This course is for anyone who is involved with concrete and who wants to enhance their basic knowledge of the subject. Ready-mixed concrete personnel, sales and marketing agents, concrete contractors, inspection and testing crews, material suppliers, consultants, government employees and others all have taken and benefited from this course in the past. Many useful reference materials are included in your registration fee including a copy of the recently released 8th canadian edition of "Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures" updated to current CSA standards with additional chapters on Durability and Sustainability.
Registrants will learn how materials and proportions affect concrete performance, discover how construction practices and weather impact concrete strength and durability, learn the why and how of quality control tests and what they all mean. Other topics covered include cement, water, aggregates, admixtures; mixing, transporting, placing, finishing, and curing of ready-mixed concrete; the basics of reinforced concrete - theory and application; hot and cold weather concreting and an introduction to trouble-shooting.
Registration is limited to 35 people and there is always a waiting list so please register early to avoid disappointment.
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