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Advanced Concrete Technology 7.5 Credits

Avancerad betongteknik
Second cycle, K7011B
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2017 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Civil Engineering
Subject group (SCB)
Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

K7009B Concrete Manufacturing and Construction or corresponding.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim

The main objective of this course is to provide students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills enabling to work with advanced concrete technology. The target level of knowledge and skills will reach far beyond the level of the proceeding Concrete Technology course.


Cement chemistry, secondary cementitious binders, concrete additives, concrete admixtures, fiber reinforced concrete, polymer concrete, high performance/strength concrete, ultrahigh performance/strength concretes, geopolymer concretes, lightweight concrete, special types of concretes. Durability of concrete structures including deterioration mechanisms, prevention and repair methods.  


Instruction consists of lectures, laboratory exercises and design project. Attendance in lectures and laboratories is compulsory.


Project, written exam and report from laboratory exercises.

Final grade 70% written examination, 20% design exercise, 10% laboratory report.

Andrzej Cwirzen

Literature. Valid from Spring 2017 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Lecture notes,
Hansen: The Science of Construction Materials, 2009;
Neville: Properties of Concrete, 1995, Cement and Mortar Technology and Additives, 1980,
Rixom & Mailvanagam: Chemical Admixtures for Concrete,

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Written exam5.2U G#
0002Design Project1.5U G#
0003Laboratory report0.8U G#

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established

Last revised
by Eva Gunneriusson 12 Feb 2016