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Problem Solving Skills in Concrete Construction Projects

After participating to this seminar, you will be able to do the following:

  • calculate service life of concrete mixtures
  • predict corrosion and other durability problems before they occur and mitigate them
  • develop thermal management plan to avoid thermal cracks in mass concrete
  • formulate performance specifications for concrete projects
  • create sustainable concrete mix designs and quantify sustainability
  • select suitable test methods to evaluate the performance of concrete
  • interpret results of quality control data for fresh and hardened concrete
  • apply scientific knowledge in concrete projects

Premature deterioration of civil infrastructure has created a colossal backlog of ageing concrete structures and drained financial resources. Professionals need to design structures that can exceed their service life even in harsh environments, with minimum maintenance and repair. This requires a solid understanding of the science behind concrete technology and interactions between structures and their environment. This seminar provides state-of-the art knowledge and skills to develop durable and sustainable concrete structures. It empowers participants in the decision-making process regarding materials, construction procedures and performance test methods that will improve the durability and sustainability of concrete civil infrastructure.

Course Outline

  • Portland cement chemistry, hydration and microstructure
  • Supplementary cementitious materials and chemical admixtures in concrete
  • Rheology and workability of fresh concrete
  • Concrete mixture design
  • Mass concrete and thermal stress mitigation
  • Chloride ions, corrosion and service life prediction
  • Achieving high performance and ultra-high performance in concrete construction
  • Sustainability in concrete construction projects

Who Should Attend
Construction, civil and materials engineers • Designers of concrete structures • Cement chemists and concrete technologists • Technicians testing cement, concrete and aggregate • Owners of concrete construction facilities • Anyone wanting to learn about concrete production and testing methods.

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Almost all of EPIC's seminars and webinars offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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