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Inspection Courses

Reinforced Concrete:
›› Batch Plant
›› Concrete II
›› Concrete Intensive
›› Pre/Post-Tension
›› Shotcrete Intro.
›› Shotcrete Recert.

Steel & Welding:

›› Steel & Welding I
›› Steel & Welding II
›› Steel & Welding Intensive

Masonry Inspection

Ultrasonic Technician
›› Certification Program

Magnetic Particle Testing Level II

Special Inspector Certification Renewal

Lateral Framing Special Inspection

Proprietary Anchors Inspection

Plan Reading

›› In-Place Density
›› Embankment and Base
›› Aggregate
›› Asphalt II

Proprietary Anchors Inspection

Proprietary Anchors Inspection

Saturday July 28th 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village

Description:  This one day seminar will cover Special Inspection requirements for Proprietary Anchor installation. Installation of postinstalled adhesive and mechanical anchors is required to have Special Inspection per International Building Code. The Washington Association of Building Officials (WABO) offers a Proprietary Anchors (PA) Special Inspection certification. This certification requires an 8-hour training course in Proprietary Anchors. This course and instructor offered by the NWCEL has been approved by WABO to meet this requirement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Educate students on IBC and ACI 318 requirements for PA Special Inspection
  2. Instruct students in the installation and inspection of all commonly used post-installed anchor types
  3. Understand load-testing of post-installed anchors
  4. To prepare students to apply for their WABO PA license

Course Topics:

  1. IBC chapter 17 requirements for PA Special Inspection
  2. ACI 318-14 requirements for installation and SI
  3. ICC ESR and MPII review
  4. Field Procedures for SI

Course Schedule:
Morning Session: 8:00am Start Time
8:00 AM - Class begins
Agenda, Proprietary Anchor Inspector presentation
ICC-ESR and MPII review for Adhesives, Expansion
  Anchors, Screw Anchors and Undercut Anchors with hands on product examples
Adhesive anchor installation demonstration
ICC ESR/MPII written exam

Lunch will be from 12:00 - 1:00pm (on your own)

Afternoon Session: 1:00pm Start Time
IBC 2015 Chapter 17 SI for anchors
ACI 318-14 Chapter 17 "Anchoring to Concrete"
Pull Testing Demonstration
Special Inspection Checklist
WABO SI License Requirements & Paperwork Tutorial
Code Exam
5:00pm Class Dismissed

Instructor:  Sean Flint, Quality Testing Supervisor, O'Neill Services Group. Sean Flint is a WABO certified Special Inspector, Field Supervisor and Technical Director working in the Puget Sound region. Mr. Flint began his career in Special Inspection in 1999 at AAR Testing in Redmond, WA and is currently the WABO Technical Director at O’Neill Service Group, also in Redmond WA. Mr. Flint began presenting courses for the Northwest Council of Engineering Labs in 2004 and has presented courses for Concrete Placement/ Batch Plant Inspector, Reinforced Concrete, Shotcrete, Structural Masonry, Lateral Framing and Proprietary Anchors. Mr. Flint holds several other industry certifications and is also an exam proctor for the ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Certified Installer Program and WAQTC Aggregate and In-Place Density modules.

Materials:  Please bring the following to class with you: Pencil, note taking materials, text highlighter, and a calculator.

Seminar workbooks will be provided, students do not need to bring their own IBC or ACI 318 with them.

Cost:  to be determined based on enrollment

Registration:  Click here