CSTN1233 - Concrete and Soils Technology
This course studies the fundamentals of concrete and soils as they pertain to the construction industry. In the first half of the semester, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of concrete, including portland cements, mixing water, aggregates and concrete admixtures. Students will perform standard tests for slump, air-entrainment, unit weight and compressive strength. Concrete construction practices for mixing, transporting, placing, finishing and curing of concrete are studied.
The students will then study soils as an engineering material, including properties of soil, exploration methods, classification of soil, load bearing capacities, and soil lateral pressure. The course includes tests associated with the identification of soils, soil compaction, density control and soil strength.
This course is available to students in the Construction Engineering Technology program. Pre-requisite: CSTN1132.
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