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Technical Service Center — Training

Concrete Repair School

November 13, 2014

Course Description:  Instruction in concrete repair techniques and needs common throughout the Bureau of Reclamation is not readily available from other sources outside Reclamation.  Therefore, the Materials Engineering and Research Laboratory will be presenting a 1-day Concrete Repair School which will feature instruction and hands-on training on concrete repair.

Course Objectives:  Participants attending the school will learn concrete construction methods to include quality evaluation of concrete aggregates, concrete materials testing, new construction practices, techniques for repairing existing concrete structures, causes of concrete damage, and methods to identify causes of damage.  Participants will gain familiarity with materials used, such as chemical and mineral admixtures and standard and non-standard repair materials. 

Who should attend:  The course provides an outstanding development opportunity for the Department of the Interior employees as well as other Federal employees.  It is intended for engineers, technicians, specification writers, technical project managers, and other staff associated with construction and repair for water resources structures.

Time & Location: This 1-day training will be held at the Denver Federal Center, Building 56 Laboratories. Class will begin at 8:00 a.m., and conclude at 5:00 p.m on Thursday, November 13,

Tuition:  There is no cost for this training.  Reclamation employees will receive first priority for registration.  The course is limited to 30 participants, and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.   

Registration:  Reclamation employees must register in DOI Learn.  To search for the class in DOI Learn, use the keywords:  Concrete Repair School.  Individuals will be placed on the roster once electronic supervisory approval has been obtained.  Registration will close on Thursday October 30, 2014.

Other Department of the Interior employees:  need to contact Rolando Smith-Salazar at
303-445-2655.  They will be placed on the waiting list and wait until the cutoff date for registration or if a registered Reclamation employee drops from the class.

All other Federal participants:  will also need to contact Mr. Smith-Salazar at 303-445-2655, and they will be placed on the waiting list for an opening. 

Questions on course content may be directed to Janet White at 303-445-2373. Registration and DOI Learn questions may be directed to Mr. Smith-Salazar at 303-445-2655.


Please contact a client liaison (303) 445-2561 to help you get the most efficient services for your needs.