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The latest announcements, headlines and news briefs from within the industry.
The 13th Global Slag Conference and Exhibition will take place in Prague, the Czech Republic from 24 - 25 April 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian Government’s $2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund provides opportunities for Australian business, farmers, landholders, local councils and others to earn carbon revenue and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
It was indeed tragic to hear through friends of the Association that Bill Bourke had recently passed away. Nick Jones, Harsco UK & Craig Heidrich, CEO of Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, pay tribute to the legacy Bill left within the association.
Standards Australia has notified the Association of the the following amendments were published on the 27th February 2017.
Don’t miss the opportunity to explore first-hand how Boral tests their construction materials at their Laboratory – organised by the Concrete Institution of Australia.
To be held Monday 17th to Tuesday 18th July 2017 in Kingscliff, NSW, the Australian Society for Concrete Pavements Invites you to attend the ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference.
This world first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook is designed to assist engineers and users in specifying and using Geopolymer concrete with greater confidence and less risk within the industry.
The CRCLCL participant’s annual forum was recently held on the 15th November at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, with CEO of the Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association, Craig Heidrich, giving a presentation in regards to progress on his research project.
Organised by Euroslag with the local support of AFOCO, The 9th European Slag Conference will take place in Metz, France from October 11th to 13th, 2017 and abstracts for presentations should be submitted by 10th February
On Monday the 23rd of January, Harsco Corporation announced the signing of two multi-year contracts for steel mill services in China and Brazil, which are valued at more than $100 million.
The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association website is frequently visited by members, academics, researches and the general public. The website includes information ranging from products, to news, events and more. In 2017 the ASA website will be receiving a large update.