GEOGRAPHICAL TERRITORY: Oregon and Southwest Washington.
WHAT IS THE OREGON CHAPTER OF ACI? Like ACI International, the Oregon Chapter of ACI (OACI) is a consensus organization in that its membership reflects the leadership of the Oregon concrete industry through participation by: specification writers and designers; educators; contractors; concrete producers; public officials; consultants; testing laboratories; various materials suppliers; and others. The composition of the OACI Board of Directors is intended to reflect, as best it can, the Chapter’s general membership in terms of industry type and divergent interests.
THE PURPOSE OF THE OREGON CHAPTER OF ACI: Although the Oregon Chapter of ACI does not directly involve itself in many of the activities of ACI International (such as the authorship of specifications standards, etc.) it does attempt to mirror ACI in one very important area – discussion and dissemination of technical information relating to concrete. In this respect, the primary interest of the Oregon Chapter of ACI is technical education. OACI may use a variety of means, including the presentation of technical seminars on subjects thought to be of interest to its constituency to satisfy that interest.
MEETINGS/EDUCATION/SOCIAL EVENTS: monthly lunch meetings at the Spaghetti Factory;
two technical programs per year;
annual golf tournament.
ACI CERTIFICATION: Concrete Flatwork Finisher/Technician;
Concrete Strength Testing Technician;
Adhesive Anchor Installer.
AWARDS PROGRAM: Excellence in Concrete; held in April or May with 13-16 categories and one winner of each; one lifetime achievement award to an individual.