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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

ACI Concrete Field Training Course

ACI Concrete Field Training Course

Class Dates: Saturday June 1st

Class Times: 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Class Location: AAR Testing Laboratory Inc.

Class Address: 7126 180th Avenue NE, Suite C101, Redmond, WA 98052

Course Description

During this 8-hour training class, instructor will demonstrate all of the concrete testing procedures required for ACI certification including temperature, slump, air content with a pressure meter, unit weight, air content with a volume meter and making cylinders. Students will have hands on opportunity to practice each of the procedures, which would give them the confidence in their testing ability prior to taking the ACI field testing technician exam.

About the Instructor

Nick Averill has been teaching and training technicians to perform basic field tests on fresh concrete for most of his career. He provides the students with the benefit of his energetic and engaging training approach. Nick has a 100% success rate for this course.

Course Topics

Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field (C31)
Test Method for Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete (C138)
Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete (C143)
Practice for Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete (C172)
Test Method for Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method (C173)
Test Method of Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method (C231)
Test Method for Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete (C1064)

Course Schedule

08:00 to 11:00: review of ASTM Methods
11:00 to 12:00: lunch (on your own)
12:00 to 16:00: hands on training

Materials Required

Latest ACI Concrete Manual, Calculator, Writing Utensils and Paper


Determined by enrollment.

Syllabus & Registration

Please fill out the following registration application & email to Thanh Kieu at thanh@nwcel.org: