Concrete Structures Design

Course Code: EM47

Course Objective

  • Understand quality assurance methods for concrete
  • Understand the basics of quality concrete construction
  • Fully utilize the latest technology in concrete materials and construction methods
  • Recognize and solve potential problems with concrete construction
  • Provide design details to minimize concrete deterioration
  • Develop project specifications to improve concrete durability
  • Reduce potential conflicts in specifications

 

Target Audience

  • Engineers who design concrete structures exposed to harsh environments such as bridges, roadways, plazas, parking structures, marine structures or any building with exposed concrete.

 

Course Outline

Day 1

Concrete in Extreme Conditions

  • Freeze-Thaw
  • Chemical Attack
  • Marine Environments
  • Abrasion and Erosion
  • High Strength Concrete
  • Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • Mass Concrete
  • Roller-compacted Concrete
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Ultra-thin Whitetopping

Day 2

Design Details to Reduce Corrosion

  • Crack Control
  • Concrete Cover
  • Materials and Mix Design
  • Characteristics
  • Membranes and sealers
  • Cathodic Protection

Day 3

Fundamentals of Quality Concrete

  • Materials
  • Batching and Delivery
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Day 4

Construction Methods

  • Handling and Placing Concrete
  • Finishing and Curing Concrete
  • Hot and Cold Weather Concrete
  • Construction Scheduling
  • Specifying Concrete for High Performance
  • Prescriptive versus

Day 5

Performance-based Specifications

  • Performance Criteria
  • Construction Execution
  • Pre-qualification Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Troubleshooting Concrete Failures
  • Plastic Concrete
  • Hardened Concrete


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Date & Location

Date : 16 June 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Tokyo

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Date : 08 September 2019

Duration : 5 days

Place : Kuala Lumpur

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