Back to Basics II – ‘The Concrete Journey’ - Managing plastic concrete to improve hardened concrete performance

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When

Tuesday, 25 September 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Where

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

Overview

In May our seminar explored “Back to Basics – Raw Materials impact on Concrete Performance.” In addition to the Raw Material impacts, there are various other factors that can influence the behaviour and performance of concrete. This Seminar, “Back to Basics II - The Concrete Journey”, will take us through some of the key milestones in its journey to the job site.

Prices

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

Presenters

Alison Pocock
National Ready Mix Process Improvement Manager - Hanson Construction Materials

Paul Rocker
National Functional Manager - Concrete & Aggregates - Lafarge Holcim

John Reid
'Happily' Retired - Consulting Engineer in Concrete Technology

Topics

"A ready mix concrete producers challenge" –  today’s technology in concrete ordering, planning, allocating and delivery of concrete to ensure hardened performance
Alison Pocock
National Ready Mix Process Improvement Manager – Hanson Construction Materials

Concrete ordering, planning, allocating and delivery to a project is paramount, and presents many challenges along the way for the Ready Mix concrete producer. With the use of technology, the activities include planning day(s) ahead, managing a number of different project needs each day such as total m3 volume and load time spacing intervals. Other considerations are the truck fleet, plant capacity, travel times and distances, a driver’s challenge in peak and off peak traffic times and in todays’ industry, the booking status which has an impact on the ability to supply on time. Learn how Hanson Construction Materials manages the planning of concrete deliveries.

“Managing the Concrete Plant” – raw materials, quality control, plant & equipment, batching concrete. What could go wrong?
Paul Rocker
National Functional Manager – Concrete & Aggregates, Lafarge Holcim

Concrete Batching, managing materials at the concrete plant, Quality Control and getting that truck ‘out the gate’ to the project site is the next milestone in managing plastic concrete. Lafarge Holcim will take us on a virtual tour of a concrete plant and visit the complexities of controlling the quality of the batched concrete, from the receipt of raw materials to batching the concrete and finally, slumping the concrete load in the truck before travelling to the job site.
 
“My concrete’s behaving badly!” Understanding concrete behaviours and how to treat plastic concrete to minimise problems with hardened concrete
John Reid
Retired Consulting Engineer in Concrete Technology

Handling the concrete when it arrives on the job site is the final opportunity to ensure ultimate hardened concrete performance. Concrete has many behaviours that can be impacted dramatically due to its environment, weather conditions, treatment and placement ‘Do’s & Don’ts’. John will explore these for improved knowledge on how to minimise problems with hardened concrete.
 

Program

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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