Concrete NZ has developed a Concrete Construction Course designed for those supervising the receipt and placement of fresh concrete on-site; typically this would be the site foreman (or equivalent) and the formwork carpenter.
Building apprentices will also find the course valuable, with the overall aim being to promote quality concrete construction.
Built around NZS 3109 Concrete Construction, the curriculum for the 2-day classroom-based course will meet both industry needs and the relevant NZQA standards.
The course is comprised of the following 5 modules:
- Introduction to Concrete
- Cement manufacture
- Ready mixed concrete production
- Constituent materials
- Properties of Fresh and Hardened Concrete
- Relevant Standards
- Fresh & hard concrete tests
- Reinforcement types
- Handling & installation
- Requirements of formwork
- Formwork materials, systems and design
- Site Practice
- Handling & placing
- Compaction, finishing & curing
- Hot & cold weather concreting
- Control of surface finishes & cracks
The CCANZ publication The Guide to Concrete Construction is an ideal resource for the course.
Assessment is via discussion, worksheets and participant demonstration.
Check out the Events page to see where and when the next Concrete Construction Course is scheduled, or contact Concrete NZ using the training enquiry form.