Civil Engineering

CE5503Concrete Technology4 ch (3C 2L)

In this course the properties of cement and concrete materials are studied. Topics include (i) materials for concrete, such as portland cements, supplementary cementing materials, aggregates, and chemical admixtures; (ii) procedures for mix proportioning, batching, mixing, transporting, handling, placing, consolidating, finishing, and curing concrete; (iii) precautions necessary during hot- and cold-weather concreting; (iv) causes and methods of controlling volume changes; (v) commonly used control tests for quality concrete; (iv) introduction to special types of concrete. Applicable ASTM, AASHTO, ACI, and CSA standards are discussed.

 Prerequisite: CE 3513