Concrete Transportation Special Inspector (CP-31)

    October 13, 2018
    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043
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    • Location: The workshop and exam will be held at the following location:
      ACI Houston Office (located behind the Terracon office)
      3900 Claymore Park Drive #120
    • Houston, Texas 77043
      Terracon Clay Road
    • WRITTEN TEST ONLY - THERE IS NO REVIEW FOR THIS PARTICULAR TEST.
    • Test Day (October 13, 2018) includes 3-hour written exam followed by 1-hour plans reading exam. Check-in for the test begins at 6:30 a.m. and the test will begin at 7:00 a.m. The doors will be locked and those that are late will not be allowed to take the exam.
    • Pricing: Includes the exam and work experience review. Books are not included in the cost of this test.
    • Meals: Breakfast is provided during the exam, along with snacks and drinks.
    • Physical Strength Requirement: N/A
    • PPE: N/A
    • A valid ID is required on the day of the test. The ID will be held until the Examinee completes and turns in their test(s) booklet/answer sheet.
    • Lodging: If traveling from out of town the following hotels are nearby:

    Comfort Suites
    11440 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77041
    832.467.1200
    Comfort Suites

    Holiday Inn & Suites
    4606 Westway Park Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77041
    713.996.8200
    Holiday Inn

     

    Sheraton Houston West
    11191 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77041
    281.501.4200
    Sheraton

     

    • Point of Contact for this exam is Mark Dornak ([email protected]) or Joe Hill ([email protected]).
    • Interpreters: Not provided. Test is in English
    • Refund Policy: Refunds may be issued on a case-by-case basis, up until 14 days prior to the workshop. There will be a $25.00 service fee charged for refunds. No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the workshop. The cost of the materials will not be refunded.
    • Waiver: The attached waiver must be filled out and brought to class.

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION – CONCRETE TRANSPORTATION SPECIAL INSPECTOR (CP-31):
    A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, including preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

    A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training is a person who has demonstrated knowledge in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, but does not have the experience required to qualify as an ACI Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector.

    Scope and Knowledge:
    The program requires a knowledge of concrete construction, including plan reading, soil-cement, piling installations, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing, curing, and protection.

    Certification Requirements:
    For Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector:

    ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

    1. Obtain a passing grade on the written inspection examination; and
    2. Obtain a passing grade on the written plans reading examination; and
    3. Fulfill the requirements in ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I as follows:
    • Be currently certified as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I
      OR
    • Have been certified as an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I at one time
      AND
    • Pass the current ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I written exam within one year of passing the Inspector exam.*

    1. Possess at least one of the following qualifications:
    • A minimum of two years of college or technical school, earning at least 60 credit hours, PLUS two years of satisfactory work experience; or
    • A high school diploma, or equivalent, PLUS a minimum of three years of satisfactory work experience; or
    • Five years of satisfactory work experience.


    *Note: If the written exam and plans-reading exam are passed on separate dates, the one year period for passing the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I written exam begins on the date of the first exam passed.

    The work experience must include:

    • Decision-making authority and responsibility;
    • Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes;
    • Evaluation of concrete construction in the field;
    • Documentation and reporting of inspection results; and
    • Proficiency in appropriate areas of concrete construction inspection. 
    • Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required.

      The three-hour written inspection examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. The one-hour plans-reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee's ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.

      Recertification is necessary every five years and requires fulfillment of the Field Testing Technician requirements and successful completion of the inspection and plans reading examinations.

     

    For Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector-in-Training:
    ACI will grant certification to those applicants who meet the Field Testing Technician requirements and pass both written examinations. Individuals with Inspector-in-Training certification can upgrade to full Inspector status upon submittal and approval of sufficient education/work experience.

    Recertification is necessary every five years and requires fulfillment of the Field Testing Technician requirements and successful completion of the inspection and plans reading examinations.

    Study Material:
    Additional workbooks and study packages are also available from the ACI Bookstore.
    CP–31PACK: Transportation Inspector Reference Package (Inch-Pound Units)

    This package contains all of the resource materials needed to properly prepare for certification as an ACI Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector. The ring binder contains the following materials: Program Information (including study aids,); reprints of ACI documents (including ACI's Manual of Concrete Inspection, SP–2); excerpts from ICC's International Building Code; and CRSI's Manual of Standard Practice.

    Work Experience:
    Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector Work Experience Form and Instructions

    Formulario de Solicitud del Examinado
    Información para el Solicitante

    Program Policy:
    Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector Policy

    Documents

    2019 Waiver