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App accelerates ACI technician, inspector certification checks

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmingon Hills, Mich.

The new Verify app allows users to quickly and easily confirm American Concrete Institute-certified individuals’ status by name or certification ID number. ACI has certified 400,000-plus concrete finishers, technicians, supervisors, inspectors and managers since the 1980s, and counts more than more than 123,000 active certifications across 25-plus programs worldwide.

“Verify is the perfect tool to use on the jobsite,” says ACI Managing Director, Certification John Nehasil. “Using simply a phone or tablet, anyone can easily verify the status of people working on a particular project or find the total number of ACI-certified individuals in an area.

“ACI-certified workers are critically important to the concrete industry, as they provide assurance that testing, placing, and inspecting are performed correctly. Through our certification programs, ACI is strengthening the workforce with competent and proven individuals who can perform their jobs in a way that will help ensure longevity for the industry.”

The Verify app helps the entire verification process move more quickly and easily so jobs can proceed, he adds, and bears the same functionality of the ACI’s concrete.org/verify web-based tool. The app is currently available in iOS platform from the Apple App Store. An Android version is in the works.  — www.concrete.org