AS3600 Changes in Bendigo

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Tuesday, 7 May 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Barclay on View, Bendigo
181 View Street , Bendigo VIC 3550


AS 3600-2009 has been revised and recently released as AS 3600-2018.
Some important updates have been included particularly in relation to:
  • Shear and Torsion design, including updates in compression shear theory, the interaction of shear and torsion together and clarification of requirements for detailing of flexural reinforcement for shear and torsion.
  • Durability design where a rigorous review was made of the durability information provided in the standard.
Join us to hear first-hand information from BD-02 committee members and the Concrete Institute of Australia reference group (AS 3600), with a valuable opportunity to ask questions to the panel in relation to the new AS 3600 Standard.


CIA Members $76.00 Non CIA Members $99.00 CIA Student Members $38.00


Dr. Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and Engineering - Hickory Group

Mr. Angelo Thurairaja
Technical Director - Webber Design

Professor Priyan Mendis
Department of Infrastructure Engineering - Melbourne University

Professor Riadh Al-Mahaidi
Swinburne University of Technology


Our presenters are:

1. Dr Shan Kumar
National Vice President of CIA, Member of Standards Committee - CIA, Member of reference group BD02 & Chief engineer with Hickory Building System
Overview of current changes with AS3600-2018
Shan will discuss the history of concrete code AS3600 and the Concrete Institute of Australia’s active participation with the BD002 committee who was responsible for the changes during the past 30 years. He will discuss the importance of the active participation of engineers, builders and suppliers and especially consulting engineers via the public comments portal provided by Standards Australia.

2. Angelo Thurairajah
Angelo is the Technical Director at Webber Design Pty Ltd, which is one of the leading high-rise building structural designers in Australia. Angelo has a few years of construction supervision and 30 years of structural engineering design experience in a range of high-rise, commercial, industrial, residential, stadium and bridge projects. He is involved with concept through to detailed engineering design. Angelo is specialised in the design and value engineering of lateral stability elements of numerous buildings, including several tall buildings both nationally and internationally. He worked with other leading structural engineering consultants prior to joining Webber Design in 2014.
3. Professor Priyan Mendis
Professor Priyan Mendis is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Melbourne University. Priyan Mendis worked as a Structural Engineer at Connell Wagner before joining the University in early 1990s. He is one of the first engineers to introduce High-strength/High Performance concrete to building projects in Australia. He is the author of the popular book, Design of High-strength Concrete, State of the Art and led the American Concrete Institute International committee for high-strength concrete in the late nineties. He chaired a sub-committee of BD2 in 1990s, which led to the introduction of high-strength concrete in AS3600.

4. Professor Riadh Al-Mahaidi

Dr Riadh Al-Mahaidi is a Professor of Structural Engineering and Director of the Smart Structures Laboratory at Swinburne University of Technology. He also holds the position Vice President (International Engagement) at Swinburne. Prior to joining Swinburne in January 2010, he was the Head of the Structures Group at Monash University. He received a BSc (Hon 1) degree in civil engineering from the University of Baghdad and MSc and PhD degrees in structural engineering from Cornell University in the United States.

To date, Professor Al-Mahaidi published over 200 journal and 240 conference papers and authored/edited 10 books and conference proceedings. He was awarded the RW Chapman Medals in 2005 and 2010 by Engineers Australia. Prof Al-Mahaidi and his research group won the 2016 Engineers Australia Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) for the Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) System they built at Swinburne. He was recently awarded the 2017 WH Warren Medal by Board of the College of Civil Engineers of Engineers Australia and the 2018 Australian Road Research Board ‘ARRB’ Research Impact Award.


5:00 - 5:30 PM  Refreshments / Networking
5:30 - 5:40 PM  Welcome / About the Institute
5:40 - 7:00 PM  Presentations
7:00 - 7:30 PM  Question time
7:30 - 8.00 PM  Additional networking time
8.00 PM            Event closes

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