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March 2014 Inside this issue: Upcoming Presentation Message from the President WNY-ACI Membership

2014 ACI WNY Meet & Greet and Bandits Game March 15, 2014 5-7 PM at Buffalo Iron Works Grill 49 Illinois Ave. Buffalo, NY 14203 Followed by the Buffalo Bandits VS. the Colorado Mammoth

Program Schedule Board of Directors Certification Testing

Event Cost: $30.00 - Includes 100 Level Game ticket and Pre-Game Social

Announcements Advertisements

Food will include Chicken Wings, Mini Beef on Weck, Wraps and a Veggie Tray. A Cash Bar will also be available Meet & Greet Only: $10.00 per person Please reserve your seat with: Brianna Ciccone 877-9577 – or Rick Marzullo – 716-570-8169 -


“Effective Building Designs with Concrete Masonry ” Presentation given by Nicholas Carparelli Executive Director of the NYS Concrete Masonry Association Bohn’s Restaurant 5256 Clinton Street Rd, Batavia, NY 14020 11:30 Registration - 12:00 Lunch Presentation to follow $25.00 per person (check or cash) Please RSVP by Friday, March 15, 2013 to Brian Avery, or Eric Ford,

The Effective Building Designs with Concrete Masonry presentation will explain recent changes to ASTM C-90, and how these changes will affect the cost effectiveness of new unit masonry assemblies. The program will also detail changes in the CMU manufacturing process. Overall, attendees will gain an increased knowledge, become further skilled at designing and constructing more efficient and cost effective load bearing masonry structures. The Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute has scheduled its 2013 Awards Banquet for Friday, May 2nd, 2014 at Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia. Please submit your projects from the 2013 Construction year for recognition using the attached 2013 Project Award Submission Form The deadline for 2013 project award submissions is Friday April 4, 2014

March 2014


A Message from the President

Jeffrey Wilson

ACI-WNY will be hosting a Meet and Greet, on Saturday, March 15th, 2014, at the Buffalo Iron Works Grill, followed by a Buffalo Bandits game at the Arena. We welcome anyone with ties to our Industry to come downtown for our meet and greet. Good food, drinks, followed by a great game. Please come join us at our 2014 ACI-WNY Meet and Greet!!!! Our 2014 meeting schedule begins with a luncheon meeting on March 19th, at Bohn’s Restaurant in Batavia, NY. Mr. Nicholas Carparelli, Executive Director of the NYS Concrete Masonry Association will be giving his presentation titled “Effective Building Designs with Concrete Masonry”. This presentation is registered with AIACES for 1 Health Safety Wellness Credit. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required by March 15, 2014. I hope to see everyone there! Also scheduled this month is another round of ACI Certification Testing. Further information and details can be found on page 4 of this newsletter. Just another reminder that ACI-WNY is currently accepting submissions for the 2013 Awards Banquet scheduled for May 2, 2014! Please get your project submissions in early! This event depends solely on the participation and support of our Members! Please support our Industry. See you next month!

WNY-ACI Membership The American Concrete Institute has long been regarded as an international technical expert in concrete. Membership in the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute can provide an edge to you and your business in terms of contacts, networking, marketing, and resources. Membership also provides access to the industry’s newest information, latest methods and techniques, experts in the field, and education through presentations and Certification Testing. WNY-ACI offers the following options for membership: 

Corporate Sponsor Membership Includes 4 memberships to WNY-ACI and business card advertisement in our newsletter.

Advertiser Membership Includes one membership to WNY-ACI and a business card advertisement in our newsletter.

Regular Membership Includes one membership.

Sponsor-A-Student Pays for one student membership ***If you wish to sponsor a local student, please add the $25 to your membership dues. If you wish to enroll in WNY-ACI, please complete and mail the membership application found on the last page of this newsletter. For addition membership applications please contact: Steve Riggi Brianna Ciccone

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Membership Chairman Assistant Membership Chair

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Program Schedule The following is a tentative schedule of events upcoming in 2014: March 1, 2014 - ACI Certification Testing

CME Associates, Inc.

March 5, 2014 - WNY-ACI Chapter Board Meeting / Planning Session March 15, 2014 - WNY-ACI Meet &Greet / Bandits Game

Buffalo Iron Works First Niagara Center

March 19, 2014 - Effective Building Designs with Concrete Masonry

Bohn’s Restaurant Batavia, NY

Nicholas F. Carparelli - NYS Concrete Masonry Assoc.

April 2014 -

The Reorganization ACI 318-14


May 2, 2014-

WNY-ACI Chapter Awards Banquet

Terry Hills Golf Course

Board Of Directors Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute Board of Directors - 2014

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Jeffrey Wilson

W.A. Wilson, Inc.

Past President

Dave Orzel

FRC Orzel, LLC

Vice President

Mark Mancuso

The Dolomite Group


John Nimmo

Buffalo Redi-Mix


Dave Lichner

Iroquois Bar Corp.

Membership Chairperson

Steve Riggi

Lafarge NA- RMC

Assistant Membership Chair

Brianna Ciccone

CME Associates, Inc.

Program Coordinator

Brian Avery

Grace Construction Products

Assistant Program Coord.

Eric Ford

CME Associates, Inc.

Education Coordinator

Don Borkowski P.E.

Applus RTD

Education Chairperson

Ernie Kihl

Applus RTD

Education Assistant

Jeffrey Wilson

W.A. Wilson, Inc.

Chapter Advisor

Ken King

Lafarge NA – Cement

Chapter Advisor

Rick Marzullo

Gernatt Family of Companies

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Chapter Education — Certification Testing Our ACI-WNY Chapter is proud to offer ACI Certification Testing in the following areas: Concrete Construction Special Inspector

Field Testing Technician Grade I

Transportation Construction Inspector

Concrete Strength Testing Technician

Aggregate Testing Technician Grade 2

Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1 Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2

Tilt-Up Supervisor/Technician

Flatwork Finisher & Technician Commercial / Industrial Flatwork Technician

WNY-ACI Certification testing is organized by Ernie Kihl, Professional engineer oversight is provided by Don Borkowski, P.E. Certification Testing is currently performed at Buffalo Office location of CME Associates, Inc., located at 402 Vulcan Street in Buffalo, NY.

Next Certification Testing cycle is scheduled for:

March 1, 2014 If you need more information regarding Certification Testing, or would like registration applications for testing, please contact:

Mr. Ernie Kihl - Mr. Jeff Wilson -

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March 2014


Announcements 2014 ACI WNY MEET & GREET Saturday - March 15, 2014 At Buffalo Iron Works Restaurant & First Niagara Center Please join the ACI-WNY Chapter for our 2014 Meet & Greet at Buffalo Iron Works, followed by a Buffalo Bandits lacrosse game. Please see the front page of this newsletter for more information

CERTIFICATION TESTING Next Certification Testing cycle is scheduled for:

March 1, 2014 If you need more information regarding Certification Testing, or would like registration applications for testing, please contact: Ernie Kihl -

Jeff Wilson - 716-697-1630

UPCOMING MEETING WNY-ACI would like to invite its members to join us at Bohn’s Restaurant on March 19, 2014 for a Lunch Presentation by Mr. Nick Carparelli, of The New York State Concrete Masonry Association, titled “Effective Building Designs with Concrete Masonry”. Seating for this presentation is limited. Please R.S.V.P. by March 14th, 2014 to: Brian Avery, Eric Ford,

Jeff Wilson,

AWARDS BANQUET PROJECT SUBMITTALS Spring is rapidly approaching and WNY-ACI is still looking for project submittals for the 2013 Awards Banquet. Submissions for this year’s Awards Banquet have been very limited thus far. The Board wishes to stress the importance of member input for the Awards Banquet. For information regarding project submittals procedures please contact any WNY-ACI Board Member.

MEMBERSHIP DUES WNY-ACI would like to remind our 2013 members that membership dues for the 2014 year are coming due.

WNY-ACI WEBSITE For more information about WNY-ACI, upcoming events, testing schedules, and application forms, please visit our new website:

Current members will be receiving information regarding renewal of their WNY-ACI Membership. If you have any questions regarding Chapter membership, please contact our Membership chairman, Steve Riggi, Assistant Membership Chair, Brianna Ciccone, or our Treasurer, Dave Lichner.



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WNY Chapter of ACI c/o Jeff Wilson W.A. Wilson, Inc. 5700 Maelou Drive, Bldg E Hamburg, NY 14075

March 2014


Chapter Sponsors & Advertisements

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Chapter Sponsors & Advertisements

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