NRMCA Pervious Concrete Contractor Course (Virtual Session)
Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual/Online – Camera is Required
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, February 22, 2021
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Members of Ohio Concrete receive a discounted fee. Registrants employed by companies that are ineligible for membership such as government or pre-cast qualify for an Affiliate discount. Course fees include 1-day course, workbook and written examination.
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This program is designed to educate, train and certify concrete finishers in pervious concrete placement. Per ACI Standard Contractor Qualification (ACI 522.1-20), the contractor shall employ no less than; 3 NRMCA certified Pervious Concrete Installers or 1 NRMCA certified Pervious Concrete Craftsman – as members of each placement crew.
NRMCA engineers will provide a morning, half-day virtual classroom instruction necessary for the knowledge in pervious concrete materials and proper placement procedures. The written exam will be administered online beginning around 1:00 pm through a dedicated computer link that will require camera access for each examinee.
NRMCA provides certification on these following three (3) levels:
- A Pervious Concrete Technician is a person who demonstrated knowledge by successful completion of a written exam about proper procedures to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements, but who lacks the requisite field experience to qualify as a pervious concrete Installer or Craftsman. The Technician level is intended for contractor and non contractor personnel in learning the proper techniques of installing pervious concrete. It is assumed that contractor personnel who are certified as technicians will be supervised by an individual with a higher level of certification and they will upgrade to the higher levels when they achieve the work experience criteria for Installer and Craftsman levels to qualify to install pervious without supervision. This level is also intended for any non-contractor persons such as ready mixed concrete personnel, testing labs, inspectors, admixture personnel, specifiers and engineers that need to understand the pervious concrete system.
- A Pervious Concrete Installer is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a limited project-based field experience in placing pervious concrete. The Installer level is intended for contractor personnel who have achieved this intermediate level of certification by completing installation of work as indicated by the certification criteria. Installers are expected to assume leadership roles when installing pervious concrete and make decisions on placement conditions and procedures.
- A Pervious Concrete Craftsman is a person who has demonstrated the ability to place, compact, finish, edge, joint, cure and protect pervious concrete pavements and has documented a higher level of field time-based experience in placing pervious concrete. The Craftsman level is intended for contractor personnel who have achieved this highest level of certification by completing the work experience as indicated by the certification criteria. Craftsman are expected to lead an installing crew, work with the concrete supplier to ensure the mixture is appropriate for the installation, designate duties and assignments to the crew, evaluate site and placement conditions and make decisions when the pour needs to be stopped or re-scheduled
A closed-book, written examination is administered and consists of approximately 60 multiple-choice questions. The passing grade for the written examination is 75%. Project experience or work experience must include placing, consolidation, finishing, edging, jointing and curing of pervious concrete, and must be documented on the Installer Application form or the Craftsman Application and Work Experience Worksheet. Individuals lacking sufficient experience will be listed as a Technician with successful passing of the written exam.
Recertification is required every five years and requires successful completion of a written examination.