Presented by the American Shotcrete Association

With the strong growth of shotcrete construction, the concrete construction industry needs on-site inspectors who are knowledgeable about shotcrete materials, application, and quality. Although an inspector may be thoroughly experienced in the inspection of cast-in-place concrete construction, shotcrete has fundamentally different equipment, material selection, crew responsibilities, application techniques, testing, curing, and protection that need to be considered for producing high-quality and durable shotcrete.

This program will cover over 40 critical elements of shotcrete applications that on-site inspectors must know to properly evaluate and sign-off on acceptance documents for shotcrete. These include an overview on material selections, equipment, placement techniques, finishing, curing, protection, testing, and safety as it relates to the building official or inspector. Upon completion of the course, the Inspectors should have:

  • A fundamental understanding of the wet- and dry-mix shotcrete process.
  • Current knowledge of ACI reference material and other industry standards pertaining to acceptable shotcrete placement.
  • Industry-specific knowledge to determine if materials, and methods, as well as testing used by the crew meet shotcrete project specifications.
  • Sufficient insight to recognize satisfactory application techniques, and actions that may reduce quality of the final product.

Profile of individuals to attend this course:

  • Concrete Construction Inspectors or Transportation Construction Inspectors.
  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technicians—Grade I.
  • Engineers or Specifiers who desire or are required to possess additional education to properly inspect shotcrete operations on projects.
  • Building officials who desire further knowledge of acceptable shotcrete placement methods.
  • Concrete producers and material suppliers who supply to the shotcrete projects.

  • ACI 506.2-13, “Specification for Shotcrete”
  • ACI 506R-16, “Guide to Shotcrete”
  • ASTM C1140/C1140M-11, “Standard Practice for Preparing and Testing Specimens from Shotcrete Test Panels”
  • ASTM C1604/C1640M-05(2012), “Standard Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores of Shotcrete”
  • ASTM C42/C42M-16, “Standard Test Method for Obtaining and Testing Drilled Cores and Sawed Beams of Concrete”
  • ASTM C1141/C1141M-15, “Standard Specification for Admixtures for Shotcrete”
  • ASTM C1385/C1385M-10, “Standard Practice for Sampling Materials for Shotcrete”
  • ASTM C1436-13, “Standard Specification for Materials for Shotcrete”
  • ASTM C1480/C1480M-07(2012), “Standard Specification for Packaged, Pre-Blended, Dry, Combined Materials for Use in Wet or Dry Shotcrete Application”

ACI CP61PACK – Reference Pack for Shotcrete Inspectors – contains all the reference materials included in this open book exam. Click here to purchase

The seminar will count as a portion of the work experience required for an upcoming ACI certification program for shotcrete inspectors. (Click here for the ACI Shotcrete Inspector Certification program details.)

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