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Table of contents
(Total Level Hours: 172.5)
27301-07 Rigging Equipment (10 Hours)
Describes the use and inspection of basic equipment and hardware used in rigging, including slings, wire rope, chains, and attaching hardware such as shackles, eyebolts, and hooks, as well as rigging knots. Explains sling angles. Also covers tuggers, jacks, hoists, and come-alongs.
27302-07 Rigging Practices (15 Hours)
Describes basic rigging and crane hazards and related safety procedures, provides an overview of personnel lifting and lift planning, and introduces crane load charts and load balancing. Includes instructions for rigging and lifting pipe.
27303-07 Properties of Concrete (10 Hours)
Describes the properties, characteristics, and uses of cement, aggregates, and other materials that, when mixed together, form different types of concrete. Covers procedures for estimating concrete volume and testing freshly mixed concrete, as well as methods and materials for curing concrete.
27304-07 Reinforcing Concrete (15 Hours)
Explains the selection and uses of different types of reinforcing materials. Describes requirements for cutting, bending, splicing, and tying reinforcing steel and the placement of steel in footings, columns, walls, and slabs.
27305-07 Handling and Placing Concrete (22.5 Hours)
Covers tools, equipment, and procedures for handling, placing, and finishing concrete. Also covers joints made in concrete structures, the use of joint sealants, and form removal procedures. Emphasizes safety procedures for handling, placing, and finishing concrete.
27306-07 Trenching and Excavating (10 Hours)
Prepares the trainee for working in and around excavations, particularly in preparing building foundations. It covers types and bearing capacities of soils; procedures used in shoring, sloping, and shielding trenches and excavations; trenching safety requirements, including recognition of unsafe conditions; and mitigation of groundwater and rock when excavating foundations.
27307-07 Foundations and Slab-On-Grade (20 Hours)
Covers basic site layout tools and methods; layout and construction of deep and shallow foundations; layout and forming of slabs-on-grade; and forms used for curbing and paving.
27308-07 Vertical Formwork (27.5 Hours)
Covers the applications and construction methods for various types of forming and form hardware systems for walls, columns, and stairs, as well as slip forms, climing forms, and shaft forms. The module also provides an overview of the assembly, erection, and stripping of gang forms.
27309-07 Horizontal Formwork (22.5 Hours)
Covers the types of elevated decks and the formwork systems and methods used in their construction. It covers joist, pan, metal deck, and flat slab systems and provides instructions for the use of flying forms, as well as shoring and reshoring systems.
27310-07 Tilt-Up Wall Panels (20 Hours)
Describes how tilt-up concrete construction is used and how tilt-up panels are formed, erected, and braced. It covers the installation of rebar and the types of embedments used to lift and brace the panels. Methods used to achieve architectural and decorative finishes are also covered.
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