Sessions and Events

Sessions & Events

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Convention Highlights

October 28, 2020


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$299.00

A certified Concrete Construction Special Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete construction inspections based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

This program also requires work experience. Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required.

The work experience must include:
- Decision-making authority and responsibility;
- Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes;
- Evaluation of concrete construction in the field;
- Documentation and reporting of inspection results; and
- Proficiency in appropriate areas of concrete construction inspection.

This program includes two exams. First is a three-hour written inspection examination, which is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. This is then followed by a one-hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee's ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$299.00

A certified Concrete Quality Technical Manager is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and experience necessary to supervise an effective concrete quality control/quality assurance program and perform duties on behalf of the Architect/Engineer in technical matters pertaining to the concrete used in a project.

This program also requires work experience. Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required.

The applicable experience for CQTM must include the following:
- Decision making authority and responsibility;
- Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes;
- Knowledge in administration of a concrete QA/QC plan;
- Documentation and reporting of test results;
- Proficiency in preparation of concrete mix proportions;
- Proficiency in evaluation of concrete and concrete materials test reports and documents.

This program includes two exams. First is a four-hour written examination, which is open-book and consists of approximately 100 multiple-choice questions. To pass the written examination, BOTH of the following conditions must be met: At least 60% correct for each of the required sections; and a minimum score of 70% overall.
This is then followed by a two-hour practical application examination, which is open-book and consists of approximately 25 multiple-choice questions. The minimum passing grade for the examination is 70%.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$299.00

A certified Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person qualified to inspect and record the results of concrete inspection methods related to transportation projects based on codes and job specifications. The program covers inspection during preplacement, placement, and post-placement operations.

This program also requires work experience. Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required.

The work experience must include:
- Decision-making authority and responsibility;
- Verification of compliance with plans, specifications, and codes;
- Evaluation of concrete construction in the field;
- Documentation and reporting of inspection results; and
- Proficiency in appropriate areas of concrete construction inspection.

This program includes two exams. First is a three-hour written inspection examination, which is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. This is then followed by a one-hour plans reading examination consists of approximately 20 questions and is designed to test the examinee's ability to read and understand engineering drawings. The minimum passing grade for each examination is 70%.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$299.00

A certified Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge required to properly inspect the installation of post-installed adhesive and mechanical anchors in concrete. The Inspector must understand the responsibilities and qualification requirements of the Installer, inspection requirements as cited in the documents governing the construction of the project, and the process governing the qualification of anchor systems.

This program includes two exams. First is a forty-five-minute installation examination, which is closed-book and consists of approximately 45 multiple-choice questions. To pass the installation examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 74%. This is then followed by a two-hour inspection examination which is open-book and consists of approximately 90 multiple-choice questions. To pass the inspection portion of the examination the examinee must attain a minimum score of 60% on each subsection, and an overall score of 70%.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$299.00

A certified Shotcrete Inspector is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and experience required to properly inspect the placement of shotcrete. The Inspector must understand the responsibilities and qualification requirements of the Nozzleman as well as the inspection requirements as cited in the documents governing the construction of the project.

The 90-minute written examination is open-book and consists of approximately 80 multiple-choice questions. The minimum passing grade for the examination is 75%.

Verification of the amount and range of work experience by the applicant's employer(s) is required.
Satisfactory work experience must include at least one of the following:
- Testing, inspection, and quality control of shotcrete;
- Supervision of shotcrete construction work;
- Design of shotcrete structures.

Certification is valid for a period of five years from the date of successfully completing all requirements.

PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND. Tickets may be purchased at the ACI Registration Desk up to 24 hours prior to the event, based on availability.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

The aim of the session is to review the current best practices for concrete overlays. Much of the material will be based on a refreshed edition of the ACI Committee Report 325.13R that is currently being updated.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the types of concrete overlays available, and their relative advantages;
(2) Discuss the choice of design tools when working on an overlay structural design;
(3) Describe the process of selecting an unbonded or bonded overlay for a given application;
(4) Describe construction processes for placing concrete overlays.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This session will provide industry insight from SCA representatives on how slag cement is being used to create more durable, sustainable, and resilient concrete.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss Alkali Silica Reaction and how slag cement works to mitigate these deteriorating effects on concrete;
(2) Describe how Environmental Product Declarations and Life Cycle Assessments work to convey concrete sustainability;
(3) Explain how slag cement can be used in geotechnical concrete applications;
(4) Identify 5-10 award winning case studies on the use of slag cement.


8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

This session intends to introduce to the concrete industry a new development on using nanofibers for several applications in concrete. Researchers the possible use of nanofibers to enhance cement hydration, add new functionalities (e.g., sensing and energy harvesting) and improve mechanical properties of concrete using nanofibers. Research has also shown the ability of new types of nanofibers to facilitate 3D-printing of concrete. Through this distinguished group of diverse speakers, this session will introduce to concrete researchers, engineers, suppliers, and contractors, how nanofibers are opening new frontiers in concrete technology.
Learning Objectives:


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

There has been much discussion in ACI, and the concrete community in general, on the benefits of Internal Curing of concrete using pre-wetted lightweight aggregates. Internal curing can also be accomplished using other materials such as super absorbent polymers (SAP). This session, which is sponsored by committee 213, presents new research results on specific effects of internal curing, including: resistance to freezing and thawing; effects on self-consolidating concrete; results of electrical resistivity measurements; transport properties and pore water potential development; and corrosion-based service life prediction of reinforced concrete structures. These new papers are relevant to many aspects of concrete construction, including infrastructure projects. In order for the implementation of internal curing to continue to accelerate, the answers this session provides need to be widely disseminated. This is a direct reflection of the mission of Committee 213: “Develop and report information on mineral lightweight aggregates and structural lightweight concrete made with such aggregates.” The speakers for this session have all been directly involved in the research being reported. For some, the research was the basis for their Ph.D. thesis. They were selected by Committee 213 based on the subject of their research and their willingness to attend the Raleigh convention and present their papers.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Specify requirements for internal curing materials and procedures that will result in satisfactory resistance to freezing and thawing;
(2) Predict the effects of internal curing with pre-wetted lightweight aggregates on the transport properties of concrete, including capillary pore water potential development and moisture content evaluation;
(3) Correctly interpret the results of electrical resistivity of internally cured concrete;


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Eric Kreiger

3-D printing has garnered a lot of excitement in the concrete community due to its potential benefits for the concrete construction (cost reduction, construction time reduction, and design freedom). However, it's not as easy as it looks. This session will provide an overview of 3-D printing and discuss the common challenges and advice on how to avoid them.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Explain the difference between 3-D printing, additive manufacturing and additive construction using cementitious materials;
(2) Highlight the foreseeable challenges in project lifecycle: design, construction, and permitting of 3-D printed components and systems;
(3) Discuss the challenges in printer systems used for 3-D printers and highlight issues related to reinforcement of 3-D printed concrete;
(4) Summarize the challenges in going from a benchtop printer to a construction scale printer.


11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Moderator: Ben Dymond

The session objective is to present state-of-the-art and emerging methodologies for the strength or serviceability evaluation of signature concrete bridges. Bridge designers, inspectors, owners, leading industry experts, students, and academicians should attend the session. The potential list of topics includes, but is not limited to: load testing at or beyond service, use of load testing for load rating or maintenance, advanced numerical or computational analysis, structural versus element rating, determination of structure specific reliability indices, use of continuous monitoring for detecting anomalies, novel inspection techniques.
Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for the strength or serviceability evaluation of signature concrete bridges through load-testing methods;
(2) Describe state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for the strength or serviceability evaluation of signature concrete bridges through advanced numerical or computational analysis;
(3) Identify key performance indicators that specifically apply to signature concrete bridges;
(4) Identify advanced load testing methods that can be used for signature concrete bridge evaluation.


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

ACI President Jeffrey Coleman invites all convention attendees to the President’s Reception, where you’ll have the opportunity to network with committee Chairs, chapter Presidents, and international attendees. An assortment of food and hosted bar will be available.



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