Z3 - Grouting of Prestressing Ducts

Experience with grouted post-tensioning tendons over half a century has proven that a cementitious grout can provide an excellent protection to the prestressing steel. Experience has also shown that the quality of the grouting is of prime importance for the durability of post-tensioning tendons for any kind of application (bonded internal tendons, external tendons, slab tendons, stressbars, ground anchors, and stay cables). Incomplete or no grouting has been the origin of a range of problems from corrosion to delayed failures of tendons or parts of tendons. More Info

Z5 - Shotcreting in Australia

This document is based on established practice within the Australian context and is targeted toward designers, specifiers, owners, suppliers, contractors and other end users of shotcrete. From limited beginnings in the 1960s, shotcrete has emerged as the first choice for ground support in the general construction and mining industries and is increasingly being used in other applications. Shotcrete is an evolving technology and users of this guide must appreciate that the contents represent the state of knowledge and practice at the date of publication and may be subject to change. More Info

Z6 - Reinforcement Detailing Handbook

The basic requirements of good reinforced concrete detailing are clarity and conciseness. Unfortunately, there has been a steady deterioration in the quality and quantity of drawings supplied for reinforced concrete over the last twenty years. The net result of poor quality drawings is increased costs in the material supply and construction sectors and unacceptable levels of dispute. The aim of this manual is to guide designers, draftsmen and other professionals toward a uniform method of communicating the design intention to the construction team so that confusion cannot arise. More Info

Z16 - Geopolymer Concrete

The Concrete Institute has launched the first edition of Geopolymer Concrete; a Recommended Practice. This publication deals with the manufacture and use of geopolymer concrete, as an alternative to conventional Ordinary Portland Cement concrete. This document discusses the practical application of geopolymer technology to concrete manufacture when using low carbon (Class F) flyash as the cement binder. More Info

Z17 - Tremie Concrete for Deep Foundations

This Recommended Practice provides guidance for those involved in the preparation of specifications for the use of tremie concrete in the field of construction of cast in place foundations, in particular for bored piles and diaphragm walls. Based on international and Australian experience, this guide will provide recommendations on properties, constituents and proportioning, as well as on testing of tremie concrete. More Info

Z36 - Formwork Handbook

The health and safety of construction workers should not be put at greater risk from structural failure than other workers. Unfortunately, in Australia and elsewhere, this is not the case. In practice, the frequency of structural failure and the general risk of death is much higher during construction than later. This text may help by providing guidance on procedures, requirements and methods for the design and construction of formwork and falsework to comply with Australian Standards and Work Health and Safety Regulations. More Info

Z39 - Render Finishes

The aim of this Recommended Practice is to provide designers, building owners and users of render coatings with guidance on the provision of durable render coatings for applications to a range of situations. More Info

Z7/01 - Durability Planning

This Recommended Practice provides guidance on planning to achieve durability in concrete structures. It is targeted at owners, designers and contractors with guidance on how to set up design, construction and maintenance contract requirements so that structures meet their serviceability requirements over the design and required service lives using a whole of life cost analysis to the asset owner requirements. More Info

Z7/02 - Durability Exposure Classification

Z7/02 introduces exposure classes not included in Australian Standards which are commonly dealt with by durability consultants. For most structures a detailed exposure assessment is required, and this can often only be obtained from a site visit, previous experience of the structure and exposure types, and exposure tests. In Z7/02, exposure classes from the various Australian Standards dealing with concrete durability have been considered and combined into one set of exposure classes, applicable to any and all structures. More Info

Z7/04 - Good practice through Design, Concrete Supply and Construction

Z7/04 provides more specific detail covering areas such as the impact of specifications and the contract process, impacts of design on construction, more detailed view of the materials used in construction, material quality control processes, construction process and supervision as well as some detailing issues in common structural elements that may present potential durability issues to the designer & constructor. More Info

Z7/06 - Concrete Cracking and Crack Control

Z7/06 provides up-to-date guidance on concrete cracking and the design for crack control for Australian structures, as well as the assessment, monitoring and repair of cracks. In addition to providing reliable design guidance on the control of cracking in new structures to ensure serviceability and durability, the advice provided will also assist designers to diagnose the cause of cracks in existing structures and, where appropriate, to specify effective remedial measures. More Info

Z7/07 - Performance Tests to Assess Concrete Durability

All aspects of durability testing are provided on test development, specifications, site and laboratory testing, non-compliance assessment, international awareness, etc. Guidance is provided on performance tests for durability design, construction and operational maintenance for a comprehensive range of internationally available tests. The limitations and advantages of the test methods are reviewed, and recommendations provided on which test is the most suitable for project specifications during design and service lives More Info