ACI SoCal May 2018 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    ACI So Cal

    Presidents Message

    Walt Disney has a famous quote “We keep moving forward opening new doors and doing things because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”

    This quote seems fitting for our local ACI chapter. As the first established chapter of ACI, curiosity is at the cornerstone of how we have grown and continued to thrive. As many of you know, we are celebrating our 60th year. In these 60 years, we have seen unbelievable advances in all aspects of concrete design, engineering, manufacturing, and placing techniques. These advances are not possible without you, the concrete professional.

    The history of our chapter deserves to be celebrated. I recently went through our local chapter library and had the opportunity to look through some archives. These archives document so much of the new doors we have opened through advancement and growth.  It is fun to imagine how many people and lives have been influenced by this chapter over all these years.           

    Speaking of fun, this will be our last opportunity to invite you all to join us in celebration of our local chapter 60th anniversary at the Disneyland Hotel on Friday June 1, 2018 at 6:00PM. This event promises to be something special to remember.

    Please visit our website for more information. www.acisocal.org and follow the link to certs & upcoming events. I look forward to seeing you at the party.

     

    Respectfully,

    Steve Toland 

    ACI SoCal 2018 President

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    Other Announcements

    PLEASE NOTE OUR PHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED TO

    619-733-2734

    BE SURE TO UPDATE YOUR RECORDS!

    ALSO OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM JULY 18 to AUGUST 2, 2018

    During this time we will not have phone or email service!  I will be returning emails upon my return!

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    Calendar of Events

    Future Meetings

    ACI SOCAL ANNUAL HOWARD LUX SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 17, 2018

    May 17, 2018
    6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

    Black Gold Golf Course
    One Black Gold Drive
    Yorba Linda, CA 92886
    Venue website

    ACI SOCAL ANNUAL HOWARD LUX SCHOLARSHIP FUND GOLF TOURNAMENT MAY 17, 2018

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    ACI SoCal 60th Anniversary Celebration

    June 01, 2018
    6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    Disneyland Hotel
    1150 Magic Way
    Anaheim , CA 92802

    ACI SoCal 60th Anniversary Celebration

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    ACI SoCal Concrete Flatwork Finisher June 30, 2018

    June 30, 2018
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Oldcastle Precast
    10650 Hemlock Ave
    Fontana, CA 92337

    ACI SoCal Concrete Flatwork Finisher June 30, 2018

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    Aggregate Base July 10, 2018

    July 10, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    Aggregate Base July 10, 2018

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    July 10, 2018 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level II Certification - Session B MWD La Verne

    July 10, 2018
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    July 10, 2018 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level II Certification - Session B MWD La Verne

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    July 10, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level II - Session B in MWD

    July 10, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    July 10, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level II - Session B in MWD

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    July 10, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level I - Session B in MWD

    July 10, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    July 10, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level I - Session B in MWD

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    August 7, 9, & 16, 2018 Concrete Strength Session C Palmdale

    August 07, 2018
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Earth Systems
    1024 West Avenue M-4
    Palmdale, CA 93551

    August 7, 9, & 16, 2018 Concrete Strength Session C Palmdale

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    Aggregate Base October 2, 2018

    October 02, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    Aggregate Base October 2, 2018

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    October 2, 2018 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level II Certification - Session C MWD La Verne

    October 02, 2018
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    October 2, 2018 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level II Certification - Session C MWD La Verne

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    October 2, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level II - Session C in MWD

    October 02, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    October 2, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level II - Session C in MWD

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    October 2, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level I - Session C in MWD

    October 02, 2018
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    October 2, 2018 Aggregate Testing Tech Level I - Session C in MWD

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    November 6, 8, & 15, 2018 Concrete Strength Session D

    November 06, 2018
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
    700 Moreno Avenue
    La Verne, CA 91750

    November 6, 8, & 15, 2018 Concrete Strength Session D

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    2019 Field Grade I Schedule

    January 9, 12, 16 & 19, 2019 IRVINE Field Grade I

    January 09, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ninyo & Moore
    475 Goddard #200
    Irvine, CA

    January 9, 12, 16 & 19, 2019 IRVINE Field Grade I

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    February A 6, 9, 13, & 16, 2019 SAN BERNARDINO Field Grade I

    February 06, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Hilltop Geotechnical
    786 Gifford Ave.
    San Bernardino, CA

    February A 6, 9, 13, & 16, 2019 SAN BERNARDINO Field Grade I

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    February B 20, 23, 27 & March 2, 2019 FONTANA Field Grade l

    February 20, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Oldcastle Precast
    10650 Hemlock Ave
    Fontana, CA 92337

    February B 20, 23, 27 & March 2, 2019 FONTANA Field Grade l

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    March A 6, 9, 13 &16, 2019 CHINO Field Grade l

    March 06, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Holliday Rock
    13759 Central Ave.
    Chino, CA

    March A 6, 9, 13 &16, 2019 CHINO Field Grade l

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    March B 20, 23, 27 & 30, 2019 LA HABRA Field Grade l

    March 20, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Southwest Inspection
    441 Commercial Drive
    La Habra, CA

    March B 20, 23, 27 & 30, 2019 LA HABRA Field Grade l

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    News from ACI

    At the ACI Spring Convention our very own Kirk McDonald with Calportland was made an ACI Fellow! Mr. McDonald was the ACI SoCal President in 1999, has also been the Convention Chair here for the last few conventions and is a committee member for Hot Topics, Durability, and Hydraulic Cements. Mr. McDonald has given so much support to the local ACI SoCal chapter and to it's sister chapter ACI San Diego.  We are very honored to have him as a part of our organization!  Congratulations Mr. Kirk McDonald on your ACI Fellow Award.

     


    ACI YOUNG MEMBER  AWARD FORPROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

    The ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement was established in 1997 "for the purpose of recognizing the contributions of younger members of the Institute, and for professional achievement:'Those selected must be Institute members and 35 years of age or younger at the time of the nomination.

    ''for major positive influence on the design and practice of fiber-reinforced concrete through ACI committee work and industry-specific technical organizations"

    Amir Bonakdar is the Business Development Manager for The Euclid Chemical Company, Irvine, CA. He started with Euclid in 2013 as an Engineering Manager for its

    fiber-reinforced concrete (FRC) technology. Prior to this, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, AZ.

    Bonakdar is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 544-C,

    PRC-Testing; and serves as a member of ACI Committee 544, Fiber Reinforced Concrete, of which he chaired a task group for developing a new design guide for

    non-structural and structural applications of FRC (ACI 544.4R). Prior to this, he developed e-Learning courses for ACI University on advancing FRC technology. Bonakdar is a member of ACI Committees 201, Durability of Concrete; 224, Cracking; and 360, Design of Slabs on Ground. He was on the first-place team of the 2004 ACI FRC Bowling-Ball Student Competition and was a winner of the 2002 ACI Concrete Project Competition. Bonakdar is a member of Southern California Chapter - ACI and Arizona Chapter - ACI. He is also a member of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and ASTM International.

    His research interests include fiber-reinforced concrete, fracture mechanics, concrete durability, and material characterization.

    Bonakdar received his BS and MS in civil and structural engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, in 2004 and 2006, respectively, and his PhD in civil and environment al engineering from ASU in 2010.

    He is a licensed professional engineer in Arizona.

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