Adhesive Anchor Seminar, Online Learning Available From ACI


Adhesive Anchor Seminar, Online Learning Available From ACI

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), has launched two new learning resources on adhesive anchors for concrete and their installation.

The first resource, a one-day, in-person seminar, “Adhesive Anchors: Their Behavior and Code Design Requirements,” will cover design requirements for adhesive anchors that were first introduced in the 2011 version of ACI 318, “Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete.” The seminar will discuss the material properties of common adhesives, lessons learned from failures, tension and shear failure modes, capacity reduction factors, tension and shear interaction, a qualification standard for adhesive anchors, and design of supplemental reinforcement, as well as the importance of proper anchor installation procedures in concrete and the new ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification program.

Registrants for the seminar will also receive a copy of the newly published Volume 2 of “The Reinforced Concrete Design Manual in Accordance with ACI 318-11,” that contains 19 worked anchorage design example problems covering cast-in anchors, post-installed mechanical expansion anchors, and post-installed adhesive anchors.

Seminar attendees will receive 0.75 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) worth 7.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

The seminar will take place during the months of October, November, and December, 2012, in Boston, Mass., Milwaukee, Wis., Salt Lake City, Utah, Cleveland, Ohio, Atlanta, Ga., Omaha, Neb., San Antonio, Texas, Seattle, Wash., Charlotte, N.C., and Los Angeles, Calif. Specific dates and locations can be found by visiting

In addition to the in-person seminar, ACI is also offering a more flexible and convenient way to learn about adhesive anchors through its newest online CEU program titled “Adhesive Anchor Installation.”

This online program features an ACI Web Session, “What About Adhesive Anchors?” and an article from Concrete International, “Adhesive Anchor Installation and Inspection: Understanding the Rquirements to Ensure Proper Performance.” The resources introduced in this program are intended to provide an introduction to adhesive anchor installation, what constitutes an adhesive anchor, installation requirements for adhesive anchors, adhesive curing, and applications for use.

The end of the online course includes a 10-question examination. Those with a score of 80 percent or higher will receive a certificate via e-mail for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH).