Concrete Construction Special Instructor Certification Program

    August 07, 2018 7:30 AM to August 10, 2018 4:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043

    Concrete Construction Special Inspector (CP-21) Certification Program

    Dates: August 7 - 10, 2018

    This is a four day program that includes three days of classroom review on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; followed by the written and plan reading exams on Friday. The package price includes the review, the exams, all certification fees and the ACI technical resource materials for this program (CP-21)

    It is important to note that the written exam is "open book" and the CP-21 pack documents are the only materials permitted to be used during this testing session. If you have already purchased these materials prior to registration, you can delete them from the registration fee, but you must bring the CP-21 to the first day of class or you will not be permitted to continue in the session (and will be required to pay a rescheduling fee).

    Register on-line here by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom left side of this page.

    A Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

    An Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person who is knowledgeable about inspection procedures for concrete construction, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations; but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector.
    Scope and Knowledge

    The programs require a knowledge of concrete construction, including plans reading, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing curing, and protection. The technical resource materials used in these programs include the following: ACI PUBLICATIONS

    CP-21 Program

    • SP-2 - Manual of Concrete Inspection

    • ACI Concrete Terminology

    • 117 - Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials

    • 213R - Guide for Structural Lightweight-Aggregate Concrete

    • 301 - Specifications for Structural Concrete

    • 302.1R - Floor and Slab Construction

    • 304R - Measuring, Mixing, Transporting and Placing Concrete

    • 304.2R - Placing Concrete by Pumping Methods

    • 305R - Hot Weather Concreting

    • 306R - Cold Weather Concreting

    • 308R - Curing Concrete

    • 309R - Consolidation of Concrete

    • 318 - Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete

    • 347 - Formwork for Concrete


    Manual of Standard Practice (MSP)

    Coming from Out of Town?

    Comfort Suites

    11440 Clay Road (across from Terracon)
    Houston, Texas 77041

    Continental Breakfast

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

    4606 Westway Park Boulevard
    Houston, Texas 77041

    Restaurant Onsite

    Sheraton Houston West Hotel

    11191 Clay Road
    Houston, Texas 77041

    Restaurant Onsite

    NOTE: Registration is non-refundable after July 1, 2018



    Mark Dornak (979) 314-1727

    John Mills (713) 329-2505

    Review of the materials and test will be administered by:  

    Luke M. Snell is a concrete consultant and Emeritus Professor from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has done extensive consulting work on construction and concrete problems throughout the U.S., Saudi Arabia, and Mongolia. He has also written over 400 articles on concrete, construction materials, and construction education. He has been instrumental in starting ACI chapters in Mongolia, Algeria and Ethiopia and has worked with China, India, Singapore, Taiwan, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia to start concrete certification programs.

    He is a past chair of American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Committees 517, Accelerated Curing of Concrete; E702, Designing Concrete Structures; Chapter Activities Committee; International Chapters, Educational Activities Committee and was on ACI’s Board of Direction. He currently is the chair of the ACI 120 - History of Concrete.

    Snell is an ACI Fellow and received the ACI Joe W. Kelly Award (Teaching award) in 1995, the ACI Chapter Activities Award in 1997, and was the ACI Educational Committee Member of the Year in 2002. He has received various other awards and was named one of the Ten Most Influential People of the Year in the Concrete Industry by Concrete Construction and Concrete Producer magazines in 2007, Construction Laureate of Mongolia (2007), the Henry L Kennedy Award from ACI (2008) and the ACI Certification Award (2015).

    He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois and Missouri

    He has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Honorary Doctorate from Aria University of Sciences and Sustainability.



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