This workshop, presented by Concrete Construction and The Concrete Producer magazines, includes: a four hour classroom lecture on how to properly conduct a calibration on volumetric mixers as outlined in the Standard Specification for Concrete Made by Volumetric Batching and Continuous Mixing ASTM Document C685; a written test based on the classwork; and a one-hour practical exam on a volumetric mixer. (This practical activity will take place in the Gold Lot, and will be scheduled during the morning session.)

Instruction will be provided Dr. Feraidon Ataie, CIM Program Director at California State University – Chico.

Class participants will be able to explain and demonstrate the proper calibration procedures of volumetric mixers. Students will describe the steps required for calibration and be able to successfully perform the procedure to a qualified instructor. Students will be learn how to analyze the calibration weights and volumes to calculate a concrete mix design for the project assigned by the instructor.

Learning objectives

1) Complete a classroom test to acknowledge that participants know the procedure for calibrating aggregates, cement, and liquids using a volumetric mixer,
2) In the outdoor area in the Gold Lot, students will calculate weights and volume of materials discharged from the volumetric mixer.
3) With calibration weights and volumes, the student will develop a discharge volume to meet a pre-assigned mix design from the classroom study session.

This event will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. (Practical Activity: 2-5 p.m.) in North Hall, Room N219. Register for World of Concrete 2016.
Sponsor: CemenTech