RedVector RV-6238

Concrete Fundamentals: An Introduction

Concrete Fundamentals: An Introduction

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-6238

SME: Jeff Brim, BA, MS

Are your customers or clients using words like slump, water-cement ratio, cement content, and compressive strength?  Do you understand admixtures and their functions?  How about reading and understanding a mix design?  Do you know how to place and finish concrete?  This 2-hour online course introduces the student to the basic fundamentals of concrete. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.
Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the materials used to manufacture concrete
  • List and describe the types of cement
  • List the types of concrete admixtures by function
  • Describe the correct manner of placing and finishing concrete
  • Identify two common quality control procedures
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Jeff Brim, BA, MS
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Jeffrey Brim, BA, MS, has served as Laborer, Estimator, Manager, Vice President and President of construction firms. He gained hands-on experience in a family owned concrete construction business which continues into his adult career. He has served on several professional construction institutes and committees including the Prestressed Concrete Institute. He taught as an Adjutant Professor at Southwest Florida College and continues to expand his knowledge of current construction practices.  

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