Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Concrete

Code : C001
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Why Attend This Training Course?
In view of emphasis on durability and quality of construction, advances in cement admixtures, better understanding of hydration processes and development in test methods, there is an urgent need to increase the awareness towards quality concrete construction among engineering professionals. This programme is tailor made for engineers, architects, contractors and project managers involved in the planning, design, construction and maintenance and operation of concrete structures, besides teachers in engineering colleges who could obviously benefit from the deliberations. This training programme is aimed at revising the quality control aspects in concrete construction with emphasis on hands-on testing and evaluation of fresh and hardened concrete.

What Is The Training Course Methodology?
This training course methodology depends on enabling participants to interact and exchange experiences, explore their competencies and achieve their career aspirations, using forward-thinking training arts, such as theoretical lectures and/or open discussion to exchange opinions and experiences, scenarios, innovative thinking brainstorming. Participants will receive an agenda including training material as a reference, in addition to some extra notes and booklets. 

Who Should Attend This Training Course?
This training course is designed for Construction Engineers and Supervisors, Concrete, Project Engineers, as well as Site Managers.

What Are The Training Course Objectives?
  • Basic concrete engineering including constituents of concrete and their properties
  • Testing and evaluation of fresh and hardened concrete
  • Effect of chemical admixtures on concrete
  • High Performance Concrete
  • Special issues in Prestressed Concrete Construction

What Is The Training Course Curriculum?
  • Principles of quality concrete W/C ratio vs strength/durability
  • Portland cement admixtures, aggregates & water quality
  • Principles of mix design
  • Ready mix batching of concrete
  • Placing concrete/vibration
  • Volume changes of concrete
  • Finishing
  • Curing (hot ,wet & cold weather)
  • Causes of common defects
  • Sampling concrete
  • Slump / temperature
  • Cylinders & cubes – density & yield
  • Standards & specifications
  • Pressure & volumetric meter
  • Records & reports & quality assurance manual
  • ACT exam procedures
  • Basic cement chemistry
  • Special admixtures for concrete (HR WR. Silica fume, metakaolin RHA)
  • Strength & deformation
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Practical Applications
Course Details
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ACAD Professional Certificate - APC
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Exam Details:

Duration: 1 hour | Multiple Choice | Closed book | Pass mark: 65%

Course Schedule

Course Location and Date

21 - 25 Feb 2021
Cairo | Instructor-led
5 Sessions

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