Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete (2 CPD Credits)

Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete (2 CPD Credits)

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This course is an overview of the proper methods and procedures for transporting, placing and finishing concrete. The material covers transporting, forms, placement tips, concrete conveying devices, and curing concrete, as well as precautions for hot and cold weather concreting. It briefly discusses some problems associated with improper construction practices that can result in cracking, scaling and other defects in the finished structure.

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Learning Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the responsibilities of the involved stakeholders
  • Identify the equipment for conveying and placing concrete
  • Identify important aspects of preparing subgrade
  • List the tools used for finishing concrete
  • List the sequence for finishing concrete slabs
  • Name the joints in concrete and the different purposes of each
  • Describe requirements for floor surfaces
  • Identify precautions for different weather conditions
  • Identify the basic causes for defects in concrete construction