Designing High Performance Concrete Structures
Who should attend?

The course will be of particular interest to engineers employed in the field of Construction and Civil Engineering.

This training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Civil Engineers
  • Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Project Engineers
5 Days
Programme Overview
This course will introduce you to state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies for designing and specifying concrete subjected to extreme conditions.

At the end of this seminar you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of quality concrete construction
  • Provide design details to minimize concrete deterioration
  • Develop project specifications to improve concrete durability
  • Fully utilize the latest technology in concrete materials and construction methods
  • Reduce potential conflicts in specifications
  • Understand quality assurance methods for concrete
This training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes formal lectures and interactive worked examples included in several workshops. Presented also will be several illustrative and instructive videos. The emphasis in the seminar will be on the explanation of all technical points and providing answers to problems that are encountered in everyday industrial practice related to operation and maintenance, as well as repair and alterations of industrial heating equipment
Course Outline

Day One: Concrete in Extreme Conditions

  • Freeze-Thaw
  • Chemical Attack
  • Marine Environments
  • Abrasion and Erosion
  • High Strength Concrete
  • Self-Consolidating Concrete
  • Mass Concrete
  • Roller-compacted Concrete
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Ultra-thin Whitetopping

Day Two: Design Details to Reduce Corrosion

  • Crack Control
  • Concrete Cover
  • Materials and Mix Design

Day Three: Characteristics

  • Membranes and sealers
  • Cathodic Protection

Day Four: Fundamentals of Quality Concrete

  • Materials
  • Batching and Delivery
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Day Five: Construction Methods

  • Handling and Placing Concrete
  • Finishing and Curing Concrete
  • Hot and Cold Weather Concrete
  • Construction Scheduling

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