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CIVL 2023 - Concrete Technology

Civil Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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. The course is delivered through lectures and laboratory sessions. Topics include cements, water/cement ratio, admixtures, concrete properties, manufacturing, placing, finishing, curing, and inspection techniques as per CSA A23.1 and A23.2.

Prerequisite(s)

CIVL 1580

Credits

2.0

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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, and explain the Portland cement hydration process.
  • Identify and explain the use of supplementary cementing materials and chemical admixtures.
  • Determine constituent material proportions for standard Portland cement concrete mixtures.
  • Explain the basic procedures involved in batching, mixing, transporting and handling Portland cement concrete.
  • Explain 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.
  • Sample and conduct laboratory tests on Portland cement concrete.
  • Develop an understanding of the effect of water/cement ratio and curing methods on concrete strength.

Effective as of Winter 2009

Related Programs

CIVL 2023 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Engineering
    Full-time   Diploma
  2. Civil Engineering Materials Testing
    Part-time   Statement of Completion

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