Archive for November, 2011
Dear ACI Certification Sponsoring Group contact:
Here is the latest information update from the ACI Certification Department. Please forward to anyone in your group who may not have access to e-mail.
****2012 PRICING AND WORKBOOK AVAILABILITY ****
ACI Certification exam and workbook pricing for 2012 is available at: ACI Certification 2012 Prices
Many ACI Certification workbooks are being updated for 2012 (see price list, above, for the most up-to-date versions) New 2012 versions of the Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I and Concrete Strength Testing Technician workbooks are expected to be available for sale in early December 2011. The remaining new-for-2012 workbooks will follow shortly thereafter, by the end of the year.
If you wish to provide workbooks to your examinees before the 2012 books are available (i.e.to study for examinations in early January), you may continue to use the 2011 workbooks and then request the corresponding 2011 written examination when you call ACI Certification to place your order for examinations.
****FREE REGISTRATION WORLD OF CONCRETE****
This year, World of Concrete will take place January 23-27. As a co-sponsor, ACI is able to offer free registration. To take advantage of this free registration, click here: Free Registration for World of Concrete .
Feel free to pass this registration to your colleagues, employees, and contacts.
****LOCAL SPONSORING GROUP POLICY CHANGES****
The Certification Programs Committee (CPC) approved updates and revisions to the “Policy on Sponsoring Groups for Certification” at the ACI Fall 2011 Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the governing policy for all ACI Certification Sponsoring Groups. You can download and view a copy of the policy at: Policy on Sponsoring Groups for Certification
****SHOTCRETE PROGRAM POLICY CHANGES****
At the ACI Fall 2011 Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio, the governing policy for the ACI Shotcrete Nozzleman certification program was updated and revised. You can download and view a copy of the governing program policy at: Certification Policies for Shotcrete Nozzlemen
****FLATWORK FINISHER/TECHNICIAN EXAM MATERIALS****
This summer, ACI Certification released a new version of the Flatwork Finisher/Technician written examination keyed to the updated and revised workbook, publication CP-10 (10). For LSGs who have an inventory of the old workbook, CP-10 (05) we will continue to provide the old version of the written exam upon request through the end of the year. When ordering exam materials make sure you specify what version of the exam you require.
****CERTIFICATION BASEBALL CAPS****
We just received a new batch of ACI Certification baseball caps. These black brushed cotton twill hats come with the ACI Certification logo embroidered in blue and white. Hats are $10.00 each plus shipping. Purchase a case of 24 or more and receive a 10 percent discount ($9.00 each). To order, contact John Conn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
****QUALITY REVIEW PROGRAM****
Multiple Quality Reviews have taken place this year for the following Certification programs:
- Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I
- Concrete Strength Testing Technician
Please be advised that ALL Certification programs may be subject to periodic review.
Shotcrete Presents: Concrete Construction News
|The Tilt-Up Concrete Association has announced the recipients of the 21st Annual Tilt-Up Achievement Awards.|
|Cemstone has been chosen as a Category A recipient of the 2011 NRMCA Excellence in Quality Awards.|
|Case Construction Equipment provided contributions totaling $7,500 to support home-building projects by Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio.|
|Hubbard Construction, Winter Park, Fla., received the Case Community Challenge award for building volleyball courts for the March of Dimes.|
|As owners get ever lower prices for their projects, contractors must find ways to improve productivity to gain a little profit. Here’s how to increase productivity in the office and on the jobsite.|
A Subway restaurant in West Haven, Utah, chooses acid stain for the new location’s floor. This project may lead the sandwich chain to use stains on other locations in the region.
Following up from last month’s column, Joe Nasvik discusses materials and procedures needed to properly form concrete stairs.
Concrete Surfaces & Decorative Pavilion will include a How-To Zone for contractors who polish, coat, and repair concrete. Check out what’s in store this year.
Maintain a competitive edge and continue your education by getting certified. Various certification training courses with written and performance examinations are offered throughout the week during WOC.
Purchase a Super Pass packages when you register for WOC 2012 and save 25% or more!
Find the best hotels, at the lowest rates, in the most convenient locations. As the only official hotel vendor, World of Concrete Housing offers you the biggest savings and valuable perks to make sure you have a great time in Las Vegas!
Prefer to book by phone? Call 800-221-3531 or 212-532-1660, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. EST.
What’s In The Mix, An Informational Bi-Monthly E-Newsletter – November 2011, #1
Items in this issue:
- Infrastructure Repair & Rehabilitation Using Shotcrete – Compilation #4
- World of Concrete 2012 Registration is Now Open
- Register today for ASA’s 7th Annual Outstanding Shotcrete Awards Banquet
- ASA now has a unique name on Facebook
- CJSI Industry Trends Report
- Government Projects Open For Bid
Infrastructure Repair & Rehabilitation Using Shotcrete – Compilation #4
This Compilation of nine-previously published papers from Shotcrete magazine was recently distributed and well received at the TSP2 Conference in St Louis, MO!
World of Concrete 2012 Registration is Now Open
World of Concrete will be held in Las Vegas, NV on January 24 – 27, 2012
This is your show — the industry’s ONLY annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. When it comes to discovering the machinery, technology, resources and new ideas you need to sustain and grow your business, nothing compares to World of Concrete.
Support ASA and the Shotcrete Industry: Your registration using Source Code A17 not only gives you
FREE Exhibits-Only Entry to WOC 2012, it also helps support ASA as it promotes the Shotcrete Industry and works to grow your business!
So register today and invite your clients to do the same!
Register today for ASA’s 7th Annual Outstanding Shotcrete Awards Banquet
Come to our 7th Annual Oustanding Shotcrete Projects Awards Banquet to find out who are the winners from this year’s Competition!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino – New Venue!
ASA now has a unique name on Facebook
ASA now has a page on Face book with a unique name: http://www.facebook.com/AmericanShotcreteAssociation
Thanks to all those who follow us and like us. Continue to share our site with others!
CJSI Industry Trends Report
ASA is a full partner in the Concrete industries’ Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI). In an effort to keep ASA Members up to date on the latest information regarding sustainability issues and their potential impact on the concrete/shotcrete industry, ASA includes the following link in the Member edition of this e-newsletter to the latest CJSI Industry Trends report. The most recent edition of the Concrete JSI Industry Trends Report includes: Congress battles over infrastructure funding, California introduces cap-and-trade rules and researchers develop 3-D printer for concrete. (Link will only display in the ASA member edition)
Government Projects Open for Bid – regular feature of this E-Newsletter
Current links to government shotcrete-related projects open for bid (Links will only display in the ASA member edition)
ASA has replaced its mass e-mails with this twice a month E-Newsletter. We are doing this to reduce the number of e-mails our Members and subscribers receive, while still keeping you informed of your association’s new products, services, events and other initiatives. Please add email@example.com to your “allowed e-mail addresses” in order to receive this E-Newsletter.
Questions & comments can be forwarded to any of the following:
American Shotcrete Association
38800 Country Club Dr.
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
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- Starting a new underground tunnel shotcrete job in Seattle This week. Booked solid till after December 1st now. My website is working 2 well #
- Had 2 more calls this week already for trained Shotcrete Nozzlemen. Get your info to me if U R available and I'll pass it on. #
- Nozzlemen don't need to be certified, just experienced for one of the jobs. #