The 29th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia was held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, NSW. Taking place from 8th of September to 11th of September 2019. The focused theme for Concrete 2019 was: 'Concrete in Practice –Progress through Knowledge'.
A number of Australian Standards in accordance with Methods for the Sampling & Testing of Aggregates have been amended recently. The purpose of the Standard is to provide general information on the requirements of standard pieces of equipment used throughout the AS 1141 series for the testing of aggregate and rock for engineering purposes.
The 10th EUROPEAN SLAG CONFERENCE will take place in the at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece, from October 8th to 11th 2019, organized by the Laboratory of Building Materials of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
In June 2019, the Sydney City Council along with University of NSW and Wagners Concrete worked together to lay 15 metres of Geopolymer Concrete in a busy street of Sydney. The project was part of 7 years of research together with UNSW and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living, which saw the concrete laid to undergo 5 years of testing against regular concrete laid as a control.
It is with deep sadness that the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA) learnt last week that Doug Prosser, OAM and inaugural Executive Officer of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (1989 - 1998) passed away last week after a short battle with illness. He is survived by his beloved wife Marie. All members past and present offer his family our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
In the first trial of its kind, we’ve taken industrial waste from coal-fired power stations and steel manufacturing to create a new roadway. Working with researchers from the University of NSW, we’ve replaced a section of roadway on Wyndham Street in Alexandria to test the green concrete’s durability. Made from fly ash and blast furnace slag, geopolymer concrete is a sustainable blend of concrete and recycled materials.
Please note that the following draft’s public comment period is due to close in three days.
One hundred years ago, the National Slag Association was created near Washington, DC with the goal of promoting the use of blast furnace and steel furnace slag. In September, Craig Heidrich (ASA CEO) raveled to the states for the centennial celebration.
The Concrete Institute of Australia will celebrate 50 years in 2020. The Institute was originally formed when members of the Australia Prestressed Concrete Group proposed a change in 1968 where it was resolved to adopt the name Concrete Institute of Australia.
Standards Australia have advised that the AS 1141 series of the below Amendment projects are now out for Public Comment. The closing date for public comments on all projects is 30/05/2019.
The ASCP's first Concrete Pavements Brisbane forum for 2019 will be held on 10 April.
@AuManufacturing, a news and analysis website run by the Australian Manufacturing Forum, recently posted an article on the CRC for Low Carbon Living's project, demonstrating the use of high-density Geopolymer Concrete (GPC) in coastal protection. The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA) have been involved with the project, alongside the CRC-LCL.
Voting closes on 19 March for this year's Global Slag Awards. All participants in the global iron, steel, slag and slag cement industries have a free vote. The Global Slag Awards will be presented at the 14th Global Slag Conference which will take place on 26 - 27 March 2019 in Aachen, Germany.
Australian Standard AS3600 was recently updated and released in 2018. However, the Standard was also subjected to a number of challenges during this revision. The Concrete Institute of Australia will be presenting a symposium in April 2019, providing designers and practitioners up to date information on changes to AS3600, why they have occurred, and the impact it will have on performance.
The following Standards Australia publication has been published: AS 1141.60.1:2014 Amd 1:2019
The Concrete Institute of Australia are hosting an informal night of some light food, drinks and networking to start off the year for 2019, as well as a presentation on what’s new in concrete.
The latest version of the Concrete Structures code, AS 3600, was published in 2018. It contains new sections as well as substantial reviews of existing sections.
The Concrete Institute of Australia is hosting a seminar which will include a comprehensive review of the wide-ranging changes in the new code, and opportunities to discuss how these changes will be applied in practice. The seminar is recommended to all involved in the design of concrete structures or supply of concrete products.
The 10th Euroslag Conference is taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 9th – 11th October 2019. Be sure to mark your calendars now!
The National Slag Association (NSA) celebrated their 100th anniversary during the Annual Meeting held in Washington DC, USA in September 2018.
The following Standards Australia publications have been published.
The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA) conducts an annual survey for information regarding iron & steel slag (ISS) production and value-added sale of slag quantities by members and non-members for each calendar year. This report, compiled during 2018, reports on industry members and non-members’ ISS production, importation and sales for the calendar period 2017.
The 14th Global Slag Conference, Exhibition and Awards will be held in Aachen, Germany from 26 - 27 March 2019.
Co-organised by the European Pressure Equipment Research Council (EPERC) and the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), the 1st EPERC International Conference will be held in Rome, Italy from 1 - 3 April 2019.
In a world-first project, the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has partnered with NSW Ports to beneficially utilise co-products from coal-fired power stations and iron and steel manufacturing into low-carbon geopolymer concrete bollards to protect the coastline at Port Kembla from extreme weather events.
World of Concrete 2019 is quickly approaching! Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 21 - 25, WOC will host more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 58,000 registered industry professionals.