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Construction Materials Testing Fundamentals CIVL 1580

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

Course details

Familiarizes students with lab and testing procedures for testing construction materials. Topics include sieve analysis, relative density, compaction tests, Atterberg limits, and soil classification.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$725.40

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of CIVL 1580 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 35608

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Nov 16 (10 weeks)

  • 10 weeks
  • CRN 35608
  • $725.40
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Nov 16 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 1650
Sep 14 - Nov 16 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2665
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$725.40

Important information
  1. This course will run for a total of 10 classes. For more info please visit: commons.bcit.ca/civiltech/
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful cmpletion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental differences between asphalt cement concrete and Portland cement concretes and where each might be used.
  • Describe the physical properties of key pavement materials, tests used to measure these properties, and construction operations required to produce these materials.
  • Explain the basics of hot mix and Portland cement concrete mix design and their various components.
  • Identify and describe typical tests used to measure quality and contract compliance; and evaluate and recommend the best use of Soils, Aggregate, HMA, PCC.
  • Acquire and prepare samples of construction materials for testing.
  • General Understanding of the Unified Soils Classification System, sieve analysis, relative density, Atterberg limits and compaction tests following the applicable testing procedures as specified by CSA and ASTM.

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

Construction Materials Testing Fundamentals (CIVL 1580) is offered as a part of the following programs:

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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