Concrete Construction, Level 1, 2nd edition

Published by Pearson (November 26, 2020) © 2021


ISBN-13: 9780136868286
Concrete Construction, Level 1
Published 2020


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Completely updated and revamped, NCCER: ConcreteConstruction Level 1, 2e features a highly illustrated design, technical hintsand tips from industry experts, review questions and more! Key content includesIntroduction to Concrete Construction, Concrete Safety, Fall Protection Orientation,Concrete Tools and Equipment, Preparing for Placement, Reinforcing Concrete,Foundations and Slabs-on-Grade, Vertical Formwork, Horizontal Formwork, SiteConcrete, Finishing Concrete, and Curing and Protecting Concrete.

(Total Level Hours: 263; includes 72.5 of Core)

23101 Introduction to Concrete Construction (10 Hours)

Introduces the role of concrete in construction andidentifies basic concrete properties and characteristics. Provides an overviewof the concrete construction process, identifies opportunities available toconcrete craftworkers, and describes the purpose and structure of apprenticeshipprograms.

23102 Concrete Safety (7.5 Hours)

Describes the role of OSHA in the workplace and presentssafety hazards unique to the concrete construction environment, including thecontrol of silica dust. Identifies and describes the PPE concrete craft workerscommonly require.

75901 Fall Protection Orientation (8 Hours)

Covers fundamental safety and hazard recognition concepts.Introduces the role of OSHA in regulating elevated work on the jobsite and thecauses, costs, and consequences of falls. Presents proper use of fallprotection equipment; safe use of stairs, ladders, and scaffolds; andguidelines for use of aerial lifts.

23104 Concrete Tools and Equipment (12.5 Hours)

Introduces trainees to a wide variety of both hand tools andpowered equipment used in concrete construction, including screeds, floats,trowels, saws, grinders, and mixing equipment. Tips for the safe use of toolsand equipment are also provided.

23105 Preparing for Placement (15 Hours)

Provides an overview of common concrete-construction tasksthat take place before placement begins. Covers elevations and subgradepreparation, as well as basic form types, joints, and pre-placementinspections.

27304 Reinforcing Concrete (15 Hours)

Explains the selection and uses of different types ofreinforcing materials. Describes requirements for bending, cutting, splicing,and tying reinforcing steel and the placement of steel in footings andfoundations, walls, columns, and beams and girders.

23707 Foundations and Slabs-On-Grade (20 Hours)

Covers basic site layout safety, tools, and methods; layoutand construction of deep and shallow foundations; types of foundation forms;layout and formation of slabs-on-grade; and forms used for curbing and paving.

27308 Vertical Formwork (22.5 Hours)

Covers the applications and construction methods for typesof forming and form hardware systems for walls, columns, and stairs, as well asslip and climbing forms. Provides an overview of the assembly, erection, andstripping of gang forms.

27309 Horizontal Formwork (15 Hours)

Describes elevated decks and formwork systems and methodsused in their construction. Covers joist, pan, beam and slab, composite slab,and specialty forms systems and provides instructions for the use of flyingdecks, as well as shoring and reshoring systems.

23204 Site Concrete (35 Hours)

Describes the construction of various placements that arecommon to many building construction projects, including curbs and gutters,stairways and steps, walks, driveways, and patios.

23107 Finishing Concrete (20 Hours)

Identifies and describes how to apply basic concretefinishing techniques. Includes coverage of floating and troweling, edging,jointing, and various surface finishes.

23108 Curing and Protecting Concrete (10 Hours)

Describes the essential concrete curing and protectionprocess. Introduces various approaches to curing and the primary factors that significantlyaffect the resulting strength and durability of the placement

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