Concrete is the most common construction material on earth. If you work in construction, you're likely to use concrete at some point in your career.
If you're new to working with concrete or you need a refresher, this course will build on your theoretical knowledge in civil, structural or concrete engineering. You'll gain practical knowledge of concrete as a construction material.
This course takes you through the design, production and placement of concrete from raw materials through to verification. It also introduces common special applications of concrete in civil engineering, such as shotcrete and tremie concrete.
You'll learn about:
- the basics of cement chemistry
- concrete batching, placement, compaction and curing
- testing of fresh and plastic concrete
You'll learn how concrete mixes are designed to meet strength and durability requirements. You'll also see how the main concrete constituents influence concrete performance in its fresh and hardened states.
During the course, you'll use practical case studies and videos, and test your knowledge with quizzes and assignments. You'll also gain real-life insights from a civil engineer with decades of experience specialising in concrete.
By the end of the course, you'll understand how raw materials like sand, water and cement can turn into reinforced concrete structures. You'll also understand how concrete is produced and shaped—while still plastic and workable—to meet the required performance criteria after hardening.
Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.
We can arrange bulk registration packages for corporate clients.
This includes the option to set up an access code for your organisation, allowing your team to register for courses on demand, avoiding the need to request individual Purchase Orders.
This allows you the freedom to provide training and development to your organisation without excessive and time consuming administrative requirements.
We can also customise this course to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.
Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.
- The most important steps and processes in concrete technology from the selection of raw materials to the verification of hardened concrete
- Identifying the key constituents of concrete and their influence on how fresh and hardened concrete performs
- The basics of cement chemistry and effects of some concrete admixtures on concrete performance
- Common concrete placement methods
- Common concrete testing methods
- The fundamentals of some special applications of concrete engineering (practice shotcrete, tremie concrete for piles, and self-compacting concrete)
Is this course for you?
This course suits civil engineers, structural engineers and geotechnical engineers. It may also be of interest to those who want to understand the principles behind concrete technology including:
- construction professionals
- project managers
- quantity surveyors
- QA professionals
- commercial managers
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Topics we'll cover
- Introduction to concrete
- Constituent materials
- Concrete mix design
- Concrete production
- Concrete placement
- Verification and testing
- Special concrete applications in Civil Engineering
Dr Martin Larisch (2021) courtesy of Engineering Education Australia
Dr Martin Larisch is a Civil Engineer and Chartered Professional Engineer. He holds a MSc in Advanced Concrete Technology and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. Martin is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at School of Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland.
Martin has extensive construction experience of more than 20 years in Australia and overseas. During his career, he has held technical and operational roles for leading ground engineering and civil contracting companies. Martin has been involved in the delivery of many complex infrastructure and building projects across Australia applying his expertise in ground engineering and concrete technology for civil engineering applications.
Martin is a highly skilled, practical and enthusiastic educator, having published more than 25 technical papers on various topics and aspects of concrete technology and foundation engineering. He was also heavily involved in developing tremie concrete guidelines for deep foundations in Australia, Europe and North America.
This course is delivered through EEA Online, our new digital learning platform.
You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks.
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete.
As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.
Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.
EEA Online access
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Professional, quality training package.
Course material was comprehensive, well laid out and mixed text with interactive modes of content delivery.
The assessments confirmed the main takeaway points from the course material.
As a civil/structural engineer, concrete is an invaluable material and the learning outcomes of this course were beneficial to me. Specifically the content on special concrete applications.