M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction,
University of Florida
Course Syllabus – Fall 2001 (1147 and 6516)
BCN 3223 Soils and Concrete Construction
Prerequisite or Co-requisite
: BCN 2405
This course will familiarize students with the construction process that
includes, site clearing, soil mechanics, dewatering, foundations, concrete mix design,
concrete construction practice, testing, safety, and ethics.
2 – 1 hr lectures, 1 - 2 hr laboratories
Design a concrete mix and possess the knowledge of concrete mixing, placing,
curing, finishing, testing, and hot weather concreting.
Understand the fundamentals of precast concrete, prestressed concrete
pretensioning and post-tensioning
), and tilt-up construction, and possess the
knowledge of their construction techniques.
Have a basic understanding of soil mechanics, soil testing, geotechnical reports,
compaction techniques, excavation methods & support systems, and
Understand the design and construction of various foundation types to include
shallow and deep pile foundations.
Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures, Portland Cement Association, (14th
(1) Building Code Requirements for Reinforced Concrete, American Concrete
Institute, (latest edition).