Construction of Concrete Slabs-On-Ground

Construction of Concrete Slabs-On-Ground

BC Housing: 8 CPD Points


Learn from the experts about slab construction!

Join us for two half-day morning sessions with two industry experts from the American Concrete Institute to talk about all things related to the construction of concrete slabs-on-ground.

This workshop will include: 

  • Introduction to floor issues and geotechnical considerations
  • Soil support systems
  • Vapor transmission control
  • Slab-on-ground reinforcing
  • Joint spacing
  • Joint types and application
  • Round, square, plate dowels
  • Dowel alignment systems
  • "Jointless' floor options
  • Joint fillers and sealants
  • Floor surface flatness and levelness
  • Surface treatments
  • Curing 
  • Overview of problems

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the difference between flatness and levelness; understand the requirements for both.
  • Recognize the importance of preparing the soil support system for a concrete slab-on-ground.
  • Understand how the surface properties of a concrete floor are determined by the mixture proportions and the quality of the concreting and jointing operations.
  • Identify practices for controlling random cracking and edge curling caused by the concrete’s normal volume change.

 Participants of this workshop will be provided with a copy of the slides that are used in the presentation. 


Delivery Method:  Virtual Session – Zoom Meetings 

Course Fee Includes: Access to the course, all books and materials, and a digital certificate of attendance upon completion. 

This course is delivered in partnership with local and provincial construction associations across Canada. You will be participating with a group of industry peers from multiple regions. 



There are no prerequisites for this course.  

Who Should Attend

Engineers and contractors will learn how to construct high-quality concrete floors.

Technical Requirements

  1. Computer or laptop

    • This course will involve on-screen interaction with your instructor and classmates, reading/viewing on-screen content (slides or videos), and interacting via typing with questions or responses. For this reason, cellphones may not be adequate

    • Windows 10 or Mac iOS. 

  1. Webcam (Mandatory)– in order to engage and collaborate, participants will be expected to have their webcams on for the duration of the class

  2. Microphone (Mandatory)

  3. Internet connection- For best results, you will want to ensure you have an internet connection with an upload/download speed of 3-5 Mbps. You can test your internet speed here. The minimum recommended speed is 1.5 Mbps, but anything below 3 Mbps may result in loss of quality or buffering. Ideally hardwired connection versus wireless for stability - connect your computer directly to your router using an ethernet cable, rather than using your home wi-fi.

  4. A quiet space with minimal distractions –The microphone will be engaged for interactive sessions. Please plan to be fully engaged in the class and clear your work schedule just as you would for the in-class program.

  5. Comfortable chair