Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the possible production methods of concrete structures
  2. Identify the different forming systems, reinforcement systems, placing, curing and finishing of site-cast concrete
  3. Illustrate the precast concrete fabrication process
  4. Apply the practical concreting technologies under extreme environmental production conditions
  5. Assess the quality control of concrete production

Credits: 5

Schedule: 01.03.2021 - 14.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jouni Punkki

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jouni Punkki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course covers the following topics:

    • Introduction to concrete production
    • On site concrete production
    • Precast concrete manufacturing
    • Concreting under extreme environmental condition
    • Quality control of concrete production

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The grading scale for course is: 5 (highest); 4; 3; 2; 1 (lowest passing grade); 0 (failed).
    The course outcome assessment includes:
    a) Attending expert lectures, learning diaries and excursions - 10% of the final grade
    b) Group assignment and seminar presentation - 15% of the final grade
    c) Final exam - 75% of the final grade

    The course grading: (Final exam 75%) +  (Learning diaries and assignment 25%)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Student workload include (i) attending the lectures and the course excursions, (ii) group assignment work and report (group work) and (iii) self-study work.

    ECTS Credit of the course 5 cr
    Total workload (Hours) = 5*27 = 135h

    • 34 h lectures, seminars and excursions
    • 34 h Group assignment (concrete work project)
    • 64 h Individual studies
    • 03 h Final exam


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Recommended readings:
    - [in English] M L Gambhir. Concrete Technology: Theory and Practice 
               - Chapter 01 Concrete as construction materials
               - Chapter 09 Quality control of concrete
               - Chapter 11 Production of concrete
    Chapter 12 - Concrete under extreme environmental condition

    - [in Finnish] BY 201 Betonitekniikan oppikirja 2018. Julkaisijat: Suomen Betoniyhdistys r.y. Kustantaja: BY-koulutus Oy.

    - Course lectures notes and handout

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    - CIV-E1010 Building Materials Technology 5 op
    - CIV-E2020 Concrete Technology L, 5 op

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption



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