Upcoming events

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vulcan Lab 5408 Industrial Dr. Springfield, VA 22151
    • 4
    Register

     ACI Concrete Field Grade 1 Testing Technician Certification

    This is a two day program.  Day 1 (Saturday) consists of a classroom review session lasting 6-8 hours and hands on practice.  Day 2 (Thursday) consists one hour written and performance (hands-on) exams. The package price includes the review and hands-on practice, the exams, all certification fees and the ACI workbook for this program. 

    A Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete.
    Scope and Knowledge

    The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM test methods and practices.

      • C1064/C1064M - Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

      • C172 - Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
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      • C143/C143M - Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
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      • C138/C138M - Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
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      • C231 - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
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      • C173/C173M - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
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      • C31/C31M - Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    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


    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vulcan Lab 5408 Industrial Dr. Springfield, VA 22151
    Register

    ACI Certifications
Re-Certification and Re-tests Only

    This re-test session is for people who have already taken one of the ACI certification exams and have been notified that they did not pass and need to re-test.  If you need to recertify because your current certification  is going to expire, this is the program for you to attend.

    Register on-line here by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom left side of this page. You will be able to select the testing you need for the following:

    • Field Testing Tech Grade 1 Written or Performance
    • Strength Testing Tech Written Only
    • Concrete Construction Special Inspector
    You must submit a separate registration for each exam requested (for example if you need to retake both the written and the plans exam for the Special Inspector certification, you need to register for each one separately). 

    You cannot register here for performance exams for any certification other than Field Testing Tech Grade 1.  Strength performance retesting is offered when Strength testing is given.

    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


    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • NRMCA Research Laboratory, 5600 Branchville Road, College Park, Maryland 20740
    • 14
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    ACI Certification: Strength Testing Technician 

    A two hour review session will be followed up with one-hour written examination and performance exam requires a thorough knowledge of the following A.S.T.M. Standards:

    C 617 - Capping Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C 1231 - Unbonded Caps for Concrete Cylinders

    C 39 - Compressive Strength of Cylindrical Concrete Specimens

    C 78 - Flexural Strength of Concrete

    The one-hour written examination is "closed book" and consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. There are 10 questions on each of the ASTM Standards. The performance examination is also "closed book" and requires actual demonstration of the required ASTM Standards. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform or describe all of the required procedures for each standard.  The session includes the Strength testing technician study book.

    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


    Directions to the exam site …  Washington Beltway to US Route 1 South, College Park…go 1.3 miles to left on Greenbelt Rd… go 0.8 miles to left on Branchville Rd.  Examination site is second building on the right…5600 Branchville Rd. (across the street from the Shell Gas Station)

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • NRMCA Research Laboratory 5600 Branchville Road, College Park, Maryland 20740
    • 7
    Register

    ACI AGGREGATE TESTING TECHNICIAN LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATION

    An Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1 is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform, record, and report the results of basic field and laboratory procedures for aggregates.

    Scope and Knowledge

     The program requires a working knowledge of the following AASHTO/ASTM Standards:

    • T2 / D75 - Sampling Aggregates
    • T248 / C702 - Reducing Samples of Aggregate to Testing Size
    • T11 / C117 - Materials Finer Than 75-µm (No. 200) Sieve in Mineral Aggregates by Washing
    • T27 / C136 - Sieve Analysis of Fine and Coarse Aggregates
    • T85 / C127 - Specific Gravity and Absorption of Coarse Aggregate
    • T84 / C128 - Specific Gravity and Absorption of Fine Aggregate
    • T255 / C566 - Total Moisture Content of Aggregate by Drying
    • T21 / C40 - Organic Impurities in Fine Aggregate for Concrete

    Certification Requirements

    ACI will grant certification only to those applicants who meet both of the following requirements:

    1. A passing grade on the ACI written examination, and
    2. Successful completion of the ACI performance examination.

    The two-hour written examination is "open book" and consists of approximately 100 multiple choice questions. There are 8 to 12 questions on each of the Standards. To pass the written examination, both of the following conditions must be met:

    1. At least 60% correct for each of the required standards, and
    2. A minimum score of 70% overall.

    The performance examination is closed-book and requires actual demonstration of the required Standards. The examinee is judged on his/her ability to correctly perform or describe all of the required procedures for each standard.

    Recertification is necessary every five years, and requires successful completion of both the written and performance examinations.

    Upon paid registration you will receive a study book to prepare for the session.  There will be a brief overview of the Standards listed above.  This is not a training session, but intended for those who are familiar with the materials and methods.

    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

    • 08 Feb 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Maggiano's Tysons Corner, 2001 International Drive, Mc Lean, VA 22102
    Register

    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 
 and Their Role in the Industry

       Image result for construction drone   Image result for construction drone

    Presented by:  Gordon Dowrey, CPM, LEED AP, Principal of Osprey Assessments, LLC

    Our presentation will focus on the use of UAV's - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - and their role in providing building condition assessments and inspections, their role in providing construction QA/QC and many other uses related to engineering, architecture and construction.  

    We will provided a certificate for self reporting one hour of educational credit for professional license requirements.  Please inquire at registration.

    This is our annual joint meeting with the  ICRI-BWC chapters so we look forward to networking with our industry peers!.

    "Build to Last, Build with Concrete"

       
    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Vulcan Lab 5408 Industrial Dr. Springfield, VA 22151
    • 25
    Register

     ACI Concrete Field Grade 1 Testing Technician Certification

    This is a two day program.  Day 1 (Saturday) consists of a classroom review session lasting 6-8 hours and hands on practice.  Day 2 (Thursday) consists one hour written and performance (hands-on) exams. The package price includes the review and hands-on practice, the exams, all certification fees and the ACI workbook for this program. 

    A Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete.
    Scope and Knowledge

    The program requires a working knowledge of the following ASTM test methods and practices.

      • C1064/C1064M - Temperature of Freshly Mixed Hydraulic-Cement Concrete

      • C172 - Sampling Freshly Mixed Concrete
      •  

      • C143/C143M - Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete
      •  

      • C138/C138M - Density (Unit Weight), Yield, and Air Content (Gravimetric) of Concrete
      •  

      • C231 - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Pressure Method
      •  

      • C173/C173M - Air Content of Freshly Mixed Concrete by the Volumetric Method
      •      
      • C31/C31M - Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field

    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


    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Vulcan Lab 5408 Industrial Dr. Springfield, VA 22151
    Register

    ACI Certifications
Re-Certification and Re-tests Only

    This re-test session is for people who have already taken one of the ACI certification exams and have been notified that they did not pass and need to re-test.  If you need to recertify because your current certification  is going to expire, this is the program for you to attend.

    Register on-line here by clicking on the "Register" button at the bottom left side of this page. You will be able to select the testing you need for the following:

    • Field Testing Tech Grade 1 Written or Performance
    • Strength Testing Tech Written Only
    • Concrete Construction Special Inspector
    You must submit a separate registration for each exam requested (for example if you need to retake both the written and the plans exam for the Special Inspector certification, you need to register for each one separately). 

    You cannot register here for performance exams for any certification other than Field Testing Tech Grade 1.  Strength performance retesting is offered when Strength testing is given.

    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


Past events

07 Dec 2017 ACI Recertification or Re-testing Only
02 Dec 2017 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
15 Nov 2017 The Concrete Quality Control challenge - Twins Separated at Birth
09 Nov 2017 ACI Recertification or Re-testing Only
09 Nov 2017 Strength Testing Technician
25 Oct 2017 NCC ACI Kennedy Center Expansion Project Site Tour
12 Oct 2017 ACI Recertification or Re-testing Only
11 Oct 2017 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting Presents The DIRT on Specifications: Four cases that dig into the Law
07 Oct 2017 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
28 Sep 2017 Strength Testing Technician
13 Sep 2017 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting Presents Clearing the Air on the new OSHA Crystalline Silica Dust Regulation
31 Aug 2017 ACI Recertification or Re-testing Only
26 Aug 2017 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
03 Aug 2017 ACI Recertification or Re-testing Only
29 Jul 2017 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
26 Jul 2017 NCC ACI Invites you to "A Night at the NATS"
08 Jun 2017 ACI Recertification or Re-testing Only
03 Jun 2017 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
18 May 2017 NCC ACI Chapter Invites you to attend the 2017 "Exposing Excellence in Concrete" Awards Dinner
24 Apr 2017 National Capital Chapter ACI Annual Golf Tournament
12 Apr 2017 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting Presents Post-Tensioned Concrete: Rules for Success
01 Apr 2017 ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade 1
15 Mar 2017 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting Presents Specifications and How They Impact Our Industry
25 Feb 2017 Field Testing Technician Grade 1
09 Feb 2017 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting on Concrete Structures Deterioration - Causes, Costs, and Solutions
16 Nov 2016 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting Presents BUILD WITH STRENGTH
27 Oct 2016 Field Testing Technician Exam
22 Oct 2016 Field Testing Technician Training
18 Oct 2016 NCC ACI Monthly Chapter Meeting Presents Shotcrete - The Form and Place Alternative
14 Sep 2016 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting is pleased to have ACI President Mike Schneider as our Speaker.
25 Aug 2016 Field Testing Technician Exam
20 Aug 2016 Field Testing Technician Training
12 Jul 2016 Strength Testing Technician
16 Jun 2016 Field Testing Technician Exam
11 Jun 2016 Field Testing Technician Training
31 May 2016 Call for Entries for the 2016 Exposing Excellence in Concrete Awards
25 May 2016 NCC ACI Chapter Meeting on the Vibrations of Reinforced Concrete Floor Systems
14 May 2016 Flatwork Finisher and Technician Exam
07 May 2016 Flatwork Finisher Technician Training
25 Apr 2016 National Capital Chapter ACI Annual Golf Tournament
21 Apr 2016 Field Testing Technician Exam
16 Apr 2016 Field Testing Technician Training
06 Apr 2016 NCC ACI Chapter Dinner Meeting Presents Modern Concrete Technology, From Everyday to Extreme
09 Mar 2016 NCC ACI Chapter Dinner Meeting Presents Remote Data Access for Structural Monitoring During Construction
18 Feb 2016 Field Testing Technician Exam
13 Feb 2016 Field Testing Technician Training
11 Feb 2016 ACI NCC/ICRI-BWC Joint Chapter Meeting on the Dolphin Towers Condominiums
17 Nov 2015 NCC ACI Monthly Chapter Dinner Presents The Future for Fly Ash Supply
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