The course is especially designed for foreign language graduates who have inadequate knowledge of Norwegian. Tuition and everything of the course material is in English.
Upgrade education and skills of foreign language concrete conveyor band and pump operator in concrete production to meet corporate needs and requirements of the standard of competence.
The course provides an introduction to basic concrete technology, transportation, pumping and delivery / receipt of concrete by current practices and current standards. The course will give you knowledge about rules for additives at delivery, inspection and testing, registration of non-compliance / deviation, dissemination of content and receipt of delivery note.
Course participants will gain an understanding of the importance of quality for fresh and hardened concrete, the factors that affect concrete quality, and the importance of concepts like mass ratio, strict strength classes and durability classes. Course participants will also be made familiar with the company general sales and Terms for factory-mixed concrete, manufacturing - Control System (PKS) environmental regulations, HSE and their understanding of the service concept and the importance of good communication both ways.
Please note that there are only granted access to the examination after completing the course. It requires 100% attendance to take the exam.
Note! The course can be cancelled to un-sufficient number of participants. Cancellation will occur before the deadline. We take no responsibility for already purchased flight tickets and more.
Each participant must book their own hotel room. Room/breakfast price is NOK 1.290,- pr. day. Please pay directly to the hotel with departure
Phone: +47-56 10 00 00 Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport - Use ref.code: 4791 Tekna course.
For practical information about the course, a certificate of competence, accommodation and miscellaneous, see: Practical info.
15:00 - 22:00
Program part 1
Standards and norms for concrete production
BASIC CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY
Concrete ingredients and concrete mixes
Hydration of cement
Water to cement ratio, concrete strength and concrete durability
Properties of fresh concrete
Aggregates for concrete
Admixtures for concrete
Consistence and workability
Revision exercises Chapter 3
CONTROL AND TESTING
Visual control and assessment of the concrete
Control of concrete consistence and workability
Testing of air pore volume
Testing of concrete strength
Revision exercises Chapter 4
EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSPORT OF CONCRETE
Concrete transport equipment
Delivery equipment for ready mixed concrete
Transportation equipment in general
Revision exercises Chapter 5
08:30 - 16:00
Program part 2
TRANSPORT OF READY-MIXED CONCRETE
Speed of concrete drum
Time of transport
Water in drum
Procedures and job descriptions
Revision exercises Chapter 6
DELIVERY OF CONCRETE ON SITE
Find the right place
Delivery with conveyors
Delivery to a pump
Delivery to buckets
Special aspects when delivering self-compacting concrete (SCC)
General terms of delivery
The role and responsibility of the driver
Casting on site
Revision exercises Chapter 7
ADDITIONS ON JOB SITE
Regulations for additions
Adjustment of consistence on site
Guidelines and procedures for additions on site
Admixtures to be added on site
Technical data and safety data sheets for admixtures
Revision exercises Chapter 8
PUMPING OF CONCRETE
Types of pumps
Pumping equipment – steel pipes or rubber hoses
Principles for pumping
Concrete pump ability
Conditions on site, rigging and execution
Revision exercises Chapter 9
REGISTRATION OF DISCREPANCIES
What is deviation/discrepancy/non-conformity
Corrective measures - better procedures
Revision exercises Chapter 10
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Duties and responsibilities of employers and employees
Extract from” Regulations on the use of work equipment”
Checkpoints before start
Driving and rest regulations
Revision exercises Chapter 11
INNER AND OUTER ENVIRONMENT
Revision exercises Chapter 12
Special arrangements: Participants who for medical reasons by dyslexia or literacy problems in connection with the examination must notify the lecturer at the start of the course. It may be granted 25% (though maximum 1 hour) expanded time by written exam, or an oral exam.
Note! For attending the exam, you have to be present at the course the whole time.
Certificate of Competence issued by Betongopplæringsrådet: Course certificate and certificate of competence issued by the Concrete Training Council: Course certificate is awarded after completing the course and passing the exam. Certificate of Competence with an approved competency classes issued by BOR (Betongopplæringsrådet) for application against a processing fee (nok. 900, -) when all courses in the series is completed and documented knowledge and practice is documented. The courses must be conducted in an specified order. For more information, seehttp://www.betongopplæring.no
Note! The course can be cancelled due to un-sufficient number of participants. Cancellation will occur before the deadline. We take no responsibility for already purchased flight tickets and more. If the participant do not show up at the course, full course fee will be billed – along with hotel package for each day.
Serving: This is mandatory and include coffee and cake / fruit, lunch and course venue - this is in addition to course price.
Cancellations: The cancellation fee Nok. 1500, - applies between the deadline and cancellation deadline. Full price applies cancellations made after cancellation deadline.
Hotel Accommodation: Each participant must book their own hotel room.
Please note that the hotel must have a billing confirmation from your employer if you want the hotel to send an invoice for your stay directly to the employer. This confirmation may also be taken and delivered to the front desk when check in the first day. It have to contain the name of the participant, invoice address, mail address, name and signature to your nearest leader in the company.