On-Demand Course: As-Cast Concrete Finishes: Specifications, Defects, and Repairs—What is a Surface Defect?

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The contents of this course include one recorded presentation from the ACI 2018 Spring Convention: As-Cast Concrete Finishes: Specifications, Defects, and Repairs—What is a Surface Defect?

INSTRUCTIONS: Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1 PDH). This online course is not approved for credit with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1 PDH)

Approved AIA and ICC

Access Period: 30 days


This presentation addresses common specified requirements for as-cast, architectural, smooth-rubbed, and grout-cleaned rubbed finishes; as well as as-cast surface defects and anomalies, including honeycomb, air voids or bug holes, sand streaking, and offsets. The presentation will also address construction, forming, mixture design, transportation, and engineering challenges faced in extreme conditions.


Document Details

Author: Kim Basham


Categories: Architectural Concrete, Decorative Concrete, Formwork

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives:

1. Explain specifications and ACI 301 related to as-cast surface finish requirements.

2. Develop a plan to manage owner’s expectations regarding acceptable surface finishes.

3. Know how to minimize honeycomb, bug holes, and sand streaks; as well as determine what type of surface blemishes require repair.

4. Describe good construction practices to minimize as-cast concrete finish blemishes.


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