Concrete Courses

Concrete Level 1

OBJECTIVE
To provide participants with basic knowledge and skills to work in the concrete industry. Level 1 is based primarily on the basics of concreting and pouring of small slabs.

PREREQUISITES
Key attributes for people entering this field are stamina, spatial perception and hand-eye coordination. Attention to detail and Grade 10 math are a necessity. Some physical activities of this field include heavy lifting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching. Participants will be expected to supply their own hard hats, hi-viz vests, safety boots and rubber boots.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Setup, assemble, maintain and disassemble formwork
  • Properly set edge forms to the proper grade
  • Mix concrete
  • Transport concrete on site
  • Properly place concrete
  • Properly assist with concrete finishing
  • How to control the concrete curing process

LENGTH OF COURSE
40 hours (5 days).

Concrete Level 2

OBJECTIVE
Level 2 expands on the basic concepts learned in Level 1 and focuses on the pouring of concrete walls.

PREREQUISITES
Key attributes for people entering this field are stamina, spatial perception and hand-eye coordination. Attention to detail and Grade 10 math are a necessity. Some physical activities of this field include heavy lifting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling and reaching. Participants will be expected to supply their own hard hats, hi-viz vests, safety boots and rubber boots.

TOPICS COVERED

  • Install proper shoring and re-shoring
  • Wall Form Construction Basics
  • Properly consolidate concrete
  • Concrete Finishing Techniques
  • Various forms of slab reinforcement
  • How to repair and modify concrete

LENGTH OF COURSE
40 hours (5 days).

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