The concrete is the construction material most widely used in the world, therefore is crucial understand the processes involving concrete, such as the production, transportation placement and finishing the of concrete on-site. The Quality of concrete produced depend on the quality and control of the ingredients used. The course provides the fundamental concepts and methods related to the performance of concrete. The course covers topics from materials (aggregates, cement, fly ash, slag, etc.) water cement ratio, production equipment, transportation, placing, curing, finishing, curing and protecting fresh mix. The course brings together diverse information related to concrete on-site, quality control and safety.
This course is designed to provide contractors with practical knowledge and a broad understanding of the overall concrete production, placing and finishing, the following Major Component Area will be covered.
1. COMPONENTS OF CONCRETE MIXTURE
2. ELEMENTS OF CONCRETE PRODUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION
3. FUNDAMENTALS OF QUALITY CONCRETE, PLACING AND FINISHING METHODS
4. MIAMI DADE COUNTY AND FDOT CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
5. CURING AND PROTECTION
6. CONCRETE SURFACE DEFECTS
The UNDERGROUND AND ENGINEERING BASICS 101 course provides thorough information regarding underground construction methods. Upon completion of this course the Student/Contractor will be able to:Recognize the different types of Underground Utility and Excavation Scope of Work and a better understanding of the components of Engineering Trades Basics of Temporary Traffic Control: Understand and apply the guidelines and Standards for the execution of traffic control in work zones, apply concept and learn about “Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices” (MUTCD) and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Traffic Control Through Work Zones Indexes 600Demonstrate an understanding and a comprehensive overview of the Underground Facility Damage Prevention and Safety Act, Chapter 556, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and Florida Trench Safety Act, Part VI, Chapter 553, F.S. and F.S. 556.103 Sunshine State One-Call of Florida, Inc.