February 2012 ACI CNY Newsletter | www.acicny.org

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

Greetings! Thank you to all who attended the International Green Construction Code Presentation by Dorothy Harris. Attendees received valuable insight into how codes are proposed and updated and what we may expect in the future in terms of codified green requirements. Our industry is on the front lines of developing new technologies and methods of construction in an effort to meet the demands of sustainability. Over the years, we have seen increased emphasis on sustainability in the Design and Installation Awards submissions.

Speaking of awards, Nick Carparelli and Greg Novitzki have received a number of outstanding submittals. The deadline is February 3rd, so please send your entries by the end of the day on Friday. Over the next month, Greg and Nick will be in the process of coordinating the review and judging of the entries. If your project is selected as a finalist, you will be notified. However, gold, silver, and bronze awards will not be revealed until our banquet on April 4th. Please feel free to contact Nick or Greg if you have questions.

We conclude our program series with a presentation by Tony Johnson from the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), titled Alternate Building Envelopes: Concrete Solutions for Low Rise Structures. Please join us for dinner at the DoubleTree Hotel on February 15th. I hope to see you all there!


ACI Certification Exams

ACI CNY is pleased to offer the following Certification Exams this winter:

ACI Concrete Field Technician Grade I
Course on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:00 PM
Exam on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector
Exam on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician
Exam on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM

All of the above will take place at CME Associates, Inc., 6035 Corporate Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Important: Anyone who received his or her Grade I Certification in 2007 MUST be re-certified in 2012.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 15th.

Please see the flyer for more information, including fees. You can complete the flyer to register via snail mail. Or ACI CNY is now offering online registration and payment for exams. Click here to register online. If you have any questions, please contact Niel Zuern.


Special Thanks to ACI CNY Sponsors!

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ACI CNY Board Members

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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!

Alternate Building Envelopes: Concrete Solutions for Low Rise Structures 
(with Dinner

Presented by Anthony Johnson, P.E. 

DoubleTree Hotel in East Syracuse
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

4:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Presentation & Dinner

$35 Member
$45 Non-Member
$15 Student

Click here to register and pay online. It's quick, easy, and secure! Or email your name and contact information to Amanda Latreille at amalatconsulting@gmail.com. You can pay with cash or a check at the event.

Registration is due by Noon on Friday, February 10th.

Cancellations after 5:00 PM on Monday, February 13th, cannot be honored.

Program Description:

A review of current efforts by the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute to provide building owners, developers and design professionals with cast-in-place concrete building envelope options for low-rise structures. First, the presentation will provide an overview of the market and highlight target building types.  The presentation will then review insulated concrete forms and tilt-up concrete as two building solution applications, while highlighting the benefits of the systems with a focus on energy efficiency, durability, and sustainability related issues. Through the analysis of a project case study, the concepts of site-cast pre-cast will be explored, a solution that offered a unique solution for the construction of a low-rise hotel complex with site-cast concrete.


Anthony (Tony) Johnson, P.E. is currently employed with the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) as the Great Lakes Regional Manager, a position that he has held since October 2007. Prior to joining CRSI, he was employed by the Edw. C. Levy Co. in Detroit Michigan where he served several positions in Technical Services and Product Management for more than 10 years. In the late 1990’s, he was employed as a Site Engineer with Walker Civil Engineering in Sydney Australia. Tony is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan.

Tony is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), serving on committees 130 – Sustainability of Concrete, 325 – Concrete Pavements, 332 – Residential Concrete, 551 – Tilt-Up Concrete Construction, and 560 Design and Construction with insulated Concrete Forms and is Past President of the ACI Greater Michigan Chapter. He is also actively involved with many concrete and construction industry associations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, and Pennsylvania.

In 2004, he graduated from the Michigan State University Eli Broad Graduate School of Management where he attained a Master of Business Administration. In 1997, he graduated with honors from the University of Wollongong (Australia) with a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering.


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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