Watertight Concrete Structures

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent , Lavender Bay NSW 2060


To achieve watertight concrete structures that are suitable for the service conditions, it requires the synthesis of appropriate material selection and mix design, adequate structural design, detailing and high standards of construction techniques and practices. All of these aspects must be adequately dealt with simultaneously to achieve a watertight structure.
Our three speakers are extremely experienced and credentialed when it comes to this subject. Delegates can expect to gain a great deal of understanding in what is required to design and maintain watertight and waterproof concrete structures with a practical insight into how this can be achieved.


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


Sam Parker
Principal, Sydney Remedial Team Leader - ACOR Consultants

Daniel Bosco
Director - Bluey Technologies

Dr. Pedram Mojarrad
Technical Sales Manager - Mainmark


Daniel Bosco
Art or Science – The Engineering Behind Waterproofing in Underground Structures
Australia is fortunate to have built some of the driest tunnels in the World over the past 20 years with a very strong track record in achieving the highest specification requirement of ‘no damp patches’ over many hundreds of kilometres of tunnel construction.  However, this hasn’t always been the case.  In fact, early tunnels built in the 1980s and 90s, suffered severe water damage and cost contractors hundreds of millions of dollars in rectification works. 
The paper will discuss how the Australian tunneling industry transformed itself by adopting International Standards and a strong engineering approach to waterproofing solutions and details.  We will overview practices from other parts of the World, relevant standards, specifications and experiences using various engineer designed solutions and how these apply to all types underground basements and structures.

Sam Parker
Achieving a Water tight Concrete Structure: Design Considerations

Sam Parker is a Principal at ACOR Consultants and is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia with 29 years’ experience in construction and design.  He is qualified as a structural engineer and has spent the majority of his professional life in the field of remedial engineering where he has been involved in the rehabilitation, repair and waterproofing of landmark projects in Australia and south east Asia.  Sam is published author in Australian and international journals on various building issues and construction techniques, in particular, topics related to waterproofing, durability and rectification of structures.  He has been the recipient of numerous national awards from the Australasian Concrete Repair Association and Master Builders for his work.  Sam currently spends most of his time now-a-days as an Expert Witness or on waterproofing design and supervision of landmark projects which are under currently under construction around Australia.

Dr. Pedram Mojarrad
Literature Review on Watertight Concrete & its Placement

Pedram has been in Construction Material and Building Chemicals industry for 17 years, in Australia and Middle East. Currently, he is Technical Sales Manager at Mainmark. Pedram has a doctorate degree in Civil Engineering from UTS. He is a former president of CIA, NSW branch.

What is “Watertight concrete”? Is it a myth? This  is being discussed about a lot and we count on it for so many projects. This presentation will review the literature and try to cover what watertight concrete is, what it needs and how can it be placed. There are so many products in this field and this presentation will discuss what they are and what do they do.



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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