The theme for Concrete 2015 is ‘Research into Practice.’ This event will allow industry-leading stakeholders to share their innovative research in areas including materials, construction and design. The Association will be a sponsor and exhibitor, so make sure you visit our stand.
After switching off their lights for Earth Hour, Dubai took another step to reducing their environmental impact. The day after the event, Dubai announced its decision to switch to Green Concrete that uses a minimum of 66% by-product, such as Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS).
When we think about slag most of us imagine a rocky, rough, rugged material. But recently, some have polished this diamond in the rough and created something beautiful. A family in Riddells Creek, Victoria, have created an eco-friendly home which has polished e-crete slag on the floors.
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In the United States two researchers at DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory have discovered that mixing two slag products at a unique ratio can generate energy in the form of heat and fuels.
The CRC: Low Carbon Living project commenced on the 12th of December 2012. Upon its initiation it was expected to create seven beneficial outcomes by 2020, including being able to provide 88 research students with detailed experience in the low carbon built environment. One of these 88 students (Jamie Watts) has recently produced his CRC funded Honours Thesis.
Want to submit your nomination for the 2015 Awards? Nominations for the 2015 Global Slag Awards are already open, you can nominate your preference online!
This exhibition of six large sculptural columns by Sydney-based artist Jamie North features plant life growing from concrete pylons in an apparent state of erosion. Each column, ascending from a solid base to a condition of lesser materiality, will be slowly overrun by creeping vines (Pandorea pandorana) that reflect the artist’s lifelong engagement with the observance and cultivation of plants. The exhibition is being held at NGV International bewteen 25 March to 12 July 2015. Open 10am–5pm, closed Tuesday. Free entry
Australian technology which harvests molten iron blast furnace slag and converts it into a granulated blast furnace slag make cement is being trialled in China where 60% of the world’s iron blast furnace slag is produced. The process is considered environmentally within metal production, called Dry Slag Granulation (DSG), reduces water use and cuts greenhouse gas emissions.
The 8th EUROSlag Conference will be held in Linz, Austria, from 21-23 October 2015! With the global slag market estimated to be worth $28 billion by 2020, The EUROSlag Conference continues to grow and bring together leading international companies concerned with ferrous slag products.
QRG 4: EAFS has begun the initial drafting stage under the authorship of members from the ASA Technical and Education Committee and is due for publication in June 2015. This Guide will be published in the Connections October 2015 edition.
The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living approval for a $3.1 million project, RP1020: Reducing Barriers for Commercial Adaptation of Construction Materials with Low-Embodied-Carbon will span the next three (3) years and is well on track with progress to be reviewed in April 2015.