A study of the various techniques for concrete utilization in residential and light construction from the theoretical concepts of hydration to the practical experience of verifying site conditions, interpreting data used to establish conditions of level, square, plumb, parallel, and perpendicular, tying steel, and placing and finishing a concrete slab.
Students get hands on experience with:
- verifying site conditions
- interpreting data used to establish conditions of level, square, plumb, parallel and perpendicular
- tying steel (rebar)
- placing and finishing a concrete slab
- other types of concrete work
Each class completes one or more projects designed to give the students hands-on experience in using concrete as a building material.
Concrete lab photos
After the Round Rock campus opened, concrete stub walls had to be built as a foundation for the pier and beam buildings the Conventional Wall Systems and other classes would create. The first two Concrete classes built the foundation and these walls; see their progress below.