101-0677-00L  Concrete Technology

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersF. Nägele, G. Martinola, T. Wangler
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


101-0677-00 GConcrete Technology2 hrs
Mon15:45-17:30HIL E 7 »
F. Nägele, G. Martinola, T. Wangler

Catalogue data

AbstractOpportunities and limitations of concrete technology.
Commodities and leading edge specialties.
ObjectiveAdvanced education in concrete technology for civil engineers who are designing, specifying and executing concrete structures.
ContentBased on the lecture 'Werkstoffe' students receive deep concrete technology training. Comprehensive knowledge of the most important properties of conventional concrete and the current areas of research in concrete technology will be presented. The course covers various topics, including:

- concrete components
- concrete properties
- concrete mix design
- production, transport, casting
- demoulding, curing and additional protective measures
- durability
- standards
- chemical admixtures
- alternative binders
- specialty concretes such as: self compacting concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, fast setting concrete
- the role of sustainability in concrete technology
- new research in digital fabrication with concrete
Lecture notesSlides provided for download.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesProblem-solvingassessed
Social CompetenciesCommunicationassessed
Cooperation and Teamworkassessed
Personal CompetenciesAdaptability and Flexibilityfostered
Creative Thinkingassessed
Critical Thinkingassessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits2 credits
ExaminersF. Nägele, G. Martinola, T. Wangler
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationWritten Quiz (70%) and a One-Lecture Case Study (30%)

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