The Irish Concrete Society recently launched their 2018 ‘Fundamentals of Concrete Technology’ course. Commencing on the 07 September in UCD, the course provides participants with essential information on concrete technology and construction. The programme includes two half-days of lectures and a half-day on site. There will also be time spent in a civil engineering laboratory carrying out some common tests.
The course, which was developed by members of the Society, is delivered by experienced professionals from industry and academia. Since its introduction in 2012, over 200 architects, consulting engineers, site engineers and construction professionals have attended and gained a practical and an invaluable introduction to a material used on all construction projects.
The range of topics covered includes an introduction to the constituents and properties of concrete; an overview of formwork, pre-pour checks and placing techniques; guidance on compacting, finishing, curing and testing of hardened concrete; site-based activities that include a live concrete pour.
Participants will have the opportunity to sit the Institute of Concrete Technology’s Stage 1 exam.
This scheme enables delegates to achieve a formal certificate in recognition of their success in mastering the basic principles of concrete technology and construction. This also serves as the first step for those who wish to progress in their studies.
This course is limited to 35 people and can be booked by contacting the Irish Concrete Society on 041 9876466 or email events@concrete.ie

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