ACI Concrete Construction Special Instructor Exam

    August 11, 2018
    6:45 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Terracon Consultants
    11555 Clay Road
    Houston, TX 77043
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    ACI Concrete Construction Special Instructor Exam

    Definition:

    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.

    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

      • ACI Concrete Terminology

      • 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:

    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.

    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 PRICE!  CONTACT ACI TO ORDER.

    Please download the Waiver and bring to class!!

    NO REFUNDS FOR NO SHOWS! 24 Hour notice MUST be given for a ONE TIME Transfer of the Registration

    The workshop for the test will be held on August 04, 2018 beginning at 0645 at Terracon Consultants located at 11555 Clay Road Houston, Texas 77043.

    Registration Pricing:

    • Concrete Construction Special Inspector Certification – $400.00

    This program includes the Exam portion. No workshop. Study materials can be purchased from ACI. Not included in this fee. All test sections are included for full certification.

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    Remaining Seats:

    $400.00 Member Ticket - Concrete Construction Special Inspector Certification

    $400.00 Non-Member Ticket - Concrete Construction Special Inspector