ACI Opens Third Resource Center on East Coast

The American Concrete Institute announced its third Resource Center, located in Columbia, Maryland to serve the mid-Atlantic concrete industry.

ACI Opens Third Resource Center on East Coast
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The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has officially announced the soon opening of a third Resource Center. Located in Columbia, Maryland, the new center is set to serve the mid-Atlantic based communities in the concrete industry and help meet the increased demand for ACI knowledge through hands-on training, educational offerings, and on–demand access to ACI Certification Programs.  

ACI Resource Centers offer a diverse array of custom training programs designed to communicate required skills and demonstrate test methods in order to achieve certification. In addition to custom training programs, the new Mid-Atlantic Resource Center offers education programs on popular industry topics such as design, fundamentals, repair, slabs, and more.

Back in 2019 during that year's fall ACI Convention, the ACI Board of Direction approved of the development of the three centers. Four years later, that goal has come to fruit. Additional ACI Resource Centers are located in Elk Grove, Illinois (just outside of Chicago) and San Bernardino, California. 

Michael Morrison, FACI, FASTM, ACI Certification Program Development Manager, says the east coast location was strategically located to continue the expansion of ACI knowledge for the concrete industry. “We’re eager to bring regularly scheduled and on-demand certification programs, educational seminars, hands-on training, and more to the region,” says Morrison.

According to the August 17 announcement, ACI says the Mid-Atlantic Resource Center will be open for business on Tuesday, September 5.

The release included a preview of early certification events:

  • Sept. 6: Concrete Strength Testing Technician Training
  • Sept. 7: Concrete Strength Testing Technician
  • Sept. 12: Aggregate/Soils Base Testing Technician
  • Sept. 14: Aggregate Testing Technician – Level II
  • Sept. 19: Cement Physical Tester
  • Sept. 26: Masonry Laboratory Testing Technician
  • Sept. 28: Masonry Field Testing Technician
  • Oct. 5: Self-Consolidating Concrete Testing Technician
  • Oct. 5: Aggregate Testing Technician – Level I
  • Oct. 10: Shotcrete Inspector
  • Oct. 11: Concrete Construction Special Inspector
  • Oct. 11: Concrete Construction Sustainability and Resilience Assessor

Interested parties can find more scheduled events at the center's website.