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

What's New in Concrete


The Concrete Institute of Australia are hosting an informal night of some light food, drinks and networking to start off the year for 2019, as well as a presentation on what’s new in concrete.

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Concrete Code AS 3600 - 2018: Review on Changes


The latest version of the Concrete Structures code, AS 3600, was published in 2018. It contains new sections as well as substantial reviews of existing sections.

The Concrete Institute of Australia is hosting a seminar which will include a comprehensive review of the wide-ranging changes in the new code, and opportunities to discuss how these changes will be applied in practice. The seminar is recommended to all involved in the design of concrete structures or supply of concrete products.

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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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NSA Celebrating 100 Years


The National Slag Association (NSA) celebrated their 100th anniversary during the Annual Meeting held in Washington DC, USA in September 2018. 

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New Standards Australia Publications


The following Standards Australia publications have been published. 

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2017 Membership Survey Results are In!


The Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA) conducts an annual survey for information regarding iron & steel slag (ISS) production and value-added sale of slag quantities by members and non-members for each calendar year. This report, compiled during 2018, reports on industry members and non-members’ ISS production, importation and sales for the calendar period 2017.

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14th Global Slag Conference


The 14th Global Slag Conference, Exhibition and Awards will be held in Aachen, Germany from 26 - 27 March 2019. 

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Conference: Pressure Equipment Innovation and Safety


Co-organised by the European Pressure Equipment Research Council (EPERC) and the National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work (INAIL), the 1st EPERC International Conference will be held in Rome, Italy from 1 - 3 April 2019. 

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Low Carbon Coastal Protection


In a world-first project, the CRC for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL) has partnered with NSW Ports to beneficially utilise co-products from coal-fired power stations and iron and steel manufacturing into low-carbon geopolymer concrete bollards to protect the coastline at Port Kembla from extreme weather events.

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World of Concrete 2019


World of Concrete 2019 is quickly approaching! Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 21 - 25, WOC will host more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 58,000 registered industry professionals.

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CAMS 2018: Advancing Materials and Manufacturing


CMAS 2018 is Australia's largest interdisciplinary technical meeting on the latest advances in materials science, engineering and technology. The conference will be hosted at the University of Wollongong from November 27 - 29, 2018. 

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ILCCC 2019


The first international conference on Innovation in Low-Carbon Cement and Concrete technology (ILCCC) will be held on the 24 - 26th June 2019 in London.

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ASCP 5th Concrete Pavements Conference


The ASCP biennial Concrete Pavements Conference presents a wealth of information and experience for industry practitioners and includes a number of international experts as key presenters.

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World of Coal Ash


WOCA is an international conference organised by the American Coal Ash Association (ACAA) and the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER). The 2019 conference is the 8th joint biennial meeting with a focus on the science, applications and sustainability of worldwide coal combustion products (CCPs) as well as gasification products

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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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