Presenter: Luke Snell, P.E., FACI, Concrete Consultant
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
Many precast manufacturer QC personnel obtain certificates for American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I due to requirements by jurisdictions or the NPCA Quality Control Certification Program. The process of getting certified includes taking a written and performance exam that cover seven ASTM test methods and practices. This can make the experience daunting for those that are new to the industry, or those more than a few years removed from taking exams. Luke Snell, Emeritus Professor of Construction at Southern Illinois University and concrete consultant was named one of Ten Most Influential People of the Year in the Concrete Industry by Concrete Construction and Concrete Producer magazines in 2007 and has done extensive work in concrete certifications throughout the world. He will share his wisdom with attendees on how best to prepare for their ACI certification with emphasis on Field Testing Technician Grade 1, but much of the information shared could be applied to obtaining other certifications. He will discuss what to expect with the written exams and will also explain where most applicants fail during performance exams. This information will be valuable to future ACI certified individuals.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the format and expectations for taking ACI Certification Exams.
- Identify areas of focus when taking the ACI Field Testing Technician – Grade I performance examination.
- List five things to do prior to ACI Certification examination day.