Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD
The Concrete Ticket is a half day course not just for operatives
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, Damien English TD, has launched The Concrete Ticket, an initiative by the Irish Concrete Society to develop the skills and knowledge of those who work with concrete.
The Irish Concrete Society says achieving a high quality concrete building requires knowledge of the material from design through to construction on site. European and Irish standards demand that concrete construction is carried out by operatives with the necessary skill and training.
The Concrete Ticket is a half-day course with guidance on the correct procedures for ordering, handling, finishing and curing concrete for construction operatives working with concrete in Ireland.
Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation said “This very welcome initiative from the Irish Concrete Society will help us ensure that future success, by providing a formally recognised guidance programme for operatives working with concrete on sites across Ireland. I would strongly encourage all concrete operatives to partake in a Concrete Ticket course taking place near them.”
What you need to know about The Concrete Ticket
Who should attend The Concrete Ticket?
The Concrete Ticket is for anyone responsible for receiving, placing and finishing concrete after its arrival on site. The half –day course will also benefit manufacturers, concrete transporters, and those who receive orders or dispatch ready-mixed concrete. It is also recommended for those involved in concrete sales and building inspectors/clerk of works.
What does The Concrete Ticket course comprise?
There are four course elements
1 - Materials, Properties and Reinforcement.
2 - Ordering, Production, Delivery and Formwork.
3 - Placing, Compacting and Finishing.
4 - Curing, Protection and Joints.
When does The Concrete Ticket start?
Courses are being held throughout the country in 2017. The course fee is €140 per student