Happy New Year to everyone! I wanted to take my turn to wish everyone a prosperous New Year in 2016. It is my understanding that with the investment New York State has made in Upstate New York, specifically our county and city, that 2016 just may turn out to be one of the best construction seasons in many years.
I also want to thank John Pillar for an outstanding presentation in November on epoxy doweling into concrete. I know a lot of our membership benefitted greatly from it, and I look forward to John’s contributions to our chapter and the local engineering community in the future. Thank you again, John.
Fast forward to January 20th as we look forward to an extremely interesting and topical presentation on synthetic fibers replacing steel reinforcing of various kinds. Our presenter is an old friend, Dave Orzel of FRC Orzel, formally of Propex Industries/Fibermesh. I believe Dave single handedly introduced macro fibers to our region, and is directly responsible for the increase in the use of, and confidence in, all kinds of fiber reinforcing by our local engineering firms. This presentation offers credits to engineers, so please put this event on your calendar and register now.
Once again I wish you all a prosperous New Year, and I look forward to your participation with our chapter in 2016.
ACI CNY President