|PDH Online Course Description
Learning Units (Hours)
Ruben A. Gomez, PE
We have said repeatedly that concrete is the king of construction materials and we have praised it innumerous times for its exceptional qualities. Unfortunately, before concrete is put in service it has to go through scores of hands, some with the proper expertise and others without it. Further said, it only takes one pair of those hands to compromise the materialís quality.
The mix has to be adequately selected and designed, batched, transported, conveyed, formed, poured, compacted, finished, cured and stripped, in order to become integrated with the structure it was meant to be part of. In that long process anything can happen tending to diminish those qualities we so highly speak about.
Any mishandling in those above described steps in the production process could be the cause of latent defects that reduce the life and performance of the material. Of course, many of those problems as they present themselves down the road in the life of concrete can in many cases be corrected to give the material a deserved second chance. That is why this course has been created, just to show in a comprehensive manner, the repair methodologies available to everyone in the industry.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.