Materials and Construction

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Materials and Construction. Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. Today’s construction professional needs to understand how this material works, how it has evolved, and how it is made.

The Materials and Construction course includes discussions on the chemistry behind making concrete and the evolution of the science behind making concrete. These are things that today’s construction professional needs to understand to manage today’s projects effectively. You will learn the meaning and origins of the terms and processes used in the industry by today’s concrete producers and engineers so that you become a more effective and more professional construction pro.

After completing this Materials and Construction course, you will be able to…

  1. Describe the difference between concrete and cement
  2. List the basic components or ingredients needed to make concrete
  3. Explain how concrete uses industrial by-products
  4. Discuss how these by-products enhance the properties of concrete
  5. Describe the chemical process through which concrete gets hard
  6. Explain how chemical admixtures can be used to alter the properties of concrete
  7. Define the terms used by designers and producers when they are preparing and reviewing the concrete mix

Who this Materials and Construction course are for:

  1. This Materials and Construction course is meant for anyone that has responsibilities as a construction management professional. This course will give you a basic understanding of the chemistry behind the making of modern concrete. It will get you familiar with the terms used by professionals and experts in the industry. This course is ideal for construction professionals that may not have formal training in concrete or material sciences. This course is also ideal for anyone just getting started in the industry or anyone who wants to go beyond a basic understanding of concrete and move to a level of understanding that will help you communicate with designers, producers, and other professionals.
  2. If you have ever wondered what terms like “pozzolan” or “hydraulic cement” mean, or if you have ever wondered if things like “fly ash” make the concrete better or are just a filler, then this course is definitely for you!
  3. Do you work with concrete every day but need a refresher on the terminology or an update on admixtures? This is a great course for your continuing education.
  4. If you already have a solid background in material science related to concrete or someone like an ACI Certified Lab Technician, this course may not be for you.
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What Will You Learn?

  • Describe the difference between concrete and cement
  • List the basic components or ingredients needed to make concrete
  • Define terms used to describe concrete and its components
  • Explain how the concrete industry utilizes industrial by-products to enhance its products and proceses while being more eco-friendly
  • Describe the chemical process through which concrete gets hard

Course Content

Construction Materials

  • Functions Of Buildings
    00:00
  • Role Of Material In Construction
    00:00
  • Concrete:Material
    00:00
  • Concrete Production (Contd..)
    00:00
  • Concrete Production (Contd.)
    00:00
  • Concrete:Production (Pumping, Placing)
    00:00
  • Concrete:Production (Curing)
    00:00
  • Cement: Hydration
    00:00
  • Cement and Cementitious Material
    00:00
  • Fresh Concrete
    00:00
  • Fresh Concrete: Role of Mix Parameters
    00:00
  • Fresh Concrete : Role of Admixtures
    00:00
  • Fresh Concrete : Segregation & Bleeding
    00:00
  • Strength of Concrete
    00:00
  • 2 Strength of Concrete
    00:00
  • 3 Strength of Concrete
    00:00
  • Mechanical Properties of Concrete
    00:00
  • Mechanical Properties of Concrete
    00:00
  • Strength of Concrete : Non Destructive
    00:00
  • 1 Durability of Concrete
    00:00
  • 2 Durability of Concrete
    00:00
  • 3 Durability of Concrete
    00:00
  • Cement Aggregate and Water Selection
    00:00
  • Mix Design of Concrete
    00:00
  • Mix Design Of concrete IS Method
    00:00
  • Mix Design Of Concrete: British
    00:00
  • Masonry : Materials
    00:00
  • Masonry : Walls
    00:00
  • Masonry : Walls : Resistance
    00:00
  • Masonry : Walls : Resistance -2
    00:00
  • Walls : Functional Performances
    00:00
  • Walls : Defects and Durability
    00:00
  • Metals Fundamentals
    00:00
  • Metals and Iron Systems
    00:00
  • Steel: Uses in Construction
    00:00
  • Steel : Uses in Rebar
    00:00
  • 1 Polymer in Construction
    00:00
  • 2 Polymer in Construction : Uses
    00:00
  • 1 Glass and Timber : Glass
    00:00
  • 2 Glass and Timber: Timber
    00:00
  • Roof and Floor Construction
    00:00

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