Concrete Distress and Deterioration - Symptoms and Causes

Course Number: C-2006
Credit: 2 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Tomas Orihuela, P.E.
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Overview

In Concrete Distress and Deterioration - Symptoms and Causes , you'll learn ...

  • The common causes of concrete distress and deterioration
  • How to relate the symptoms of concrete deterioration to their underlying causes
  • Recommendations for preventing further damage to new or replacement concrete

Overview

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Credit: 2 PDH

Length: 24 pages

Knowing the underlying causes of concrete deficiencies is essential to performing meaningful evaluations of concrete and making proper selection of the method or technique used to successfully repair concrete. Of course, one must differentiate the symptoms of a deficiency from the actual cause of the deficiency, and it is imperative that causes, not symptoms, be addressed in repairs. In most cases, there will be more than one cause or mechanism contributing to the damage detected in the concrete, making concrete deterioration an extremely complex subject.

This course is most relevant to engineers wishing to attain knowledge on the most common causes of problems in concrete. For each cause discussed, you will learn the various mechanisms acting upon the concrete, the related symptoms observable during a visual inspection of the concrete, and methods or techniques to prevent further damage.

Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained

This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Common causes of concrete distress and deterioration, including Accidental loadings, Chemical reactions, Construction errors, Corrosion of embedded metals, Design errors, Erosion, Freezing and thawing, Settlement and movement, Shrinkage, Temperature chang
  • Symptoms of concrete distress and deterioration that can be found during visual inspections
  • A logical method for relating the symptoms of concrete deterioration to their underlying causes
  • Preventative measures to reduce or eliminate further concrete degradation

Certificate of Completion

You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 10 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.

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