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

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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Carbon Leakage and Cement Importation


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.

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Bill Bourke - A True Gentlemen


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. 

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Australian Standards Updates: February 2017



Standards Australia has notified the Association of the the following amendments were published on the 27th February 2017. 

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Boral Materials Laboratory Site Visit


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.

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ASCP 4th Concrete Pavements Conference - Get involved! 


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.

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World first Geopolymer Concrete Handbook


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.

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Geopolymer Concrete Research Stands strong at CRC-LCL Annual Participants Forum


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.

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