On-Demand Course: Intentions and Contents of the New "Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces"

Price: $ 39.00 USD

Choose Product Language

Choose Product Units

Choose Product Format



INSTRUCTIONS: View the recorded webinar. Complete 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1 PDH)

Access Period: 180 days

This course is included in the Fundamentals of Concrete Construction Certificate Program. Completion of all courses in an ACI University Certificate Program will earn you a program certificate and digital badge. For more details, visit ACI University Certificate Programs.


The scope of this guide is to solve a lack of uniformity in the appearance criteria of concrete surfaces and to provide a comprehensive guidance and understanding to its production and evaluation. The new guide defines the formed concrete surfaces based on a set of uniformly comparable characteristics such as texture, color, porosity, construction and facing joints, surface irregularities and form-facing. Detailed guidelines are given on the basis of four levels of quality called “Concrete Surface Categories (CSC)”. These are based on the visibility of the completed surface as well as the importance of its visual appearance.

Recorded webinar from October 7, 2014.

Presented by: Rolf Spahr, Sales Director MEVA Schalungs-Systeme GmbH, Germany


Document Details

Author: Rolf Spahr

Publication Year: 2014


Categories: Decorative Concrete

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the basic quality levels of formed concrete surfaces and its definitions.

2. To understand the classifications or critera presented in the following tables: a) descriptions of the visible effects on as-cast formed surfaces (including the following criteria: texture, surface void ratio, color uniformity, surface irregularities and facing joints); b)the form-facing categories; c) the concrete surface void ratio; d) the characteristics of form-facing material

3. To understand the planning, the formwork and facing selection and the production recommendations.

4. To understand the evaluation of the formed concrete surfaces.


Any applicable errata are included with individual documents at the time of purchase. Errata are not included for collections or sets of documents such as the ACI Collection. For a listing of and access to all product errata, visit the Errata page.

Return/Exchange Policy

Printed / Hard Copy Products: The full and complete returned product will be accepted if returned within 60 days of receipt and in salable condition. A 20% service charge applies. Return shipping fees are the customer’s responsibility.

Electronic /Downloaded Products & Online Learning Courses: These items are not eligible for return.

Subscriptions These items are not eligible for return.

Exchanges: Contact ACI’s Customer Services Department for options (+1.248.848.3800 – ACICustomerService@concrete.org).