Concrete Construction Course

ConcreteNZ's Concrete Construction Course is designed for those responsible for supervising the receipt and placement of fresh concrete on-site.

The aim of this course is to promote quality concrete construction.

Built around NZS 3109 Concrete Construction, the curriculum for the two-day classroom-based course meets both industry needs and the relevant NZQA standards.

The course is comprised of the following modules:

1. Introduction to Concrete 

a. Cement manufacture

b. Ready mixed concrete production

c. Constituent materials

d. Applications

2. Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete 

a. Relevant Standards

b. Fresh & hard concrete tests

3. Reinforcement 

a. Reinforcement types

b. Manufacture

c. Handling & installation

4. Formwork 

a. Requirements of formwork

b. Formwork materials, systems and design

c. Falsework

d. Construction

5. Site Practice 

a. Handling & placing

b. Compaction, finishing & curing

c. Hot & cold weather concreting

d. Control of surface finishes & cracks

The popular publication The Guide to Concrete Construction is an ideal resource to accompany the course. 

To register your interest in the course contact Concrete NZ on (04) 499 8820 or email ConcreteNZ.

Queries about the course content can be directed to James Mackechnie (Training, Education and Research Manager) on 027 6158 463.

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