All those educated about slag know that its benefits outweigh its flaws 10 to 1. To increase its use and applications it is important to share factual, positive stories about slag. Connections and Connections Selections do just that.
The Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA) will be answering the question of "Why does concrete do the things it does?" For a product that in its simplest form consists of only 4 materials, it is an incredibly complex and interesting material. Get it right, and you can achieve amazing results. Get it wrong, and the results can be catastrophic.
Jamie North combines the co/by products of industry and native Australian flora species to create sculptural installations that explore the simultaneous concurrence and conflict between man-made architectural structures and the biological world.
The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association is currently drafting content for the upcoming edition of Connections. We have drafted a table of contents, and we would love to hear your thoughts.
The forum addresses a range of topics relating to the design, specification, construction and maintenance of concrete pavements. There will be a report on the trial of the use of recycled concrete in the select material zone and heavily bound sub-base on an upcoming project to reconstruct and widen a section of the M1 Motorway.
The issue of concrete cancer and erosion has become increasingly more common across Australia from the 1960’s. Since then the problem has only escalated and is now a widespread problem on Queensland’s east coast. This is because this area is prone to the three (3) major causes of Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) or concrete cancer.
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.
Please note that the following amendments were published on the 8th April 2016.
A 2nd Edition of Procurement of Construction Products – A guide to achieving compliance was released in November 2015. The Guide now recognises 34 industry led product accreditation schemes and guidance information across a range of building product categories including reinforcing and structural steel, cementitious materials for concrete, wood products, glazing products, electrical products, fire safety services, plumbing products, insulation products, coating products and building products. The Guide is an important and valuable contribution to the efficiency and reliability of the building and construction industry. This Guide has been jointly developed by 30 key construction industry stakeholders and supported by many others.
This is the first Australian Society for Concrete Pavements event for 2016, where length of concrete path will be constructed by slipforming. There will be the opportunity to view the placing process, and then the jointing of the path later that day. Presentations on the successful construction of concrete pavements will be presented. The making and delivering of good concrete will be discussed, including guidelines for how slump may be adjusted if required.
The Concrete Institute of Australia conducts regular seminars, technical evenings and site visits around Australia each year. 2016 will be no exception with more than 70 events being delivered through both National and State Branch programs. Keeping abreast of the latest issues and developments occurring within the dynamic field of concrete is crucial.
The Construction Materials Industry Conference will return to Melbourne in 2016. Celebrating CMIC's 10th anniversary, CMIC16 has a re-energised format that will attract more than 600 Australian and international delegates and guests from the heavy construction materials industry, suppliers and government.
AS/NZS 3582.1, AS 3582.2 and AS/NZS 3582.3 were published and are now available for purchase through SAI Global from Friday, 12 February 2016.
The Concrete Institute of Australia is kicking its 2016 workshop program on High Performance Concrete Floors and Pavements between March and April, Want to be part of it?
The annual participants forum was held Thursday, 26 November 2015 – Friday, 27 November 2015 at the Australian Maritime Museum. A full report from Executive - Craig Heidrich will be featured in the upcoming March Edition of Connections.
"Methods for sampling and testing aggregates-Coarse aggregate quality by visual comparison" AS 1141.30.1-2009 Amd 1 draft is open for public comment, and is due to close in four days. If you wish to make a comment, click on the link below for more information.
Gary started employment at the age of sixteen as a Fitter & Turner in January 1981. His first year was spent in a training workshop with two hundred and twenty (220) other apprentices learning the skills required to work competently and safely. His second and third year was spent at the Works Soaking Pits and the Stainless Steel Building located within the Slab Yard Department, working on stainless steel slab grinding machines.
After months of meticulous editing, QRG 4 - Electric Arc Furnance Slag is live and ready to read! The 4 page publication encompasses the physical properties, applications, environmental considerations and multiple case studies.
Fifteen Australian Standards documents have been released for Public Comment. All comments are submitted on the Standards Hub. Follow the link in the article to submit your comments. If you have any queries regarding the submission of comments, contact Australian Standards (contact details provided in artcile).
Concrete 2015 was held at the Pullman Hotel, Albert Park, Melbourne from 30th August to 2nd September 2015. More than four hundred (600) delegates attended the Conference, exceeding the Concrete Institutes of Australia’s expectations.
Another interesting use for slag is starting to sprout out of France. In the north of the country where its mining and industrial industry has now been abandoned all that remains are the small mining villages and the colossal slag hills or “terrils”.
From the 14th to the 15th of September 2015, the INTERCEM Cementitious Materials Forum will gather cement producers and traders from around the world to share their real-life case-study experiences and look in detail not just at the benefits of using SCMs but also at challenges they have faced! Click below to fine out more!
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.