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.
This course will run for 10 classes. There will be no class on Monday April 22 (Easter Monday Statutory Holiday), Monday May 20 (Victoria Day Statutory Holiday) & Monday July 1 (Canada Day Statutory Holiday).
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
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