RedVector RV-10834

Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete

Handling, Placing and Finishing Concrete

2 hrs. Online Course

Level: Fundamental

Item#: RV-10834

SME: Colin Lobo, Ph. D., P.E.

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This course is an overview of the proper methods and procedures for transporting, placing and finishing concrete. The material covers transporting, forms, placement tips, concrete conveying devices, and curing concrete, as well as precautions for hot and cold weather concreting. It briefly discusses some problems associated with improper construction practices that can result in cracking, scaling and other defects in the finished structure.
Course Objectives
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the responsibilities of the involved stakeholders
  • Identify the equipment for conveying and placing concrete
  • Identify important aspects of preparing subgrade
  • List the tools used for finishing concrete
  • List the sequence for finishing concrete slabs
  • Name the joints in concrete and the different purposes of each
  • Describe requirements for floor surfaces
  • Identify precautions for different weather conditions
  • Identify the basic causes for defects in concrete construction
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Colin Lobo, Ph. D., P.E.
Colin Lobo, Ph. D., P.E. Photo
Colin L. Lobo is Senior Vice President of the Engineering Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in Silver Spring, Maryland. Besides managing the Engineering Division, his responsibilities include managing programs of NRMCA Research, Engineering and Standards Committee and the NRMCA P2P Steering Committee, coordinate and report on some of the Association’s research studies, provide information to the membership and others, coordinate and administer NRMCA technical training programs, and develop NRMCA technical publications. Colin manages the NRMCA certification programs for Ready Mixed Concrete Production Facilities, Concrete Technologists and Pervious Concrete Contractors.
 
Colin has been with NRMCA since 1991.
 
Colin holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Mysore University in India. He received a Masters of Science Degree from Northeastern University in Boston and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has published several papers as a result of his research work at Purdue and NRMCA.
 
Colin is an active member on various committees of the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and participates in the technical committee work of the Transportation Research Board (TRB). Colin has been a member of technical task groups and research panels of AASHTO and FHWA. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland.
 
On ACI, Colin is a member of ACI Committees 318 (Building Code), 301 (Specifications), 214 (strength testing), 211 (mixture proportioning), and educational committee E701 on concrete materials. He serves as the recording secretary of ACI 301. He is a Fellow of the ACI.
 
On ASTM, Colin is a member of ASTM Subcommittees 09.94 data analysis, 09.96 (CCRL), 09.40 (ready mixed concrete), 09.60 (fresh concrete tests), 09.61 (strength testing), 01.10 (cement specifications) and many others. He serves as recording secretary for 09.60 and 09.40.
 
He serves as NRMCA’s representative on the FHWA Concrete Pavement Technology Program Engineering ETG (Task 65), Performance Specifications ETG, Mixture Optimization ETG, PCA’s Product Standards and Technology Subcommittee and other technical committees as pertinent to the goals of the NRMCA.
 
Colin has coordinated and reported on research activities at NRMCA related to measurement of water content in fresh concrete, use of wash water in ready mixed concrete, effects of reuse of returned concrete on concrete properties, testing high strength concrete and cores, alkali silica reactivity tests, reuse of returned concrete, maturity of high volume fly ash concrete, concrete durability research and several smaller research projects.
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Course Reviews (31)
Great Course
By (Engineer) on Sep, 14, 2021
Great Course.
Good practical instruction
By (Engineer) on Jul, 19, 2021
Good practical instruction. Thank you!
very good
By on Nov, 03, 2020
very good
Love this guy! He needs to do additional courses!
By on Jun, 07, 2021
Love this guy! He needs to do additional courses!
great review
By (Engineer) on Apr, 25, 2021
great review
Great
By on Dec, 01, 2020
Great
presenter is very knowledgable
By (Architect) on Dec, 15, 2020
presenter is very knowledgable
I liked seeing the teacher speak
By (Contractor / Trades) on Dec, 21, 2020
I liked seeing the teacher speak. He did a nice job.
grat
By on Jan, 06, 2021
grat
Excellent basic course
By (Engineer) on Jan, 13, 2021
Excellent basic course. Very good instructor.
good course
By on Apr, 13, 2021
good course
Wonderful
By on Feb, 23, 2021
Wonderful
hard to hear
By on Feb, 16, 2021
hard to hear
Interesting
By (Engineer) on Jun, 14, 2021
Interesting
Good
By (Professional Organization) on Apr, 22, 2021
Good
Hits on the basics well
By (Architect, Engineer) on Apr, 21, 2021
Hits on the basics well
Good overall information regarding the process of concrete construciton
By (Engineer) on Feb, 03, 2021
Good overall information regarding the process of concrete construciton.
more interesting
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jan, 19, 2021
more interesting
Video was helpful
By (Architect) on Dec, 21, 2020
Video was helpful. Video of work being done, not just photos, would be nice to have included in courses that relate to work process such as this.
Good overview
By (Architect, Building Inspector, Professional Organization) on Nov, 14, 2020
Good overview. Practical applications
Good course
By (Engineer) on Nov, 13, 2020
Good course
Lots of practical information, well researched and well organized
By (Engineer) on Oct, 28, 2020
Lots of practical information, well researched and well organized. The presentation could have used more graphics to accompany the presenter, instead of just text appearing when he said important phrases.
Liked it
By (Contractor / Trades) on Oct, 26, 2020
Liked it
Could not hear him
By (Contractor / Trades) on Jun, 25, 2021
Could not hear him
Very informative
By (Engineer) on Aug, 30, 2021
Very informative
good
By on Sep, 07, 2021
good
Unenthusiastic speaker makes it hard to pay attention and stay engaged, and the videos often didn't work and required a lot of refreshing to be able to watch the content
By on Apr, 05, 2021
Unenthusiastic speaker makes it hard to pay attention and stay engaged, and the videos often didn't work and required a lot of refreshing to be able to watch the content. The content itself was fine though.
A description of slab construction joints in which the reinforcing is continuous through the slab AND which no movement is allow is missing
By (Engineer) on Jan, 15, 2021
A description of slab construction joints in which the reinforcing is continuous through the slab AND which no movement is allow is missing.
I did not like that the powerpoint moved along with his voice, it was hard to pay attention to and I like being able to read a full slide with examples instead of looking at someones face the entire two hours
By (Architect) on Dec, 31, 2020
I did not like that the powerpoint moved along with his voice, it was hard to pay attention to and I like being able to read a full slide with examples instead of looking at someones face the entire two hours.
The information was good, but who edits these things!? The editing is absolutely abysmal
By (Engineer) on Aug, 23, 2021
The information was good, but who edits these things!? The editing is absolutely abysmal. Just let the guy talk, all the cut and fade outs are weird and distracting. At this point I really don't want to watch another video produced by Red Vector, the editing ruins the entire presentation. So just stop editing these things. Live presenters can go an hour on a topic without this insane amount of editing, so why can't you guys? There was even one point in this presentation when he was speaking then it started fading out only to fade right back in for him to say one more word to complete his sentence then it faded back out. And while it's throughout the video, towards the end the editing began to be painful. The presenter will be speaking only to be faded out near the end of a sentence then cut in with the next sentence overlapping the previous sentence. It's just stupid and awful. Fire the editor and just stop editing these things.
He just stood there and talked
By (Engineer) on Nov, 16, 2020
He just stood there and talked. More graphics would have improved it.