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ACI, ASCC formalize Decorative Concrete Committee, certifications

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

The American Concrete Institute and American Society of Concrete Contractors have designated ACI Committee 310, Decorative Concrete, a joint ACI-ASCC committee, tasked with compiling and releasing information on the application of artistic finishes of cast-in-place concrete; avoiding duplication of efforts; and, speeding document development.

Joint participation offers greater prospect research and experimentation funds, wider acceptance of test results, and mid-year launch of ACI Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Technician certification programs. Both require completion of a written exam, plus current Concrete Flatwork Technician certification. ASCC will be offering the exams at its 2018 conference, September 20-23 in Charlotte, N.C.

“ACI is pleased to expand our partnership with the American Society of Concrete Contractors to develop resources of importance to the industry,” says ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg, P.E. “By working together, our organizations are better positioned to provide additional resources to serve the needs of the decorative concrete industry.”

“The ability to collaborate with the American Concrete Institute on publications and educational programming relative to decorative concrete is a fantastic opportunity for ASCC and the Decorative Concrete Council,” adds ASCC Executive Director Beverly Garnant.

A professional organization dedicated to focusing on the issues, trends and work of the decorative concrete industry, and to meeting the needs of the contractors who pursue the specialty market, the Decorative Concrete Council is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.