The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has launched a programme to certify individuals who inspect the installation of post-installed adhesive and mechanical anchors in concrete.
The Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector certifcation programme builds upon the ACI Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector certification programme, and includes inspection of post-installed mechanical anchors. Both programmes are citied in the new ACI 318-19: Building Codes Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, released in June.
John W. Nehasil, managing director, certification, ACI, says: “The Institute is in the process of working with our global network of sponsoring groups to update review session materials. The programme is currently available through more than 40 of our sponsoring groups, and will be available at the upcoming ACI Convention in Cincinnati, OH, and World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV. As the industry adopts the ACI 318-19 code, we expect demand for certified anchor inspectors to grow.”
ACI has discontinued admitting candidates into the Adhesive Anchor Installation Inspector programme.
Additional information on the ACI Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector certification programme, including a detailed job task analysis, is available at ACICertification.org.