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DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

SA 05-01-A

Construction Material Science

40 hours

RATIONALE Zambia being a developing country has a lot of construction activities going on. In order to build economic and safe structures appropriate materials should be used. Therefore, testing of materials is essential. As the construction industry grows there is a need to establish quality control of materials used in construction. Though the importance of understanding of materials used in construction is widely recognised, there is less emphasis in teaching of material construction at Material Testing Assistant level. The quality of the test data is influenced by the skills of Material Testing Assistants. It is against this background that this short course has been developed, in order to help the nation build high quality durable structures at minimum life cost cycle. This course will therefore, provide the construction industry with qualified Materials Testing Assistants who will apply acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes in the process of ensuring that materials used in construction comply with required standards and specifications. The trained persons will be utilised in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy.

PROGRAMME PURPOSE The purpose of the programme is to equip trainees with knowledge, skills and attitudes in testing of construction materials to enable them perform competently in both formal and informal section of the economy. They will be able to carry out materials tests both in the laboratory and in the field to applicable standards. PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES: On completion of the programme, the trainee will be able to: 4.1 4.2 Carry out materials sampling and testing procedures both in the laboratory and in the field Determine properties and quality of different types of construction materials

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6

Maintain high standards of safety, health, environment while carrying out tests in the laboratory and in the fields. Apply entrepreneurship skills Use information and communication technology. Communicate effectively both internally and externally.

TEACHING STRATEGIES Learning shall constitute Lectures, demonstrations, discussions, tutorials, simulations, study tours, practical laboratory training and field work. . COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Direct Entry: Minimum of a Grade 12 School Certificate with passes in English, Mathematics and Science or Physics and Chemistry Mature entry: Grade 12 School Certificate with a pass in Science or Physics and Chemistry and a minimum of five (5) years experience in a construction related field. STUDENT ASSESSMENT Students shall be subjected to an end of the module test administered by NCC and a summative final course examination comprising all the modules shall be administered by TEVETA. The breakdown for assessments shall be as follows: Continuous Assessment Final Examination Pass mark 40% 60% 50%

ATTENDANCE The candidate must have minimum of attendance 85% to be eligible for the final examinations. PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS This is the first module Trainees will have to pass continuous assessment for them to sit for the final examination. Construction Material Science, Material Sampling, Material Testing, Safety, Health and Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Entrepreneurship. Trainees will only be afforded three opportunities to pass the programme. CERTIFICATION An attendance certificate Skills Award Certificate in Construction Materials Testing will be awarded by TEVETA to successful candidates. 2

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

MODULE SA 05-01-A UNIT A1.1 Nominal Duration:

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SCIENCE IDENTIFYING VARIOUS CONSTRUCTIOMATERIALS 10 HOURS

General Learning Outcome: identify various construction materials Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Conditions: Identify different types of construction materials. State the characteristics and properties of construction materials. Test the strength of construction materials. Explain the production of construction materials.

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Samples of construction materials Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library internet

Required attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision Neatness Confidentiality

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: Evaluating algebraic expression Basic arithmetic techniques Transposing formulae Algebraic expressions

Solving logarithmic problems Laws of indices

Identify different types of construction materials o Metals Atomic structure of iron and aluminium Alloys of iron and aluminium Crystalline structure of metals Soils Structure of soils Formation and sampling of soils

Bulk properties Bituminous products Bitumen- sources(natural, petroleum) , types, Asphalt- its constituents, Hot mix, cold mix Timber Structure of wood Properties and use of timber Concrete Mixture of cement, aggregate and water Admixtures Masonry Distinguish between blocks and bricks Polymers Explanation of polymerization Types of polymers (thermosetting and thermoplastic) Uses eg dust arrester, soil stabilization, prevent setting of cold asphalt

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Characteristics and properties of construction materials. o Metals Mechanical properties (tensile strength) ductility softness youngs modulus Soils shrinkage swelling density, specific gravity resilience modulus stabilisation Bituminous products Viscosity Penetration Softening point Timber weight thermo conductivity Concrete Compressive strength soundness Masonry Compressive strength Water absorption Polymers Viscosity temperature

Test the strength of construction materials. o Metals Tensile tests diameter Soils Atterberg limits Density, (laboratory and field) California Bearing Ratio Unconfined Compression stress Bituminous products Viscosity (saybolt, Brookfield) 5

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Penetration Softening point Binder extraction Timber Moisture content Weight Tensile strength

Concrete Destructive tests (compressive strength) Non destructive tests (schmidt hummer) Slump test Masonry Compressive strength Water absorption Polymers Viscosity Temperature Explain the production of construction materials. bitumen asphalt slurry Concrete Classes of concrete and their different units eg C25 Water cement ratio Masonry Bricks Raw materials Manufacture by stabilisation Standards Blocks Raw materials Standards

heating

and

Assessment Criteria Different types of metals identify correctly 6

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1. 2. 3. 4.

Characteristics correctly

and

properties

of

metals

own

Construct the structure of metals appreciated correctly Strength of metals examined correctly The behaviour of metals in service explain explained correctly Metallic materials for construction selected correctly

Different types of construction materials identified correctly. Characteristics and properties of construction materials analysed correctly. Strength of construction materials examined correctly. Production of construction materials explained correctly

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Recommended Books: Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

MODULE SA 05-01-A UNIT A1.2: Nominal Duration:

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SCIENCE

CLASSIFYING VARIOUS CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 5 HOURS To classify various construction materials.

General Learning Objective:

Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Classify different types of steel classify different types of soil classify different types of bitumen classify different types of timber classify different types of concrete

Conditions:

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Samples of construction materials Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library internet

Required attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Able to concentrate neatness

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: o Classifying different types of steel o mild o High tensile steel classifying different types of soil Gravel Sand Silt Clay

classifying different types of bitumen emulsions penetration grade classifying different types of timber

softwood hardwood

classify different types of concrete structural concrete lean concrete

Assessment Criteria Soil types identified correctly Formation and sampling of soils shown correctly Bulk properties defined correctly Soil classified correctly Types of soil strength examined correctly.

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula

MODULE SA 05-01-A UNIT A1.3:

CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS SCIENCE

STATING THE USE OF CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS

Nominal Duration: 5 HOURS General Learning Objective: To state the use of construction materials.

Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Conditions: State the usage of steel State the appropriate soil to use State the appropriate type of bitumen to use State the appropriate timber to use State the use of different types of concrete

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Samples of construction materials Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library

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internet

Required attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision Able to concentrate neatness

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: State the usage of steel Reinforcement in e.g. beams, columns, slabs, foundations. Metal fabrication State the appropriate soil to use Gravel Roads Foundation Clay bricks Sand Mortar Making blocks plaster State the appropriate type of bitumen to use Emulsions 1. Slurry 2. Priming 3. Sprays eg fog spray

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DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

penetration grade 1. asphalt 2. roof seals

State the appropriate timber to use softwood 1. Roof 2. Doors 3. Scaffolding 4. Electric poles 5. Ceiling 6. Formwork hardwood 1. rail line sleepers 2. furniture 3. flooring

State the use of different types of concrete Lean concrete Floors kerbs Structural concrete Beams Suspended slabs Columns beams

Assessment Criteria State the usage of steel accordingly State the appropriate soil to use correctly State the appropriate type of bitumen to use correctly State the appropriate timber to use correctly State the use of different types of concrete as required

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical

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Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith

MODULE SA 05-02-A UNIT A2.1:

MATERIALS SAMPLING

APPLYING SAMPLING PROCEDURES

Nominal Duration: 5 HOURS General Learning Outcome: To apply sampling procedures Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Apply sampling procedure for steel Apply sampling procedure for soils Apply sampling procedure for Bitumen Apply sampling procedure for Timber Apply sampling procedure for Concrete Apply sampling procedure for Masonry

Conditions:

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Samples of construction materials Standard specifications and procedures 13

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Protective wear Library Internet

Attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision Neatness Confidentiality

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: Definition of sampling Identification of appropriate standard methods for sampling. e.g. BS 1377 Apply sampling procedures Steel Procedure o Random sampling Soil Procedure Rifling Quartering Equipment and tools, e.g. hand auger boring Rifle Box Bituminous products Procedure: Random sampling Timber Procedure: Random sampling 14

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Concrete Random sampling from from concrete Masonry Procedure: Random sampling blocks and bricks

fresh

Assessment Criteria Applying sampling procedure for steel correctly Applying sampling procedure for soils correctly Applying sampling procedure for Bitumen correctly Applying sampling procedure for Timber as required Applying sampling procedure for Concrete correctly Applying sampling procedure for Masonry correctly

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith

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MODULE SA 05-02-A UNIT A2.2

MATERIALS SAMPLING

RECEIVING, HANDLING AND STORING SAMPLES

Nominal Duration: 2 HOURS General Learning Outcome: To receive, handle and store samples. Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. Receive samples 2. Handle samples 3. Store samples. Conditions: The trainee must have access to: Attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision Neatness Confidentiality Materials testing laboratory Samples of construction materials Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library internet

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following:

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DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Receiving samples Capture details of the client and the sample Labelling

Handling and storage Steel Moisture free environment soil

disturbed samples undisturbed

Bituminous products Asphalt Tight containers Away from heat sources bitumen Tight containers Away from heat sources

Timber Moisture free environment Concrete Fresh concrete Prepare cubes cubes water bath curing Masonry Blocks curing Bricks Curing

Assessment Criteria 1. Receiving of samples correctly explained 2. Handling samples correctly explained 3. Storing samples correctly explained

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Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith

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MODULE SA 05-02-A UNIT A2.3

MATERIALS SAMPLING

PREPARING SAMPLES FOR TESTING

Nominal Duration: 5 HOURS General Learning Outcome: Prepare samples for testing. Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Conditions: Prepare steel samples for testing. Prepare soil samples for testing. Prepare Bitumen samples for testing Prepare Timber samples for testing. Prepare Concrete samples for testing. Prepare Masonry samples for testing.

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Construction Samples for testing Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library internet

Attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision Neatness Confidentiality

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Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: Preparing steel samples for testing Cutting

Preparing soil samples for testing Drying Quartering and rifling Washing Soaking weighing Preparing Bitumen samples for testing o Weighing o Heating o Cooling Preparing Timber samples for testing. o Cutting o weighing Preparing Concrete samples for testing Fresh concrete o Cubes o weighing Hardened concrete o Core o weighing

Preparing Masonry samples for testing o weighing

Assessment Criteria 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Prepare steel samples for testing correctly Prepare soil samples for testing correctly. Prepare Bitumen samples for testing correctly Prepare Timber samples for testing correctly. Prepare Concrete samples for testing correctly. Prepare Masonry samples for testing correctly.

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment

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Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith

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MODULE 3: UNIT 3.1 Nominal Duration:

MATERIAL TESTING IDENTIFYING TESTING METHODS AND EQUIPMENT 14 HOURS

General Outcome: To identify testing methods and equipment

Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. identify testing methods and equipment for steel identify testing methods and equipment for soil identify testing methods and equipment for Bitumen identify testing methods and equipment for Timber identify testing methods and equipment for Concrete identify testing methods and equipment for Masonry

Conditions:

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Construction Samples for testing Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library internet

Attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision

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Neatness Confidentiality

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following:

identifying testing methods and equipment for steel o test tensile stress

o Equipment Tensometer

identifying testing methods and equipment for soil o tests Density of soil particles Moisture content Particle size distribution Atterberg Limits Compaction California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Density by Sand replacement Unconfined compression test

Equipment o o o 24 Pyknonmeter Oven Balance

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

Sieves Sieve shaker Desiccators Glass plate Casagrande Cone Penetrometer Shrinkage moulds Moulds Compaction rammers Core cutter extruder CBR machine Water Bath Sand Cone Nuclear gauge

Identifying testing methods and equipment for Bitumen o Tests Penetration Softening Point Marshall stability Extraction Say bolt Binder content

o Equipment Bitumen penetrometer

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Ring and Ball Water bath Thermometers Marshall machine Saybolt Viscometer Hot plate Asphalt extractors centrifuge

Reflux extractor Core drilling machine

identifying testing methods and equipment for Timber tests Moisture content Density

Equipment Oven Balance

identifying testing methods and equipment for Concrete and aggregates tests Density of aggregates Water absorption Sieve analysis Soundness Sodium Sulphate

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Flakiness Elongation Aggregate crushing value Ten percent fines value Loss Angeles abrasion Slump Compressive strength

Equipment Balance Tamping rods Slump cone sets Moulds Compression machine Hammer Flakiness gauge Elongation gauge Loss angeles abrasion machine

identifying testing methods and equipment for Masonry tests Compressive strength Water absorption

Equipment Compression machine Balance

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Water bath

Assessment Criteria 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. identify testing methods and equipment for steel correctly identify testing methods and equipment for soil correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Bitumen correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Timber correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Concrete correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Masonry correctly . Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith standards

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MODULE 2: UNIT 2.2

MATERIAL TESTING CARRYING OUT TESTS ON CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS HOURS

Nominal Duration: 25

General Outcome: Carry out tests on construction materials

Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. Carry out tests on steel 2. Carry out tests on soil 3. Carry out tests on Bitumen 4. Carry out tests on timber 5. Carry out tests on concrete 6. Carry out tests on masonry

Conditions:

The trainee must have access to: Materials testing laboratory Construction Samples for testing Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library internet

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Neatness Confidentiality

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: Carry out the following tests on steel tensile stress

Carry out the following tests on soil Density of soil particles Moisture content Particle size distribution Atterberg Limits Compaction California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Density by Sand replacement Unconfined compression test Density by Sand replacement

Carry out the following tests on Bitumen Penetration Softening Point Marshall stability Extraction Say bolt Binder content

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Compressive strength Carry out the following tests on Timber Moisture content Density

Carry out the following tests on Concrete Density of aggregates Water absorption Sieve analysis Soundness Sodium Sulphate Flakiness Elongation Aggregate crushing value Ten percent fines value Loss Angeles abrasion Slump Compressive strength

Carry out the following tests on Masonry Compressive strength Water absorption

Assessment Criteria identify testing methods and equipment for steel correctly identify testing methods and equipment for soil correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Bitumen correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Timber correctly 31

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identify testing methods and equipment for Concrete correctly identify testing methods and equipment for Masonry correctly

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith standards

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MODULE 3: UNIT 3.3 Nominal Duration:

MATERIAL TESTING PREPARING TEST RESULTS 8 HOURS

General Outcome: to prepare test results Learning Outcomes: On completion of this unit, the trainee will be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. Conditions: Record tests results Analyse test results Report test results Handle test results The trainee must have access to: Attitudes/values Sober Minded Safety conscious Good communication Patience Minimum supervision Neatness Confidentiality 33 Materials testing laboratory Construction Samples for testing Standard specifications and procedures Protective wear Library Internet Scientific Calculator Computer

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Learning Activities: The Trainer must ensure that the learning activities for the trainee include the following: Recording test results Recording of experiment results Calculation record forms Computer data input Analysing test results Basic Calculations Plotting Computer applications and analysis of data Reporting test results Contents of the test report/certificates Produce test reports Produce test certificates Handle test results Confidentiality Filing Storage of

Assessment Criteria Test results correctly recorded Test results correctly analysed Test results correctly reported Test results correctly handled

Assessment Methods: To achieve the above assessment the trainee will be given Individual/group assignment Class tests Exercises Practical Recommended Books:

Civil Engineering Materials 5th Edition, Neil Jackson and Ravindrd K. Dhir. Elements of soil mechanics, &7th edition, G.N. Smith Soil mechanics, Robert craig 34

DRAFT SKILLS AWARDS CERTIFICATE IN CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING SYLLABUS

Solving problems in Soil mechanics, B.H.C. Sutton Strength of materials and structures, John Case and A.H. Chilver Concise handbook of Civil Engineering V.N. Vazirani, S.P Chandula Soil mechanics by smith standards

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