Annual Concrete Engineering and Technology Seminar - TOWNSVILLE

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Friday, 29 November 2019
12:00 PM - 5:10 PM


James Cook University
Building 134 Room 010 (The Education Central) , Townsville Qld 4810


The North Queensland Concrete Engineering and Technology Seminar is an important annual event organised by the Concrete Institute of Australia North Queensland Sub-Committee in partnership with James Cook University.

This year the seminar focuses on the various design issues in concrete industry.  Distinguished academicians and professionals will share their knowledge on different aspects of concrete design and construction.  It is expected to be of great interest to those involved in concrete technology and design including engineers, concrete entrepreneurs, concrete professionals, government agencies and engineering students.

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


Member (includes GST) $33.00 Non-Member (includes GST) $44.00 Student (includes GST) $20.00 Retired Member (includes GST) $20.00


Gil Brock
Prestressed Concrete Design Consultants

Dr. Govinda Pandey
Rockfield Technologies

Dr. Rabin Tuladhar
James Cook University

Con Komselis
InfraBuild Construction Solutions

Evan Smith
Environmental and Sustainability Manager - Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd

Tony Collister


Changes in AS3600 relating to shear
Gil Brock, Prestressed Concrete Design Consultants
A more modern and logical method of concrete flexural member shear design, simplified to be able to be easily applied in design practice.

An Overview of changes to AS4671 Steel Reinforcing Materials (Draft) and Key Aspects of AS3600 and AS1554.3 relating to Steel Reinforcing
Con Komselis, InfraBuild Construction Solutions
The presentation will highlight various parts of AS4671 being changed which is currently in final draft and key clauses in both AS3600 and AS1554.3 which affect design detailing, fabrcation and installation of reinforcing. 

Viro Decs
Evan Smith, Holcim (Australia) Pty Ltd

A paradigm in asset integrity management
Dr Govinda Pandey, Rockfield Technologies

Latest Research at James Cook University
Associate Professor Rabin Tuladhar, James Cook University

Industry sustainability update
Tony Collister, Fibercon
More details coming soon!


James Cook University, Building 134 Room 010 (The Education Central)

12:00 -13:00             Registration
13:00                        Opening address
                                 Tony Collister - Nth Qld Sub-Branch Committee,
                                 Concrete Institute of Australia
Session I

13:10 –  13.45          “Changes in AS3600 relating to shear”
                                   Gil Brock
13:50 – 14:10           A paradigm in asset integrity management
                                   Dr Govinda Pandey
14:15 – 14:40           “Research update at James Cook Universty”
                                   Dr Rabin Tuladhur

                                  Coffee Break and food
Session II

15:30 – 16:10           
An Overview of changes to AS4671 Steel Reinforcing
                                  Materials (Draft) and Key Aspects of
                                  AS3600 and AS1554.3 relating to Steel Reinforcing”

                                   Con komselis
16:15 – 16:30           “Viro Decs”
                                   Evan Smith
16:30 – 16:45           “Industry sustainability update”
                                   Tony Collister 


17:00                       Closing Remarks
                                Tony Collister - Nth Qld Sub-Branch Committee
                                Concrete Institute of Australia

                                Networking and light refreshments

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