Concrete Technology - introductory course in concrete properties and materials

What topics are covered by the course?

The course covers the properties of concrete and its constituent materials, giving an appreciation of the factors that are essential to the successful production, use and construction of concrete. It provides the necessary sound materials basis for participants enrolling on the Symmons Madge training course Concrete Specifications.

Who should attend?

The course is suitable for a wide range of personnel engaged in the construction industry, particularly those responsible for drawing up, checking or interpreting concrete specifications and whose work calls for an appreciation of concrete technology including the choice of materials, a working knowledge of relevant current Standards and correct terminology applied to concrete.

What will I be able to do on completion?

At the end of the course, participants will have received training that will enable them to:
•define current terminology used in the context of fresh and hardened concrete
•select appropriate types of cement, aggregates, admixtures and water for production of concrete
•select suitable consistence classes of fresh concrete for specific applications
•recognize the importance of cohesion and take action in the event of segregation
•manage ways of preventing early-age cracking
•perform tests on fresh and hardened concrete
•state permitted tolerances on slump
•specify strength properties of concrete
•apply conformity criteria for concrete strength
•recognize common methods of producing prestressed concrete
•achieve a high-quality surface finish in concrete.

How will I be assessed?

1 day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD

It is said that concrete is the most important construction material used by Mankind. This is partly due to the huge volumes produced and also due to the unique way in which concrete changes from its fresh, wet consistence to develop into strong and long-lasting structural elements.

Some concrete may be purely utilitarian; some may need to be visually appealing or designed to resist aggressive environments and this new training course is designed as an appreciation of the processes involved in making a success of every concreting operation.

Course Objectives:
At the end of the course, participants will have received training that will enable them to:

define current terminology used in the context of fresh and hardened concrete
select appropriate types of cement, aggregates, admixtures and water for production of concrete
select suitable consistence classes of fresh concrete for specific applications
recognize the importance of cohesion and take action in the event of segregation
manage ways of preventing early-age cracking
perform tests on fresh and hardened concrete
state permitted tolerances on slump
specify strength properties of concrete
apply conformity criteria for concrete strength
recognize common methods of producing prestressed concrete
achieve a high-quality surface finish in concrete.

Course Outline:
The course covers the properties of concrete and its constituent materials, giving an appreciation of the factors that are essential to the successful production, use and construction of concrete. It provides the necessary sound materials basis for participants enrolling on the Symmons Madge training course Concrete Specifications.

Intended for:
The course is suitable for a wide range of personnel engaged in the construction industry, particularly those responsible for drawing up, checking or interpreting concrete specifications and whose work calls for an appreciation of concrete technology including the choice of materials, a working knowledge of relevant current Standards and correct terminology applied to concrete.

Course Duration:
1 day (6 hrs) IPD/CPD

Guide Price: from £240 + vat per delegate

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Concrete »
Duration: 1 Day (6 hrs)
Qualification: SMA Certificate of Attendance for CPD

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