Precast Concrete Solutions

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Tuesday, 28 May 2019
5:30 PM - 8:45 PM


City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Corner William Street & Dudley Streets , Melbourne West Melbourne VIC 3003


Precast solutions are becoming evermore prevalent in the construction industry, especially in Victoria, where roads, bridges, tunnel, stadiums, hospitals and apartments feature more and more precast components. As an engineering community it is our responsibly to keep up with precast solutions. 

This seminar will focus on –
• the design and construction of safe, effective and quality precast solutions
• design and detailing; and
• lifting and installation. 

With input from industry experts on topical issues and projects, this event will be an opportunity for all members of the concrete construction industry to further their knowledge & understanding of precast solutions.

Who should come?  Design consultants, project managers, precasters, suppliers, contractors and anyone with an interest in the design and construction of precast concrete elements.


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


Dr. Shan Kumar

Simon Hughes
Westkon Precast

Adam Dawson

Michael Stambos
Founding President - NCPRA

Robert Corvetti
Westkon Precast

Rocco Carinci
Rincovitch Consultants


Specific Speaker Topics

• Shan Kumar – Design Engineer (Hickory Building Solutions)
Lessons learnt and importance of design & detailing of precast elements
We Engineers blame Precast Shop detailers and Builders but if we can’t draw what we have designed how can we expect shop detailers to draw it? In this presentation we examine the importance of design & detailing of precast elements, look at lessons learned from recent projects and how we can improve as an engineering community.

• Simon Hughes and Robert Covetti (Westkon Precast)
A case study of exceptional precast concrete structures
Westkon Precast will give a presentation on some projects from their diverse portfolio, discussing the precast concepts, innovative solutions and construction challenges. This presentation will be a brief case study on what is possibly the largest master planned community in Victoria, being built in a single stage. M-City, which is currently under construction, will comprise of 3 residential towers, a hotel, carparking, offices, retail, cinema and childcare. This presentation will focus on the conversion of the M-City structure to a precast, along with a number of other precast innovations being adopted on some other significant projects.

• Adam Dawson (ramsetreid)
Design of safe & effective lifting solutions
In this presentation, Adam looks at the design of safe and effective lifting solutions for precast at all stages of handling (manufacture, storage, transport & installation). Ramsetreid is an leading industry leading supplier.

• Michael Stambos – Founding President (NCPRA)
Foundation Grouting

With grouting being topical in the construction world at the moment, the Michael will discuss structural grouting of precast elements, grouting specifications, on-site practices, common issues which occur due to insufficient grouting, as well as patching & caulking.


5.30 - 6.00 PM  Refreshments / Networking
6.00 - 6.05 PM  Welcome / About the Institute
6.05 - 7.45 PM  Presentations
7.45 - 8.15 PM  Question time
8.15 - 8.45 PM  Additional networking time
8.45 PM            Event closes

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