Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
After working with the Concrete Reinforcement Steel Institute since 2011 as a founding cosponsor, ACI is exclusively overseeing Adhesive Anchor Installer (AAI) certification. Developed in response to a National Transportation Safety Board request following a Boston Central Artery/Tunnel precast panel anchor failure, the certification program is now available in 40-plus locations.
“CRSI was instrumental in bringing this program to ACI and participating in its development and launch,” says ACI Managing Director of Certification John Nehasil. “Their involvement, along with anchor manufacturers and ACI, demonstrated industry solidarity at a crucial time. ACI now has program operation well in hand, and is in a solid position to promote and expand AAI [certification].”
The Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification committee maintains a CRSI representative member to monitor developments in program content and operation. AAI certification indicates that an individual a) has demonstrated the ability to read, comprehend, and execute instructions to properly install adhesive anchors in concrete; and, b) knows how to properly assess ambient and concrete conditions, materials, equipment, and tools attending anchor installation.