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Technical Service Center — Training

ACI Concrete Special Inspector Certification

November 6–8, 2012
Sponsored by USBR’s Materials Engineering and Research Lab (in place of Concrete School for 2012)

This course provides an opportunity to train our staff to the highest industry standard. The ACI Concrete Special Inspector course provides detailed instruction on many aspects for building quality concrete structures. It includes training on sampling and testing of freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, and finishing concrete, as well as jointing, curing, and protecting concrete. The course also covers plans reading, and provides information on formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, and embedments.

The ACI Concrete Construction Special Inspector course is open to all staff levels and is a relatively new course offering that provides Reclamation the opportunity to quickly and effectively improve the skills of newer concrete construction inspectors. In addition, this helps satisfy the International Building Code (IBC) special inspections for concrete construction and Reclamation Manual FAC 03-02 Directives and Standards, which states specialized training of construction personnel is recommended in construction materials and methods utilized on Reclamation construction projects.

Background: In years past, Reclamation conducted the Construction Inspector Training which was the primary tool for developing outstanding field inspectors within Reclamation. This 38-module course spanned three weeks and covered a wide variety of topics including many related to ensuring Reclamation got high-quality, long-lasting concrete structures. However, these in-depth courses have not been taught in almost 20 years. The number of Reclamation employees who have had this training has greatly decreased. The private sector and other Federal agencies (USACE, NAVY) are already requiring ACI Concrete Special Inspector Certification.

Prerequisite: ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I, a one-day course to be offered November 5.

Location: This training will be offered November 6–8, 2012, at the Denver Federal Center, Building 56 Laboratories. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

Registration: Details of cost and registration procedures will be announced in the near future. In the meantime, general questions on course content may be directed to Ms. Janet White at 303-445-2373.


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