High Rise Construction

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Zenith Theatre & Convention Centre
Corner of Mcintosh Street & Railway Street , Sydney Chatswood NSW 2067


In this seminar, our three respected speakers, Dr James Aldred (Concrete Future), Tony Lavorato (Aurecon) and Jerome Johnson (Lendlease) will enlighten you on dealing with concrete in High Rise Concrete structures, right from the design of concrete to meet required properties, through to the structural design using these properties, and then the placement and finishing off, what to quite often is, a very specialised concrete to meet the overall structural performance.  High rise structures provide challenges in creating, moving and curing of a concrete material.

A reminder that Institute Student Members can attend for FREE - Please bring your student card and proof enrolment ready for viewing (full-time students only).


CIA Members $77.00 CIA Student Members $0.00 Non-Members $99.00 CIA Retired $44.00


Dr. James Aldred
Technical Director - Concrete Future

Tony Lavorato
Design Director - Structural - Aurecon

Jerome Johnson
Project Director - Lendlease


Concrete for High Rise Construction
Dr James Aldred, Technical Director, Concrete Future

The concrete used in high rise construction can have a number of technically demanding requirements for compressive strength, elastic modulus, workability and pumpability. Towers are often constructed on massive reinforced concrete raft foundations and may include massive columns in which it is important to consider the temperature rise in the concrete during the hydration process. If the peak temperature is excessive, there is risk of delayed ettringite formation, strength reduction and thermal restraint cracking. This presentation discusses the appropriate technical requirements and procedures to help achieve for good quality concrete in high rise construction.

Concrete Performance: A designers Perspective
Tony Lavorato - Design Director, Aurecon (Sydney)

Tony will discuss from a Design Engineers perspective the reliance on available concrete performance data for more unusual and complex structures. Tony will present case studies of past and current projects where the long-term and short-term performance of structures relied on concrete performance data, such as Youngs modulus and age effects. 

Jerome Johnson
Project Director, Lendlease

Jerome started his career as an undergraduate for Lendlease and has spent most of his career working on complex, large-scale public buildings, medical research, laboratory and commercial projects. His experiences on these projects have enabled him to develop a strong understanding of the key elements to successfully deliver complex projects and leading large project teams. He has a unique understanding of the construction process from design development through to delivery. He is adept in value management and innovation, focused on the client, to derive the best outcomes.  He is currently the Lendlease Building Project Director on the One Sydney Harbour Project at Barangaroo.



5.00 pm Registrations Open
5.25 pm
Welcome and Introduction
5.30 pm
Presentations Commence
7.00 pm
Discussion and Question Time
7.15 pm
Drinks and light refreshments will be served
8.00 pm Close

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