This course is intended for civil, construction engineers and inspectors who are interested in the area of inspection, assessment and repair of concrete structures. This course enables delegates already familiar with what concrete is, to develop skills in effective specification, production and end users of concrete. The course also covers basics as well as advanced concepts up-to-date technology.
Concrete is used throughout the world for a wide range of applications. In order to improve the properties of concrete, recent advances in material science introduce new materials or admixtures to be added to or replace conventional concrete materials. Such materials could be used in new concrete construction and/or in repairing new or existing structures. These materials could cause more harm than benefit or at least be ineffective if not properly used.
This five-day course will introduce newly developed concrete materials as well as the repair materials utilized in most repair works in concrete structures either for those needed during construction or for rehabilitation of existing structures.
The course will also cover test methods and technical specifications for such materials as well as troubleshooting for their most common problems.
At the end of this course, participants will know the necessary information about the different advanced concrete materials, what tests should be performed and how to interpret their results, what to look for in specifications and troubleshooting of material related problems.
The participants will be provided with detailed course material and will be familiarized with various features on concrete construction.
Provide participants with required information about the newly developed reinforced concrete materials.
Help them understand the different test methods for various materials and interpret their test results.
Assist participants to effectively consult the technical specifications of these materials.
Provide them with troubleshooting methods for material-related problems.
Introduction and Overview
Conventional Concrete Materials Limitations and Problems
High Strength Concrete and High Performance Concrete
Special Constituent materials and Admixtures
Construction Practices for Concrete in the Gulf
Specifics of Gulf Environment
Definition of hot weather for concreting processes
Precautions for different concreting operations in the hot weather of Gulf region
Non-Traditional Types of Reinforcement Used in Concrete Structures
Galvanized and epoxy coated bars
Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) reinforcement for concrete
High Strength Concrete: General
Importance and Economy
High Strength Concrete: Materials
High Strength Concrete: Production
Batching and Mixing High Strength Concrete
Placing and Compacting High Strength Concrete
Finishing and Curing High Strength Concrete
High Performance Concrete
Importance and Economy
Standard Test Methods for Non-Conventional Concretes and Reinforcement
Standard test methods for fresh and Hardened Special concretes
Standard specifications for epoxy coated bars
Standard specifications for steel wires and strands for pre-stressed concrete
Standard test methods for properties of FRP rods
Technical Specifications for Concrete and Reinforcement
Specification definition and specified qualifications
Specification types, features and format
Sample concrete and reinforcement specifications
Latex Modified Concrete: Introduction & Materials
Standard Specifications and Guides
Latex Modified Concrete: Production
Mixing and Placing
Finishing and Curing
Latex Modified Concrete: Properties and Applications
Properties of Fresh LMC
Properties of Hardened LMC
Durability of LMC
Applications and Recent Development
Repair Materials for Concrete Structures
Required properties in repair materials
Types of repair materials
Repair methods and techniques
Sample technical specifications for repair works
Advanced Concrete Materials: Problems and Solutions