Swinburne University Fibres in Concrete, Student Beam Competition & Expo

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Thursday, 20 September 2018
3:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Swinburne University of Technology
AGSE202, Ground Floor, ATC Building, 427 – 451 Burwood Road (cnr John Street), Hawthorn VIC 3122


Our September event will be the showcase event of the year!

In September the Institute's Victoria Branch will hold its showcase event incorporating a feature technical presentation, the annual student beam competition as well as a trade exhibition. In preparation, we are now opening sponsorship and trade exhibition table places on a first-in, first-served basis. Going on the success of the last two years’ events, places will fill fast.
About the Event
This year’s event is themed Fibres in Concrete – From Shotcrete to Slabs and Concrete Repairs. It comprises of three integrated parts – our feature technical presentations in the main auditorium, the student beam competition in Swinburne’s adjoining Advanced Technologies Centre and the tradeshow exhibition/networking area in the adjacent anti-chamber.

Paid parking is available at Swinburne University's multi-level carpark for $4 for 4pm to midnight. Street parking is also available on Burwood Road and side streets. Please be alert to parking time limits and restrictions.


CIA Member $76.00 CIA Non-member $99.00 CIA Student member $38.00 CIA Retired member $38.00


Professor Stephen Foster
University of NSW

Erik Marston
West GateTunnel Project/CPBJH Joint Venture

Kevin Fuller
Helix Steel Australasia

Yannick Pyndiah
Helix Steel Australasia

Todd Clarke
BarChip Australia Pty Ltd

David Gardiner

E. Stefan Bernard
BG&E Pty Ltd

Ali Amin
University of Sydney



1. Prof Stephen Foster
University of New South Wales
Topic: Academic/AS3600/Introduction of steel fibre reinforced concrete into the code

2. Erik Marston
West Gate Tunnel Project/CPBJH Joint Venture
Topic: Use of steel, synthetic fibres in precast tunnel segments. Effect of fibres on workability of concrete mixes, fibre performance (residual flexural strength and indirect tensile strength), variation in some relevant test methods.

3. Kevin Fuller & Yannick Pyndiah
Helix Steel Australasia/YC Group Pty Ltd
Topic: Use of Steel Fibres in Concrete

4. Todd Clarke  
BarChip Australia Pty Ltd
Topic: The (R)evolution of Macro Synthetic Fibres

5. David Gardiner
Topic: Durability of fibre reinforced concrete and project examples

6. E. Stefan Bernard
BG&E Pty Ltd
Topic: Reduction of in-service crack widths in RC members using metallic and synthetic fibres.

7. Dr Ali Amin
University of Sydney
Topic: Design of SFRC for Service


3.30 Trade Show/Networking
4.20 Welcome & Introduction - Andrew Sarkady
4.30 Presentation 1 - Stephen Foster
4.55 Presentation 2 - Erik Marston
5.20 Presentation 3 - Kevin Fuller & Yannick Pyndiah
5.45 Presentation 4 - Todd Clarke
6.10 Question time 1
6.20 Student Beam Competition/Networking
6.50 Presentation 5 - David Gardiner
7.15 Presentation 6 - E. Stefan Bernard
7.40 Presentation 7 - Ali Amin
8.05 Question time 2
8.15 Trade Show/Networking
9.00 Event Close

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