Back to Basics III - Concrete mix design, pumping practices and MRTS70 specification updates

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Thursday, 13 June 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Parklands Drive, Room G42-2.17, Griffith Business School Building, Southport Qld 4215


In this seminar our speakers will provide information on concrete mix designing, proper pumping practices and an update on MRTS70. We will explore the process of creating a concrete mix to meet specification for various applications, including trade-offs of performance vs prescriptive specification detail. We will learn the importance of quality pumping practices to ensure ultimate performance in hardened concrete and be provided with an understanding on the most common causes of pumping issues and trouble shooting.

We will also be introduced to the NEW standard AS2550.15-2019 – Concrete Placing Equipment.

Our final speaker from TMR, will cover the recent changes to MRTS70, a topic of interest for all industry stakeholders, from Engineers, designers and contractors to our service and material suppliers.


CIA Members $75.00 CIA Retired Members $20.00 CIA Student Members $20.00 Non-members $98.00


Matthew Bond
Concrete Technical Specialist - Boral Construction Materials

Neville Barnes
Trainer & Assessor for Concrete placing booms - WH&S More Skills

Dr. Wayne Roberts
Manager (Concrete Materials) - Department of Transport & Main Roads


Concrete mix designing to meet specification for various applications - including trade-offs vs prescriptive specification detail
Matthew Bond, Concrete Technical Specialist
B.Eng (Civil)

Concrete Pumping Practices - The importance of Quality Assurance at the pump and its impact on concrete performance. What can go wrong?
Neville Barnes, Trainer & Assessor for Concrete placing booms
WH&S More Skills

MRTS70 – Recent changes in the material and concrete supply in the Technical Specification
Wayne Roberts, Manager (Concrete Materials)
Department of Transport and Main Roads
BEng (Civil) PhD FIEAust CPEng RPEQ



4.30 pm Registration Commences
5.00 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.05 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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