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
2. Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete
a. Relevant Standards
b. Fresh & hard concrete tests
a. Reinforcement types
c. Handling & installation
a. Requirements of formwork
b. Formwork materials, systems and design
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.
New research has again busted the myth that university graduates are always financially better off than apprentices and trainees.
Peter Ravn from Christchurch has been named the country’s top carpentry apprentice, taking out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year at this year’s national competition.