The inaugural American Concrete Institute (ACI) Resource Center will open next month in Southern California. The ACI Resource Center will coordinate with ACI chapters and sponsoring groups to offer direct, on-demand access to all certification and educational offerings from the Institute. To help assist the industry and meet the growing demand for further access to ACI knowledge, the ACI hires Resource Center Manager “Rusty” Owings, III, AIA. He’ll work with constituents from Southern California and beyond to offer on-demand access to all ACI Certification programs. He will also help with hands-on training and educational opportunities.
Owings is a past ACI chapter president and brings nearly two decades of concrete design and construction experience. Prior to joining ACI, he was the Quality Control General Manager for Geiger Ready-Mix Co., Inc. Additionally, he holds numerous industry certifications from ACI. He also has certifications from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and state Departments of Transportation, among others. Owings received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Kansas.
“The Southern California region has seen a large increase in demand for access to ACI offerings. This includes many individuals seeking to become ACI-certified,” stated Ronald G. Burg, PE, Executive Vice President, American Concrete Institute. “The Institute saw this first Resource Center as a means to support our chapters and sponsoring groups in meeting this demand. They will support while also having a facility to conduct other hands-on training and educational programs. These opportunities are for inspectors, contractors, designers and engineers. We are excited to have such a great fit in Rusty to help us launch and grow this effort.”
Additional details on certification programs, educational opportunities and a grand opening are in the works now. An announcement and further details will be posted to concrete.org once finalized.
About the American Concrete Institute
The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, and educational, training, & certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI has its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. ACI’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, and also has a resource center in Southern California. Visit concrete.org for additional information.