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The Causes and Prevention of Concrete Surface Imperfections

Lorman Education Services
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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
1 hour
From 149 USD

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Course description

The Causes and Prevention of Concrete Surface Imperfections

Understand the common causes of concrete imperfection and how to minimize or prevent them.

It is to the credit of concrete that so few complaints are received on the vast amount of construction put in place. While it is easy to determine the properties of the hardened concrete that will be suitable for the intended purpose, great care is required throughout the entire construction process to ensure that the hardened concrete has the desired properties. When a blemish appears on the surface of a concrete slab, it will likely be one of these dusting, scaling, crazing, cracking, plastic shrinkage cracks, thermal cracking, blisters, discoloration, aggregate popouts, alkaliaggregate reactions, and deicers. These deficiencies, caused by specific factors explained in this information, can be minimized or prevented by adhering to proper construction methods.

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for engineers, construction and project managers, contractors, subcontractors, architects, presidents, vice presidents, developers, building owners and managers, public works and utilities directors, and transportation professionals.

Training content

  • Materials for Concrete
  • Concrete Mixtures for Flatwork
  • Base Preparation and Form Work
  • Placing, Finishing, Jointing Concrete
  • Curing Concrete
  • Troubleshooting Slab Defects
  • Dusting
  • Scaling
  • Crazing
  • Cracking
  • Plastic Shrinkage Cracks
  • Thermal Cracking
  • Blisters
  • Discoloration
  • Aggregate Popouts
  • Alkali Aggregate Reactions
  • Deicers

Certification / Credits

Credits: AIA, ENG

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss materials for concrete.
  • You will be able to describe concrete mixtures for flatwork.
  • You will be able to explain base preparation and form work.
  • You will be able to identify troubleshooting slab defects.

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Lorman Education Services

Lorman Education Services
2510 Alpine Road
54702 Eau Claire Wisconsin

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