The New AS3600-2018 Concrete Structures Code, What Impact Will it Have on You?

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Monday, 8 April 2019
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Waldorf On London
2 Akuna St , Canberra ACT 2601


Designers need to understand the framework of the regulations and standards within which the building or structure is designed and constructed, AS 3600 is this guide, the recent review of the code has been shrouded in controversy and needs to be reviewed and clarified.
In April 2019 the Institute will present a symposium titled “The New AS3600-2018 Concrete Structures Code – What Impact Will It Have On You?”, and it will focus specifically on the recently released AS 3600 code and the challenges it presents to the construction industry. With so many challenges confronting the concrete industry the objective of this seminar is to provide designers and practitioners up to date information on changes to AS3600, why they have occurred, and the impact it will have on performance.


CIA Members $295.00 Non-Members $395.00 CIA Retired, Life & Honorary Members $120.00 CIA Student Members $50.00


Dr. Shan Kumar
Principal Engineer - Hickory

Mr. Angelo Thurairajah
Technical Director - Webber Design

Mr. Jim Forbes
Engineering Consultant - Arcadis

Ms. Alison Scotland
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager - Standards Australia

Mr. Dan Rowley
General Manager - CE Construction Solutions


The seminar will also aim to: 
Provide design examples, not only explaining the changes, but highlighting any of the ambiguities in the Standard.Uncover the sections of AS3600 that are seen as unworkable by some designers and determine solutions to these problems.
The seminar includes Jim Forbes, the Chair of the BD2 Standards Australia Committee for AS3600; Alison Scotland, the National Sector Manager for Building, from Standards Australia; Shan Kumar, (Chief Engineer - Hickory Building Systems); and Angelo Thurairaja, Technical Director - Webber Design, who will discuss the structural design changes in the code, as well as providing insight as to how the changes will effect everyday business.
The seminar will also include a forum involving locally based representatives of the AS3600 BD2 committee, and users of the code such as consultants, asset owners, and concrete practitioners, who will come together to answer questions, consider concerns and provide clarity.
Topics include:  
  • Overview of AS 3600
  • Changes to AS 3600 and Why They Have Been Made
  • Impact on structural design for slabs, beams, and walls with respect to serviceability, limit state, shear, and more.
  • New additions to the Code.
  • Alignment with the National Construction Code of Australia.
  • Understanding the Standards process
  • Q&A forum to discuss areas of concern, uncertainty, or new suggestions.

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