From Research to Practice, the CIA Investigates Fibres in Concrete

Posted 21-09-2016
Category Events

From a design perspective, the questions remain, how to manipulate the fibre to work for the intended purpose? How has this industry evolved, and what has been achieved so far?

 

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Concrete Roads & Highways - Seminar

Posted 08-09-2016
Category Events

The Concrete Institute of Australia will soon hold a seminar on "Concrete Roads and Highways." The modern major concrete road is a sophisticated engineering structure which must meet the highest of quality standards under extremely demanding conditions.

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PowerPlus Cleaning Systems’ IMPULSE Cleaning Technology

Posted 30-08-2016
Category News

IMPULSE, by PowerPlus Cleaning Systems, claims to enhance boiler processes and minimize costs associated with other cleaning methods. This innovative technology provides advantages over traditional boiler cleaning methods like sootblowing, rapping, manual shaking, blasting, and high-pressure water washing.

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Grey on the outside, Green on the inside

Posted 08-08-2016
Category Research

Concrete is the second most used commodity in the world and although its applications are great, its environmental impacts are distressing. With estimated 10% of all CO2 output being attributed to concrete production. there has to be an answer for this environmental conundrum. 

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CMIC16 “Capability and Innovation”

Posted 01-08-2016
Category Events

For the tenth year running, the Cement Concrete Aggregates Australia and the Institute of Quarrying Australia are working as a team once again to showcase CMIC16 as the most important conference for the construction materials industry.

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Standards Updates - Public Commenting Period Ends Soon

Posted 31-07-2016
Category Standards

Dear Readers, please note that the following draft’s public comment period is due to close in three days.

 

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Courses, Forums and Conferences to note - ASCP

Posted 11-07-2016
Category Events

 

Courses, Forums and Conferences to note - ASCP

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NSW Government Spending Spree

Posted 06-07-2016
Category News

NSW Governement budget surplus means a record $73.3 billion will be spent on infrastructure over the next four years.This ambitious infrastructure programme sees $41.5 billion in the transport cluster alone over the four year budget cycle

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Standards Open for Public Comment

Posted 04-07-2016
Category Standards

Please be aware that the following standards are now out for public comment and close on 3rd August at 23:59.

 

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When True Facts Lead to False Conclusions

Posted 01-07-2016
Category Research

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.

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CIA National Series welcomes one of the 'Most Influential Persons in the Concrete Industry'

Posted 22-05-2016
Category Events


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.

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Jamie North produces more great work with Slag

Posted 18-05-2016
Category Events

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.​

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Connections September: Call for Content

Posted 18-05-2016
Category News

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.

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ASCP Sydney Forum - May 23 2016

Posted 05-05-2016
Category Events

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. 

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GGBS Reducing Concrete Erosion across Australia

Posted 04-05-2016
Category Research

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.

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Concrete 2017 - Adelaide

Posted 13-04-2016
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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Standards Australia - April Amendments 2016

Posted 08-04-2016
Category Legislation

Please note that the following amendments were published on the 8th April 2016. 

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Concerns over Safety critical products

Posted 25-02-2016
Category News

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. 

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Concrete Pavement seminar

Posted 18-02-2016
Category Events

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.

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Concrete Institute of Australia - events for 2016

Posted 18-02-2016
Category Events

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.

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CMIC 2016 date set!

Posted 17-02-2016
Category Events

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.

 

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AS 3582.2 - 2016 (Published)

Posted 16-02-2016
Category Standards

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.   

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High Performance Concrete Floors

Posted 16-02-2016
Category Events

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?

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CRC-LCL Annual Participant Forum 2016

Posted 06-12-2015
Category Events

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.

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Standards Australia - Notification for Public Comments

Posted 23-11-2015
Category Events

"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.

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