Why Concrete Cracks and How to Avoid It

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Tuesday, 13 September 2016
4:45 PM - 8:00 PM


Mercure Canberra
Corner of Ainslie & Limestone Ave , Braddon ACT 2612


Cracking in concrete isn't a new topic for discussion, but it is certainly an ongoing one. Even with readily available information and resources on cracking, it is still a major issue for all stakeholders in concrete structures. This event is designed for asset owners, Engineers, Architects, builders, concrete placers, form workers, steel fixers, PT companies and pre-mixed concrete manufacturers. 
Please join us, and be involved in what will prove to be a valuable evening covering:
  • What cracking commonly occurs in concrete, and what causes these cracks to appear.
  • What steps you can take immediately to avoid unplanned cracks in your next job.
  • An open debate and discussion on why we keep having cracking issues? How can we, as an industry, work towards reducing or removing these issues in our market?
Walk away with some practical steps to reduce your cracking risks immediately, and a greater understanding of the types of cracking in concrete and why they occur.


CIA Members $77.00 CIA Retired & Students $44.00 Non-Members $99.00


Michael van Koeverden
Director - CQT Services


Why Concrete Cracks and How to Avoid It
Michael van Koeverden

Why are some structures more prone to cracks than others? What effect does pumping of concrete have on unplanned cracks? Why is placement slump, bleed rate/moisture loss and curing of concrete so important to avoid cracks? What happens wen it all goes wrong and we end up in court? Risk needs to be understood by all parties, and is covered, to minimise your input into a costly cracking issue. 

Concrete can be designed for appropriate crack control and there is considerable information available to assist with this. Major crack types can be identified and strategies put in place to prevent future cracks. Designers, builders, concreters, and suppliers all have a role to play in controlling concrete cracking and this is an event that should not be missed to avoid future cracks where you don’t want them, and to understand the practicalities of what actually happens on site and what needs to happen.


4.45 pm
Registrations Commence
5.00 pm
Welcome and Introduction
5.05 pm
Presentation Commences
7.00 pm
Discussion and Question Time
7.15 pm
8.00 pm Close

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