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14 NOVEMBER 2018 COATINGSPROMAG.COM TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Associate e American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational and training programs, and certication programs. is nonprot technical society is ideally suited to individuals and organi- zations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. ACI has more than 95 chapters, 110 student chapters, and nearly 20,000 members spanning 120+ countries. ACI has introduced a new decora- tive concrete €atwork certication in two designations: Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher and Decorative Concrete Flatwork Associate. To receive certi- cation, individuals must pass a written exam that covers basic knowledge of proper installation and nishing proce- dures for decorative concrete €atwork. Topics include: • Coloring: Applying and finishing dry-shake hardeners, and finishing integral color • Stamping: Form layout, squaring formwork, pattern layout, release agents, texturing tools, and finishing for texture application • Exposed finishes: Seeding aggregate, finishing for top surface retarder application, applying top surface retarders, and washing the surface • Stairs: Forming, stamped finish, exposed finish, and colored finish • Cleaning/Sealing: Applying cured compounds and sealer, and surface preparation for sealers e two-hour written examination is closed book and consists of approx- imately 50 multiple-choice questions. e passing grade for the written exam is 70 percent. In addition to completing the decorative exam, individuals must maintain current certications as an appropriate ACI-Certied Concrete Flatwork Finisher or Technician. e Decorative Concrete Flatwork Finisher certication requires 1,500 hours of work experience. Experience includes the following: • A minimum of 250 hours in each of the following areas of decora- tive concrete flatwork placing and finishing: 1. Coloring 2. Stamping 3. Exposed finishes 4. Stairs • A minimum of 40 hours in cleaning and sealing of decorative concrete flatwork. For more information, contact: ACI, OSHA Tools — Hand and Power Vector Solutions is a leader in eLearning and performance support, providing award-winning Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions. e company delivers continuing educa- tion (CE), training, technology, and performance management solutions to a broad range of industries, including education, public safety, industrial, IT, and architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) sectors. Its brands include RedVector, TargetSolutions, and SafeSchools. e Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Tools — Hand and Power interactive online course is a brief review of government regulations regarding hand and power tools as posted under Subpart I, Part 1926, from OSHA's Safety and Health Regulations for Construction. e course covers: • Hand tools • Power-operated hand tools • Abrasive wheels and tools • Woodworking tools • Jacks-lever and ratchet, screw, and hydraulic • Air receivers • Mechanical power transmission apparatus After reading over the OSHA material, a brief multiple-choice quiz follows. Attendees must have Flash Player Version 7 or higher to view some parts of this course. After completing the three-hour course, attendees will be able to: • Follow OSHA general requirements for hand and power tools; • Illustrate the OSHA requirements for abrasive wheels and tools, woodworking tools, and jacks-lever and ratchet; • Adhere to OSHA requirements for screw and hydraulic tools and air receivers; • Apply the OSHA requirements for mechanical power transmission apparatus. For more information, contact: RedVektor, CP Industry Briefs

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