Residential Concrete Foundation Technician

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Residential Concrete Foundation Technician

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A Residential Concrete Foundation Technician is an individual who has demonstrated knowledge of residential concrete foundation construction and the codes and standards that apply to this segment of the concrete construction industry.

Scope and Knowledge:

Specific areas of knowledge covered in this program are:

  • Concrete Materials
  • Evaluation of Soils
  • Excavation Safety
  • Components of the Foundation System
    • Top Restraint
    • Wall Construction
    • Reinforcement (Structural and Temperature/Shrinkage)
    • Footings and Bottom Restraint
  • Waterproofing and Dampproofing
  • Backfilling Operations
  • Safe Working Environment (Fall Protection, Confined Space, etc.)

Certification Requirements:

ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who attain a passing grade on the ACI written examination.

The two-hour written examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. To pass the written examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 70%.

Study Material:

Scheduled for publication in 2017.

CP-55 PACK: Residential Concrete Foundation Technician Reference Package

This package contains all of the resource materials needed to properly prepare for and take the examination for certification as an ACI Residential Concrete Foundation Technician. The reference package contains:

  • International Residential Code (IRC), Chapter 4
  • ACI 332 – Residential Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary
  • ACI 332.1R – Guide to Residential Concrete Construction
  • Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) Standard
  • CFA Cold Weather Report
  • CFA TN-001 – Using ACI 332 with the IRC
  • CFA TN-002 – Backfilling Foundation Walls
  • CFA TN-003 – Casting Residential Foundation Walls in Cold Weather
  • CFA TN-004 – Cracking in Concrete Walls
  • CFA TN-009 – Fall Protection Systems in Residential Construction: Formwork Scaffold Brackets
  • CFA TN-010 – Waterproofing and Dampproofing
  • CFA TN-011 – Soils and Excavation
  • CFA TN-012 – Concrete Basics for the Residential Contractor
  • American Concrete Pumping Association Safety Manual
  • OSHA 3498-12N 2011 – Protecting Yourself from Noise in Construction
  • NIOSH 2010-115 – Protecting Yourself from Cold Stress
  • NIOSH 2010-116 – Protecting Yourself from Sun Exposure
  • NIOSH 2013-143 – Preventing Heat Related Illness of Death of Outdoor Workers