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AIA Course: Building with concrete – Design and construction techniques

AIA Course: Building with concrete – Design and construction techniques

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course


By By C.C. Sullivan and Barbara Horwitz-Bennett | August 11, 2010
This article first appeared in the 200905 issue of BD+C.


          
      
Summary
Concrete demands energy and natural resources, a careful design approach, and ongoing maintenance once it is put in place. In this way it is unlike many other structural and finish materials—yet it maintains a special reputation for strength, durability, flexibility, and sustainability. These associations and a host of other factors have made it one of the most widely used building materials globally in just one century. Take this free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction and earn 1.0 AIA learning unit.

What you will learn
After reading this article, you should be able to:
* Describe the various uses and applications of concrete in commercial building.
* List the various types of materials and admixtures found in concrete mixes, including supplementary cementitious materials, or SCMs.
* Understand how concrete specification affects such construction methods as pumping, placing, and forming.
* Explain the advantages and applications of such methods as tilt-up, ICFs, and precast concrete for building construction and operations.

Take this free AIA course at:
http://www.bdcuniversity.com/building-concrete-design-and-construction-techniques?courseid=1639
        
        

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