Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff
ACI’s newest certification program tests individuals’ technical knowledge on self-consolidating concrete mixes and ability to correctly perform five ASTM Standard Test Methods: C1610, Static Segregation of SCC Using Column Technique; C1611, Slump Flow of SCC; C1621, Passing Ability of SCC by J-Ring; C1712, Rapid Assessment of Static Segregation Resistance of SCC Using Penetration Test; and, C175, Fabrication of a Test Specimen with SCC. The Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician certification program consists of written and performance exams; valid for five years, it is offered through ACI’s global network of 120-plus sponsoring groups in local practitioner communities.
“As the interest and use of self-consolidating concrete increased, it became clear to the industry that standardized test methods were needed,” says ACI Managing Director, Certification John Nehasil. “ACI and ASTM committee members developed tests to measure and monitor the fresh or plastic characteristics of SCC. Near the end of the development stage, the industry recognized the need and importance of an ACI certification program to ensure these test methods were performed correctly. If you work with and test self-consolidating concrete on a regular basis, then make sure you are certified to do the job right.” — www.whyACIcertification.org