Free Concrete Training & Water Proofing Certification Course

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Advanced Diploma in Maintenance and Repair of Concrete Structures

Learn the basics of concrete structures, corrosion of reinforcement, waterproofing and concrete surface repair.

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In this free online training course, you will learn about how best to maintain and repair concrete structures. The course covers such topics as the significance and fundamentals of corrosion, how to address the deterioration of cementitious systems, the condition assessment of concrete structures, and the strategies and materials for surface repair. You also learn about waterproofing, strengthening and stabilization of these structures.
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    20-30 Hours
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In this free online certification course about Maintenance and Repair of Concrete Structures, you will be introduced to concrete structures and the fundamentals of corrosion, notably its mechanism. Through this video-based course, you will learn about construction materials and steel rebars in particular. This course covers the deterioration of cementitious systems, delving deeper into the various attacks concrete structures are prone to, and how to address them. Also, root-cause analyses of the problems of these structures will be highlighted, as well as how to adequately solve them.

Furthermore, this course enables you to explore surface preparation and protective treatments. You will learn about the waterproofing of concrete structures, allowing you to learn better about coatings on concrete infrastructures, with a specific emphasis on industrial application of these coatings for concrete substrate. The needs and strategies to stabilize and strengthen concrete structures, the injection of grouts for concrete repair, and the strengthening of prestressed concrete systems will be discussed.

Finally, you will study service life design, design principles, and design modelling. This course is about how best to ensure durability and safety of concrete structures, through maintenance and repair, thus allowing people to use them safely. It will be of interest to students specialising in civil engineering and government officials in charge of drafting tender specifications for public works.

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Introduction to Concrete Structures and Corrosion

Corrosion of Embedded Metal and Reinforcement

Deterioration of Cementitious Systems

Condition Assessment of Concrete Structures

Strategies and Materials for Surface Repair

First Course Assessment

Surface Preparation and Protective Treatments

Waterproofing on Concrete Structures

Structural Strengthening and Stabilisation

Tender Specifications and Cases Studies

Cathodic Protection and Service Life Estimation

Second Course Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the significance and fundamentals of corrosion
  • Differentiate between carbonation-induced corrosion and chloride-induced corrosion
  • Explain corrosion in prestressed concrete
  • Discuss the deterioration of cementitious systems
  • Describe the testing of concrete, both on-site and in laboratory
  • Summarise strategies and materials for surface repair
  • Examine cathodic protection and service life estimation   
  • Describe waterproofing on concrete structures
  • Differentiate between strengthening and stabilization of concrete structures


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