Concrete Technology & Construction for Foremen and Site Supervisory Personnel

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Concrete Training

A one-day concrete training course for Foremen and Site Supervisory Personnel


Review of concrete properties
Materials and composition of concrete

Portland Cements
Special requirements for blended cements
Benefits of admixtures including commercial

Early-age cracking, why it occurs and what to do about it
Importance of sampling and testing concrete
Correct techniques for sampling and testing concrete
Laboratory practical:
Concrete trials
Use of admixtures
Standard tests, BS EN 12350, 12390
Making and curing of test cubes.
Reviewing test results
Identity testing
Consistence classes – What is S3?
Formed and unformed finishes
Strength classes – What is C32/40?
Management of concrete on site
Ordering concrete
Accepting concrete – What to watch for, w/c ratio rules on adding water on site
Compacting concrete, under-compaction /over-compaction
Cold weather working
Why cubes fail and what to do about it
Operative training
Action plan
Final discussion and course close.

Course Tutor: Tony Binns MCIPD (Chartered) MICT

Course duration: 1 Day

Cost: £295 + VAT

Concrete Training Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Concrete Training in Ghana, Nigeria and Qatar is also available.

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