Concrete Testing

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent , Lavender Bay NSW 2060


Concrete requires testing at all stages of an asset’s life. In design stage we test it so we know what performance to expect from it. We test during construction to assess construction quality and verify that concrete performance characteristics assumed in design match what is constructed. And of course testing is completed throughout the life of a concrete structure to monitor its present day condition.

This seminar will showcase some of the more complex and interesting laboratory and non-destructive concrete test methods currently in use, including recent innovations in NDT technology. You will also come away having previewed a much needed update to the premier Australian guidance document on strength assessment of existing concrete structures – Concrete Institute of Australia - Recommended Practice Z11.


CIA Members $88.00 CIA Student Members $22.00 Non-Members $110.00 CIA Retired $44.00


Mr. Chris Jones
Technical Sales Manager - Boral Concrete

Mr. William Ward
Sales Engineer - PCTE

Mr. Jonathon Dyson
NSW Manager - BCRC


Mr. Chris Jones - Technical Sales Manager - Boral Concrete
There is no such thing as concrete strength
The reported performance characteristics of concrete are not only dependent on the mix design but also on how the concrete is tested. This presentation compares results from different test methods to determine the compressive strength, tensile strength, drying shrinkage and autogenous shrinkage and it poses the question If different test methods provide different performance characteristics what values should the engineer use?

Mr. William Ward - Sales Engineer - PCTE
NDT Concrete Testing – Standards, Codes and Specifications
It is common to see a testing technique such as cover meter survey, potential mapping or GPR scanning referenced in a local code or a project specification. This presentation will look at some of the most commonly specified concrete non-destructive testing techniques, going beyond a one paragraph description of the tests and how to complete them. It will briefly cover the physics behind a test, and the common “gotchas” for practitioners completing testing works.

Mr. Jonathon Dyson - NSW Manager - BCRC
Introducing the proposed update to the CIA Recommended Practice Z11 – Strength Assessment of Existing Concrete Structures
Z11 has been comprehensively updated based on the state of the art practices in use in current international guidelines, and includes provisions for the use of NDT and cores to assess both the in situ characteristic strength of existing concrete structures and the compressive strength class of recently poured concrete that is suspect. This presentation will introduce the proposed update to Z11, focussing on what is different in the new document compared to its predecessor.



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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