Monday, 30 July 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Mercure – Canberra
Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave , Canberra Braddon ACT 2618

Concrete is the most widely used building material in the world. Despite the many changes in the construction industry globally, concrete continues to be the benchmark material for long lasting, durable structures. As such concrete continues to be researched and developed.

While new materials show promise in the construction industry they are often made from natural resources that are simply not found in quantities abundant enough to compete with, or even replace, concrete. It is for this reason that advances in concrete, and the materials that are used in it, are always being further developed, along with enhancements to generate special properties, or to achieve superior characteristics that may provide long-term durability, sustainability, and performance.

However, it is vital that all stakeholders in the concrete industry have a basic understanding of the concepts involved to ensure that the performance of the material is not compromised. This applies to anyone in structural and civil design, project management, concrete construction, and concrete technology.

This event is Part 1 of a series on the Performance of Concrete. It will provide an update on the changes in Australia with respect to materials and conditions that impact the performance of concrete, and how these impact concrete specification, construction, and ultimately performance in this country.


Dan Rowley
General Manager – CE Construction Solutions

Dr. Vute Sirivivatnanon
Professor – School of Civil and Environmental Engineering – University of Technology, Sydney

Mr. Des Chalmers
Director – Cement & Fly Ash Advisory Pty. Ltd.

Dr. Anthea Airey
Technical Director – Structure and Materials – GHD

John Figueroa
Technical Leader – Pavements – Aurecon

Bruno D’Souza
ANZ Business Development Manager, Admixture Systems – BASF Australia

For more information, visit the Concrete Institute Event Page.