The weather is turning, temperatures are getting warmer, these are usually signs that construction in our area is in full swing. This year is a little different, although we haven’t experienced a complete shutdown like other industries due to COVID-19, construction in Illinois is hit or miss right now. I am hoping we are beginning to flatten the curve, and hopefully beginning to see a light at the end of this tunnel.
First, I hope each and every one of you and your families is safe, healthy and following CDC guidelines on social distancing during this tough time. Secondly, for those of you unable to work during this “lockdown” – please reach out to fellow industry friends, teammates, co-workers; the willingness to help our fellow man, woman and child during this tough time has been tremendous throughout our nation and our industry is no different. We need to help each other through this tough time. I have seen social media posts of people donating masks, food, money, you name it – to help first responders, hospital workers, and other essential personnel.
I wanted to provide a quick update on where we are as a Chapter here at ACI-IL. Currently we are following CDC guidelines and will not be holding any monthly dinner meetings for the remainder of the season. Normally around this time we are planning for our transition to a new season and a new ACI-IL Board – the election of Officers and Board members will still be taking place, but the transition will be slightly different. We are still in the planning stages but will let you know how this will take place. For certification, ACI National has instructed us to cancel all upcoming certification classes, you can visit concrete.org for more information on your ACI Certifications and their expiration dates.
Once again, I hope you all are healthy, safe, happy and taking care of your family and friends. This is just another chance for us all to come together and overcome this obstacle. We must continue to do our best to limit the spread of COVID-19. For more information about ACI, please refer to the ACI-National website (concrete.org) and for the most current information on COVID-19 please refer to the CDC website (cdc.gov) or the W.H.O. website (who.int).
Lastly, I want to thank all those who are on the front lines of this each and every day. First responders, doctors, nurses, grocery workers, and any other personnel that are putting themselves in harms way to ensure that the general public is taken care of during this quarantine. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO!
Peter J. Schroeder
ACI-IL President 2019-2020
Calendar of Events
Monthly Dinner Meetings
No dinner meetings are scheduled at this time
Annual Golf Outing (NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR)
Thursday, June 18, 2020 - Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge
Joint with NIRMMA (Please check website after May 15 for more information on status of this event)
Members: A Ballot for 2020-21 Year coming soon!
A Ballot for Officers and Directors for the 2020-2021 Year will be sent out soon. Please keep an eye out for the e-mail and submit your ballot.
Upcoming Certification Sessions
Certification sessions are usually held at the ACI-IL Certification Facility: 650 W. Grand Ave., Elmhurst, IL 60126 - Suite 106
ACI-IL Certification programs include the following offerings:
Grade 1 Field Technician
Aggregate Lab Technician 1
Strength Lab Technician 1
Concrete Construction Special Inspector
Adhesive Anchor Installer
Adhesive Anchor Installer Inspector
Check the schedule below for a session or sessions of interest. Review the class listings below and register. Sessions are filling up quickly, so don’t delay!
April 22-23, 2020 Grade 1 Field Technician (Class postponed and will be rescheduled)
May 19-20, 2020 Grade 1 Field Technician (Please check the website after May 1 for further updates)
See the ACI-IL website for course descriptions, registration forms and frequently asked questions at www.aciillinois.com.
If you need help registering just call (773)775-7558 and leave a message for our registrar Ms. Nicole Galati who will assist you with registration assistance, hotel recommendations and payment methods.
Thank you to our Certification Sponsors!
Certification GOLD Sponsors:
Certification SILVER Sponsors:
Interested in sponsoring?
Contact Pete Stamatopoulos at 630-804-9577.