Missouri, Kansas City
    • Right-of-Way ADA Compliance Issues
      Jesse Jonas, P.E., Certified ADA Coordinator, Director of Engineering
      MO/KS Chapter American Concrete Pavement Association

      NEW - The industry asked for more student involvement. These new sessions allow the industry to meet students involved in concrete specific activities!

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    One of the best things we do is plan, manage, and execute our KS ACI certifcation program! We pride ourselves in supporting self improvement and increasing quality concrete construction! Pass on our certification schedule to anyone who is interested.

    The 2020 certification schedule will be out soon!

    Click Here to go to our KSACI Website - Certification Tab

    • Concrete Field Testing Technician Field Grade 1
    • Adhesive Anchor Installer
    • Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1
    • Concrete Strength Testing Technician
    • Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician

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    Student Activities

    The Pittsburg State Univeristy
    Annual Construction Expo
    April 14 & 15, 2020.

    If you and your company are interested in participating please contact Seth O'Brien, at Pittsburg State. 
    YouTube Link to Last Year's Expo, Watch This!

    Kansas State University Students Prepare for Concrete Canoe Competition

    The concrete canoe team spent the first semester of the school year fine tuning a concrete mixture for a canoe it will race during a regional competition at the University of Missouri in April.  Adding glass and other compounds changes the properties of concrete and allows it to float.  Good luck to the team!


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    Please help us grow our membership! Our dues are extremely affordable, and we are a lot of fun! Our new website from StarChapter makes registering for events easy! By being a member of KS ACI you are eligible for enhanced global benefits from ACI International.

    Click Here for Membership Information & Dues
    Students join Free!

    Membership Benefits:

    • Joining some of the local area's brightest minds in concrete technical knowledge and practices
    • Help promote certification and quality concrete construction
    • Networking opportunities
    • Have the access and ability to join technical seminars and speaking engagements on a multitude of subjects
    • Free Digital Subscription to Concrete International magazine
    • Three ACI University course tokens for use on selected on-demand educational training
    • Listing in the ACI Member Directory
    • A printable ACI Membership certificate

    Pass on the links and website to others!

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