Kim Basham is an instructor for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) certification program for field technicians and a member of ACI 306 Cold Weather Concreting.
The American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development and distribution of consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational & training programs, certification programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete.
Kim Basham has served as Chair of the World of Concrete Education Advisory Committee. This committee is made up of industry experts who represent the concrete industry as a whole. Each year they prepare a unparalleled educational program covering new techniques and current issues. He currently serves as a technical consultant for the World of Concrete Education Program and also gives multiple presentations each year.
Kim Basham teaches a variety of seminars around the country, one of which is the Wyoming Materials Technical Certification at the University of Wyoming. The WMTC offers a specialized certification program emphasizing Wyoming DOT specifications and procedures. The certification includes classroom sessions covering topics specific to the area of emphasis. All certification session include demonstrations and review of testing procedures. The successful completion of this seminar fulfills the testing technician certification requirements for Wyoming DOT QC/QA projects. A certification certificate for each program is issued upon successful passing of both a written test and a performance test. Wyoming DOT QC/QA projects require testing technicians to be certified for asphalt and concrete projects.
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When comprehensive strength tests of laboratory-cured cylinders fail to meet the specified acceptance criteria, core testing is commonly used to verify the strength and to obtain acceptance of the in-place concrete. While the process of core testing may seem straightforward, there are many details contractors must consider to achieve accurate results.