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This exceptionally produced trainee guide features a highly illustrated design, technical hints and tips from industry experts, review questions and a whole lot more! Key content includes Introduction to Concrete Construction and Finishing, Safety Requirements, Properties of Concrete,Tools and Equipment, Preparing for Placement, Placing Concrete, Finishing, Part One, Curing and Protecting Concrete, and Introduction to Troubleshooting.
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Table of Contents
23101 Introduction to Concrete Construction and Finishing (10 Hours)
Provides an introduction to the methods and procedures used in concrete finishing. Introduces terms of the trade and tools and equipment used to place, finish, and cure concrete. Explains methods and techniques for constructing concrete structures.
23102 Safety Requirements (5 Hours)
Explains safety requirements for concrete construction and finishing. Provides information on OSHA requirements with regard to hazard communication, fall protection, and use of personal protective equipment. Covers topics such as general work site safety, use of chemicals, and safe use of hand and power tools.
23103 Properties of Concrete (10 Hours)
Introduces the properties of concrete and the components that make up the concrete mixture. Describes chemical and physical properties of cement, aggregate, and admixtures. Explains basic tests used to determine properties such as slump and ultimate strength.
23104 Tools and Equipment (7.5 Hours)
Describes tools and equipment used in the production, placing, and curing of concrete. Explains safe operation and maintenance requirements. Provides the trainee the opportunity to operate each hand tool and allows the demonstration of larger pieces of power equipment.
23105 Preparing for Placement (12.5 Hours)
Details the methods and procedures used in preparing for placing concrete. Includes background information about site layout, forms requirements, and subgrade preparation. Describes requirements for various types of joints and reinforcement. Presents information regarding the ordering of concrete from a mixing or batch plant.
23106 Placing Concrete (12.5 Hours)
Presents requirements and methods for properly placing concrete. Includes information on conveying and placing fresh concrete using various types of equipment, such as wheel-barrows, pumps and conveyors. Describes techniques for spreading, consolidating, and striking off concrete.
23107 Finishing, Part One (20 Hours)
Describes basic finishing techniques for slabs and other horizontal structures. Explains proper use of floats, trowels, edgers, and groovers and demonstrates their uses. Discusses requirements for cutting joints using different types of saws. Provides hands-on practice for finishing concrete slabs.
23108 Curing and Protecting Concrete (5 Hours)
Introduces the trainee to the methods and procedures used in curing and protecting concrete. Covers the types of curing commonly performed for both horizontal and vertical placement. Describes techniques for protecting concrete during hot and cold weather.
23109 Introduction to Troubleshooting (5 Hours)
Describes basic problems for the processes of placing, finishing, and curing. Defines symptoms of each type of problem and discusses their causes. Presents ways to reduce or eliminate these problems.