Black Friday sale - get up to 15% off* registration fees
*Register by 4 December 2022 to receive a 15% discount. Engineers Australia members can use this conjunction with their exclusive membership discount to get a total of $114.26. Enter the following discount code when registering: GET15
Please note, this is a self-paced online course. You can register and start the course at anytime.
The end Event Date and Time information relates to Engineering Education Australia’s Black Friday sale period.
About this short course
Concrete is the most common construction material on earth. If you work in construction, you're likely to use concrete at some point in your career.
If you're new to working with concrete or you need a refresher, this course will build on your theoretical knowledge in civil, structural or concrete engineering. You'll gain practical knowledge of concrete as a construction material.
This course takes you through the design, production and placement of concrete from raw materials through to verification. It also introduces common special applications of concrete in civil engineering, such as shotcrete and tremie concrete.
You'll learn about:
- the basics of cement chemistry
- concrete batching, placement, compaction and curing
- testing of fresh and plastic concrete
You'll learn how concrete mixes are designed to meet strength and durability requirements. You'll also see how the main concrete constituents influence concrete performance in its fresh and hardened states.
During the course, you'll use practical case studies and videos, and test your knowledge with quizzes and assignments. You'll also gain real-life insights from a civil engineer with decades of experience specialising in concrete.
By the end of the course, you'll understand how raw materials like sand, water and cement can turn into reinforced concrete structures. You'll also understand how concrete is produced and shaped—while still plastic and workable—to meet the required performance criteria after hardening.
- The most important steps and processes in concrete technology from the selection of raw materials to the verification of hardened concrete
- Identifying the key constituents of concrete and their influence on how fresh and hardened concrete performs
- The basics of cement chemistry and effects of some concrete admixtures on concrete performance
- Common concrete placement methods
- Common concrete testing methods
- The fundamentals of some special applications of concrete engineering (practice shotcrete, tremie concrete for piles, and self-compacting concrete)
Is this course for you?
This course suits civil engineers, structural engineers and geotechnical engineers. It may also be of interest to those who want to understand the principles behind concrete technology including:
- construction professionals
- project managers
- quantity surveyors
- QA professionals
- commercial managers
How you'll learn
This course is delivered through Engineering Education Australia’s digital learning platform, EEA Online.
You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure. Once you register, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account and providing access to the platform.