This course is aimed at professionals in the construction industry, including engineers, architects, contractors, and building inspectors who are keen on deepening their knowledge of Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC).



  • Introduction
  • objectives
  • Foundation knowledge
  • Technical insight
  • Advanced knowledge
  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • History and development of RAAC
  • How RAAC became popular
  • Stresses imposed on concrete
  • Types of reinforcement bars
  • Areas that require reinforcement
  • Areas that DO NOT require reinforcement
  • What is Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete
  • Key material properties
  • Types of reinforcement
  • Impact of water on construction materials
  • Impact of water on RAAC
  • How does RAAC differ from traditional concrete
  • Safety concerns associated with RAAC
  • Fire response
  • Importance of assessment
  • Specialised tests and inspections
  • Non destructive testing
  • Visual inspection
  • Deflection tests
  • Ultrasound testing
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Impact echo testing
  • Destructive testing
  • Core sampling
  • Break tests
  • Load tests
  • End bearing assessment
  • Lack of transverse reinforcement
  • Reinforcement corrosion
  • Structural challenges from RAAC
  • Assessing the condition of RAAC panels
  • Identifying vulnerable points
  • RAAC beams supporting a flat roof
  • What can you do to reduce the risk
  • Pitched roof
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Local Authorities
  • Future of RAAC




Who is the course designed for ?

• Designers

• Architects

• Fire Safety Managers

• Building Control Bodies

• Regulators

• Enforcers

• Fire Officers





4 hours (CPD)





£95 plus VAT       Introductory Offer Only £55 plus VAT if you order before 31st October



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