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CARP218:  COMMERCIAL CONCRETE


Course Description

This course is designed to make apprentices familiar with the concepts and practices of commercial concrete construction. The apprentice will be knowledgeable about the layout and construction of bolt patterns, concrete columns and gang forms. In addition, the student will be familiar with the types and methods used to safely build, shore and place column caps and concrete decks.


Learning Outcomes

  • Students will read a set of commercial prints and lay out job grid lines.
  • Students will construct a bolt pattern and install in proper location and elevation.
  • Students will build, set and brace a round fiber form column at the correct location.
  • Students will build, set and brace a square wood column at the correct location.
  • Students will assemble, set and brace a wall using composite metal/plywood panels.
  • Students will erect, line and brace a section of Alumawall with taper ties and strongbacks.
  • Students will correctly identify the components of a traditional wood-shore deck system, including Ellis shores, stringers, joists and deck plywood
  • Students will assemble a steel post shoring system and set it to the correct elevation
  • Students will identify the safety hazards of silica and the corrective measures to mitigate the danger.
  • Students will correctly calculate the amount of concrete needed for various forms.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
Gavilan College Red Diamond 5055 Santa Teresa Boulevard Red Diamond Gilroy, CA 95020 Red Diamond (408) 848-4800