Reinforcement Detailing

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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


Reinforcement detailing is an essential component of the design of reinforced concrete. Some unfortunate consequences as a result of a deterioration of quality detailing in recent decades include increased costs on site as a result of clashes, delay and poor concrete compaction. Fortunately, these issues can be overcome through good detailing practices in parallel with good understanding of anchorage requirements, clarity of detail and awareness of reinforcement fabrication.
Please join us for a seminar covering some essential aspects of Reinforcement Detailing for both Strut & Tie design and for Seismic design. The speakers have a wealth of experience in their field and their talks are relevant to those in the both civil infrastructure and building projects. The seminar will be of interest and benefit all levels of participants in the field of reinforced concrete design and construction.


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


Mr. Eric Lume
National Engineer - Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia

Dr. Vinh Dao
School of Civil Engineering - University of Queensland

Mr. Brian Whaley
Designer - Sunland


Dr Vinh Dao, University of Queensland
Strut-and-tie modelling as a rational tool for detailing
Strut-and-tie modelling is the basis for our current design of:
(i)    reinforced concrete members in shear and torsion; and
(ii)   non-flexural members such as deep beams and pile caps.
Strut-and-tie modelling also provides us with a rational tool to design complex regions in concrete structures, thereby enabling rational detailing for safe and ductile load transfer. In this presentation, after a brief overview of the fundamentals of strut-and-tie modelling, the process and methods to formulate appropriate strut-and-tie models will be discussed, together with examples of good and poor strut-and-tie models.

Eric Lume, Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia
Reinforcement Detailing for Seismic Events
The presentation covers some of the primary reinforcement detailing issues to provide reinforced concrete structures with the important ductility required to survive extreme events such as earthquakes. Topics covered include the earthquake risk in Australia, importance of ductility, difference between designing in accordance with the body of AS 3600 and Appendix C, some lessons learnt from Christchurch and a brief overview of some of the seismic provisions in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Brian Whaley, Designer
Project Review - Reinforcement Detailing Overview
Brian will be reviewing the recently completed Abian residential tower as a design example of where detailing of reinforcement is critical in achieving architectural and structural outcomes.


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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