An introduction to the sources, types and qualities of aggregates, and the methods used to find them. Applications of aggregates and the codes governing them are discussed.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of TSYH 3220 for the Winter 2023 term.
Start any time
- 26 weeks
- CRN 11132
Continuous Entry, Distance or Online
This is a distance learning course. Start any time. You have 26 weeks from the date you register to complete this course.
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Correspondence format.
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Please note that the above price is for tuition only; textbooks are additional. Course materials are available in D2L: learn.bcit.ca/ Textbooks are not shipped automatically, you must order them from the BCIT Bookstore: www.bcitbookstore.ca/distance/ Civil Technology PTS Department: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
Module 1 - Origin of Aggregates
- Define construction aggregates.
- Describe the origin and process of aggregate formation.
- Recognize suitable sources for natural aggregates.
- Explain the methods of manufacturing artificial aggregates.
Module 2 - Properties of Aggregates
- Describe and explain the following properties of aggregates; shape, size, texture, density, absorption, strength, toughness and soundness.
- Demonstrate the properties of aggregates as they pertain to construction materials.
- Relate the properties of aggregates to the origin of aggregates.
- Identify the proper tests required to determine a specific property of an aggregate.
Module 3 - Aggregate Source Development
- Describe typical aggregate bearing landforms.
- Lay out a program for subsurface investigation of a proposed deposit.
- Describe a practical method and/or techniques to determine quality and quantity of a proposed deposit.
- Calculate the usable quantity of aggregates in a proposed deposit.
Module 4 - Specification and Codes
- Name the major standards pertaining to aggregate properties.
- Use the various standards as they pertain to aggregate use with differing materials.
- Relate the purpose of standards for construction materials.
Effective as of Fall 2003
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