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U of A Student Chapter goes to the 2015 National Spring Convention

The University of Arkansas student chapter was once again named an Excellent University Chapter at the 2015 Spring Convention of ACI.  They also donated concrete artwork to the Women in ACI silent action that raises funds for young professionals to attend the convention.

Work was completed on two bowling balls made for local Arkansas companies bid on through a silent auction at the ARMCA spring convention.  The students also had numerous handmade items on display at the convention.  The Students appreciate all of the support that the concrete community gives them to attend the ACI conventions.

Third Annual Awards Luncheon

January 15, 2015

Our Third Annual Meeting and Awards Program Luncheon was held on January 15, 2015 at the Baldwin  It was a great success. We gave out 2 Concrete Awards & had 2 students to present their research papers to out chapter.




Coreslab Structures (ARK), Inc. won in the the category of “Project Under $6 million Contract Value”. Their project was the Ouachita School District P.E. Building/FEMA Shelter in Donaldson, AR.


Olympus Construction, Inc. won in the category of “Project Over $6 million Contract Value”. Their project was the Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdseye, AR.

Congratulations to both winners!

Our 2 students who presented papers in the Student Competition were Canh Dang(winner) and Alberto Ramirez Garcia(runner-up).

Alberto Ramirez Garcia & Canh Dang with their Professor, Dr. Micah Hale

Alberto Ramirez Garcia & Canh Dang with their Professor, Dr. Micah Hale, U of A


Also at this meeting we installed our Board Members for 2015. They are the following:


Past President: Greg Campbell, Ash Grove Cement
President: Bryan Powers, Concrete Consultant
Vice President: Jeff Copeland, BASF
Secretary/Treasurer: Linda Weaver, Webco Mining, Inc.



Larry Jones, Baldwin & Shell Construction
Frances Griffith, CCFTT, U of A Fayetteville
Mark Littrell, Cromwell Architects & Engineers
Rita Madison, ARMCA
Steve Horton, Razorback Concrete
Casey Jones, Material Testing of Arkansas


Thank you to all those who attended. It was a great meeting! To all our members, get ready for a great year! We have a lot in store for you!

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