ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector Exam (CP-21)

    January 19, 2019
    7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043
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    • Test (January 19, 2019) includes the 3-hour written inspection exam and 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.
      • 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.
    • Pricing: Includes the exam.
    • Meals: Breakfast is provided during the test.
    • Physical Strength Requirement: N.A.
    • PPE: N.A.
    • Lodging: If traveling from out of town the following hotels are nearby:

     

    Comfort Suites
    11440 Clay Road 
    Houston, TX 77041
    832.467.1200
    Holiday Inn & Suites
    4606 Westway Park Boulevard
    Houston, TX 77041
    713.996.8200
    Sheraton Houston West
    11191 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77041
    281.501.4200

     

    • Points of Contact for this exam are Mark Dornak (mdornak@walkerpartners.com) or Joe Hill (joe.hill@terracon.com).
    • 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. A one-time transfer will be allowed within the 14 days if notice is given prior to the day before the workshop. There will be a $25.00 service fee for transferring.
    • Waiver: The attached waiver (see below) must be filled out and brought to class.

     


    COURSE DESCRIPTION:

    An ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record and report the results of concrete construction inspection based on codes and job specifications. 

    Scope and Knowledge:

    The programs require a knowledge of concrete construction, including plan 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

    • 117—Specification for Tolerances for Concrete Construction and Materials
    • 213R—Guide for Structural Lightweight-Aggregate Concrete
    • 301—Specifications for Structural Concrete
    • 302.1R—Guide to Concrete Floor and Slab Construction
    • 304R—Guide for Measuring, Mixing, Transporting, and Placing Concrete
    • 304.2R—Placing Concrete by Pumping Methods
    • 305R—Guide to Hot Weather Concreting
    • 306R—Guide to Cold Weather Concreting
    • 308R—Guide to Curing Concrete
    • 309R—Guide to Consolidation of Concrete
    • 318—Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete
    • 347R—Guide to Formwork for Concrete
    • SP–2—Manual of Concrete Inspection

    ICC PUBLICATIONS

    • IBC—International Building Code

    CRSI PUBLICATIONS

    • Manual of Standard Practice (MSP)


    Certification Requirements:

    For Concrete Construction Special Inspector: ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who:

    • Obtain a passing grade on the written inspection examination; and
    • Obtain a passing grade on the written plans reading examination; and
    • 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.

     

    If the ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I requirement is not held at the time of testing for Concrete Construction Special Inspector, the requisite ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I certification or validation of prior ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I certification with successful completion of the current ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I written examination must be obtained within one year of the first examination passed for Inspector. Otherwise, the written inspection and plans reading examinations must be retaken in their entireties.
    Possess at least one of the following qualifications:
    A B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Construction Engineering or Construction Engineering Technology from a program accredited by ABET (aka Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), including courses in concrete materials, design or construction), PLUS six months satisfactory work experience; or
    A B.S. degree in an engineering program PLUS one year of satisfactory work experience; or
    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.

    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 Associate Concrete Construction Special Inspector:
    ACI will grant certification to those applicants who meet the Field Testing Technician requirements and pass both written examinations. Individuals with Associate 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 MATERIALS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE BASE PRICE! CONTACT ACI TO ORDER IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER FOR THE EXAM WITH THE REFERANCE MATERIALS INCLUDED.

     

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    $300.00 Concrete Construction Special Inspector - Certification

    $600.00 Concrete Construction Special Inspector - Certification WITH Reference Materials

    Documents

    2019 Waiver