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ACI 318-19 Seminars

ACI will be hosting over 20 seminars through 2020 in various locations for professionals who wish for more information about the updated code.

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Other Upcoming Public Seminars

ACI 562: Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures

Price: $395 ACI Member / $495 Non-member / $150 Student


Continuing Education Credit: 7.5 PDH / 0.75 CEU

In 2019, the American Concrete Institute published a new ACI 562 code on assessing, repairing, and rehabilitating existing concrete structures. The ACI 562 code is the first U.S. code produced specifically for the repair of existing reinforced concrete structures. This performance-based code offers flexibility in the design and produces consistency in the repair industry. Topics covered in this presentation include:

• Philosophy behind ACI 562
• Need for a repair code
• Major types of cracks in concrete
• Consistent repair design
• Repair construction challenges
• Significance of a quality assurance program for a successful repair
• Benefits for the owner
• Examples throughout the presentation to highlight the major issues
• A real-life repair example to demonstrate the overall use of the repair code

A new guide document for the code with additional information and project examples that help users interpret the code requirements will also be highlighted.

Certification Workshops

Cement Physical Tester


This certification program includes a review of those test methods associated with the physical testing of ordinary portland cement (ASTM C150) and the proper equipment necessary to perform these tests. Tests methods covered in the program include the following:

    • ASTM C109 Compressive Strength of Mortar
    • ASTM C151 Autoclave Expansion
    • ASTM C185 Air Content of Mortar
    • ASTM C187 Normal Consistency of Cement
    • ASTM C191 Time of Set of Hydraulic Cement
    • ASTM C1437 Flow Determination of Mortar
    • ASTM C204 Blaine Fineness
    • ASTM C230 Flow Table Requirements
    • ASTM C305 Mechanical Mixing of Pastes and Mortars
    • ASTM C430 #325 Sieve
    • ASTM C490 Practice for Determning Length Change

The scope of the proposed program includes a classroom review of each test standard/method, viewing of ACI’s DVD on cement testing procedures, and hands-on practice session in the laboratory. We will also discuss the importance of maintaining laboratory equipment and the impact bad equipment has on test results. On the last day of the program participants will take a written exam and demonstrate each test. An agenda for the program will be provided to those that enroll.

Who should attend?
Laboratory staff that test cement and cementitious materials, including new and experienced laboratory staff members, QA/QC supervisors and managers, laboratory supervisors, project managers, or anyone interested in the basics of testing cementitious materials.

Michael Morrison is Manager, Certification Program Development, for ACI. Has 35 years’ experience in construction materials testing area with 18 years of experience supervising or performing physical tests for cement, he has trained more than 125 cement testers in the last 20 years.

Program Handouts
ACI Workbook with program requirements, study questions, performance checklists, practice test and articles about physical testing of cement. It does not include any of the program specific ASTM standards. Each attendee must bring their own copies of all required ASTM standards.

For more program information visit the ACI Certification webpage and select Cement Physical Tester.

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