Concrete Restoration and Repair

The course begins by identifying the basic components of concrete, including air, cement, water, and fine aggregate or sand, and course aggregate or stone. Next, the course analyzes the causes and effects of concrete deterioration that necessitate repair. After understanding the reasons for repair, the course will provide learners with the knowledge to assess the condition of a space and the ability to engineer the appropriate solution. Finally, the course will describe concrete repair fundamentals including surface preparation, placement, and curing.

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Video: Columbia College Student Center Construction Uses Laser Scan and Point Cloud Data

Watch how laser scanning technologies were used in the construction of a 5-story student center. Situated next to Chicago's elevated train tracks, this project presented unique challenges. Laser applications were used for modeling and quality control on concrete pours. This construction company lessened the amount of re-work, proving true savings to the client.

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Broad, Immediate, and Profound: Laser Scanning Helps Guide the Rebirth of L.A.’s Legendary Century Plaza Hotel in a $2.5 Billion Development Project

To strip the Century Plaza Hotel down to its structural components, the Webcor team needed to precisely understand existing conditions. Among the challenges: aged construction documentation and the architect’s extremely tight tolerances for the interior rebuild. Read how laser scanning identified key issues that were able to be resolved to help move this construction project forward.

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$50 Million Chicago Construction Project Adopts Next-Gen Workflow

Read how Pepper Construction uses laser-based applications to automate, simplify, and transform building processes. Columbia College’s new student center in Chicago abuts an elevated train track, presenting unique challenges for construction. Laser scanning technologies were used for modeling, and maximum efficiencies in preparing concrete pours.

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2019 Concrete Construction Buyer's Guide

The most comprehensive listing of manufacturers, distributors, associations, and others serving this market sector. This guide includes products and services as well as contact information regarding all things concrete.

Fill out below to obtain free information about the products and services covered in this Buyer's Guide.

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Integral Crystalline Waterproofing

Few building materials have been used for centuries and offer the strength and versatility of concrete. Waterproofing concrete is critical for a functional, reputable and long-lasting structure.

This educational unit will identify the consequences of non-waterproofed concrete. In addition, the course will explore how traditional waterproofing methods are used to protect concrete. Finally, the course will examine integral crystalline waterproofing methods, as well as some case study applications.

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Polished Concrete Overlays Provide Durability, Beauty, and Minimal Maintenance

Few building surfaces are subject to more wear and tear yet are as prominently visible as floors. In the quest to create durable, long-lasting and appealing floor surfaces, concrete has often been used as the base material whether on grade or on an elevated slab.

Final finishes have commonly ranged from any number of flooring materials placed on top of it to simply sealing or painting the concrete. However, recent advances in the technology of cement-based concrete overlays have given rise to a new option that is growing in popularity.

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Welded Wire Reinforcement used in Cast-in-Place Concrete Construction

There are many advantages to using welded wire reinforcement in cast-in-place concrete construction. By using welded wire reinforcement on a project, contractors can save significantly on reinforcement placement time and costs associated with labor force allocation without compromising the designer’s structural intent.

By the end of this course, you will understand the value of welded wire reinforcement in cast-in-place concrete construction and how to bring it into the design process effectively. This information will provide you with a keen understanding of the downstream detailing methodology leveraged by the fabricator.

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Pathway to Resilience (Print Course)

Over the past several decades, there has been a continuous increase in human and economic loss from disaster events. The rise in disasters and their consequences is related to a rise in people’s vulnerability, induced by human development. However, examples of resiliency planning and more stringent building code requirements still lag. This article will offer a view on emerging risks and opportunities as human and economic losses from disasters increase, with the overarching goal of supporting and advancing resilience in future construction of buildings and critical infrastructure.

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Integral Hardening Admixture for Wear-Resistant Concrete

Wear resistance is required to provide abrasion and erosion protection in order to prolong the service life of concrete. An integral hardening admixture is critical for a functional, superior and long-lasting structure.

This educational unit examines exactly how concrete hardening technologies work, differing features and benefits, so the best abrasion and erosion resistant methods can be specified for each project.

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