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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry.

10th EUROSLAG Conference


The 10th Euroslag Conference is taking place in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 9th – 11th October 2019. Be sure to mark your calendars now!

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CRC-LCL: Demonstrating the Practical Use of Geopolymer Concrete


The ASA have been heavily involved in projects within the CRC-LCL initiative, namely the High Density Geopolymer (GPC) Project. Watch the Hanbar Units come together.

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fib Congress 2018: 5 Days To Go!


fib 2018 is only five days away! The congress will focus on the theme 'Better - Smarter - Stronger'.  

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Engineered Construction Materials from Recycled Waste


RMIT University  are  hosting a workshop in October, focusing on engineered construction materials from recycled waste. Craig Heidrich, CEO, will be attending and speaking on behalf of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA).

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2019 Awards for Excellence


The Concrete Institute of Australia  have  announced the launch of their 2019 Awards for Excellence in Concrete Program. 

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Standards Australia Draft Public Comment Periods Closing This Week


The Following Standards Australia Draft Public Comment Periods are Closing on 31 August 2018, 23:59 AEST. 

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HiTeMP Forum 2018


The Zero Carbon High Temperatures Mineral Processing Forum will bring together companies, researchers, investors and policy makers to scope further action on decarbonising the mineral processing sector.

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Concrete 2019 Program Updates


The Concrete 2019 Scientific Committee invites you to submit your abstract for the 29th Biennial National Conference of the Concrete Institute of Australia held at the International Convention Centre Sydney. Read more for further information on program updates. 

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In Memory of Ed Haber


Ed Haber was a respected expert, guide, mentor, colleague, friend and family member and will be remembered by many as the "go to" man for concrete. 

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ASI 2018 Convention


The Australian Steel Institute's 2018 Convention will be held on 16 - 18 September at the Park Hyatt, Melbourne. 

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7th Australian Industrial Ecology Conference


The Australian Industrial Ecology Network is now calling for papers for the 7th Australian Industrial Ecology Conference to be held from 19 to 21 September 2018.

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Standards Australia: AS 3583.6:2018


The following Standards Australia publication has been published: Methods of test for supplementary cementitious materials - Method 6: Determination of relative water requirement and strength index

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Condition Assessment and Service Life Evaluation


Maintaining the condition of a concrete structure is integral to ensuring long-term durability and service life. The expert staff at this seminar will share technical knowledge and experience surrounding concrete durability, optimum mix design and specification to ensure your goals are achieved.

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Standards Australia - New Project Approvals


The following projects have been approved and a project working space has been created. To get involved, visit the Standards Australia website or contact A.S via email:

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Albion Park Bypass get the Green Light


Making a holiday trip or commuting down the coast may become a lot quicker and easier come December 2022, when the $550 million Albion Park Rail Bypass could be open to traffic.

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New High Density Slag Breakwater Armour Unit


The predicted rise of the sea level, coupled with the increasing frequency of massive storms due to global warming has become a real issue for Australian coastline protection. Luckily there's a solution: Steel Furnace Slag!

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International Stewardship Forum


Sustainability Advantage (SA) is a proud supporter of the International Stewardship Forum in Sydney 4-5 April. Note, SA Partners are eligible for $200 reduction in the registration fee.

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Concrete 2017 - Report


The Concrete Institute of Australia’s Biennial National Conference, Concrete 2017 was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, from 22nd October, 25th October, 2017.

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10 Days until Concrete 2017


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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