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CARP 050I - Abutments

Unit(s): 1.5

Prerequisite: State Indentured Carpenter Union Apprentice; CARP 040A; CARP 040B
Advisory: ENGL 030 or ENLA 034 or appropriate placement; READ 022 or appropriate placement; MATH 020 or MATH 020C or appropriate placement

This course is designed to meet the needs of Indentured Apprentices with the State of California who are interested in the carpentry industry by providing formwork construction skills for the abutment support structure used in most bridge and heavy highway projects. Students will identify abutment anatomy and will be instructed on footing layout, form detailing and construction techniques used in the industry. Terminology, components, form materials, building code requirements and sequence of construction will be presented. Students will work collectively to complete an abutment formwork project including keyway, panel, head wall and wing wall construction.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

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