The CIA Concrete Durability Committee managed workshops around Australia in mid 2009 to review issues with concrete durability practices and standards in Australia. The outcome was that comprehensive, up-to-date unified durability guidance was required. In response Task Groups were established to produce six documents covering various aspects of implementing durability:
• Durability Planning
• Durability Design
• Durability in Concrete Construction
• Durability Modelling
• Durability at Cracks and Crack Control
• Durability Performance Tests
The Durability Committee, is responsible for the oversight of the six Task Groups that have been formed including reviewing work undertaken, monitoring progress and in setting the overall direction. The Durability Committee recognises a pressing need to issue guidance on important issues not adequately addressed by existing Australian Standards.