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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM


Derwent Sailing Squadron
23 Marieville Esp , Sandy Bay TAS 7005


Two Topics Being Presented:
Hydro Devils Gate Dam Plunge Pool Erosion Repair
and the Silo Hotel Refurbishment Invermay


CIA Members $65.00 CIA Retired & Student Members $32.50 Non-Members $117.00 MBA ACA ACRA Members $91.00


Mr. Oliver Giudici
Civil Engineer - Hydro Tasmania

Mr. Rod Neville
Consulting Structural Engineer - Rare Innovation Engineering


Hydro Devils Gate Dam Plunge Pool Erosion Repair
In 2016, divers and sonar scanning identified some significant erosion of the concrete lined plunge pool below the spillway of Devils Gate Dam which is submerged all year round. The erosion was properly exposed in March 2017 when the plunge pool was drained for the first time since diversion tunnel closure in 1969.  Once the damage had been fully assessed, a fast paced programme of rectification works commenced which consisted of high strength reinforced concrete overlays over the whole area of damage.  The project background, specifics and key challenges will be discussed.
Silo Hotel Invermay
‘Mixing the old with the new’! This event looks at the challenges of designing a new hotel to be built together with the existing Launceston Silo structure on Invermay’s soft soils.  The project required several concrete solutions to be utilised with varying construction techniques including deep foundations, raft footings, void form slabs, two way slabs, Bondek and banded slabs, post tensioned beams and slabs, steel concrete composite transfer structure, precast walls column and fa├žade


Registration:  3.30pm
Commence:  4pm
Networking (including Nibbles & Drinks) 6pm

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