Connections

Launched in 1998, Connections is an industry publication produced by the Association with the goal to disseminate current initiatives, news and research of the iron and steel slag industry to members and interested readers. With a readership in excess of 2000, Connections is available to download for free by clicking on the cover page of the issues below. All files are available in PDF format.   

Connections - April 2017: Vol. 17

 


Contents

  1. Editorial
  2. Bill Bourke: A True Gentleman that will be missed
  3. Castle Hill Road Upgrade gets the 'Golden Slag' Treatment
  4. The Spotlight Shines on Catherine Skidmore  

  5. The Rise and Rise of Geopolymer Concrete 

  6. Geopolymer Handbook - Increasing Confidence, Reducing Risk 
  7. Sharing 30 Years of 'Slag' Experince with Vietnam 
  8. Carbon Leakage and Cement Importation 
  9. CPN26 - Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag and its use in Concrete 
  10. CRC-LCL Annual Participants Forum 
  11. Concrete 2017 Conference
  12. 9th European Slag Conference - EuroSlag
  13. Membership Survey Reminder + We need your content ASAP
  •        Connections - Vol. 16, Issue 2 - October 2016

    • Editorial

    • Member Profile: Joanne Portella
    • Conference: CMIC16
    • Appin Road Development 

    • Granulated Blast Furnace Slag Grinding Facility in Melbourne 

    • Slag at The Rio de Janeiro Olympics 
    • CRC-LCL - Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living 
    • Foxground and Berry Bypass Updates 
    • Jamie North: Moving Mountains 2016 
    • Conference Updates 
    • Write for Connections
    • Connections - Vol. 15, Issue 1 - April 2016

      • Editorial

      • CRC-LCL – Participants Annual Forum 2015
3. Quick Reference Guide: 2 - Chemical Stabilization
      • 8th EuroSlag Conference 21st – 23rd October 2015 Voestalpine Stahlwelt Linz, Austria
      • Sydney Kingsford-Smith Airport - SE Sector Aprons

      • A Few Minutes in the Blast Furnace - Gary Styan

      • Procurement of Construction Products 2nd Edition
      • No Concrete Solution to Construction Erosion

      • Sulfur Based Concrete - Do green men live in green houses?
      • Conference: CMIC16
8. Concrete 2017 - Advances in Concrete Materials and Structures
      • The ASA Team Continues to Grow
      • Membership Survey Reminder
      • Write for Connections
    • Connections - Vol. 14, Issue 2 November 2015

      • Editorial 
      • Member Employee Profile: Wayne James
      • Jamie North: New Exhibition
      • Quick Reference Guide: 4 – EAFS
      • The Green Giant
      • Foxground & Berry Bypass – by Gavin Tory
      • Conference Report: Concrete 2015
      • Results from the Membership Survey 
      • Student Education Initiative
      • CRC: Low Carbon Living
      • Write for Connections
    • Connections - Vol. 13, Issue 1 - April 2015

      • Editorial
      • Five Minutes with Gavin Tory
      • Update: Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRC-LCL)
      • Jamie Watts for the CRC: LCL
      • A Cure for Cancer, in Concrete!
      • Quick Reference Guide 4: Electric Arc Furnace Slag (EAFS)
      • 3D Printers for Concrete?
      • Conference: 10th Global Slag Conference & Exhibition 2014
      • Conference: Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
      • Conference: International Concrete Sustainability Conference
      • Conference: Concrete 2015
      • 25 to Life: The Definition of Slag
      • Slag to Win Gold at the Olympics!
      • Key Dates for the Year
      • We Need Your Content ASAP
    • Connections - Vol. 12, Issue 2 - December 2014

      • Editorial
      • Member Employee Profile - Dr Jason Nairn
      • Quick Reference Guide 3 - Steel Furnace Slag
      • The Earliest Days of Slag in Australia
      • Steel Cement Pty Ltd: $60m Upgrade for Slag Grinding Facility
      • Project Report: UQ ‘Living Building’ Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living allocates $3.1 million of project funding for next three years
      • Project Report: Installation of New Grinding Plant Facilities Project Report: The Northern Road Oran Park Upgrade
      • Conference Update: Construction Materials Industry Conference 2014
      • Conference: Global Slag 2014: Conference & Exhibition Conference: Concrete 2015: ‘Research into Practice’
      • Conference: EUROSLAG: European Slag Conference
      • Keep us and your industry colleagues ‘Connected’ with your Company’s activities by sending us an article!
    • Connections - Vol. 12, Issue 1 - March 2014

      • Editorial
      • Member Employee Profile - Christopher Jones (Boral Cement)
      • Good News Story: Asphalt Aggregate for Use in Sydney Blackspots
      • New Member Product: SCE Materials & Recycling ER-MB20 and E-MB20
      • Update: CRC for Low Carbon Living
      • Update: Roads Guide Review
      • Conference: Construction Materials Industry Conference (CMIC) 2014
      • Conference: 23rd Australasian Conference on Mechanics of Structures and Materials
      • Annual Membership Survey; OUT NOW!
      • Connections: Your Association’s Publication
    • Connections - Vol. 11, Issue 2 - November 2013

      • Editorial
      • Member Employee Profile - Eliot Weiner (ASMS)
      • ASA Quick Reference Guide 1 2013 | Roads Guide Supplement on General Applications
      • Update: CRC for Low Carbon Living
      • SUCCESS! Recent changes to the NSW EPA General Exemption
      • Guide to the Use of Iron and Steel Slag in Roads Review
      • A chat with Jaime North
      • PIANC Australia Workshop
      • USA National Slag Association
      • Conference Report: Concrete 2013
      • Conference Report: Australian Society of Concrete Pavements (ASCP)
    • Connections - Vol. 11, Issue 1 - March 2013

      • Editorial
      • Twitter Reminder
      • Euroslag 2013
      • Member Profile: Independent Cement & Lime
      • Insider - The Road to Going Green in Melbourne
      • Whyalla Project- Arrium Limited
      • SFS Usage in Agricultural Applications: ASMS Specific Exemption
      • Update: CRC for Low Carbon Living
      • Concrete 2013: Surf, Sun and Concrete!
      • Global Slag Conference, Dubai 2013
    • Connections - Vol. 10, Issue 2 - November 2012

      • Editorial
      • What’s in a name?: OneSteel Limited
      • Expansion of Port Kembla Update
      • Member Profile: Australian Steel Mill Services
      • 1 Bligh Street, Sydney (Six-Greenstar High-Rise Building)
      • South Nowra Princess Highway Duplication
      • Roads Guide Review: Introducing the Quick Reference Guide
      • London Olympics 2012 Learning Legacy
      • CMIC12 Wrap-Up
      • Concrete 2013
    • Connections - Vol. 10, Issue 1 - April 2012

      • Editorial
      • In memory of the life of David E Jones
      • Michael Friedrich profile
      • Finalisation of the Concrete Guide Review
      • ASA website introduces new twitter feed
      • OEH Waste and Environment Levy Review
      • A New Era for BIS Industries
      • Blast Furnace Slag for Port Kembla Outer Harbour Expansion
      • Robert Cignarella profile
      • CMIC 2012
    • Connections - Vol. 9, Issue 3 - November 2011

      • Editorial
      • World of Iron and Steel Slag
      • National Slag Association (USA)
      • Ladle Furnace Slag (LFS) exemption
      • Insider - Ground Granulated Slag to beneĀt Sydney Landmark Construction project - Baranagaroo South
      • Insider - Port Kembla Port Development benefits from Blast Furnace rock slag properties and availability
      • Insider - Melbourne’s Innovative Pixel Building achieves 6 Green stars
      • ASA website update
      • Helsinki is the venue for the 2011 Global Slag Conference
      • Concrete Institute of Australia- Concrete 2011 Conference
      • News Briefs - Upcoming Conferences
      • No. 6 Blast Furnace in Port Kembla closed
      • Retrofitting for Commercial & Environmental Sustainability
      • International
    • Connections - Vol. 9, Issue 2 - July 2011

      • Editorial
      • ASA Board Changes
      • Steel Cement Celebrates 20 years!
      • Capturing the Value of Iron and Steel Rock and Sand
      • Reference Data Sheet 2 – BF Slag Aggregates, Properties Characteristics and Applications
      • Insider - Slag as Select Fill for Port Kembla Port Development
      • Insider - Port Kembla Port Development benefits from Blast Furnace rock slag properties and availability
      • Insider - Ladle Steel Slag exemption
      • Specifying Sustainable Concrete - EcoCem UK
      • Revised credit will drive demand for environmentally responsible concrete
      • News Briefs - Australasian & International
      • Website Revision and the first issue of our E News - Connections combine to increase traffic on the Associations Website
    • Connections - Vol. 9, Issue 1 - April 2011

      • Editorial - Iron and steel slags over time
      • Associations website undergoes major revamp
      • Association joins in joint project to update standard BD031- Fly ash, slag and amorphous silica
      • Newly developed reference data sheet from the ASA
      • Insider - The rut resistant performance of slag aggregates in pavements
      • Insider - Slag Roadbase case studies
      • The regenerative frictional properties of slag aggregate
      • Sustainability Victoria Program comes to successful conclusion
      • News Briefs - Australasian & International
    • Connections - Vol. 8, Issue 9 - January 2011

      • Editorial - Governor Opens Successful 6th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition - Sydney
      • 6th Global Slag Conference a great success
      • First international meeting of Slag Associations
      • New case study on Low carbon products opportunities in the EAFS supply chain
      • Insider - Fire Resistance of Slag Blended Cements
      • Insider - A New Integrated Dry Slag Granulation (DSG) and Heat Recovery Process
      • What's in a name? - Beyond slag!
      • New reference data sheet on aggregates and cementitious products
      • News Briefs - Australasian & International
    • Connections - Vol. 8, Issue 8 - September 2010

      • Editorial
      • 6th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition comes to Sydney
      • Speakers confirmed for Sydney Global Slag Conference
      • International slag demand increases as supply declines
      • Insider - Steel Furnace Slag – an economic hard stand construction material
      • Insider - Steel Furnace Slag Fines utilised for removing phosphorus from tertiary treated effluent at Newcastle
      • Association contributes to Sustainability Capacity Building Program in Victoria
      • News Briefs - Australasian & International
    • Connections - Vol. 8, Issue 7 - March/April 2010

      • Editorial
      • Berry Sports hall wins international recognition
      • New opportunities to use Slag Blended Cements (GGBFS) in Queensland
      • Global Slag Conference comes to Sydney in November 2010
      • Insider - Granulation Capacity increased at Port Kembla Steelworks
      • Insider - Road Stabilisation
      • ASA Sustainability Project: Building Capacity in the Electric Arc Furnace Slag Supply
      • News Briefs - Australasian & International
    • Connections - Vol. 6, Issue 6 - November/December 2009

      • Editorial
      • Association thanks Andrew Wilson for his contribution
      • Introducing Association Chairman Jim Graham
      • National Waste Management Task Force Visits Port Kembla
      • Sustainability Capacity Building Program - ASA
      • Mix 3 Makes Significant Contribution to Five Island Road Infrastructure
      • Don Green (11/9/1947 - 5/5/2009)
      • Standards Changes Impacting Industry
      • Belgium Hosts the 5th Global Slag Conference and Exhibtion
      • Latest Monitoring Program Confirms Consistency of Australasian
      • Slag over the Long Term
      • News Briefs
    • Connections - Vol. 6, Issue 5 - May 2009

      • Editorial
      • Slag Aggregates to be used in Redevelopment of Liverpool Hospital
      • Steel Cement Upgrades Mill to meet Demand
      • ASMA build new granulator at Port Kembla
      • Slag Products contribute to Port Kembla Port Infrastructure Expansion
      • Australasian (iron & steel) Slag utilisation in 2007 calendar year.
      • Successful Global Slag Conference in turbulent times
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 5, Issue 4 - November 2008

      • Editorial
      • Knowledge Transfers Through ASA Conferences
      • ASA Technical and E&P Meetings Travel Interstate
      • Concrete- A contributor to improving our environment?
      • Insider: Slag Blended Cements Improve the Durability of Fire Impacted Concrete Structures
      • Insider: Sustainability from the use of Slag Cements
      • The 2008 Global Slag Conference and Exhibition
      • Concrete Research Forum Attracts Senior Decision Makers
      • News Briefs
    • Connections - Vol. 5, Issue 3 - May 2008

      • Editorial: Iron and Steel Slags Rediscovered Resources
      • Association pays tribute to late Senator John Button
      • Emissions Trading (AETS)
      • Association technical meeting focusing on new developments
      • Slag Cement for Sydney's desalination Plant
      • Ecoblends: Supporting durability and the environment
      • New Approach to Slag Processing (Dry Granulation)
      • Minister announces Greenhouse reduction timetable
      • Hope builds for eco-concrete
      • Australasian News
      • International News
    • Connections - Vol. 5, Issue 2 - December 2007

      • Editorial: Iron and Steel - Slags Rediscovered Resources
      • South Africa - Steel Slag Stabilises Major Highway
      • Australian Contingent Attends the 5th Euro Slag Conference Held in Luxembourg
      • Slag Products Improve Water Quality
      • New Zealand Expands the Use of Slag Aggregates
      • The Versatility of Slag Expands in Victoria
      • Foundations of Historic Fitz Roy Iron Works Conserved in Mittagong Shopping Centre Car Park
      • Australasian News
      • International News
    • Connections - Vol. 5, Issue 1 - June 2007

      • Editorial: Sustainability and Slag Conference Hits the Spot
      • ASA Conference Chair Sets the Agenda & Bottom Line
      • Minister Opens Conference
      • RTA Sustainability Focus
      • One Man's Waste Another's Treasure
      • Slag Aggregate Accepted for Green Credits
      • Delegates engage in sustainability workshop sessions
      • Australian News
      • International News
    • Connections - Vol. 4, Issue 4 - March 2007

      • Editorial: Sustainability Supports the Business Bottom Line
      • Federal MP The Hon Bob Baldwin to Open ASA Sustainability and Slag Conference
      • Strong Australian Contingent Attends Successful Global Slag Conference in Bangkok
      • Sustainability the Big Picture, the Bottom Line and Practice
      • Slag Products Help Achieve a Green Star Certification
      • Workshop Takes Up Action Agenda Issues
      • Australian News
      • International News
    • Connections - Vol. 4, Issue 3 - January 2007

      • Editorial: The Climate is Right
      • Plan Now: ASA’s Conference 2007
      • Ecocem notches up 500,000 tonne of greenhouse gases
      • Global Slag Conference
      • GGBFS Lowering Greenhouse Gas
      • Insider: Steelstone
      • Insider: Rouse Hill Takes Shape
      • Insider: Company Members
      • Low Cost Wall Panels in Brazil
      • Technical Resources
      • Australian News
      • International News
    • Connections - Vol. 4, Issue 2 - September 2006

      • Editorial: Water - The stuff of life
      • Iron and Steel Slag Industry
      • Plan NOW: ASA’s Conference 2007
      • Association Education attract further invitations
      • Insider: Rocks Riverside Park
      • Insider: Iron and Steel Slag Research
      • Insider: Company Members
      • Material Classification Data Sheets provide certainty
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 4, Issue 1 - April 2006

      • Industry Leading the Way
      • 2007 Conference Planning Well Advanced
      • Association Elects chairman and officers at AGM 2006
      • MCDS Released
      • Insider: Pavements
      • Synthetic Aggregates - A Future Path
      • Wanted an exceptional Woman- In Construction
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 3, Issue 6 - January 2006

      • Editorial: Information is Key ASA Participates in Concrete 05
      • Women, Building a Better Industry
      • Overview of the Euroslag Conference
      • Insider: 2007 Conference planned
      • Insider: SteelServ NZ wins contract for asphalt
      • Insider: Cement Industry Action Agenda
      • Insider: Slag as water treatment media research agreement
    • Connections - Vol. 3, Issue 5 - August 2005

      • Slag products contributing to the sustainability of the world
      • Blast furnace slag cement saving CO² emissions
      • Women building a better industry
      • Making the Sustainability Value Proposition for Iron andSteel Slag Product
      • RBU800 Keeping the Planes Flying
      • Slag contributing to the Kiama bypass
      • ASA education programs and seminars
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 3, Issue 4 - May 2005

      • Editorial: Conference 2005
      • Hewso Team wins ASA Award
      • ASA AGM elects officers for 2005
      • Conference Presentations
      • Slag Insider: Lane Cove Tunnel
      • Slag Insider: Ecocem
      • Latest Slag Cement Research
      • HEWSO Special Presentation
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 3, Issue 3 - March 2005

      • Important Seminar on Slag Products
      • Central Location for Assoc. Seminar
      • High Performance Cement
      • Recycled Concrete Aggregate
      • Conference Abstracts
      • World of Iron and Steel
      • Latest Slag Cement Research
      • Holcim Construction Contest
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 3, Issue 2 - September 2004

      • New Direction and New Logo
      • Newest Life Member
      • Metserv now Multiserv
      • Steelstone Mix 3 for Wallahra Peninsula Interchange
      • Port Kembla pavement material supplied to 80k
      • NZ Steel Melter Slag Filter Bed Sparks interest
      • ICL achieves environmental accreditation
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 3, Issue 1 - April 2004

      • ASA AGM
      • ‘Green Star’ Ratings
      • Victoria Five Star Homes
      • NZ Melter Slag helps Environment
      • Slag developing Port Kembla Port
      • Regeneration of Slag Filter Bed
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 7 - November 2003

      • Slag Road bases: Cost Savers
      • Performance of GB Cements in pavement stabilisation
      • Versatile Pavements from Illawarra
      • Slag stabilisation
      • Member Profiles- Andrew Wilson & Joe Fiala<
      • Taking the Slag Story on the Road
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 6 - July 2003

      • Slag Association renews itself
      • Focusing on the vision
      • New Directors guide the future
      • Life Membership awards
      • Keeping mine roads serviceable
      • Slag caring for the environment
      • ASA seminars
      • ASA Student Award Winner
      • ASA Members
      • Presentation
      • News Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 5 - March 2003

      • High caliber leader…sorely missed
      • Students win cash awards
      • Iron and Steel Slag use in agriculture
      • Geopolymers
      • SCM’s- reduce CO2 emission…maybe
      • ASA Roads Guide Launched
      • Safety and environment workshop
      • Slag’s ain’t Slag’s
      • News in Brief
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 4 - February 2002

      • Ecocem a concrete success
      • Aviation Museum gets off the ground
      • Smorgon commercial development
      • Blended Slag Pavements- Construction Techniques
      • Member profile- South Coast Equipment
      • Utilisation increases
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 3 - September 2001

      • Ecocem a boon for the environment
      • Independent Cement & Lime
      • Second Filter bed for SRC
      • Thriving ecosystem built on slag
      • BHP (NZ)
      • Bond Strength
      • Education Awards
      • By Product Utilisation
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 2 - March 2001

      • Association recognition of great achievement
      • Steelstone Services- The future of slag in the Hunter Region
      • Looking for information on slag?
      • Independent Cement & Lime
      • News in Brief
      • New Members
    • Connections - Vol. 2, Issue 1 - August 2000

      • The Sydney Harbour Tunnel-durability a key criteria
      • Healthy report stems from regenerated waste site
      • News in Brief
      • New Members
      • Sunstate Cement Ltd.
      • Port Kembla Copper Pty Ltd
    • Connections - Vol. 1, Issue 4 - March 2000

      • Call for new code on greenhouse gases
      • A guide to the use of steel furnace slag in asphalt and thin bituminous surfacings
      • Copper slag aggregates solve local supply problem
      • Melbourne Docklands Stadium
      • BOS Slag boosting economy
    • Connections - Vol. 1, Issue 3 - August 1999

      • Ecologically sustainable development
      • Slag cements- Airport Tunnel
      • Concrete 99
      • Slag’s ain’t Slag’s
      • New granulator at Port Kembla
      • Thinking Globally
      • Excellence in Concrete
      • Book Review
    • Connections - Vol. 1, Issue 2 - April 1999

      • Singapore’s undersea cable tunnel
      • What an innings!
      • A sensible solution
      • New Members
      • Chairman’s report
      • Political Briefings
      • 9th Annual AGM
    • Connections - Vol. 1, Issue 1 - December 1998

      • ASA goes online
      • Welcome Peter
      • Entertainment Centre
      • Olympic success
      • Change is inevitable
      • Melbourne Sports Centre
      • New Members
      • Committee Reports
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