ACI SoCal March-April 2019 Newsletter Print

    President's Report

    ACI So Cal

    Presidents Message

    Over the past few years, it has been a pleasure to serve on the ACI SoCal Board. It is inspiring to see the tireless work of our members who are currently, or have been, serving on various committees and on our Board of Directors. Thank you for your time and energy.  I am honored to represent ACI SoCal as the 2019 Board President.

    If you don’t know me well, I am a structural and materials engineer working for Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (also known as WJE). WJE specializes in finding solutions for the built world. I spend most of my time working on concrete structures, identifying causes of distress, and developing repairs, sometimes for modern buildings, sometimes for historic structures. I serve as the technical chair of ACI Committee 515, Protective Systems for Concrete; am a voting member of 364, Rehabilitation; and am an active member of 546, Repair.

    Being involved with ACI has allowed me to develop my areas of expertise, collaborate with colleagues locally and across the country, network with people within the industry, mentor students and younger members, as well as find a great group of people.

    My goal for this year is to help you meet new colleagues to collaborate with, learn something new at one of the technical presentations, socialize with new and old friends, and perhaps introduce a student or younger member to our industry and to ACI SoCal.

    Speaking of students and younger members, it is another goal of mine that this year we can increase the number and participation of younger members. As a Board, we are developing targeted events and working with our committees to increase opportunities for younger members to participate in the work of the chapter. In addition, I would like ACI SoCal to continue to support local university students, not only through our scholarship program, but also by sponsoring student group activities such as the Concrete Canoe Team and engaging with the student participants.

    We have a full calendar coming up this spring!  We are all looking forward to our Annual Howard Lux Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament on May 16th (register early to make sure you have a spot!). And don’t miss the ACI SoCal/SEAOSC joint meeting on May 1. Please keep checking your e-mail for updates and information about upcoming activities, meetings, and events.

    Respectfully,
    Ann Harrer
    ACI SoCal Chapter President 2019

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    ACI SoCal Scholarship Applications

    ACI SoCal Student Scholarship 2019

    The Southern California Chapter of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) has approved a cash award of $2,500 to be granted to up to three local University students pursuing a degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, Construction Management, or Architecture in 2019. The candidates must be U.S. citizens in their junior, senior, or graduate years, which have displayed enthusiastic promise in their engineering studies. Please submit the application package for each individual no later than Friday, April 19, 2019 in the following format:

    • Completed standard application form (enclosed)
    • Unofficial Transcripts
    • Resume of academic achievements, campus engineering activities, professional activities, and employment record (if applicable.)
    • A letter of recommendation from a university professor, academic advisor, or employer (if working in the concrete industry).
    • A 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced) on the subject indicated on the application form. 


    The criteria for selection will be:

    • Academic achievement and professional activities
    • Work experience
    • A 500-word essay
    • Interviews (conducted at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee)
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA based on a 4.0 system

     

    The scholarship award and certificate will be presented at the annual ACI Golf Tournament luncheon held on Thursday, May 16, 2019 Black Gold Golf Course in Yorba Linda. The ACI Chapter will pay for the student recipient and two additional luncheon guests.

    Enclosed is a copy of the ACI Award Application. If you have any questions, or require further information, please feel free to contact me at 619/733.2734, or on my e-mail at aciscc@cox.net.

     

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY

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    Calendar of Events

    Future Meetings

    SOLD OUT! May 1, 4, 8 & 11, 2019 DUARTE Field Grade l

    May 01, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    National Ready Mix
    1851 Huntington Drive
    Duarte, CA

    SOLD OUT! May 1, 4, 8 & 11, 2019 DUARTE Field Grade l

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    ACI Southern California Chapter joint meeting with SEAOSC May 1, 2019 “Construction of Major Transit Projects in Los Angeles”

    May 01, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Doubletree Hilton Los Angeles Downtown
    120 S. Los Angeles Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90015

    ACI Southern California Chapter joint meeting with SEAOSC May 1, 2019 “Construction of Major Transit Projects in Los Angeles”

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    ACI SoCal Concrete Strength May 7, 9, & 14, 2019 Session

    May 07, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Concrete Strength May 7, 9, & 14, 2019 Session

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    ACI SoCal Annual Howard Lux Scholarship Fund Golf Tournament May 16, 2019

    May 16, 2019
    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 16, 2019

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    SOLD OUT! Written Only available for those that have failed! June A 5, 8, 12 & 15, 2019 IRWINDALE Field Grade 1

    June 05, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Cal Portland Materials
    590 Live Oak Ave.
    Irwindale, CA

    SOLD OUT! Written Only available for those that have failed! June A 5, 8, 12 & 15, 2019 IRWINDALE Field Grade 1

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    Sold Out! June B 19, 22, 26 & 29, 2019 CHINO Field Grade l

    June 19, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    WEDNESDAY ONLY American Legion Hall 13759 Central Ave, Chino
    SATURDAY ONLY: Holliday Rock 5150 Schaefer Ave
    Chino, CA

    SOLD OUT! June B 19, 22, 26 & 29, 2019 CHINO Field Grade l

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    ACI SoCal Lab Level II July 9, 2019

    July 09, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Lab Level II July 9, 2019

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    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level II July 9, 2019

    July 09, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level II July 9, 2019

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    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level I July 9, 2019

    July 09, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level I July 9, 2019

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    ACI SoCal Aggregate Base Testing Tech July 9, 2019

    July 09, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Aggregate Base Testing Tech July 9, 2019

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    July (A1) 10 & 13, 2019 SAN BERNARDINO Field Grade l (Designed for Renewing Applicants)

    July 10, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Hilltop Geotechnical
    786 Gifford Ave.
    San Bernardino, CA

    July (A1) 10 & 13, 2019 SAN BERNARDINO Field Grade l (Designed for Renewing Applicants)

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    July (A2) 17 & 20, 2019 SAN BERNARDINO Field Grade l (Designed for Renewing Applicants)

    July 17, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Hilltop Geotechnical
    786 Gifford Ave.
    San Bernardino, CA

    July (A2) 17 & 20, 2019 SAN BERNARDINO Field Grade l (Designed for Renewing Applicants)

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    SOLD OUT! July B 24, 27, 31 & August 3, 2019 IRVINE Field Grade 1

    July 24, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Ninyo & Moore
    475 Goddard #200
    Irvine, CA

    SOLD OUT! July B 24, 27, 31 & August 3, 2019 IRVINE Field Grade 1

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    SOLD OUT! September 18, 21, 25 & 28, 2019 LONG BEACH Field Grade 1

    September 18, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Twining, Inc.
    3310-A Airport Way
    Long Beach, CA 90806

    SOLD OUT! September 18, 21, 25 & 28, 2019 LONG BEACH Field Grade 1

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    ACI SoCal Lab Level II October 1, 2019

    October 01, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Lab Level II October 1, 2019

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    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level II October 1, 2019

    October 01, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level II October 1, 2019

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    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level I October 1, 2019

    October 01, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Aggregate Testing Tech Level I October 1, 2019

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    ACI SoCal Aggregate Base Testing Tech October 1, 2019

    October 01, 2019
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Aggregate Base Testing Tech October 1, 2019

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    SOLD OUT! October 16, 19, 23 & 26, 2019 LA HABRA Field Grade 1

    October 16, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Southwest Inspection
    441 Commercial Drive
    La Habra, CA

    SOLD OUT! October 16, 19, 23 & 26, 2019 LA HABRA Field Grade 1

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    ACI SoCal Concrete Strength November 5, 7, & 14, 2019 Session

    November 05, 2019
    5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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

    ACI SoCal Concrete Strength November 5, 7, & 14, 2019 Session

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    November 6, 9, 13 & 16, 2019 DUARTE Field Grade 1

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

    National Ready Mix
    1851 Huntington Drive
    Duarte, CA

    November 6, 9, 13 & 16, 2019 DUARTE Field Grade 1

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    December 4, 7, 11 & 14, 2019 IRWINDALE Field Grade 1

    December 04, 2019
    5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

    Cal Portland Materials
    590 Live Oak Ave.
    Irwindale, CA

    December 4, 7, 11 & 14, 2019 IRWINDALE Field Grade 1

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