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Construction Management: Concrete Construction

Video Introducing this tutorial


The most widely used man-made material

1. The Basics

History and usage
Concrete versus cement
Ingredients and terminology

2. The Chemistry of Concrete

Pozzolans and industrial by-products
Introduction to chemical admixtures
Water: How much is too much
Self-consolidating concrete

3. Using Concrete as a Building Material

Compression versus tension
Concrete reinforcing
What causes cracking
Strategies to manage cracking

4. Pre-Stressed Concrete

Active versus passive reinforcing
Pre-tensioning versus post-tensioning
Benefits and examples
Layout and stressing


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