2016-2017 Catalog

CNST 1500 Introduction to Concrete

6.0 - 1.5 - 6.5

Course Description

Students learn about preplanning requirements, structural loads, frost line variations, carrying capacities of soils, and building loads and permits. Students conduct various structural stress and load testing in lab projects. Other hands-on work includes forming, placing, and curing concrete pours. Students also practice different concrete finishes (float, trowel, broom, stamped, colored, and exposed aggregate). The course covers estimating costs.