10 Days until Concrete 2017

Posted 12-10-2017
Category Events

Concrete 2017 will be the 28th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia and will be held in the beautiful city of Adelaide, South Australia.  

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Global Slag, April 2018

Posted 11-09-2017
Category Events

The 13th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic from 24 - 25 April 2018.

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Berry Bypass: Completed, What's Next...

Posted 17-07-2017
Category News

The NSW government will spend approx $400 million over the next four years to upgrade the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry – bringing what was a planned, yet unfunded road project to life.

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RMS Pavements Conference 2017

Posted 22-06-2017
Category Events

Roads and Maritime Services Pavements Unit is pleased to announce that the call for presentation topics is now open for this year’s pavements conference to be held at the Power House Museum, Sydney on 23 November.

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ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference

Posted 08-06-2017
Category Events

There is now less than 6 weeks to go until we kick-off the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference to be held at the Mantra on Salt Beach in Kingscliff, NSW from 16th - 18th July 2017.

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Awards for Excellence in Concrete 2017

Posted 29-05-2017
Category Events

Established in 1971, the Awards for Excellence in Concrete recognise and publicise the many significant contributions to excellence in concrete design, construction and materials in Australia. Concrete related projects, technologies and innovations are all eligible to receive an award.

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Slag - The Next Cool Thing

Posted 25-05-2017
Category Research

Research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA shows the use of slag in pavements and roads is seen to reduce the heat island effect suffered by a lot of metropolitan areas, due to increasing the reflectivity of the finished pavement.

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World of Iron & Steel Slag Network

Posted 18-05-2017
Category Standards

The World of Iron & Steel Slag 'network' (WoISS) aims to advance the international management and use of metallurgical slags in ways that are technically sound, economically beneficial and in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Castle Hill Road Upgrade gets the ‘Golden Slag’ Treatment

Posted 10-04-2017
Category News

Costing over $41M, slag was specified to meet the technically demanding requirements for this project.  Australian Steel Mill Services (ASMS) partnered with NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) for an upgrade of Showground Road in Castle Hill.

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The Rise and Rise of Geopolymer Concrete Researches Binds Us Together

Posted 10-04-2017
Category Research

As geopolymer concrete knowledge increases, so does its interest. The increasing amount of research, technical and commercial papers being produced and published supports this view. Geopolymer concrete is becoming more widely accepted within the industry and in turn, the promotion the reduced CO2 benefits that come from displacing emission from Portland Cement.

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Sustainable development of the Vietnam Steel Industry

Posted 27-03-2017
Category Events

The ASA CEO Craig Heidrich was invited by JFE and the Vietnam Steel Association to visit Han Noi, Vietnam, to represent the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association at a Slag forum hosted by the Vietnam Steel Association.

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Carbon Leakage and Cement Importation

Posted 26-03-2017
Category News

The Australian Government’s $2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund provides opportunities for Australian business, farmers, landholders, local councils and others to earn carbon revenue and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Bill Bourke - A True Gentlemen

Posted 23-03-2017
Category News

It was indeed tragic to hear through friends of the Association that Bill Bourke had recently passed away. Nick Jones, Harsco UK & Craig Heidrich, CEO of Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, pay tribute to the legacy Bill left within the association. 

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Australian Standards Updates: February 2017

Posted 27-02-2017
Category Legislation

 

Standards Australia has notified the Association of the the following amendments were published on the 27th February 2017. 

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Boral Materials Laboratory Site Visit

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Events

Don’t miss the opportunity to explore first-hand how Boral tests their construction materials at their Laboratory – organised by the Concrete Institution of Australia.

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ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference - Get involved! 

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Events

To be held Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th July 2017 in Kingscliff, NSW, the Australian Society for Concrete Pavements Invites you to attend the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference.

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World first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook

Posted 24-02-2017
Category Research

This world first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook is designed to assist engineers and users in specifying and using Geopolymer concrete with greater confidence and less risk within the industry.

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Geopolymer Concrete Research Stands strong at CRC-LCL Annual Participants Forum

Posted 02-02-2017
Category Events

The CRCLCL participant’s annual forum was recently held on the 15th November at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, with CEO of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, Craig Heidrich, giving a presentation in regards to progress on his research project.

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9th European Slag Conference

Posted 30-01-2017
Category Events

Organised by Euroslag with the local support of AFOCO, The 9th European Slag Conference will take place in Metz, France from October 11th to 13th, 2017 and abstracts for presentations should be submitted by 10th February

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Harsco signs steel mill contracts with China and Brazil worth $100 million.

Posted 30-01-2017
Category News

On Monday the 23rd of January, Harsco Corporation announced the signing of two multi-year contracts for steel mill services in China and Brazil, which are valued at more than $100 million.

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Help us Update the ASA Website

Posted 11-11-2016
Category News

The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association website is frequently visited by members, academics, researches and the general public. The website includes information ranging from products, to news, events and more. In 2017 the ASA website will be receiving a large update.

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Mineral Resource of the Month!

Posted 03-11-2016
Category Research

As the industry is very much aware, slag is a highly resourceful product. Hendrik G van Oss, a mineral commodity specialist for the U.S. minerals information center, agrees with this, rewarding iron and steel slag with the title of “Mineral Resource of the month” earlier this year while stating that iron and steel slags are co-products of iron and steelmaking, not waste products.

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UK Demands Slag Cement

Posted 03-11-2016
Category News

An investment of 30 million Euro into a new production facility located in the north of France is part of a joint venture between an Irish Slag cement company and the worlds largest steel company, according to the Irish Independent newspaper.

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Slag at the Rio Olympics

Posted 14-10-2016
Category Research

Another four years has past, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics have come and gone and the Australian Team managed to bring home eight Gold medals, eleven Silver and ten Bronze, overall taking out 10th place. Again, punching well above our weight for our relatively small population.

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Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility in Melbourne

Posted 10-10-2016
Category News

Independent Cement & Lime (ICL) is a Melbourne based supplier of cement and blended cement products. ICL group has facilities located in Victoria and New South Wales, including the recently commissioning Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility which recently commissioned AUS $62.5M.

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