Concrete and FoundationsSKCT 106
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- List the percentages of concrete aggregates.
- Analyze how percentages impact strength of concrete.
Student will understand the importance of concrete admixtures.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Define what is proper curing.
- Explain importance of curing in relation to concrete strength.
Student will calculate the volume of various concrete structures.
- Calculate volume for footings and foundations.
- Develop "cheat" numbers for volume problems.