ACI-CERTIFIED ADHESIVE ANCHOR INSTALLERS NOW REQUIRED IN AASHTO SPECIFICATIONS

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has included a requirement for ACI Adhesive Anchor Installation Certification in the eighth edition of its Load and Resistance Factor Design Bridge Design Specifications.

As noted in article 5.13.4—Installation, the requirement states, “Unless owner-supplied installation requirements are more stringent, the contract documents shall require compliance with the provisions of ACI 318-14 article 17.8 as applicable to the type of anchor being installed.”

ACI 318-14, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete, 17.8.2.2, states that, “Installation of adhesive anchors horizontally or upwardly inclined to support sustained tension loads shall be performed by personnel certified by an applicable certification program. Certification shall include written and performance tests in accordance with the ACI/CRSI Adhesive Anchor Installer Certification program, or equivalent.”

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