WA ACI Chapter Events

WA ACI Chapter Meeting November 11, 2020

Thank you to Dr. Fabian Meyer-Brötz, Head of 3D Construction Printing & PERI GmbH in Germany – one of the largest manufacturers of formwork and scaffolding solutions in the world. We enjoyed his very informative presentation on 3D Construction Printing. 
Dr. Fabian Meyer-Brötz’s work revolves around paving the way for a broader application of 3D printing in the industrial practice and bringing state of the art technology on real world construction sites. He is developing projects with PERI customers in Europe, the US, the Middle East, and Japan.

WA ACI Chapter Golf Tournament 
Date: Monday September 21, 2020 | Glendale Country Club | 13440 Main Street | Bellevue, WA 98005

Thank you to our generous sponsors and all those who attended for making this a fun & memorable event!

2020 sponsor


Update Regarding ACI Certification and Events:  

We continue to work within the Governor’s Guidelines for health and safety. In coordination with our examiners and testing locations we are moving towards meeting certification needs. Where necessary, we created new processes, found new venues, and approaches to certification sessions. It is our goal to return to online listing of certification schedule and registration. You will find when you register online you will need to select a testing time for both written and performance exams. 

As we recognize everyone must do their part, please be prepared to demonstrate your good health (no colds, fever, and symptom free) to be part of any exam/performance session. Bring your own PPE, eye-wear, masks, and gloves. We will have limited supplies. Best advise……. if you are not feeling well, please stay home, get better and will catch you once you are symptom free.
 Everyone is required to provide a health statement along with proper valid ID for each exam.

Update on ACI Certification Process Revisions 

Certification process changes to accommodate health and safety guidelines. Group gatherings are the challenge, at least for now, perhaps thru the remainder of this year. Changes include: 

  • Online Virtual Review session. We are working to complete recorded on-demand review videos.
  • ACI has online modules we may consider for Field, AA and Strength
  • Written exams will be offered separately from review, as necessary.
  • Written exam sessions; in small groups / multiple sessions. 

Performance testing options vary from limited small groups with strict scheduling. Contemplating Remote Performance Review. 
Revise Performance format:

  • Examinee does all testing at a single station with a single Examiner
  • One Examiner per station
  • Lab for their Examinee(s) brings own equipment including scales. Will have some community equipment available.
  • Goal / need is to reduce interactions & improve to a more consistent process with examinees responsible for their equipment.
  • No gathering in testing area or waiting area. Will schedule small groups in shifts. 

Finding a suitable place for written testing with sufficient distancing the challenge. Your (affordable) suggestions welcome. 
Redmond Comm. Ctr. out until they reach Phase 4 otherwise, they are not a viable option currently.
Same with performance exams, large enough location for small group distancing the challenge. 
Remote review via face time an option that has been discussed and being considered.

Rescheduled sessions are now completed. Additional session schedule to be announced soon. We will do our best to accommodate the needs but please recognize certification on demand is not something we can do. Sincere appreciation for your continued understanding, cooperation, and patience. 
Please continue to monitor for updates.

ACI also offers online training for the following to support your efforts:

Prepare for your upcoming certification test on-line with the following: 

Concrete Field Testing Grade I Certification Training (6 Courses)
Concrete Strength Testing Technician Certification Training
Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Training  

Monthly dinner/chapter meetings are scheduled October through May on the second Wednesday of each month. Topics include live project tours, reports on technical concrete construction applications, and products and concrete construction methods.  

2020-21 WA ACI Event Planning Schedule.

  • Mark your calendars to save these dates for awesome networking and Chapter events!
  • Support our students by becoming a Student Sponsor, details inside.

Events will be posted in the Event Calendar as they become available.  Dates and locations may vary depending on venue or tour availability.  If you have suggestions on a possible concrete construction related topic, please contact the Association office at (206) 878-1622.

Other WA ACI Chapter events include a joint meeting with the Structural Engineers Association of Washington (SEAW) in February and the Annual ACI Washington Chapter Golf Tournament (typically held in June).  Tournament sponsors include The American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE).