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Why Concrete Quality Assurance Is Important?

Eugene Washington, PE

Concrete Quality assurance is a team effort requiring precise testing, detailed planning, expert observation and professional craftsmanship from mining to ribbon cutting. The quality of the concrete can be compromised at every stage of the process by poor workmanship, lapse of proper testing or failure to prepare for contingencies. When each team member expertly performs their task a pride of accomplishment is realized by all. For that reason alone it is important that everyone know why their job is important and the effects caused by applying their efforts. This course discuss issues involving Mix design; Batch Plants; Transit Mixers; Slump Consistency; Compression Cylinders; Air Content; Cold Weather Concerns; Hot Weather Concerns; Concrete Placing; Forming Concrete; Wet Finishing; Curing Concrete; and Dry Finishing This course includes a True-False quiz at the end that was designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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