Arizona Chapter
American Concrete Institute

Welcome!   The Arizona Chapter of the American Concrete Institute is a

statewide organization that supports the Arizona concrete industry and works to promote the

overall interests of the American Concrete Institute, an international organization based in

Farmington Hills, Michigan.  Learn more about AZ ACI by clicking here.

We are pleased to announce that the Arizona Chapter of the American Concrete Institute is now the local sponsoring group for the NRMCA and their Pervious Concrete Construction Certification program.  Classes can be arranged by Company with a minimum of 5,or look for regularly scheduled sessions for those who have less than 5 to certify.  See below for more information:

Program Summary

The goal of this certification program is to ensure that knowledgeable contractors are selected to place the product and thereby minimize the chance for failure.

The program is designed to be administered locally by local sponsoring groups in conjunction with planned training sessions or demonstrations of pervious concrete placement. NRMCA provides certification exams and performance evaluations to approved local sponsoring groups for administering the certification.

Three levels of certification are available:

  1. A Pervious Concrete Technician is a person who demonstrated knowledge by successful completion of a written exam about proper procedures to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements, but who lacks the requisite field experience to qualify as a pervious concrete Installer or Craftsman.    

    The Technician level is intended for contractor and non contractor personnel in learning the proper techniques of installing pervious concrete.  It is assumed that contractor personnel who are certified as technicians will be supervised by an individual with a higher level of certification and they will upgrade to the higher levels when they achieve the work experience criteria for Installer and Craftsman levels to qualify to install pervious without supervision. This level is also intended for any non-contractor persons such as ready mixed concrete personnel, testing labs, inspectors, admixture personnel, specifiers and engineers that need to understand the pervious concrete system. This certification level is also recommended for individuals who are knowledgeable about pervious concrete who intend to participate in training programs for local sponsoring groups.

  2. A Pervious Concrete Installer is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a limited project-based field experience in placing pervious concrete. 

    The Installer level is intended for contractor personnel who have achieved this intermediate level of certification by completing installation of work as indicated by the certification criteria. Installers are expected to assume leadership roles when installing pervious concrete and make decisions on placement conditions and procedures. It is anticipated that contractor personnel will upgrade to Craftsman level when they achieve the work experience criteria for that level.

  3. A Pervious Concrete Craftsman is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a higher level of field time-based experience in placing pervious concrete.

    The Craftsman level is intended for contractor personnel who have achieved this highest level of certification by completing the work experience as indicated by the certification criteria. Craftsman are expected to lead an installing crew, work with the concrete supplier to ensure the mixture is appropriate for the installation, designate duties and assignments to the crew, evaluate site and placement conditions and make decisions when the pour needs to be stopped or re-scheduled.


Please join us for our February 13th Chapter Meeting
                   Lee McPheters from ASU will present on the 
                 2019 Economic Outlook for Arizona and the U.S.

Where:  Phoenix Airport Hilton - 2435 S. 47th Street

When:  11:45-1:00 Lunch and Presentation

Click on the link below to REGISTER

AZ ACI Chapter Meeting presents: Economic Update and Outlook for 2019



SAVE THE DATE:

March 13th - ACI will present at The Reference Library:  "ACI Reference Specifications: Unraveling Concrete Specs" Presented by Michael Tholen, ACI

March 24-28th Spring Convention in Quebec City, Canada Register HERE

April 8th - Joint Lunch meeting with CSI, SEAoA and ICRI - Panel discussion on the importance of ACI Certification in the Field and on Paper. 

April 12th - Annual ASU ACI Student Chapter Golf Tournament at ASU Karsten (This will be the last tournament here before the property is developed)  REGISTER HERE

April 17th - Joint Chapter meeting with SEAoA in Tucson


ARIZONA ACI IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2019 CHARITY

All of our Events this year will be fundraisers for this AWESOME Charity based right here in Arizona.  We hope to gather our industry peers in assisting to provide labor and materials to build ADA Ramps for those who have served us!  Click on the Picture above to learn more about this association!  Please contact Beth at azaci@outlook.com if you wish to become a donating partner!

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ACI Certification programs are ADA compliant.

Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations must contact the ACI Certification Department for further information on how to proceed. All requested for special accommodations under ADA are handled on a case-by-case basis and must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by ACI.  To contact he contact the ACI Certification Department regarding ADA issues, call 248-848-3790.  This must be done prior to attending any certification program offered by our Chapter


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