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New Board Member is Awarded Fellow
Steve Lloyd, Owner and Founder of Lloyd Concrete Services has been honored by National with the title of Fellow. He was named one of the four most influential people in concrete construction in 2017. The Virginia Chapter is honored to have him take a Western Virginia seat on the Board. When you see him, make sure you congratulate him on the Distinction of being named Fellow.
2017 Commonwealth Award
Institute for Contemporary Arts at VCU
On March 2, 2018, The Institute for Contemporary Arts at VCU was awarded the Commonwealth Award. Like many contemporary artists working today, the ICA’s design does not draw distinctions between the visual and performing arts. The fluidity of the design allows for experimentation, and will encourage new ways to display and present art that will capitalize on the ingenuity and creativity apparent throughout the VCU campus. Architect, Engineer, GC, Concrete Contractor and Supplier: Steven Holl, Robert Silman, Gilbane Building Company, Ceveland Cement Contractors and S.B. Cox Ready Mix.
Cold Weather Concrete
Get Ready
•Initiate an action plan for cold weather concreteing to include on/in ground and above ground placements
•Never place concrete on frozen ground - enclose area and heat or use insulating blankets prior to placement to increase temperatures to at least 50°F.
•Use insulating forms for above ground placements.
•Never use unvented heaters in enclosed placement areas.
•Use accelerating admixtures as needed.
•Increase cement content of concrete mix - +/-100 lbs / cubic yard

2017 VA Chapter Awards
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Training Programs

ACI offers numerous programs to certify concrete craftsmen, technicians, supervisors, and inspectors. The following certification exams are offered by the Virginia Chapter of the American Concrete Institute. Click each program to get more information on each certification.

ATT1

Aggregate Testing Technician - Level 1

ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician 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.

This class is recommended for laboratory technicians who are currently performing the tests listed below. Working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is helpful and strongly recommended.

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CSTT

Concrete Strength Testing Technician

ACI Concrete Strength Testing Technician is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform record and report the results of four basic laboratory procedures related to the determination of concrete compressive and flexural strength.

This class is recommended for laboratory technicians who are currently performing the tests listed below. Working knowledge of the following ASTM standards is required.

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FF&T

Flatwork Finisher & Technician

A Concrete Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

A Concrete Flatwork Technician is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Flatwork Finisher.

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CIFT

Commercial/Industrial Flatwork Technician

A Concrete Flatwork Finisher is a craftsman who has demonstrated knowledge about and the ability to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork.

A Concrete Flatwork Technician is a person who is knowledgeable about proper procedures to place, consolidate, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect concrete flatwork, but who lacks sufficient work experience to qualify as a Concrete Flatwork Finisher.

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CTCI

Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector

A Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector is a person who has demonstrated proficiency in concrete inspection methods for transportation projects, including pre-placement, placement, and post-placement operations.

The program requires a knowledge of concrete construction, including plans reading, soil-cement, piling installations, formwork installation and removal, reinforcements, embedments, sampling and testing freshly mixed concrete, conveying, placing, consolidation, finishing, jointing curing, and protection.

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CLT2

Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2

A Concrete Laboratory Testing Technician - Level 2 is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform record and report the results of advanced laboratory procedures for aggregates and concrete.

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AAI1

Adhesive Anchor Installer

An Adhesive Anchor Installer is an individual who has demonstrated the ability to read, comprehend, and execute instructions to properly install adhesive anchors in concrete. This includes demonstrating knowledge to properly assess ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing adhesive anchors and determines when it is appropriate to proceed with installation of an adhesive anchor or when to seek guidance from a supervisor/foreman/project engineer.

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Our Mission

The Virginia Chapter – Improving and encouraging the use of concrete in the Commonwealth of Virginia by providing opportunities for education, training and certification; advancing design, construction, and innovation of concrete by linking producers, suppliers, engineers, architects, contractors, owners and other industry individuals.