Concrete & Heavy Construction Laboratory

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The major pieces of equipment include the two concrete mixers, sample splitters, curing tank and drying ovens. Students learn the fundamentals of concrete mix design and testing in this lab. Tests are run on aggregates as well as on the freshly-made and hardened concrete. Students can measure the effect that different aggregate gradations, varying amounts of water and cement have on their mix design.  This lab is also used for masonry instruction and surveying.  Heavy construction methods are simulated and equipment is demonstrated for the Heavy Construction course.


  • Building Construction (CONM 136)
  • Materials Testing and Quality Control (CONM 360)
  • Heavy Construction (CONM 206)
  • Construction Surveying (CONM 201)

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