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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course presents the basic knowledge required to select materials for concrete production, design a concrete mix, and conduct quality control tests on concrete. Topics include cements, water/cement ratio, admixtures, concrete properties, manufacturing, placing, finishing, curing, and inspection techniques as per CSA A23.1 and A23.2. This course includes a laboratory component.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to;

  • Differentiate between the types of Portland cement.
  • Describe the Portland cement hydration process.
  • Explain the use of supplementary cementing materials and chemical admixtures.
  • Determine constituent material proportions for standard Portland cement concrete mixtures.
  • Describe the basic procedures involved in batching, mixing, transporting and handling Portland cement concrete.
  • Describe the basic procedures involved in placing and finishing Portland cement concrete.
  • Identify appropriate curing procedures, particularly during hot- or cold-weather conditions, for Portland cement concrete.
  • Perform laboratory tests on Portland cement concrete samples to assess conformance with applicable specifications.
  • Describe the effect of water/cement ratio and curing methods on concrete strength.

Effective as of Winter 2015

Related Programs

Concrete Technology (CIVL 2123) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering Materials Testing
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  2. Civil Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Civil Technology
    Certificate Part-time


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