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CNTPRA4/101/0/2017

Tutorial letter 101/0/2017

Concrete Technology IV (Practical)


CNTPRA4

Year Module

Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
This tutorial letter contains important information
about your module.
CONTENTS

Page

1 INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................................................... 3
2 PURPOSE OF AND OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE............................................................... 3
2.1 Purpose ........................................................................................................................................ 3
2.2 Outcomes ..................................................................................................................................... 3
3 LECTURER(S) AND CONTACT DETAILS................................................................................... 3
3.1 Lecturer(s) .................................................................................................................................... 3
3.2 Department ................................................................................................................................... 4
3.3 University ...................................................................................................................................... 4
4 MODULE-RELATED RESOURCES ............................................................................................. 4
4.1 Prescribed books .......................................................................................................................... 4
4.2 Recommended books ................................................................................................................... 4
4.3 Electronic Reserves (e-Reserves)................................................................................................. 4
4.4 Library services and resources information ................................................................................... 4
5 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE MODULE ............................................................... 5
6 MODULE-SPECIFIC STUDY PLAN ............................................................................................. 5
7 MODULE PRACTICAL WORK AND WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING .................................... 5
8 ASSESSMENT ............................................................................................................................. 6
8.1 Assessment criteria....................................................................................................................... 6
8.2 Assessment plan .......................................................................................................................... 6
8.3 General assignment numbers ....................................................................................................... 6
8.3.1 Unique assignment numbers ........................................................................................................ 8
8.3.2 Due dates for assignments ........................................................................................................... 8
8.4 Submission of assignments .......................................................................................................... 9
8.5 Assignments ................................................................................................................................. 9
9 OTHER ASSESSMENT METHODS ............................................................................................. 9
10 EXAMINATION ............................................................................................................................. 9
11 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .......................................................................................... 9
12 SOURCES CONSULTED ........................................................................................................... 10
13 CONCLUSION............................................................................................................................ 10
14 ADDENDUM ............................................................................................................................... 10

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1 INTRODUCTION
Dear Student
Welcome to the subject Concrete Technology IV (Practical) (CNTPRA4) at UNISA. This
tutorial letter serves as a guideline to this course. It provides you with general administrative
information as well as specific information about the subject. Read it carefully and keep it safe
for future reference. We trust that you will enjoy this practical.

2 PURPOSE OF AND OUTCOMES FOR THE MODULE


2.1 Purpose
The purpose of this module is to enable students to apply the theory learnt in concrete
technology IV (theory) to practical environment.

2.2 Outcomes
At the end of the practical session, the students should be able to perform the
following experiments:
Flow Test
Eye ball mix design.
Grading
Bulk Density
Particle relative Density (RD)
Particle shape

3 LECTURER(S) AND CONTACT DETAILS


3.1 Lecturer(s)
Your subject lecturer is: Dr. BD Ikotun, should you face any difficulty in regard to the subject
content, please do not hesitate to contact her at the details provided below.
Office Tel number: (011) 471 2145
Email: ikotubd@unisa.ac.za
Preferred method of contact is by email

Technical Officer: Zakithi Dube


Office tell number: 011 670 9488
Email: dubezn@unisa.ac.za

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3.2 Department
If you have trouble contacting the lecturer directly, please contact the Department:
Department of Civil and Chemical Engineering
UNISA (Florida Campus)
Private Bag x6
Florida
1710
Phone: 011 471 2048/3132
E-mail address: civil&chemical@unisa.ac.za
You will have received a document named my Studies @ Unisa during registration. This
document contains all the important telephone numbers that you might need during this
year. Consult this document for the appropriate contact numbers. Please do NOT call
the lecturer for services supplied by the support departments.

3.3 University
http://www.unisa.ac.za

4 MODULE-RELATED RESOURCES
4.1 Prescribed books

Edited by Gill Owens


Title Fundamentals of Concrete
Year Published 2013
Edition 3rd
ISBN 9780992217600
Publisher Concrete Institute, Midrand

4.2 Recommended books


N/A

4.3 Electronic Reserves (e-Reserves)


There are no e-reserves for this module.

4.4 Library services and resources information


For brief information go to: http://www.unisa.ac.za/contents/studies/docs/myStudies-at-
Unisa2017-brochure.pdf
For more detailed information, go to the Unisa website: http://www.unisa.ac.za/, click on Library

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For research support and services of Personal Librarians, go to:


http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=7102

The Library has compiled numerous library guides:

find recommended reading in the print collection and e-reserves -


http://libguides.unisa.ac.za/request/undergrad
request material - http://libguides.unisa.ac.za/request/request
postgraduate information services - http://libguides.unisa.ac.za/request/postgrad
finding , obtaining and using library resources and tools to assist in doing research
http://libguides.unisa.ac.za/Research_Skills
how to contact the Library/find us on social media/frequently asked questions -
http://libguides.unisa.ac.za/ask

5 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR THE MODULE


Important information appears in your my Studies @ Unisa brochure.
The myUNISA system https://my.unisa.ac.za is a facility for registered UNISA students
that enable students to perform study-related functions that are normally conducted by
post, telephonically or by personal visits to the campus or via the Internet.
Currently, the following services are offered by myUNISA:

E-mail contact with lecturers.


Submission of assignment (text and multiple-choice).
Access to assignment marks.
Access to personal information records.
Student discussion forums.
Notification of change of address or cancellation of study modules or
examination.
Downloading of tutorial letters.

6 MODULE-SPECIFIC STUDY PLAN


Use your myStudies @ Unisa brochure for general time management and planning skills.

7 MODULE PRACTICAL WORK AND WORK-INTEGRATED


LEARNING
This tutorial letter contains all the practicum requirements.

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8 ASSESSMENT
8.1 Assessment criteria
Formative assessment
Evidence of competence is provided through 2 individual assignments. Competence is
assessed using a marking rubric.

Assessment preparation
Students are informed of the assessment content, activities and requirement through Tutorial
Letter 101. An internal moderator provides comments on Tutorial letter 101 before it is finalised.
All assessment procedures, requirements and instructions are provided in Tutorial Letter 101.
Students with special needs as well as students who need clarification should contact the
lecturer

8.2 Assessment plan


The assignments are as follows:

Assignment 1: Registration Form for Practicum (Annexure D)


Practical Indemnity Form (Annexure C)

Assignment 2: Practical report. Practical guide and experiments are in Annexure A.

8.3 General assignment numbers


Submission of both assignments is compulsory.
The year mark is based on all the assignment marks obtained. Credit values are allocated to
assignment. Students earn credits by submitting their assignments, duly completed. Submission
of assignment 1 is the prerequisite for you participating in the practical and the report being
assessed.

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Website
Please note that the department has a web site where additional information on the department
and the modules are available.
The address is:
http://www.unisa.ac.za/Default.asp?Cmd=ViewContent&ContentID=19740
Tutorial Letters are available from the myUnisa website. (See my Studies @ Unisa)
Should you encounter any problems in submitting an assignment on myUnisa, you may
contact the help line at myUnisaHelp@unisa.ac.za

Plagiarism
An assignment is designed to be a product of your own study and your own thought. It is not
intended to be a piece of work which merely reproduces details, information or ideas from a
study guide, from books or articles, or from the Internet.
If you do this, you commit plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of copying word for word with or
without acknowledgment from study sources (e.g. books, articles, the Internet). In other words,
you must submit your own ideas in your own words, sometimes interspersing relevant short
quotations that are properly referenced.

Yes, simply copying a few pages from the prescribed book is plagiarism. Pasting paragraphs
from Wikipedia into your assignment is plagiarism. And it does not stop being plagiarism if you
mention the source.

Skilled scientific writers can use direct block quotations to make a specific point. They know
what they are doing. You still need to develop your own voice, your own style of arguing the
point. Do not plagiarise.

Note that you also commit plagiarism if you copy the assignment of another student. We do
encourage you to work together and form study groups, but you are expected to prepare and
submit your own assignments.

When we receive two or more identical assignments, we are not able to work out who copied
from whom. We will therefore penalize both students.

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If you commit plagiarism you will be penalized and given no marks for your assignment.
This will have a serious effect on your chances to succeed in your studies because you
will have no semester mark.

Furthermore, you may be penalised or subjected to disciplinary proceedings by the University.


Plagiarism is also an offence in terms of the law.

A Signed Declaration
Every essay-type assignment we receive must include the following declaration along with your
name and the date:

I declare that this assignment is my own work and that all sources quoted have been
acknowledged by appropriate references.

8.3.1 Unique assignment numbers

Assignment Unique Number

Assignment 1 784694

Assignment 2 795378

8.3.2 Due dates for assignments

THE CUT-OFF SUBMISSION DATES FOR THE ASSIGNMENTS ARE:

Assignment 1 (Annexure C and D) 03 March 2017


(Compulsory)

Assignment 2 (Practicum Report) 27 October 2017


(Compulsory)

Submit both assignments in the assignment covers provided.

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8.4 Submission of assignments


OPTION 1: THE PREFERRED OPTION
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA (UNISA), DURBAN UNIVERSITY OF
TECHNOLOGY OR CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CPUT).
On completion of the practicum, the practicum report must be submitted to the lecturer or
Technical Officer for assessment. The DUT or CPUT (depending on where the practical was
offered) lecturer/laboratory assistant will forward all assessed practicums to UNISA.

OPTION 2: THE NON PREFERRED OPTION


ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTION
On completion of the practicum, the practicum report must be submitted to the manager or
laboratory assistant for assessment. Marked report must be submitted to UNISA.

8.5 Assignments
It is very important to consider the following points:

No late submissions will be accepted.


Keep a clear copy of the project for your own reference. This is important, as
practicums do get lost.
Submissions of assignments must be in accordance to my Studies @Unisa handy
guide.

9 OTHER ASSESSMENT METHODS


None

10 EXAMINATION
No examination applies for this practicum.

11 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


The myStudies @ Unisa brochure contains an A-Z guide of the most relevant study information.

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12 SOURCES CONSULTED
N/A

13 CONCLUSION
Wishing you success in your studies.

14 ADDENDUM
Annexure A (Practicum experiments)
Annexure B (Practical learning Code of conduct)
Annexure C (Practical sessions indemnity form)
Annexure D (Registration form for practicum)

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ANNEXURE A
PRACTICUM EXPERIMENTS
Refer to the textbook, Fundamentals of concrete Edited by Gill Owens
This Practicum consists of two components:

1. Aggregates tests

Grading
Bulk Density
Particle relative Density (RD)
Particle shape

2. Concrete tests

Mix design
Flow and Slump Tests
Cube Test

Study these tests, familiarize yourself with the test procedures, why the test is done, how it can
be done and what conclusions you may draw from these tests and what application these may
have in practice.
You must write a complete and comprehensive report on each test, stating your results and
conclusions. It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide all the required results and
pertinent data so that an informed person may be able to utilize the results in practice.

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ANNEXURE B
PRACTICAL LEARNING - CODE OF CONDUCT
PREAMBLE
Co-operative education is an educational approach that integrates practical sessions into the
educational programme in order to ensure applied competence of graduates. Practical
sessions, whatever form they take, are an equally important component to the formal learning
components of the programme. No tuition provider can provide co-operative education on its
own. A collaborative effort between UNISA (as tuition provider); employers or community
settings (practical session providers) and learners (the learner) is necessary in order to
succeed.

UNISA will provide guidelines in order to provide for a high level of learning at the institution
where the learner undergoes practical sessions. The practical sessions form part of the overall
educational programme and offer an opportunity for learners to verify, in a practical way, what
they have learned and serve as fertile ground for sowing the seed for learning that will follow.
The objective of this code is to publicly state what conduct is expected from UNISA learners
during periods of practical sessions.

RIGHTS OF LEARNERS
Learners, like any member of a community, have both rights and obligations, for example:

A right to equal education, that does not discriminate among learners on the basis of race,
sex, colour, disability, religion or national origin. However, because
Practical sessions take place at another institution, UNISA cannot be held accountable.
A right to be informed of UNISA policies and academic programme requirements.
A right to privacy of personal matters and possessions.
A right to freedom of expression, within the parameters of the law.
A right to fair disciplinary procedures, which includes the right to know what they are
accused of and the right to respond with their side of the situation.

OBLIGATIONS OF UNISA LEARNERS


An obligation is a responsibility, which among others, ensures that the rights of others are
protected. The following obligations are not an exhaustive list, but serve as code of conduct
of what is expected from UNISA learners with regard to periods of practical sessions.

1. Registration

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It is mandatory for every learner who registers with UNISA to familiarise herself/himself
about the practical session's components of the programme registered for and to comply
with the procedures and requirements of UNISA in this regard.

2. Assessment and progression


Each learner is responsible for compliance with the requirements pertaining to the practical
sessions of her/his educational programme and to follow the relevant procedures with regard
to assessment of practical sessions.

3. Compliance with employers policies, rules and regulations


Learners are required to observe and uphold the policies, procedures and rules of the
institution that provide practical session opportunities. This includes, but is not limited to,
being present for laboratory sessions as per agreement with the institution, no absence
without leave, punctuality, and respecting the person and property of the institution and
fellow learners.

4. Expected to participate actively and positively


UNISA expects enthusiasm from its learners. Learners should actively engage in the
practical session situation, learn from practical work undertaken and ask questions to
optimize their learning. Information necessary in order to complete practical reports should
be actively pursued. Materials necessary to complete reports should be actively sought and
legitimately obtained.

5. Intellectual property, honesty and individual work


Learners may not intentionally submit for evaluation material (plagiarism) that contains
another person's work. Another persons work may not be copied and submitted as ones
own.

6. False information, forgery, alteration or misuse


False information or information furnished with the intent to deceive will not be tolerated.
Neither would forgery, alteration or misuse be tolerated. Learners will not make themselves
guilty to any form of abuse or unauthorised use of computer equipment or systems.

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7. Confidentiality
Learners will respect the information of their practical session providers and will not disclose
nor permit or entitle any unauthorised person to have access to the guideline documents of
the institution in their possession or care. If need be, special arrangements may be made
between UNISA and a practical session provider to formally protect confidential or sensitive
information.

8. Monitoring own progress (continuous self-assessment)


Learners are required to progress with their practical session requirements, and ensure that
reports will be submitted on time. Should a learner experience difficulty, he/she should
contact the relevant UNISA staff for assistance or guidelines.

9. Serve as ambassadors of UNISA


Learners serve as ambassadors of UNISA and will refrain from any abusive physical contact
or any disorderly conduct. No form of harassment, sexual or other, will be tolerated.
Learners will not misrepresent or contradict UNISA, however, learners are expected at all
times to act in such a way that it demonstrates respect for the rights and privileges of others.

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ANNEXURE C

PRACTICAL SESSIONS INDEMNITY FORM

I, (full names) -------------------------------------------------, a student of UNISA hereby expressly


acknowledge that part of my programme of study involves practical sessions in an appropriate
work environment.
Each signatory hereof (be it the student, the parent/guardian and/or spouse) jointly and
collectively exempts, expressly release, acquit and forever discharge UNISA and all of their
members, functionaries, officials, employees, agents, successors and voluntary workers from all
liabilities, from any and all claims for injuries (including death), loss or damages irrespective of
whether such liability, injury, loss or damage arises as result of negligence on the part of any of
the mentioned parties.
Each signatory hereof expressly agree to hold harmless, fully indemnify and exempts UNISA
and all persons herein from all claims lodged by whomsoever or whatever nature and however
resulting while the student is undergoing practical sessions.

Signed on __ day of _____________ 2017 at _____________________________

Signature of student: ______________________________


(Duly assisted by her/his parent/guardian, as may be required by law)

Signature of parent/guardian: ______________________________

Printed name: ___________________________


(Signed in her/his own capacity and/or as guardian of the applicant, as may be required by law)

Signature of spouse: ________________________

Witness: ____________________ Witness: _________________________

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ANNEXURE D - REGISTRATION FORM FOR PRACTICUM ASSIGNMENT 1

PLEASE COMPLETE IN CLEAR BLOCK LETTERS AND SUBMIT AS


ASSIGNMENT 1

TO :Miss Zakithi Dube

STUDENT INITIAL AND


SURNAME:......................................................................................................................................

STUDENT NO :.........................................

TEL NO :.................................................... (WORK)

CELL :....

E-MAIL :......................................................

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TO INFORM US AS TO WHERE YOU WILL BE DOING THE


PRACTICAL
SUBJECT NAME & INSTITUTION CONTACT PERSON & TEL NUMBER FOR
CODE INSTITUTION IF OPTION 2 IS TAKEN
Concrete Signature
Technology IV
(CNTPRA4)

OPTION 2:

I confirm that I have discussed all aspects of the practical session with the responsible person
from .(name of institution) and that UNISA will in no way be liable for any
costs with respect to this practical session.

_______________________ ____________

SIGNATURE OF LEARNER: DATE:

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ADDRESS TO THE CPUT CAMPUS

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY: Bellville campus


SYMPHONY WAY
BELLVILLE SOUTH
ROOM 0.03 on the ground floor
GPS Coordinates
Latitude 3355'48.29"S
Longitude 1838'13.74"E

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