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September 2015: Issue 6

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, September 12, 2015
ACI Field Tech, Grade I Certification Exam
Lehigh SE Concrete Lab
Doraville, GA
7:45 am — 2:00 pm

Wednesday-Friday, September 16-18, 2015
ACI Concrete Inspector Exam Training
GA Chapter Office Conference Room
Atlanta, GA
8:00 to 5:00 on W & Th, 8:00 to 12:00 on Friday

Saturday, September 19, 2015
ACI Flatwork Finisher, Training & Exam
Argos Ready Mix Concrete Lab
Cumming, GA
7:45 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday, September 19, 2015
ACI Aggregate, Strength & Lab Tech, Training
TEC Service, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA
8:00 am — 2:00 pm

Friday, September, 25, 2015
GA Chapter ACI Lunch Meeting
Metokaolin: Local Material with Global Implications
Dr. Kimberly Kurtis, F.ACI, F.ACerS
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Perimeter Ravinia
11:30 am Registration

Saturday, September 26, 2015
ACI Field Tech, Grade I Certification Exam
ECS Southeast Regional Office
Savannah, GA
7:45 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 3, 2015
ACI Field Tech Grade I Training
TEC Services, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, October 3, 2015
ACI Concrete Inspector Exam
GA Chapter Office Conference Room
Atlanta, GA
7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, October 10, 2015
ACI Field Tech, Grade I Certification Exam
Ready Mix USA Concrete Lab
Woodstock, GA
7:45 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday, October 17, 2015
ACI Aggregate, Strength & Lab Tech Exams
TEC Services, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Friday, October 23, 2015
GA Chapter ACI Lunch Meeting
ACI 224.4R-13 Guide to Design Detailing to Mitigate Cracking
Ralf Leistikow, PE
Principal, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Atlanta Perimeter Ravinia
11:30 am Registration

Saturday, November 7, 2015
ACI Field Tech Grade I Training
TEC Services, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Saturday, November 14, 2015
ACI Field Tech, Grade I Certification Exam
Thomas Concrete Lab
Doraville, GA
7:45 am — 2:00 pm


2015 Georgia Chapter Officers:

Angela San Martin, P.E. 

Vice President:
Wilbur Bragg II, P.E., CDT
T.Y. Lin International

Elizabeth Harwood

Ralph Hodgins

Board of Directors:

Kelly Roberts, P.E., LEED AP
Walter P. Moore

Gary Knight
Lehigh Cement

Tom Pfeifer, P.E.
Uzun & Case Engineers

Rick Tilson
Argos Ready Mix

Justin Lazenby
Thomas Concrete


Immediate Past President
Vance Robinson
ReadyMix USA

President's Message 

I hope everyone is ready for fall.  We have only four luncheons left with the final one being our Holiday Luncheon so 2015 is coming to an end faster than maybe some of us want!

Our last event was the Skipper Seminar held on August 5th.  If you missed it we had the pleasure of hearing from Mr. Chuck Wynings of Tindall Corporation speak to us about Precast Concrete Special Inspections.  It was very interesting and went through a lot of great and useful information. 

Looking ahead, on September 25th we have our next luncheon with Dr. Kimberly Kurtis speaking to us.  Dr. Kurtis comes to us from the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech and will be presenting her research on metakaolin.

Our KSU Student Chapter will be electing new officers this fall and I’m excited that our Vice President from last year, Brian DeMeza, will be taking on the reigns of President this year.  Brian is a great asset to our student chapter and we’re excited he will be leading this for us this year along with our awesome student advisor, Professor Daniel Kuemmerle.  If anyone wants to sponsor a student at a luncheon or is in need of interns/new hires let me know.  The students at KSU are great and hopefully will be attending our fall luncheons so you can meet them. 

Thank you for being a part of our group.  Please spread the word to your colleagues about becoming members. Our chapter can only get better and it is through active participation. 

I hope everyone has a great month and we can’t wait to see you on September 25th!

Angela San Martin - GA Chapter ACI President

Concrete Field Day in Athens

Join the Georgia Ready Mixed Concrete Association & UGA's College of Engineering for a Concrete Field Day on September 24th. Field Day will feature presentations on 3 concrete applications followed by product demonstrations. Field Day is open to engineers, architects, owners and anyone interested in learning more about concrete. A certificate for 3 PDH's will be available. 

Date: Thursday, September 24th

Location: UGA's Tate Student Center
45 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30602

Cost: $45

8:30 a.m.     Registration
9:00 a.m.     Flowable Fill presentation
10:00 a.m.   Self Consolidating Concrete presentation
11:00 a.m.    Pervious Concrete presentation
12:00 p.m.    Lunch
1:00 p.m.      Product Demonstrations

Register online here. 

Stanley T. Jaglinski
November 10, 1942 - July 8, 2015

It is with sadness that we share some recent news regarding a past longtime fixture of the ready mix concrete industry here in Georgia.  Many of our members may remember crossing paths with Stan Jaglinski during one of his many stints over the years with Williams Brothers, Blue Circle, RMC Allied or Wayne Davis Concrete.  Stan recently passed away July 8, 2015 at the age of 72 at his home in Douglasville, GA.

Mr. Stanley “Stan” Terrence Jaglinski was born November 10, 1942 in New York, the son of the late Mr. Stanley Jaglinski and the late Mrs. Camille O’Donnell Jaglinski.  In addition to his concrete career, Stan volunteered for the Back Pack Program at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church; was an avid outdoorsman enjoying both hunting and Fishing.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Susan Jean Eady Jaglinski on September 12, 2012.  He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, T.J. and Amber Jaglinski of Douglasville; one daughter, Kristin Cromie of Rogers, Minnesota; sister, Lorraine Jaglinski Walker of Maryland; and five grandchildren.

Memorial Services were held Sunday, July 19, 2015 at St. Julian’s Episcopal Church in Douglasville.

Skipper Seminar Recap

We had a very nice crowd on hand for our annual Summer Virgil D. Skipper Seminar at the Airport Holiday Inn on Wednesday August 5th.  For our newer members who may not be aware of the history of this annual event…

The Virgil D. Skipper Memorial Seminar was established in 1984, by the Georgia Chapter ACI to honor the memory of Mr. Skipper, who spent well over 30 active years promoting the Concrete Industry in the Atlanta, GA.  Virgil was one of the original organizers of the Georgia Concrete and Products Association, helped establish the first ACI Chapter in Georgia (Atlanta Chapter ACI) and was instrumental in writing the first specification for ready-mixed concrete in Georgia.  This specification first published by The Concrete Advisory Board of Georgia on 1987 became the model used to write ACI 301 “Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings”.  He was a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and an honorary member of the Atlanta Chapter.  It is in keeping with his interests and spirit that the Georgia ACI Chapter presents this annual summer program.

This year’s program was presented by Chuck Wynings, PE, VP and GM of Tindall Corporations Virgina Division.  Chuck gave us a very comprehensive and detail presentation on Special Inspections for Precast Concrete Structures.  Chuck went into some detail on the production process for precast concrete structures, covered how these structures should be erected, what special Inspectors should look for in the field throughout the fabrication and erection process.

After the presentation we had a nice lunch and this year’s Skipper Seminar organizer, Vance Robinson, presented Mr. Wynings a GA Chapter Travel Mug and thanked everyone for their attendance.


This Month in Concrete International...

Reprinted from the August 2015 issue of Concrete International with permission from American Concrete Institute (

Wanted to share this article for two reasons, one it was written by a couple of by colleagues out West and second I hear about testing quality issues from my ready mix buddies all the time…  I wonder if there is any interest in replicating something like this in our neck of the woods?  The article "Improving the Quality of Concrete Testing" is summarized as follows:

There is a concern among ready mixed concrete producers that quality assurance testing is not consistently performed in accordance with ASTM standards. All project participants are affected by substandard testing practices, as false-positive or false-negative test results can lead to rejections of good concrete loads or acceptance of bad quality concrete, respectively. The article makes recommendations for evaluating and improving the quality of concrete testing, and it describes a program that allows testing agencies and their technicians to assess their performance relative to their peers.


September Meeting 9/25/15

Join us for the September Luncheon on the 25th. Dr. Kurtis from Georgia Tech will be presenting on Metakaolin. Click here to register today!
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