November 2019 Newsletter Print

President's Message

Greetings colleagues and friends,

Our chapter is gearing up for another fantastic event on November 20, as we are set to welcome Robert Howell from ACI International, who will give a presentation on Concrete Cracking - including causes and control of cracking, evaulation methods, mitigation, and crack repair. You won't want to miss this one, and it's good for 0.1 CEU/1.0 PDH/1.0 AIA LU! And for the icing on the cake, ACI International is offering a giveaway to one lucky attendee, who will have the choice between:

  1. ACI College of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices ($799 value)
  2. ACI University All-Access Digital Subscriptions (monthly webinars and on-demand courses) ($299 value)
  3. ACI Concrete Repair Digital Subscription ($249 value)

I also wanted to offer many thanks to Bill Cuerdon of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) for his October presentation about jointing concrete roundabouts.

We've been sending around corporate member roster lists to our corporate members to remind you that up to 15 people within your organization can be eligible to claim ACI CNY membership benefits. For our newly renewed corporate members - this roster list should be coming your way shortly via e-mail.

And, as always, don't forget to submit your recently completed projects for award consideration! Click for more information!

Hope to see you on 11/20!

Future event dates:
November 20 – Concrete Cracking
January 15 – Fire Ratings for Masonry Assemblies
February 12 – Concrete Flatwork, Jointing, and Finishing
April 8 – Awards Banquet

Mission Statement

To further engineering and technical education, scientific investigation, and research, and development of standards for design and construction incorporating concrete and related materials. The Institute shall organize the efforts of its members for a nonprofit public service in gathering, correlating, and disseminating information. ACI shall address design, construction, manufacture, use, and maintenance and restoration of concrete and related materials. These efforts shall promote improved technology, technical competence, design, and construction.

John Pillar, P.E., S.E.
ACI CNY President

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Upcoming Event

Concrete Cracking

Please join us!

4:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Presentation & Dinner
(provided by the DoubleTree)

$40 Member
$50 Non-member
$15 Student

Registration due by Friday, 11/15 at Noon.

Click HERE to register.

Program description:

This presentation will cover various aspects related to concrete cracking. This topic is both a contentious and unfortunately, a common issue nationally. Often, the key to addressing cracking issues is learning how to properly determine the cause of the crack so it can be mitigated and prevented in future projects. Topics covered in this presentation will include:

  • Causes and control of cracking
  • Evaulation methods
  • Mitigation
  • Crack repair


*This presentation has been approved for 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) (1 Professional Development Hour/ 1 AIA LU Hour).

*Attendees will be entered into a drawing to win their choice of one of three prizes from ACI! Click here to check out the subscriptions you could win!

About Robert Howell: Howell joined ACI as Professional Development Program Engineer in 2014. Previously, he was a Lead Structural Engineer at IBI Group/Giffels LLC, formerly Giffels Associates, Inc. Howell has 26 years of structural design experience in health care, industrial, research, power plant, education, and commercial facilities. He also has seven years of experience as an Owner's Representative Project Structural Engineer with GM Worldwide Facilties Group. Howell received his BS in civil engineering from Wayne State University and his MBA in supply chain management from Michigan State University. Howell is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Michigan.


$40.00 Member Ticket

$50.00 Non-Member Ticket

$15.00 Student Ticket

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