Please enable JavaScript to view this page.

Concrete and Foundations

SKCT 106

Concrete and Foundations

SKCT 106

Course Description

Prerequisite: SKCT 102. Studies practical methods and procedures of preparing and setting concrete forms for such areas as basement floors, garage floors, driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc. (45-15)

Outcomes and Objectives

Student will gain knowledge of the basic components of concrete.

Objectives:

  • Describe each basic component.
  • Illustrate the proportioning of the basic components.
  • Analyze the importance in the relationship of the proportioning of the components.

Student will experience the testing of concrete qualities.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the various test used to verify concrete quality.
  • Practice simple test during on-site projects
  • Examine further testing at a concrete testing company.

Student will learn the basic types of cements and understand their use.

Objectives:

  • List five different types of cements.
  • Explain the use of each type of cement.
  • Discriminate between the use of cements and admixtures.

Student will determine the importance of the concrete mixing water.

Objectives:

  • Describe the properties of proper mixing water.
  • Illustrate the negative effects of poor mixing water.

Student will comprehend the role of aggregates in concrete mix design.

Objectives:

  • List the percentages of concrete aggregates.
  • Analyze how percentages impact strength of concrete.

Student will understand the importance of concrete admixtures.

Objectives:

  • List major concrete admixtures.
  • Illustrate the knowledge of the special use of admixtures.
  • Interpret the correct or incorrect use of admixtures.

Student will compute proportioning for normal weight concrete.

Objectives:

  • Describe the two basic batching methods for concrete.
  • Calculate the qualities for a sample batch.
  • Compare the accuracy of the two methods.

Students will learn the placing and finishing of concrete.

Objectives:

  • List the steps in the placing of concrete.
  • Illustrate the understanding and importance of each step.
  • Practice steps with field work for Habitat for Humanity.

Student will discuss the importance and advantages of proper concrete curing.

Objectives:

  • Define what is proper curing.
  • Explain importance of curing in relation to concrete strength.

Student will calculate the volume of various concrete structures.

Objectives:

  • Calculate volume for footings and foundations.
  • Develop "cheat" numbers for volume problems.