Construction Materials (Selection, Specifications & Testing)

Code : C/4

Course Objectives

The course aims to provide the practicing engineers & construction staff with the required information & knowledge about the different construction materials & the selection of the most appropriate from available ones. It also addresses the technical specifications & the standard testing methods of these materials. The course will cover both traditional & newly developed construction materials.

Course Modules

Module 1: Role of Different Construction Materials in Structures

  • Selection criteria & proportioning of concrete materials
  • Concreting processes in the Arabian area
  • Standard test methods for concrete during construction
  • Destructive & non- destructive test methods for concrete in service

Module 2: Interpretation of Concrete Test Results

  • Reinforcement types: deformed, epoxy-coated & FRP bars
  • Standard test methods for different reinforcement types
  • Technical specifications for concrete & reinforcement

Module 3: Lab – Demonstration

  • Repair materials used in construction
  • Sample technical specifications of repair materials
  • General discussion & conclusions

Target Audience

Design engineers, supervision engineers, architects, contractors, structural & construction staff.

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