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ACI’s New Masonry Documents Include Certification Programs

The American Concrete Institute’s two masonry testing certification programs are now cited in TMS 402/602-16: Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures. Published in December 2016, the newly updated masonry documents include language referencing certification in accordance with the Masonry Field Testing Technician and Masonry Laboratory Testing Technician programs.

ACI’s masonry testing programs provide certifications to those technicians working in the laboratory or in the field who can demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required for sampling and testing of masonry units, mortars, grout, and prisms. They are based on content from ASTM specifications.

Program details can be found on ACI’s website. At World of Concrete, the American Concrete Institute launched a new section of its website called ‘Why Certification.’ The pages serve as a resource for individuals, specifiers and employers looking for more information on why certification is important for careers and businesses. Specific resources include listing of where ACI certification is required, sample language for requiring certification, steps for individuals to get certified, steps for employers to get their people certified, testimonials from industry peers and more.

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