Construction News

September 10, 2021

RESCHEDULED: Board of Directors and Budget & Finance. 
Please note that the date for the next meetings of AGCI’s Board of Directors and Budget and Finance Committee have been changed.

Both meetings have been moved to Wednesday, October 13. As in past years, this is the same date as our annual hog roast (see item below and the Calendar of Events on page 3). Notices will be sent to each group by email closer to the meeting date.

New AGCI member. 
AGCI welcomes new active member JL Allen Services, Inc.

Formed in 1954 and located in Tuscola, JL Allen Services specializes in the construction of pipeline stations and pipe fabrication.

Visit their
website or give them a call at 217-253-3371.

2022 Midwinter Seminar
.  AGCI’s 2022 Midwinter Seminar will be held at the Alaia in San Pedro, Belize January 29 through February 5. The area is renowned as having some of the world’s best snorkeling and flyfishing, and the resort is able to book ziplining and Mayan ruin excursions as well. We’ll also be there during the local lobster season. If you haven’t registered yet, download and fill out the registration form and send it to Brittany Kesterson right away!

Maya Island Air and Tropic Air Belize offer flights from the Belize International Airport to San Pedro Island. Our travel agent will try to book flights for our group only once we receive flight itineraries. Please send your flight schedules to Brittany!

The Belize Tourism Board will help keep everyone updated on Covid-19-related requirements. At present, everyone — vaccinated and unvaccinated alike — must provide a negative test when landing. It is likely that a negative test will be required when reentering the US as well. We’ll update this space with more information as we get it.

23rd Annual Hog Roast.  Join us on Wednesday, October 13 for AGCI’s 23rd Annual Hog Roast. It will be held from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Firefighters/Postal Club, located at 940 West Lake Shore Drive in Springfield.

Cost is $30 per person. Download the registration form here and send it to
Brittany Kesterson no later than Wednesday, October 6.

Sparta Shoot.  Spots are going fast for SIBA and AGCI’s annual Shooting Event on Thursday, October 7 at the World Shooting & Recreational Complex in Sparta. Send in the attached form right away!

This year’s event is a sporting clays competition with a four-man team format. If you do not have a full four-man team, we can accommodate any number of shooters. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30. The cost is $175 per person, which includes a round of sporting clays; golf cart; breakfast and/or lunch; orange tumbler; shells (your choice of 12– or 20–gauge); and awards. Eye and ear protection, face masks, and hand sanitizer will be provided. All proceeds will benefit an education fund or charity from the organization with which you are registered.

There are also sponsorships available. The deadline to register for the event or as a sponsor is September 30.For more information, download the registration forms for shooters and sponsors.

Proposed BDE Special Provisions.  Below are links to seven pre-final Bureau of Design & Environment (BDE) Special Provisions proposed for the January 21 and March 11, 2022 lettings.

Please review and direct any comments to Bill Frey by Wednesday, September 22. IDOT will review the comments and make any revisions deemed appropriate.

·   34261  Railroad Protective Liability Insurance

·   80045  Material Transfer Device

·   80099  Accessible Pedestrian Signals (APS)

·   80426  Bituminous Surface Treatment with Fog Seal

·   80435  Surface Testing of Pavements - IRI

·   80441  Performance Graded Asphalt Binder

·   80442  Hot-Mix Asphalt – Start of Production

Standard Specs and Speical Provisions.  IDOT's 2022 Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction and 2022 Supplemental Specifications and Recurring Special Provisions are now available in PDF format on IDOT's website (Standard Specs here [PDF] and Supplemental Specs here [PDF]). Due to economic delays with IDOT's contracted printing vendor, hard copies will not be available until the end of the year.

The following two PDFs provide a summary of the changes made in the 2022 Standard Specs and a disposition of the Recurring and BDE special provisions.

End-of-Week Summary.  Click here for TFIC’s summary for the week ending September 10, 2021.

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