Saudi Readymix as ACI Accredited Training Center

 

Feb 2021: Saudi Readymix proudly announces that it has achieved the accreditation of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to offer ACI certified courses for engineers and technicians. The members of the International Committee confirmed that the technical capabilities of Saudi Readymix is making it a worthwhile addition to the ACI presence in the region. This will be announced officially at the next technical symposium of the ACI.

Saudi Readymix’ s Commercial and Technical Director, Chris Leptokaridis stated :“We are extremely proud of our R&D facility, it’s important role as a company knowledge hub and testing ground of all our future materials. It is the most advanced and well-equipped research facility of any Readymix producer in the Middle East”.

As an official ACI training and certification centre, Saudi Readymix will provide comprehensive professional development and certification for concrete technology professionals across the country.

Saudi Readymix’s R&D Manager Khaldoon Slaiai mentioned the following “The certification programs provide the construction sector of Saudi Arabia with ACI certified technicians with the knowledge and ability to follow the ASTM standards related to the quality of the raw materials and the fresh and hardened concrete. The certification programs improve the service and quality provided by the ready mixed concrete companies and third-party labs and put an emphasis in the implementation of the quality standards during the daily testing activities”.

SRMCC will offer the following two ACI training courses in 2021:

  • ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I: Concrete Field Testing Technician—Grade I is an individual who has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of seven basic field tests on freshly mixed concrete.
  • Concrete Strength Testing Technician:A 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.

SRMCC will start accepting candidates from March 2020. The Certification Exams will be held by ACE-SAC-EP under the supervision of an examiner authorized by ACI-SAC-EP Certification Committee. SRMCC may extend the certification to include further programs in 2022. (AGGREGATE TESTING – LEVEL 1 and Level 2)

It is worth noting that Saudi Readymix has more than 50 first-class concrete field test technicians and trainers already certified by the American Concrete Institute.

Saudi Readymix is the major and largest supplier of ready-mixed concrete in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has a network of more than 40 factories located in various strategic cities and locations throughout the Kingdom. The company has around 2,800 employees and operates the largest fleet of mobile equipment in the region in this field. The company contributes to much ongoing research in concrete in cooperation with various institutes and academic institutions. The company recently opened a major center for research and development in the Eastern Province of Dammam.

 American Concrete Institute Founded in 1904,  is a leading authority and resource worldwide providing standards for pursuing the best use of concrete through educational, training, and certification programs. It seeks to continue stimulating innovative applications of concrete in over 120 countries. The accreditation certificate provided by the American Concrete Institute is one of the most valued certificates in the concrete field for both engineers and technicians.

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