Cold Weather Concreting
Stuart, P.E., S.E., F.ASCE
This one hour online course provides a basic understanding of cold weather concrete operations as defined by ACI 306. This course includes definitions, effects and recommendations for cold weather concreting per ACI.
This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.
At the completion of this course, the student will:
Course IntroductionThis course provides the user with a synopsis of the ACI Code governing cold weather concreting. The course will define the range of conditions associated with cold weather concrete placing operations. Undesirable effects of cold weather on concreting operations, both during placement and after hardening has occurred, will be discussed. Recommendations for the basic procedures to help avoid the effects of cold weather on concrete will be provided.
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Recommendation for Cold Weather Concrete
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Recommendation for Cold Weather Concrete (PDF File 13 KB)
Placing of concrete during cold weather has the potential to effect both the long term strength and durability of concrete. Cold weather can have a negative impact on both plastic and hardened state of concrete. Cold weather affects most of the major components of concrete including water and aggregates. Cold weather also has an impact on batching, mixing and placing of concrete. Precautions must be taken in advance of concreting operations that are anticipated to be affected by cold weather.
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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.