The Concrete Manual Workbook Updated to 2009 International Building Code provides practical learning assignments for independent study of the Concrete Manual: Updated to the 2009 International Building Code and ACI 318-08
that students can complete in an unlimited amount of time. Each chapter contains specific learning objectives, key points for study, and a quiz. Each of the 26 quizzes includes questions in three formats - multiple choice, true/false, and completion. The answer key at the back of the book lists the code reference for the 757 total questions.
From the Introduction
This workbook is intended to provide practical learning assignments for independent study of the Concrete Manual. The independent study format provides a method for the student to complete the study program in an unlimited amount of time. Proceeding through the workbook, students can measure their level of knowledge by using the quizzes in each study session.
All study sessions contain specific learning objectives, a list of statements and questions summarizing the key points for study, and quizzes designed to assess the studentís retention of technical knowledge. Therefore, before beginning the quizzes, students should thoroughly review the corresponding chapters of the Concrete Manual concerning the learning objectives and key points.
The quizzes are designed to encourage students to develop the habit of carefully reading the text for a clear understanding of the subject material. The questions are not intended to be tricky or misleading. The following three formats are used to vary the method of evaluation:
- Multiple choice - Each statement is followed by a unique group of possible responses from which to choose.
- True/False - Each statement is either true or false.
- Completion - Each statement must be correctly completed by inserting the proper Concrete Manual text.
The workbook is structured so that every question is followed by the opportunity for students to record their responses and the corresponding text reference. The correct responses are indicated at the back of the workbook in the answer key so that students can assess their knowledge immediately. Many new questions have been added to reflect the content of the 2009 International Building Code
and the 2008 edition of ACI Standard Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete (ACI 318-08).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Concrete. Chapter 2: The Fresh Concrete. Chapter 3: The Strength of Concrete. Chapter 4: The Durability of Concrete. Chapter 5: Volume Changes and Other Properties. Chapter 6: Cracks and Blemishes. Chapter 7: Portland Cement. Chapter 8: Aggregates. Chapter 9: Water and Admixtures. Chapter 10: Accessory Materials. Chapter 11: Formwork. Chapter 12: Proportioning the Concrete Mixture. Chapter 13: Testing and Controlling the Concrete. Chapter 14: Batching and Mixing the Concrete. Chapter 15: Handling and Placing the Concrete. Chapter 16: Slabs on Ground. Chapter 17: Finishing and Curing the Concrete. Chapter 18: Steel Reinforcement. Chapter 19: Hot and Cold Weather Concrete. Chapter 20: Precast and Prestressed Concrete. Chapter 21: Lightweight and Heavyweight Concrete. Chapter 22: Special Concreting Techniques. Chapter 23: Waterproofing and Dampproofing. Chapter 24: Introduction to Inspection. Chapter 25: Inspection of Concrete Construction. Chapter 26: Quality Control. Answer Key.