WA ACI Chapter Events

July 2020 Update Regarding ACI Certification and Events: 

To restart certification efforts, we are working within the Governor’s Guidelines as issued on May 4th. In coordination with our examiners and testing locations we are moving towards meeting certification needs, as scheduling permits. Where necessary for good health and safety of all, we are re-imagining our processes, venues, and approach to certification sessions. 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.

Update on restarting ACI Certification.

March Field classes have been rescheduled and are now completed for both Seattle and Spokane.

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.
  • 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.  


Click this link to see the 2019-20 WA ACI Event Planning Schedule.

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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).