Concrete Trade Courses
Ad mixtures for Concrete
In this course we cover the reasons admixtures are used and the desired results of the admixtures. You will learn the most common admixtures and specific comments about their use, their relative strengths and weaknesses. Includes a deep dive into ASTM Standard C494, "Standard Specification for Chemical Admixtures for Concrete". Also covered are corrosion inhibiting admixtures and why they may be worth their relatively high cost.
Maintenance of Concrete
Crash course on the various stain removal methods for concrete. In-depth look at the proper surface preparation of concrete as well as the proper selection and application of surface coatings and sealers.
Permeable Interlocking Concrete Pavement
Permeable interlocking concrete pavement, also referred to as PICP, offers an alternative to conventional impervious pavement. PCIP consists of solid concrete paving units with joints that create openings in the pavement surface when assembled into a pattern. In this course you will learn applications, advantages and limitations of PCIP. Also we cover design and installation best practices.
Concrete and Masonry Construction
This course explains the hazards associated with concrete and masonry construction and the safety measures you need to take to keep everyone on your job site safe. If you're in the construction industry and you specialize in concrete and/or masonry work, you need this course to fulfill OSHA requirements
Top 5 Books for Concrete Contractors
Written by seasoned builders from across the country, this revised edition of Foundations & Concrete Work features 17 new articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, all focused on helping builders form and pour the absolute highest-quality foundations. Hundreds of on the job photos included.
An excellent resource for concrete contractors looking to review the fundamentals of: preparing site plans, concrete composition, determining soil suitability, curing, reinforcing, pouring, testing, repairing, reinforcing with steel and a whole lot more!
Written by and for contractors, this publication provides insight into proven construction practices that will produce quality concrete construction. Contents include organizing for quality, concrete mixture designs, specifications, foundations, formwork, reinforcement and embedments in structures, joints and reinforcement for slabs-on-ground, preparing for concreting, concrete placing and finishing, common field problems, and safety.
Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco. You'll find the essential information you need on tools, materials, and techniques—all explained in clear, plain language and shown with crisp, full-color photographs and detailed illustrations.
This 6-page guide provides a collection of checklists, formulas, quick look-ups and tables for the estimator.
- Estimating Cost of Concrete
- Estimating Concrete Checklist
- Estimating Labor for Placing
- Concrete Estimating Labor Forms and Flat Work
And a whole lot more!