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Tuesday, 11 June 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Mercure Perth
10 Irwin Street , Perth WA 6000


If you deal with Concrete, at some stage you will be dealing with the durability of this diverse product. The technical session will delve into this simple but sometimes misunderstood product with the aim to explain problems and how to get around them. 


CIA Members $65.00 CIA Student Members & CIA Retired Members $45.00 WA Branch Sponsors - free seat allocation $0.00 Non-Members $85.00


Greg Oates
Project Manager & Perth Area Manager - Duratec Australia

Rodney Paull
Technical Director & Durability Consultant - GHD

Daksh Baweja
Director - Materials - BG&E Consulting


Greg Oates
Project Manager & Perth Area Manager - Duratec Australia
Greg is a career builder, developer and project manager. As Duratec Australia’s Perth Area Manager and Key Project director he has been responsible for several heritage building and concrete structure restorations including; Dumas house , Parmelia House, The Treasury Building, Parliament House and the Horse Shoe Bridge.  His overall responsibly for design & construction combined with management of Client expectation brings some unique perspective to the delivery of concrete durability projects.  

Rodney Paull
Technical Director & Durability Consultant – GHD
Rodney is GHD Principal, Technical Director & Durability Consultant (formerly Service Line Leader - Materials Technology for Australia, Asia Pacific, United Kingdom & Middle East). He has 36+ years experience in durability of new and investigation/upgrade of existing civil and building structures. Rodney spent 19 years in South East Asia / Hong Kong managing Taywood Engineering offices, UK for 1 year and the last 15+ years in Australia. Rodney is Chair of the CIA Durability Technical Committee developing and publishing the Z7 Durability Recommended Practices, he was Conference Chair of ICDC 2017 in Adelaide, member of BD02-002 Committee reviewing Sections 3 & 4 of AS 3600 and is CIA nominee on ACI 201 Durable Concrete.
“ACI 2019 Convention” in Quebec March 2019 attended by Rodney
  • How does ACI compare with CIA Z7/01 Durability Planning?
  • Concrete Temperature developments in ACI Guides 201 Durable Concrete, 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete & 207 Mass Concrete”
Rodney attended the ACI Convention as Chair of CIA Durability Technical Committee giving presentations to ACI 201 Committee, meeting ACI Directors to discuss Durability Planning focused on ACI future development and meeting with Committee Chairs of 301 & 207. Rodney will share comparisons of CIA and ACI concrete matters plus the increased ACI focus on Durability Planning.
Daksh Baweja
Director - Materials - BG&E Consulting
Daksh is Director - Materials for BG&E Consulting and Industry Fellow at the School of Civil Engineering at the University of Technology in Sydney. Daksh worked in research in concrete durability with CSIRO in his early career followed by time in the concrete supply industry.  He is the author of over 100 research papers on concrete materials, structural design, concrete durability and serviceability in major infrastructure.  He is Past President and Life Member of the Concrete Institute of Australia and Fellow of Engineers Australia.   He is also a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and has received awards for outstanding contributions to concrete technology from ACI.  He is Chair of the Concrete Institute of Australia organising committee for the Concrete 2019 Biennial conference in Sydney, September 2019.  He is also a member of the Concrete Institute Durability Committee and a member of Standards Australia sub-committee BD2-002 covering design for durability in AS3600.
Daksh will deliver the Perth launch of CIA Recommended Practice Z7/02 -2018 Durability Exposure Classifications that was published by CIA in November 2018.
AS exposure classification problems:
  • Different environments - same classification
  • Deterioration mechanism not always defined
  • Practitioners confusion, design inconsistency
  • No overall framework for exposure classifications
Z7/02 solutions:
  • AS, NZ, ACI & Eurocode 2 all reviewed
  • Framework to select exposure classifications
  • Improved classifications additional to all Australian Standards
  • Eurocode 2 referred for Australian environments
  • Contaminant values given for exposure classifications (e.g. chlorides with categories)


5.00 pm Registration Commences
5.30 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.35 pm Commencement of Speaker Presentations
7.00 pm Question time to panel of Speakers
 Light refreshments served after conclusion of event
8.00 pm Seminar closes 

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