Concrete in Architecture

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Tuesday, 10 October 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


TAFE Restaurant
Level 2 - Block C 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Concrete is widely acknowledged to be an adaptable multi-purpose material which can take many forms. Recent trends in building design and construction have seen an evolution in the application of precast concrete for aesthetic benefit. The versatility of concrete to be formed to any shape, size and texture as well its resilience to weathering make it a material of choice for Architects and Clients alike. Precast concrete also brings many advantages for rapid construction between floors plates. Notwithstanding concrete’s advantages in design and construction, it is also thermally efficient and acts as an effective acoustic sound barrier within buildings.

Please join us for a seminar covering some advancements in the use of architectural concrete. The speakers bring much experience in their areas of expertise and their talks are relevant to those working in the built environment. The seminar will be of interest and benefit all levels of practitioners in the fields of concrete design, specification and construction.
Don't miss out, register today for our upcoming October technical seminar!


CIA Members $75.00 CIA Student Members $20.00 CIA Retired Members $20.00 Non-members $98.00


Mr. Paul McLaughlin
Sales Manager Qld - Austral Precast

Mr. Joel Callaghan
Associate Architect - Nettletontribe Architects


Paul McLaughlin, Sales Manager Queensland - Austral Precast
Structural Architecture: The benefit of Precast

Brisbane has become familiar with Precast features being draped over the sides of residential high-rises. This presentation will discuss a number of methods and processes to seeing not only such features become so remarkable, but also cost effective, and in turn add value to the client and project itself.

Joel Callaghan, Associate Architect - Nettletontribe Architects
Complexity in Form making - An application exploring the link between conception and reality

This presentation will cover a project review of Nettletontribe’s new Australian National University student accommodation.  The precast facade from conception to construction and the role of BIM enabling project realisation.

Project review where concrete has been used to create either unusual or outstanding architectural design features

Further details to be released shortly.


4.30 pm Registration Commences - Tea and coffee will be served
5.00 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.05 pm Commencement of Speaker Presentations
7.00 pm Question time to panel of Speakers
 Light refreshments served after conclusion of event
8.00 pm Seminar closes

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