Bare Essentials of Concrete 1: What is concrete?

FACT FILE

  • Presenter
    Professor Nick Buenfeld, Head of department at Imperial College Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Series Title
    Bare Essentials of Concrete
  • Series Sponsor
    CITB and Construct
  • Licence
    This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License

World-leading concrete expert Professor Nick Buenfeld introduces viewers to concrete. This is the first in the Bare Essentials of Concrete series: the key things people who are studying construction or who are working in construction need to understand about concrete.

Professor Buenfeld is head of department at Imperial College Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. In this video he describes the key constituents of concrete, how they work together to produce a material for use in building and civil engineering and the main properties of this material.

 

Learning outcomes

  • The role of concrete in society and engineering.
  • The properties that make it such an important materials
  • Applications of concrete as a result of its properties.

 

About the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series

This video is part of the Bare Essentials of Concrete Series, funded by CITB and Construct, in which Professor Nick Buenfeld draws on his many years of practice as a leading researcher in concrete and in teaching to provide viewers with what he regards to be the key knowledge that construction professionals need to understand about concrete. Accompanying this series are two related series: the Bare Essentials of Reinforced Concrete; and the Bare Essentials of Pre-stressed Concrete.

 

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