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Kansas Chapter News

Due to the cancelation of the Scholer Peterson Concrete Conference this year, our annual meeting and Concrete Awards Dinner was postponed.  We are working on plans to hold our annual meeting and announce new officers.  Stay tuned for more information and watch for the 2021 ballot in your email. 


ACI Spring Convention Will Be Virtual


Due to local, state, and federal regulations, and to protect the health and safety of attendees, ACI will hold the Spring ACI Concrete Convention as a 100% virtual event on March 28th to April 1st, 2021. 

The ACI Concrete Convention is the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete materials, design, construction, and repair, bringing together the world’s most well-known leaders with
professionals looking to learn. Conventions provide a forum for networking and education and an opportunity to provide input on the concrete industry’s codes, specifications, and guides. Committees meet to develop the standards, reports, and other documents necessary to keep up with the ever-changing world of concrete technology. Committee meetings are open to all registered convention attendees.
Technical and educational sessions provide attendees with the latest research, case studies, best practices, and the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs).
Additionally, the Convention offers numerous networking events where you can expect to meet with many of the industry’s top engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world.

Click Here for a Preview of the full event, schedule, sponsors, speakers etc.

Special Offer for Young Professionals with less than 8 years of industry experience are encouraged to apply to receive free convention registration to attend the ACI Virtual Concrete Convention, March 28 - April 1, 2021.

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Member News

Our chapter has been awarded an ACI Excellent Chapter for 2020.
The Award will be presented to us at the ACI’s 2021 spring virtual convention at the Opening Session on Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Only seven chapters are being awarded this special award!
Committee Help!
Ever wonder what you could do to help the group out?
We are looking for voluneers to help on all committees and for a chairman for our Membership Committee. Click Here to let us know you are intersted.
Standing Committee are:
  • Membership - looking for a chair
  • Excellence in Concrete Construction/Awards
  • Certification
  • Scholarship/Golf Tournament
  • Student Activties 
  • Newsletter 
  • Programs
  • Website/Publicity

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Student Activities

Now taking applications for our 2021 Scholarship!

We offer a scholarship of $2,000 for students that are pursuing education in fields pertaining to the concrete industry.

There will be only one scholarship awarded per school (Pittsburg State University, University of Kansas, and Kansas State University). The winner will be notified by email. The scholarship winner will be invited to attend our annual golf tournament and dinner (date to be announced).

Please contact our committee chair with any questions. 

Requirements

1. The applicant must maintain a 2.5 or above grade point average.

2. The applicant must not have failed any classes.

3. The applicant must be a full time student with a minimum class load of twelve (12) hours.

4. An applicant who has already been awarded a scholarship from the Kansas Chapter/American Concrete Institute may not apply for a second scholarship.

5. Applicant must be a student member of the Kansas ACI Chapter (FREE).  Click HERE to become a member.

Both the application and resume must be received by the Scholarship Committee Chair no later than March 31st, 2021.

Click Here to find out more about Scholarships for students, including other scholarship opportunities:

  • ASTM 2021 KATHARINE AND BRYANT MATHER SCHOLARSHIP

  • AMERICAN COAL ASH ASSOCIATION (ACAAEF) SCHOLARSHIP

  • ACI FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

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Certification

ACI Certification Verify App now available on iOS and Android Platforms

Finally for Android users, there is a way to  quickly and easily verify the status of ACI-certified personnel with the ACI Certification Verify App. ACI released the Apple version of this very useful tool last summer. Download today in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Kansas ACI Examinations During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent actions have caused many disruptions, including the cancelling of many ACI Certification activities across the country in 2020.  Luckily, we were able to start up again in early June 2020 and proceed with our scheduled events for the rest of the year.We’ve adapted our procedures and continue to make improvements to reduce the risk to our examinees and volunteers by following current CDC guidelines and staggering exam times to limit the number of people in one location.  We will make every effort to proceed with the exam dates posted on our website, and possibly add more sessions to keep up with demand.  Always check our Certification page on the Kansas ACI website for current offerings.

ACI Certification Online Training Resources

The Institute has developed four online training programs for engineers and contractors looking to earn an ACI Certification. Courses include Field Testing Technician, Strength Testing Technician, Concrete Construction Special Inspector, and Adhesive Anchor Installer programs, and can be accessed through ACI University.

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Membership

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 the Kansas Chapter of 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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