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Roller-Compacted Concrete

Vincent D. Reynolds, MBA, P.E.

Course Outline

Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) is used to provide a more efficient and cost effective alternative to conventionally placed concrete. This course will provide information on RCC and how it compares to conventionally placed concrete. The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual "Roller-Compacted Concrete" as found on the website of the Army Corps of Engineers. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student would have learned the following:

Intended Audience and Benefit

This course is intended for anyone with an interest in Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC), structural engineering, civil engineering, materials science, construction or anyone wanting to know a about the usages of RCC.

Course Introduction

Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) has several usages in the field of concrete construction. There are several advantages to using RCC as opposed to conventionally placed concrete. This course will explore the several usages, properties and methods of construction of RCC. This course will also explore the effectiveness and cost of using RCC.

Course Content

This course will provide information regarding Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC). The course materials are based solely on the engineer manual "Roller-Compacted Concrete" as found on the website of the Army Corps of Engineers located as follows:

Roller-Compacted Concrete

You need to open or download the above course documents to study the course.

Table of Contents

Transmittal Letter
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Investigation and Selection of Materials
Chapter 3 - Mixture Proportioning
Chapter 4 - Properties
Chapter 5 - Design and Construction Considerations
Chapter 6 - Construction Methods and Equipment
Chapter 7 - Quality Control and Quality Assurance in RCC Construction
Chapter 8 - Performance
Appendix A - References

Course Summary

The information presented in this course could be used to introduce or enhance the student's knowledge of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Using this knowledge engineers, contractors and others involved in construction could place concrete more effectively in regards to time and cost. As always good engineering judgment is always paramount in any situation. Utilizing good judgment and the knowledge gained in this course can provide much more efficient concrete structures.

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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.