January 2012 ACI CNY Newsletter | www.acicny.org

President's Message
by Christopher N. Latreille, P.E.

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and merry holiday season. We closed out 2011 with an excellent dinner program. Thank you to all who attended Nick Carparelliā€™s presentation on Thermal Performance of Masonry Wall Systems.

Now that 2012 has begun, we have reset our membership roster. If you have not already done so, please renew your ACI CNY membership prior to January 18th to continue taking advantage of member rates for the rest of the season. Renewing is easy, and the ACI CNY website offers the convenience of online payment. As always, please feel free to contact Board Members with any questions you may have about membership renewal, sponsorship, or the new website.

The Design and Installation Awards are in full swing. Last week, the ACI CNY Board met to discuss the awards submittal instructions because over the years we have received multiple requests to allow the submission of projects from outside of the Central New York counties. Ron Vaughn, Secretary of ACI Eastern New York, was gracious enough to join us to discuss this important topic. We agreed to change this submission criterion for this year to allow the submission of projects from neighboring counties on a case-by-case basis as long as the following requirements are met:

A. The submitter must be a member of ACI CNY.

B. The submitter must contact a member of the board from the neighboring chapter to request permission to submit the project. Formal concurrence in writing from the neighboring ACI chapter must be submitted with the awards application.

C. The project must meet all other submission criteria indicated in the instructions.

If you have any questions, please contact Awards Chairs Greg Novitzki and Nick Carparelli.

We begin the year with a lunch program, and we are happy to have Dorothy Harris from the International Code Council discuss the International Green Construction Code. We are pleased to have Ms. Harris present this pertinent topic as sustainable design has become a more integral part of the concrete and masonry industry. Please join us at the DoubleTree Hotel at Noon on January 18th. I hope to see you all there!


Design and Installation Awards

It's that time of year again! ACI CNY is accepting applications for its Annual Design and Installation Awards. The deadline is January 25, 2012. For all the details, including instructions, the entry form, and past winners, see the Awards page on the ACI CNY website.


Special Thanks to ACI CNY Sponsors!

Click here to see sponsor contact information.


ACI CNY Board Members

Click here to see Board contact information.

President: Christopher N. Latreille, P.E.
Vice President: Greg Novitzki, P.E.
Treasurer: Niel Zuern 
Secretary: Valerie Goettel


Sam Conley
Donald Gresko, P.E.
Tom Hitchings
Gary Markinson
Dan Owens
Kenneth Tiss

Please Join Us!

International Green Construction Code 
(with Lunch

Presented by Dorothy Harris

DoubleTree Hotel in East Syracuse
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

11:00 AM Board Meeting
11:30 AM Registration
12:00 PM Presentation & Lunch

$35 Member
$45 Non-Member
$15 Student

*Click here to register and pay online - it's quick and easy!

*Or email your name and contact information to Amanda R. Latreille at amalatconsulting@gmail.com. You can pay with cash or a check at the event.

Registration is due by Noon on Friday, January 13, 2012.

Cancellations after 5:00 PM on Monday, January 16, 2012, cannot be honored.

About the International Green Construction Code:

The International Green Construction Code (IgCC) is the first model green code for traditional and high-performance commercial buildings and residential buildings more than three stories high. It will provide guidance for safe and sustainable building design and construction, including energy and water efficiency, site impact, building waste, and materials. It is the first time code officials, owners, and designers will have an integrated regulatory framework to put into practice that meets the goal of safe and sustainable construction for the design of new and existing buildings.

The IgCC is useable, enforceable, and adoptable. Jurisdictions already have adopted public versions of the code. It fills the need of governments across the U.S. and around the globe clamoring for a green code to complement voluntary rating systems. Published by the International Code Council, the IgCC is expected to be available in March. Click here for a summary of final action changes to the IgCC.

The International Code Council is a member-focused association dedicated to helping the building safety community and construction industry provide safe and sustainable construction through the development of codes and standards used in the design, build, and compliance process. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.


Dorothy M. Harris is currently employed by the International Code Council, Inc. as the Vice President, State & Local Government Relations. In this capacity, Ms. Harris has supervision of six Government Relations Managers with responsibility and oversight of 25 states, in the implementation and support of the International Codes. 

Prior to her current position, Ms. Harris served as Deputy Secretary of State for Local Government and Community Services at the New York State Department of State. Ms. Harris was responsible for the oversight of five Divisions within the Department of State: Coastal Resources; Code Enforcement and Administration; Community Services; Fire Prevention and Control and Local Governments.  Ms. Harris also served as the Chairperson of the State Fire Prevention and Building Code Council and the New York State 911 Board and represented the Secretary of State on the New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Harris served as Assistant Secretary of State in the Department of State, Director of Legislative Affairs for Governor George E. Pataki, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of the New York State Insurance Department, Committee Analyst and Director of the Task Force on Catastrophe Insurance of the New York State Senate Insurance Committee, and Legislative Assistant in the New York State Assembly.


Save the Dates!
2011-2012 ACI CNY Events

September 21st Dinner: Investigating Disasters

October 19th Dinner: Nucor Field Trip

November 16th Dinner: Thermal Performance of Masonry Wall Systems

January 18th Lunch: International Green Construction Code

February 15th Dinner: Alternate Building Envelopes: Concrete Solutions for Low Rise Structures

April 4th Dinner: Awards Banquet



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