PRECAST - Offsite construction, Anchoring and Rapid Construction

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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


Advances in Construction with Precast Concrete
The four presentations in this seminar emphasise the advantages, developments and challenges of construction with precast concrete.  Topics include the latest advances in precast flooring systems and new technologies that facilitate rapid and accurate assembly on-site.  Finer points and avoidance of pitfalls of design of anchoring systems will also be discussed.


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


Zac Bouchabake
National Facade Specification Engineer - Hilti

Colin Ginger
General Manager - Precast Concrete Pty Ltd

Michael Pedrana
Business Development Manager - Precast Solutions ANZ - ramsetreid

Trent Davis
Structural Engineer - Peikko Australia


Offsite and Rapid Construction
Michael Pedrana, ramsetreid
This presentation gives an insight into some of the benefits to offsite construction, in particular Precast concrete and its erection and connection onsite. We also explore some of critical points as to why this method is advantageous to you, the industry and the community. We shine the spotlight on 5 Projects from across Australia that have benefited from offsite and rapid construction techniques and a brief look at some of the methods and products that have helped along the way.

Anchorage design issues
Zac Bouchabake, Hilti
Post-installed anchors and cast-in channels for anchoring have become an integral part of structural assembly in rapid construction.  Sound design of the anchoring system for safety and economy has been facilitated by the introduction of the new Australian Standard SA TS 101 in the form of technical specifications and its transition to a full Australian Standard AS 5216.  It is important that designers understand the background of the standard, its scope and objectives.
This presentation focusses on compliance in design of anchorage systems with the design method published in SA TS 101 / AS5216, and shows how the use of published simplified methods without careful consideration of their limitations can lead to non-complying design.

Precast Flooring Systems
Colin Ginger, Precast Concrete Pty Ltd

This presentation will delve into the advantages and benefits of precast flooring systems and how they integrate into your precast project.  Further, it will introduce some of the more specialty aspects of the precast environment, super flow mixes and 3D elements.

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Trent Davis, Peikko Australia


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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