Designing, Specifying and Constructing with Modern Concrete - Live online course

Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Civil Engineering
City: 
Online - Attend from your desk!
Course Scheduled Number: 
161026E-AU
Course start date: 
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Course end date: 
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Contact Person: 
Ruth Kennedy
Contact Email: 
ruth.kennedy@idc-online.com
Contact Telephone: 
1300 138 522

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THE COURSE

Concrete is everywhere! In pavements, building structures, foundations, motorways/roads, overpasses, parking structures, brick/block walls and bases for gates, fences poles and many more. Concrete is used more than any other man-made material on the planet. It has been said that instead of naming our era "the nuclear age" it should be named "the concrete age" as almost all of our modern lifestyle and constructions depend on this material.

Our new course deals with concrete, its manufacturing, designing and maintaining. It includes the details about ingredients, its quality, quantity and effect on the final product of concrete. Concrete designing, its specifications, standards and codes are parts of this course and the concrete mix design is discussed in detail. On field manufacturing of concrete, various procedures and precautions are also covered. The defects, investigations and the remedial measures are covered in detail. The modern concepts like ready mix concrete, precast and prestressed concrete and their applications are covered in this course. The admixtures used to get a specific quality concrete, special purpose concrete, etc., is also discussed in detail. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Four 60 minute live, practical sessions with your instructor and attendees
  • Four hours of additional in-depth video sessions covering many additional areas – yours to keep and watch at your convenience
  • Associated technical eBook and relevant supplementary materials
  • Certificate of Attendance for your continuous professional development records

WHAT TIME WILL THE COURSE COMMENCE?

To help with the time differences you can choose from 2 sessions to select the time which best suits you.

  • Session 1 4am GMT
  • Session 2 6pm GMT

You can conver the times above into your local time zone here.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand concrete, what it is and why is it used for construction
  • Study the ingredients of concrete and their importance in the quality control of concrete
  • Learn the chemistry of concrete
  • Be able to do simple concrete mix designs
  • Learn about concrete manufacturing
  • Learn about testing, inspection and the quality control of concrete
  • Understand the defects which can occur in concrete at different stages and their remedies
  • Study the modern concepts - ready mix concrete, pre-cast concrete and pre-stressed concrete
  • Learn the methods of protection and maintenance of concrete
  • Understand the safety precautions to be taken while working with concrete
  • Understand admixtures which can affect the properties of concrete

Why choose a Live Online Course with IDC Technologies

No need to travel - Attend online from any location

Practical & Interactive training

Highly experienced instructors

Quality & Informative content

IDC Technologies have been providing quality engineering training around the world for over 25 years.

WHO SHOULD COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

  • Architects 
  • Civil engineers 
  • Construction planners
  • Construction site engineers and technicians
  • Construction supervisors
  • Consulting engineers
  • Maintenance engineers and technicians 
  • Maintenance planners
  • Project engineers
  • Structural designers

PRE-REQUISITES:
No specialist knowledge or skills are required – only a technical background so that there is an understanding for simple terminologies like reinforcement.

 

COURSE OUTLINE
This is an intensive online course. The course is split up in to two sections – Live sessions and recorded lectures. All 8 hours will be provided upon course completion for review.

LIVE SESSIONS
SESSION ONE

CONCRETE MANUFACTURING
 

  • Raw material - storage and handling 
  • Concrete mixing and production 
  • Transportation of concrete 
  • Dealing with temperature 
  • Formwork and its influence on durability 
  • Placement of fresh concrete 
  • Treatment to joints 
  • Consolidation and compaction procedures 
  • Curing and care of green concrete 

SESSION TWO
DESIGN OF CONCRETE WITH REQUISITE STRENGTH 

  • Standard specifications, codes and guidelines 
  • Concrete mix design - fundamentals 
    • Target strength 
    • Cement content 
    • Aggregate sizing 
    • Water cement ratio 
  • Mix design procedures 
  • Specification development 
    • Mandatory requirements 
    • Durability parameters  

INVESTIGATING DEFECTS 

  • Deterioration - common reasons 
    • Related to ingredients – chlorides, sulphates, aggregate-alkali reaction, etc 
    • Related to climate – temperature (hot/cold), humidity, etc 
    • Related to manufacturing and workmanship – mixing, transportation, compaction, cold joints, large mass, etc. 

SESSION THREE
TESTING, INSPECTION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Laboratory and full-scale trial mixes 
  • Quality assurance 
    • Processes 
    • Acceptance criteria 
  • Sampling and testing of ingredients 
  • Sampling of concrete 
  • Tests on hardened concrete 
  • Analysis of concrete 
  • Non destructive testing methods for concrete 

CONCRETE ADMIXTURES

  • Benefits of admixtures 
  • Types of admixtures 
    • Water reducing admixtures 
    • Plasticisers 
    • Accelerator 
    • Retarder 
    • Air entraining agents 
    • Property enhancing admixtures 
    • Water proofing agents 

 
SESSION FOUR
CONCRETE – SHORTCOMINGS

  • Cracking 
  • Crazing / shrinkage 
  • Creep 

 
SPECIAL PURPOSE CONCRETE

  • High strength concrete 
  • Fibre reinforced concrete 
  • Cellular concrete 
  • Polymer concrete

 

RECORDED LECTURES
RECORDING ONE

UNDERSTANDING CONCRETE 

  • The history of concrete 
  • Main constituents of concrete and their characteristics 
    • Cements 
    • Aggregates and mineral additions - microsilica, fly ash, etc 
    • Water 
  • Chemistry of concrete 
    • Cement – chemical properties 
    • Hydration of cement 
  • Characteristics of concrete 
    • Strength 
    • Durability 
    • Workability 
    • Permeability 
  • What makes concrete develop strength? 
  • What makes concrete durable? 
  • Effect of weather on concreting

RECORDING TWO
READY MIXED CONCRETE

  • Advantages 
  • Types of RMC 
  • Specifications and tolerances 
  • Quality assurance 
  • Production and transportation 

RECORDING THREE
PROTECTION OF CONCRETE - ABRASION, CORROSION AND CHEMICAL ATTACK

  • Designing a protection strategy 
  • Surface preparation 
  • Improving abrasion and wear resistance 
  • Design and construction techniques 
  • Hardeners 
  • Coatings and toppings 
  • Protection against corrosive environments 
  • Sealers and coatings 
  • Toppings and linings 
  • Cathodic protection and metallising 
  • Preventive maintenance and monitoring 

RECORDING FOUR
CONCRETE REPAIR

  • Inspection and investigation
  • Procedures of repair or replacement
    • Pressure grouting; shot-crete; encasing 
  • Demolition of old concrete
  • Repair of delaminated structure 

 

Subtotal$408.18 AUD
Australia Tax$40.82 AUD
Price$449.00 AUD
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