The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) is the only association in the concrete industry devoted solely to repair and restoration. ICRI announces updated educational opportunities. The important updates come by way of their Concrete Surface Repair Technician (CSRT) training program.
In response to the changing needs of the concrete repair industry, ICRI has decided to take a bigger, better and bolder approach to their traditional training programming. They are doing this by separating the educational course from the certification course. Subsequently, this major shift now allows for a more customized online education experience for concrete repair professionals.
“Having been through this program, I am so impressed how beneficial it is, not only to people new to the concrete repair industry but people like myself who have spent years working in the field,” sats Mark LeMay, ICRI President. “I highly recommend it for anyone seeking fundamental knowledge of concrete surface repair.”
The Education course is based on four (4) ASTM Standards (including all Annexes and Appendices), and ICRI Guideline No. 210.3R as follows:
- C31, Standard Practice for Making and Curing Concrete Test Specimens in the Field;
- C143, Standard Test Method for Slump of Hydraulic-Cement Concrete;
- C1583, Standard Test Method for Tensile Strength of Concrete Surfaces and the Bond Strength or Tensile Strength of Concrete Repair and Overlay Materials by Direct Tension (Pull-off Method);
- C1611, Standard Test Method for Slump Flow of Self-Consolidating Concrete; and
- ICRI Guideline No. 210.3R, Guide for Using In-Situ Tensile Pull-off Tests to Evaluate Bond of Concrete Surface Materials.
The updated ICRI CSRT education course will provide both fundamental knowledge and best practices in concrete surface repair.
Some of the key benefits of the education course include:
- Learning on participants’ schedule through online programming.
- Gaining critical knowledge of both repair materials and methods.
- Elevating the level of service by industry professionals through a better understanding of quality concrete surface repair.
Participants who successfully complete and also pass all aspects of the education course and exams, will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ICRI.
You can access the most comprehensive learning tool from ICRI to date in the ICRI Learning Center. Members of the organization also receive a discount.
The International Concrete Repair Industry (ICRI) is an association of both concrete repair and restoration. It is also a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus data. Founded in 1988, ICRI is made up of contractors, engineers, and also manufacturers. These groups work together to improve both the understanding and training of the concrete repair industry.