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

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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Global Slag, April 2018


The 13th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic from 24 - 25 April 2018.

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Berry Bypass: Completed, What's Next...


The NSW government will spend approx $400 million over the next four years to upgrade the Princes Highway between Berry and Bomaderry – bringing what was a planned, yet unfunded road project to life.

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RMS Pavements Conference 2017


Roads and Maritime Services Pavements Unit is pleased to announce that the call for presentation topics is now open for this year’s pavements conference to be held at the Power House Museum, Sydney on 23 November.

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ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference


There is now less than 6 weeks to go until we kick-off the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference to be held at the Mantra on Salt Beach in Kingscliff, NSW from 16th - 18th July 2017.

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Awards for Excellence in Concrete 2017


Established in 1971, the Awards for Excellence in Concrete recognise and publicise the many significant contributions to excellence in concrete design, construction and materials in Australia. Concrete related projects, technologies and innovations are all eligible to receive an award.

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Slag - The Next Cool Thing


Research from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the USA shows the use of slag in pavements and roads is seen to reduce the heat island effect suffered by a lot of metropolitan areas, due to increasing the reflectivity of the finished pavement.

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World of Iron & Steel Slag Network


The World of Iron & Steel Slag 'network' (WoISS) aims to advance the international management and use of metallurgical slags in ways that are technically sound, economically beneficial and in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Castle Hill Road Upgrade gets the ‘Golden Slag’ Treatment


Costing over $41M, slag was specified to meet the technically demanding requirements for this project.  Australian Steel Mill Services (ASMS) partnered with NSW Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) for an upgrade of Showground Road in Castle Hill.

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The Rise and Rise of Geopolymer Concrete Researches Binds Us Together


As geopolymer concrete knowledge increases, so does its interest. The increasing amount of research, technical and commercial papers being produced and published supports this view. Geopolymer concrete is becoming more widely accepted within the industry and in turn, the promotion the reduced CO2 benefits that come from displacing emission from Portland Cement.

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Sustainable development of the Vietnam Steel Industry


The ASA CEO Craig Heidrich was invited by JFE and the Vietnam Steel Association to visit Han Noi, Vietnam, to represent the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association at a Slag forum hosted by the Vietnam Steel Association.

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