Concrete Cracks - Don't Panic! - GOLD COAST

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Thursday, 17 October 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Engineering Drive, G09-1.43 (Engineering Laboratory), Southport Qld 4215


The seminar will focus on control measures and ways to manage cracking in concrete from the perspectives of supplier, contractor asset owner and consultant.

If you have any enquiries please contact Gayle Townsend on 0459 590 044 or [email protected].


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


Wayne Milligan
Technical Specialist - Concrete - Boral Construction Materials

Glenn Barton
Group Manager - John Holland

Wayne Roberts
Manager (Concrete Materials) - Transport & Main Roads

Robert Bell
Qld Managing Director - BCRC


Wayne Milligan, Boral
Concrete Cracking - causes and what can be done
Wayne's presentation will focus on specification/mix designs and supply aspects in the context of random and early-age cracking. 

Glenn Barton, John Holland
Building Design and Construction Perspectives

Wayne Roberts, Queensland Transport & Main Roads
Cracking in Bridge Projects - Some examples and Strategies to Prevent Cracking

A variety of examples of cracking in bridges will be presented and discussed along with the causes and the proposed solutions.

A case study of a large pile cap will also be presented outlining the strategies and construction methods to prevent cracking in a critical element exposed to a marine environment.

Robert Bell, BCRC
Cracking Control in Concrete Structures 
Robert will discuss the causation and control of thermal and shrinkage cracking as well as DEF in concrete structures. The presentation will offer an introduction of the main causes of cracks in concrete and the effect on durability. The focus will however be on the thermal influences and the role of restraints which may be edge, end, internal or external.


4.00pm Laboratory Site Visit - Optional
Requirements - covered/closed shoes and hair tied back
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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