The mission of the joint committee is to develop and report information on the application of artistic finishes of cast-in-place concrete, avoid duplication of effort, and speed document development. Joint participation also offers greater prospect of funds for research and experimentation, and a wider acceptance of results.
“As the leading authority and resource worldwide for the concrete industry, ACI is pleased to expand our partnership with the American Society of Concrete Contractors to develop resources of importance to the industry,” stated Ronald G. Burg, P.E., Executive Vice President, American Concrete Institute. “By working together, our organizations are better positioned to provide additional resources to serve the needs of the decorative concrete industry.”
ASCC’s Decorative Concrete Council is 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 this specialty market. The council is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
“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,” stated Beverly Garnant, Executive Director, ASCC. “We are pleased to be able to expand our capabilities with this alliance.”
Two new ACI certification programs will be launched before Summer 2018: the Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and the Decorative Concrete Flatwork Technician. Both certifications require the completion of a written exam, and current certifications as a Concrete Flatwork Technician. ASCC will be offering the certification exams at their Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, USA, September 20-23, 2018.