- Academic Registry
Programme & Unit Catalogues

AR50463: Sustainable concrete design and technology

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Unit Synopsis: Advance your knowledge and understanding of sustainable concrete use, including minimising the impact of concrete materials and novel design methods to reduce the use of concrete in buildings and other structures.
Unit Intended Learning Outcomes: Evaluate the production, manufacture and use of low carbon concrete technologies and other cementitious composites for modern construction.

Design and specify sustainable concrete structures and justify the need for optimisation and the appropriate choice of materials.

Critically evaluate current practice and new research led developments, and analyse the benefits and/or limitations of concrete technologies.
Unit Content:
  • Constituent materials of concrete (including cements, admixtures and aggregates);
  • Design of reinforced concrete elements;
  • Durability of concrete structures;
  • Mix proportioning;
  • Mixing, transportation and placing of concrete;
  • Design of prestressed concrete elements;
  • Special materials for concrete;
  • Strengthening of concrete structures.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50463 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM31 : MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials