The ACI-CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification Program is ACI's newest certification program and the Illinois Chapter is now one of the first chapters in the country to offer the program. The next review session and examination is being offered on Thursday, Nov. 3 and Friday, Nov. 4. Day one includes a classroom review session followed by a hands-on practice session in the afternoon. Even if you've been installing anchors for years, you may be surprised at how significantly even small deviations from proper procedures can adversely impact anchor installation. The review session will illustrate these details to prepare you for the examinations. Day two is the written and practical examinations.

A minimum of 20 attendees are required for the class to proceed so mention it to coworkers to maintain the proper certification for this important aspect of concrete construction. Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification is now specified as a requirement in the current version of ACI 318-11, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.

An Adhesive Anchor Installer is an individual who has demonstrated the ability to read, conmprehend, and execute instructions to properly install adhesive anchors in concrete. The Adhesive Anchor Installer must also demonstrate possession of the knowledge to properly assess ambient conditions, concrete condition, materials, equipment, and tools for installing adhesive anchors and determine when it is appropriate to proceed with installation of an adhesive anchor or when additional guidance from a supervisor, foreman, or project engineer is required.

For more information, please contact the Illinois Chapter Office at 855-560-2378, or visit Registration closes at 5:00 pm on Monday, Oct. 31.