Hot Topics - Q&A

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Tuesday, 11 June 2019
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Aurecon Centre
Registration Desk, Ground Floor 850 Collins Street, Docklands VIC 3008


The 2019 Hot Topics event in Melbourne could not come at a more interesting time in the concrete construction market as codes change, infrastructure projects proliferate with new materials and practices pushing the industry to its limits.

We are privileged to welcome Prof. Stephen Foster to present and share his insights from his investigation and reporting of the recent Opal Tower issues. A robust Q&A session will follow Stephen’s presentation which promises to be as vibrant and passionate as we’ve come to admire from this format. Stephen will be one of the panellists alongside Chris Jaques, one of our industry’s best minds.
Other topics to be explored in this session include – 
  • changes to AS3850 Prefabricated Concrete Elements
  • the recent release of the revised AS3600 Concrete Structures (including new details on the design of SFRC)
  • AS5100; and
  • the proliferation of high rise construction and prefabricated concrete buildings in Melbourne.
Be ready to discuss the questions that really need to be asked and answered!

Come along to ask your burning questions and be part of the discussion. Questions are welcome prior to the event at [email protected]  or send via our social media channels with the subject heading ‘Hot Topics Question’.


CIA Member $76.00 Non CIA Member $99.00 CIA Student / CIA Retired Member $38.00


Professor Stephen Foster
Professor - University of NSW

Mr. Chris Jacques
Senior Structural Engineer and Design Manager - Aurecon Group


About Christopher Jacques
Chris Jaques is a Senior Structural Engineer and Design Manager with Aurecon’s Buildings Unit with over 30 years of professional experience gained in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia. Over the past 20 years Chris has been responsible for leading structural design teams within multi-disciplinary building projects. As a structural specialist, Chris has a wealth of experience in award winning multi-storey institutional, commercial and recreational buildings. Chris uses leading edge design technologies and an extensive knowledge of the building process to achieve the most appropriate and cost effective structural design solution. With Chris’s broad experience, he is the perfect candidate to answer your most difficult questions.


5.30 - 6.00 pm  Registrations / Refreshments
6.00 - 6.10 pm  Intro
6.10 - 6.25 pm  Overview presentation
6.25 - 8.30 pm  Audience questions, input and debate.

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