KS ACI April 2013 Newsletter
News about our Golf Tournament, Certification, Seminars and more
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April 2013


6th Annual Golf Tournament
Scholarship Fund Raiser
April 25, 2013, 1 pm Shotgun

Dub's Dread Golf Course      
12601 Hollingsworth Road
Kansas City, KS

Hole in One Prizes include:  16' Tracker Bass Boat, Caribbean Cruise, Two Round Tip Airline Tickets, iPod Touch 8GB

Door Prizes:  Golf Clubs, TV, Electronics, etc.
Game Prizes:  Longest Drive, Closest to Pin

This issue:

· Golf
· ACI Certification
· Adhesive Anchor
· Student Competition
· Our 2013 Board
· Construction Awards
· Concrete Cares
· Pictures Needed!
Spotlight On...

KS ACI Seeking Sponsorships, Teams, Individual Players, Volunteers to Work, etc.

SIGN UP NOW! Click below for all the details and sign up form: Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament


Local ACI Certification
Certification is key to raising the bar of professional expectations and instilling national standards in our market.

KS ACI provides these certifications regularly in Kansas:

  • Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1
  • Concrete Flatwork Finsiher/Technician

See the Schedule & Register for Kansas Certification:  Certification


Adhesive Anchor:
Their Behavior & Code Design Requirements
Part of the ACI International Seminar Series
May 23, 2013, Kansas City

Great Wolf Lodge
10401 Cabela Drive

Kansas City, KS 66111

Instructors will be:
Anthony J. Lamanna & Donald F. Meinheit 

Seminar Overview:

  • Recognize the types of and qualification requirements for adhesive anchors that can be designed using the provisions found in Appendix D of ACI 318-11.
  • Review case studies of adhesive anchor failures.
  • Learn to apply the adhesive anchor design provisions in Appendix D of ACI 318-11.
  • Understand the importance of proper adhesive anchor installation.
  • Recognize adhesive anchor installations that require a certified anchor installer.

To register and/or find out more information, go to:


 ACI Student Competition, March 2, 2013

Saturday, March 2nd, ACI student chapters from Missouri and Kansas competed in a trial of the New Mortar Workability Competition debuting at the ACI convention in Minneapolis (April 2013). The new competition was jointly developed by the workability and educational committees at ACI. The objective of the competition is to design a flowable mortar and easily fills a mold spelling out "ACI" without segregating. This proved more difficult than expected with workability generally stiffer during the competition than when developed at their home labs. The students learned valuable lessons for the national competition, such as mixing time impacts workability and stiffening. The competition was won by Pittsburg State students with University of Missouri in Kansas City second and Missouri Science and Technology third. Notes from the competition were conveyed to the national organizing team to help the competition run smooth in Minneapolis. If you are at the ACI convention on Sunday stop by student activities area and cheer on our local teams to national victory.

KS ACI 2013 Board of Directors & Committee Chairmen

Feb. 6, 2013, at the Kansas ACI Annual Meeting & Construction Awards Ceremony, the new Board of Directors were installed. We welcome these dedicated individuals in supporting our industry and thank them in advance for their hard work.  Please feel free to contact any of these individuals with ideas, concerns or suggestions to improve our organization.

President: Kyle Riding, Kansas State University
Vice President: Jason Draper, Burns & McDonnell
Secretary/Treasurer: Joe Hug, Monarch Cement Company
Past President: Kameron Williams, Central Plains Cement Company

Kristen Freeman, Ash Grove Cement Company
John Krudwig, Krudwig & Associates, Inc.
Larry Taber, Black & Veatch
Greg Barger, Ash Grove Cement Company
Adolfo Matamoros, University of Kansas
Heather McLeod, Kansas Department of Transportation
Cory Claxton, Penny's Concrete, Inc.
Rick Rank, Talon & Quicksilver Ready Mix
Reid Strain, Kiewit Power Engineers

2013 Committee Chairs
Education: Larry Taber, Black & Veatch
Jason Draper, Burns & McDonnell
Awards: Rusty Owings, Fordyce & Century Ready Mix
Certification: Joe Hug, Monarch Cement
 Kristen Freeman, Ash Grove Cement Company
Student Activities: Randy Timi, Pittsburg State University
Scholarship: Kameron Williams, Central Plains Cement
The Slab Editor: Christy Martin, Concrete Promotional Group

Many thanks to:

Outgoing 2012 Board Members
Jeff Brinning
, Geiger Ready Mix
Scott Toman, Kansas Sand
Christy Martin, Concrete Promotional Group
William Odell, PSI Engineering

2012 Construction Awards

The 2012 Construction Awards were awarded at the Kansas ACI Annual Meeting on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Holiday Inn, Manhattan, KS. Hopefully you received our special edition of The SLAB dedicated to the award winners last month. Just in case you missed it, here's a link: 
2012 KS ACI Construction Awards

Concrete Cares

Concrete Cares is a national volunteer organization, with roots right here in Kansas.  Their goal is to bring attention to and finding a cure for cancer, via placing decorative concrete!  It first started out as Pink Concrete in Spring 2012, then progressed to Concrete Cares.  They are working hard to get all 50 states to place decorative concrete this year for the cause! Here are a couple of things you can do to get involved yourself:

In 2013 a concrete decorative table was donated in honor of the Pink Ribbon Golf Classic in Paola, KS to the Paola, KS Golf Club.  Lynn Bandyk, wife of Alan Bandyk, Grace Construction Products, started this fund raiser to help raise funds for cancer research.  Our friend Lynn is a cancer survivor.

Cancer has touched everyone's life in one way or another.  We all know someone with cancer, surviving cancer, or died from cancer.  Let's put this ugly disease away for good.  Let's use our STRONG and durable  concrete in a beautiful way to help draw attention to this needed effort!

Pictures Needed - You Can Help!

We are formulating new Training Presentations for KS ACI.  Your help is needed to complete this project.  Would you please review your picture "libraries" and send us some badly needed pictures.  We need good color photos of:

  • Finishing with power trowels both walk behind and riding
  • Hand finishing slabs
  • Jointing and edging slabs
  • Curing - all types (spray on, poly, blankets, straw, curing paper, etc.)
  • Safety clothing
  • Pumping and discharge from trucks
  • Trucks on jobsites
  • Fresno trowels in use
  • Saw cutting, wet & dry and soft cut

Please send your pictures to mike@decorativeconcrete.com and joe.hug@monarchcement.com. Thank you for your help!

Spotlight on ...

College students from Kansas and Missouri in the UMKC Lab, mixing flowable mortar. College students from Kansas and Missouri work on the new flowable mortar competition Concrete Cares donates a beautiful decorative concrete outdoor patio. Ribbon Cutting at the Hope Lodge in Kansas City, MO

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